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Rosewill RNX-AC1900PCE, Dual Band Wireless AC1900 Wi-fi Adapter, IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Up to 1300 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Wireless Data Rates, PCI-Express Interface, 3 x External Antennas
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Excellent specs, great connection on 5GHz band, compatible drivers with Windows 10 support, good price point.

Cons: I have had no issues with either adapter card (I own 2) that could not be addressed by configuration of driver or settings and physical installation to the PC.

Other Thoughts: Along with several of the other reviewers I was able to purchase 2 Rosewill RNX-AC1900 adapter cards with a black friday discount and can say I am please with the decision. Also considered were the Asus PCE-AC68 & TP-Link T9E.

In order to take full advantage of the card's features you will need a compatible AC1900 router, the Asus RT-AC68U works perfectly and I found both cards connect to my Asus RT-N56 backup router although with lower connection speeds.

There are compatible Windows 10 drivers on the Rosewill site, I have one PC using Broadcom driver labeled (07/06/2015), and the second PC is using Broadcom driver labeled (02/24/2014). for some reason the second PC doesn't like the newer driver. If you're having a bit of an issue I'd recommend installation of a free software utility that gives a visual picture of the radio frequency environment, a simple web search will point you towards one. Use of this type of utility can help to avoid other networks on the same frequency and also give you the ability to physically adjust the antenna position on the router and the card for the best gain and reception. The 5GHz band is pretty flaky and minor tweaks to antenna orientation will improve the connection between router and client.

I would definitely recommend others to consider purchasing this wireless adapter card.

ASUS Z87I-DELUXE LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a sweet board, plenty of USB, well thought out features. Upgrading the BIOS is easy, the full-featured BIOS is easy to navigate and optimize.

Cons: None........ Flawless.

Other Thoughts: Motherboard is overkill for my HTPC application using 35W i3 CPU. It did meet my requirements for USB and on board wireless. A few people complained about the wireless, personally I've had no issues. The wireless is rock solid on the 2.4GHx band as well as the 5GHz band. Have it set to use the 5GHz band now as I dedicated %GHz to streaming video at my house with all other computers on my network using the 2.4GHz band. This works well.

Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell Dual-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1150 35W BX80646I34130T Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The CPU is perfect for my application. HTPC playing and recording live on air broadcasts, Playing DVD and Blu Ray movies is flawless using the on chip Intel HD graphics engine. I do video editing and video file conversion without issues. No it's not as fast as my overclocked quad core i7 with an upper end video card but it's perfect for the living room. This PC is quiet..........

Cons: Nada, non at all.......

Other Thoughts: I could have purchased a faster processor for the same amount of money but I crossed my fingers and chose this, the result is no fan noise what-so-ever. This 35 watt processor rocks. Note that I tossed the OEM Intel fan then replaced with ZALMAN CNPS2X 80mm (it's small but it works or this application).


Anthony R.'s Profile

Display Name: Anthony R.

Date Joined: 10/21/09

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 11/16/09
  • Last Review: 12/14/15
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