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Hi, I was hoping to get some of your opinions on wireless adapters for 802.11 ac. I have a TP-Link Archer C8 AC1750 router. My four options are as follows:

1) TP-link Archer T8E ac1750http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704237
2) Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Bluetooth-Expansion-Components-GC-WB867D-I/dp/B00HF8K0O6/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1432228683&sr=8-17&keywords=wireless+ac
3) ASUS PCE-AC56 ac1300http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320181
4) Rosewill RNX-AC1200PCE ac1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166108

I like the price of the gigabyte (not concerned with bluetooth ability), but wonder if the beamforming of the other 3 would be worth the price increase.

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Hi, I was hoping to get some of your opinions on wireless adapters for 802.11 ac. I have a TP-Link Archer C8 AC1750 router. My four options are as follows:

1) TP-link Archer T8E ac1750http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704237
2) Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Bluetooth-Expansion-Components-GC-WB867D-I/dp/B00HF8K0O6/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1432228683&sr=8-17&keywords=wireless+ac
3) ASUS PCE-AC56 ac1300http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320181
4) Rosewill RNX-AC1200PCE ac1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166108

I like the price of the gigabyte (not concerned with bluetooth ability), but wonder if the beamforming of the other 3 would be worth the price increase.

Thank you for your time thumb.gif

The Gigabyte card uses the Intel AC 7260, which is a decent card. But the T8E is using the BCM4360, which is the best wireless chipset on the market.

Also i'm pretty sure the AC 7260 does beamforming, pretty sure that is apart of the wireless AC spec.
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