Best 802.11ac adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by njtransit215, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. njtransit215 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone had any input on the best 802.11ac adapter. I want to upgrade to an 802.11ac system, and would really appreciate the input. Thanks!
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Adapting what to 802.11ac? An iMac? A PC? USB 2.0 wouldn't be fast enough. Maybe USB 3.0 would do it. Do you mean straight PCIe?

    The other option is wired gigabit ethernet. In that case, the "adapter" Apple offers is the Airport Extreme.
     
  3. njtransit215 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I mean both Mac and PC. I have a desktop PC that could highly benefit from it, as well as a Macbook Pro Retina. And USB 3.0 would be a very welcome sight.
     
  4. portishead macrumors 65816

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    802.11ac I'm assuming. Why do you think USB 2.0 won't be fast enough? You can get around what... 50MB/s off USB 2? That's faster than anything you're going to get wirelessly.
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    802.11ac can achieve speeds up to 1.3Gb/s vs. USB2.0's 480Mb/s
     
  6. ljparis macrumors newbie

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    There is no 802.11ac adapter for Mac in existence

    So the discussion is academic.
     

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