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#1 2020-12-05 22:36

Dave67
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Registered: 2020-02-14
Posts: 14

One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

For those with desktop computers even SSF types. I have been using FebSmart Wireless Dual Band N600 cards due to the chipset they use. I have 3 of these and work flawless.

This will explain why

Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter (re
v 01)
        Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter
        Physical Slot: 32
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at feae0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Expansion ROM at fead0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [300] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
        Kernel modules: ath9k

[url https://www.amazon.com/FebSmart-Adapter … NrPXRydWU= url ]


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#2 2020-12-06 00:29

tlmiller76
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From: AZ, USA
Registered: 2016-11-29
Posts: 355

Re: One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

Yeah, anything using Ath9k/Ath10k should work without too many issues (9k out of the box, 10k with firmware installation).  The only issue (IMO) is that Ath9k is rather dated now.  Ath9k is Wireless-N devices, and with Wireless AX becoming more and more common, the limitations with Wireless-N will begin to show quite heavily.

I like the $10 pci-e adapters for m.2 cards + the Intel AX200 (if you're willing to run backports kernel for support) or Intel 9260AC (if you want to run the stock kernel) myself.  As well supported as the Ath10k (only firmware install needed) devices, but 9260AC also supports Bluetooth 5.0 (instead of 4.x), and of course the AX200 supports the modern Wireless AX (Wifi6) protocol, with Bluetooth 5 also.


Q4OS machine - HP Chromebook 13G1.  Intel Core M7-6Y75, 16GB LPDDR3, 32GB SK Hynix eMMC, Intel 9260AC + BT 5.0, 3200x1800 LCD

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#3 2020-12-06 07:24

bin
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2016-01-28
Posts: 973

Re: One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

@Dave67 - that's a useful tip - thanks.

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#4 2020-12-06 22:02

Dave67
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Registered: 2020-02-14
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Re: One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

I cannot use the 802.11N standard in my house only 802.11G it was built in 1994 and has thicker walls than new homes. My wireless modem does have AC but nothing else I own does. Have not even tried AC standard maybe the PS5 next year will have it.


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#5 2020-12-07 02:29

tlmiller76
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From: AZ, USA
Registered: 2016-11-29
Posts: 355

Re: One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

And by the same idea, I can't use N in my home because my router is an AX that doesn't support anything other than AX or AC.  So N, B, G, A all are (purposely) unsupported.


Q4OS machine - HP Chromebook 13G1.  Intel Core M7-6Y75, 16GB LPDDR3, 32GB SK Hynix eMMC, Intel 9260AC + BT 5.0, 3200x1800 LCD

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#6 2020-12-11 21:14

Rademes
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From: Latvia
Registered: 2015-12-13
Posts: 493

Re: One of the best Desktop pcie wifi card

I use only ALFA Network AWUS036NH WiFi adapters (I have three of them).
It uses Ralink RT3070 chipset, and has 150Mbps maximal speed (802.11n: up to 150Mbps).
Worked on all Linux distros I have tested without any single issue. Currently, I am testing it on Q4OS Centaurus.
Also AWUS036NEH is a good choice.
I would stay away from adapters with Realtek chipsets.

Last edited by Rademes (2020-12-11 21:18)

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