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Hey all,

I have had really annoying lag in games on my windows 10 gaming rig, but my older windows 7 laptop on the same home network has no problems, and cpu and GPU-wise, my gaming rig is a beast, so im guessing its my crappy wifi N pci card. So I am going to pick up a new AC card tomorrow just to see if it fixes the issue since i should probably use an AC adapter with my new AC router.
A few people on this forum recommended the TP-Link T6E: https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-Archer-T6E-Wireless-Low-profile/dp/B016K0896K/

But another one in the same class (AC1300) is catching my eye: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Wi-Fi-Express-Adapter-PCE-AC56/dp/B00JNA337K/
Kind of interested in the Asus because it looks awesome but also has the ability to mount the antennas via a screw on cable that lets me put the antennas on top of my desk away from the computer, which seems like an awesome idea in terms of dealing with interference. BUT it is $20+ more than the TP Link.

Any advice?


Each of these lines of cards have a step up model with 3 antennas. would that be even better for me? (i dont need AC1900 speed that comes with the 3 antenna variants of both of these)
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I know a lot of people like TP-Link but i've had mostly bad experiences with their products

a tp-link usb hub i had died over night and tripped the RCD on the circuit, couldn't plug it in anywhere without tripping the protection.

a tp-link router i had had a massive security hole where anyone could dump your config including plain text admin user and password without needing to login, could do it from remote (over the net) if you knew the IP of the target.... they fixed it in a firmware update.... but still not impressed.

a tp-link wifi hotspot i had was one of the shoddiest I'd ever seen. I think it was overheating (it would get mighty hot) and the wifi would go down. Turning it off and allowing it to cool would solve the issue, but not impressed.

I've heard good things about the ASUS 802.11AC usb wifi adapters and their 802.11AC equipped routers/wifi AP's so i assume their pcie stuff will be good also.


But really, if you're gaming, you want to be on the ethernets tongue.gif can't beat them ethernets.
Edited by spinFX - 8/4/16 at 12:44am
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Originally Posted by spinFX View Post

I know a lot of people like TP-Link but i've had mostly bad experiences with their products

a tp-link usb hub i had died over night and tripped the RCD on the circuit, couldn't plug it in anywhere without tripping the protection.

a tp-link router i had had a massive security hole where anyone could dump your config including plain text admin user and password without needing to login, could do it from remote (over the net) if you knew the IP of the target.... they fixed it in a firmware update.... but still not impressed.

a tp-link wifi hotspot i had was one of the shoddiest I'd ever seen. I think it was overheating (it would get mighty hot) and the wifi would go down. Turning it off and allowing it to cool would solve the issue, but not impressed.

I've heard good things about the ASUS 802.11AC usb wifi adapters and their 802.11AC equipped routers/wifi AP's so i assume their pcie stuff will be good also.


But really, if you're gaming, you want to be on the ethernets tongue.gif can't beat them ethernets.
I got the Asus PCE-AC56 and i am loving it! almost cant tell difference between this and wired
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the TP-links ive delt with (alot alot of different wireless routers / cards) only non issue related was the TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750. All other parts always had weird issues related to them. If I were you, I would spend a little extra and buy a good quality card.

This seems like a great option for you. gives you mobility for your antennae

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106251&cm_re=wireless_NIC_card-_-33-106-251-_-Product
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