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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrontis View Post
    , which at the thick end of £700 is a bit of a commitment for a home network.
    Jeeze, for that sort of money I think I would be building my own router that I knew could keep up.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    The SCAN listing suggests that this also adds BT 5.1 connectivity which is not mentioned anywhere in this review. Maybe people won’t use it, but if indeed it does, that is a further value add if you’re comparing it to a wired NIC surely?

    People are harping on about the price of this thing comparing it to 2.5 and 10GbE cards when you should actually be comparing it to other PCI-E WiFi add in cards. Presumably it is that market that prospective customers are looking through I.e. people who’ve decided not to cable their homes. If you look at this in comparison it’s priced reasonably. You can get WiFi cards dirt cheap if you want a 300Mb N wireless one. But who does? Given that this is an Intel chip which have a good reputation and it’s backed up with useable software and no driver issues, there isn’t much to scoff at.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Syphadeus View Post
    Presumably it is that market that prospective customers are looking through I.e. people who’ve decided not to cable their homes.
    In which case powerline ethernet over mains is still generally the better solution for gaming.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    The Bad: Antennas not relocatable.

    Extension cables can be had for £5 each if you're desperate...
    OK. I know it's an extra expense, but not insurmountable.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    In which case powerline ethernet over mains is still generally the better solution for gaming.
    Not in my personal experience. Though I know it’s not as variable, wiring quality can be a big issue for power line. I never got close to the 500Mb headline speed on either the TP Link or the Netgear sets I tried and the latency was not miles better than an AC wireless connection.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Jeeze, for that sort of money I think I would be building my own router that I knew could keep up.
    Just buy an e3-1225v3 based workstation, quad port Intel NIC and install Sophos Home XG on it and enjoy 500mb+ speeds with SSL decryption enabled. (e3-1225v3 is the processor in the 430 series appliance which is the minimum hardware Sophos recommends for gigabit management and costs around 10k for a year).

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    In which case powerline ethernet over mains is still generally the better solution for gaming.
    Wouldn't touch powerline ever again after the TP-Link setup I had, constant collision packets over powerline which ended up slowing down the internet as the modem thought there was a line fault (when in fact it was the powerline adapters causing the issue). Now I'm using a couple of Amplifi routers (lesser version of Ubiquiti routers) and an ethernet backbone setup which is by far the better option where I live, the bonus being multiple SSIDs for wireless connections per router, depending on what is connecting and from where for the best signal and throughput.

    Touch wood it solved my issues, and no massive dead spider router that really didn't do that great for wireless strength.

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    Re: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 PCIe Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Syphadeus View Post
    Not in my personal experience. Though I know it’s not as variable, wiring quality can be a big issue for power line. I never got close to the 500Mb headline speed on either the TP Link or the Netgear sets I tried and the latency was not miles better than an AC wireless connection.
    Oh the headline speeds are as much a joke as they are on WiFi, here I generally get about 50Mbps out of my 500Mb adapters. But the latency is good and it is stable.

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