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Old 17-11-2019, 10:10 PM   #1
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Recommend USB Network Adapter



Need your help. I see this selling at $13-14. I also see much more expensive ones on those SLS price list.

I have a Asus Laptop about 4 years old and a Asus Router AC86. Not playing games. Can recommend me something and roughly what price I can get it ?

Thanks very much.
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Need your help. I see this selling at $13-14. I also see much more expensive ones on those SLS price list.

I have a Asus Laptop about 4 years old and a Asus Router AC86. Not playing games. Can recommend me something and roughly what price I can get it ?

Thanks very much.
This too slow. You using ac86u, get at least AC1300?
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Old 17-11-2019, 11:05 PM   #3
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something like this?
AC1900 USB
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3296...6e764d8cwNlpeW

or

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3295...7b6014fffkAkAq

I'm using the older model AC1750 without the 2 flip up antenna, just a usb stick CF917AC
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Old 22-11-2019, 04:33 PM   #4
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I don't understand something. My broadband is 500Mbps. So if I get a dongle that's AC600, that would be good enough ?

I understand that the router is shared and thus should have a better ACxxx number, but for the laptop, AC600 is good enough ?
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Old 22-11-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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AC600 = 433(for 5Ghz) + 150 (for 2.4Ghz)

In the real world, you only able to use 20% - 30% (depending on the wifi adapter chipset/driver)
So for 5Ghz, you may be able to get 100+ mbps
Assuming
1. you have line of sight
2. distance 5 - 8 meters
3. no obstacle in between.

So your broadband 500Mbps is grossly more than enough.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:31 AM   #6
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RUN-1200Mbps Long Range AC1200 Dual Band 5GHz Wireless USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter

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What about this ? RUN-1200Mbps Long Range AC1200 Dual Band 5GHz Wireless USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter



The customer reviews look good.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:37 PM   #7
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Hi !

What about this ? RUN-1200Mbps Long Range AC1200 Dual Band 5GHz Wireless USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter



The customer reviews look good.

Thanks for any advice.
try to get a AX enabled one for future proofing.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:53 PM   #8
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Need your help. I see this selling at $13-14. I also see much more expensive ones on those SLS price list.

I have a Asus Laptop about 4 years old and a Asus Router AC86. Not playing games. Can recommend me something and roughly what price I can get it ?

Thanks very much.
Your old asus laptop now using what Wifi card? Intel?
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:15 PM   #9
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Your old asus laptop now using what Wifi card? Intel?
Yes, Intel.
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:27 PM   #10
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Your old asus laptop now using what Wifi card? Intel?
Yes, Intel. Advice ?
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:54 PM   #11
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So do u know the intel wifi card model detail?
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Old 05-05-2020, 09:16 PM   #12
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So do u know the intel wifi card model detail?
Nope. it's inside. I only know the driver Wireless-AC 7265. Is there a way to find out the hardware ?

Could tell me why I need to know the wifi card in the laptop before I get the USB one ?

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Old 05-05-2020, 09:25 PM   #13
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Nope. it's inside. I only know the driver Wireless-AC 7265. Is there a way to find out the hardware ?

Could tell me why I need to know the wifi card in the laptop before I get the USB one ?

Thanks.
Actually the laptop in build wifi card is quite a good one.

TX/RX Streams
2x2

Bands
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Max Speed
867 Mbps

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED*
802.11ac


If you really like upgrade to an external USB can consider this

https://www.asus.com/sg/Networking/USB-AC68/


AC1900 ultimate AC performance : 600 (2.4G) +1300 (5G)Mbps


Or

https://www.tp-link.com/sg/home-netw...r/archer-t9uh/

AC1900 (600Mpbs on 2.4GHz band or 1300Mbps on 5GHz band) wireless speed with the next generation Wi-Fi - 802.11ac
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Nope. it's inside. I only know the driver Wireless-AC 7265. Is there a way to find out the hardware ?

Could tell me why I need to know the wifi card in the laptop before I get the USB one ?

Thanks.
Change the internal wireless card for better performance and aesthetic. It’s not expensive shipping one from Taobao anyway.

Go for AX200/ 201 or AC9560 will do.

Taobao link for either product is as follows:

https://m.tb.cn/h.VjX0JzK?sm=f54e0b
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Old 05-05-2020, 09:40 PM   #15
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Change the internal wireless card for better performance and aesthetic. It’s not expensive shipping one from Taobao anyway.

Go for AX200/ 201 or AC9560 will do.

Taobao link for either product is as follows:

https://m.tb.cn/h.VjX0JzK?sm=f54e0b

Yah this is a cheaper option but

1. Need to know if the current onboard can be removed.
2. BIOS not lock (this happen on HP and some laptop)
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