Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Cyclone Peak 2)/AX201 (Harrison Peak 2)/Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I tagged Merlin but he still didn't reply. Another d00d replied and told me to check the link speed in Windows that would tell me if I'm actually connected with the new 160hz standard and the first time I connected the links speed was only 865MBPS but now it shows 1.2GBPS so I guess I'm good

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    1.2 Gbps is HT80 AX max link rate.

    HT160 simply means it uses double the channels. It could just be that it’s adjusting link rates based on signal like normal. So it may jump to 1.8/2.1/2.4 Gbps depending on signal quality.

    Additionally HT160 on Lower channels (5G-1) you can use a combination of non-DFS (36-48) and DFS (52 and above) channels meaning if a DFS detection event or even a false detection occurs it will drop you to HT80 without issue.

    Problem using HT160 on upper channels (5G-2) is that you are stuck with only DFS channels for HT160 so if a similar event occurs the router might drop all clients rather than shift you to the non-DFS channels which are (149-167). Plus also know that regulations say that at least once a day for 60 seconds the router when using DFS channels, should scan for priority use (ie Radar), which can result in dropped connections.

    If you really need HT160 keep it enabled only for 1st 5Ghz radio would be my suggestion.

    Overall stability and range, latency will usually be better on HT80 as there is less chances of interfering with nearby APs/Routers.

    HT160 has been pretty stable (RAX120 & RAX80) for me but I do get the occasional drops due to DFS detection (not sure false or real). Only my laptop drops as it is in HT160, the HT80 clients stay connected.


    TLDR- Keep HT160 enabled but if you notice connection drops, the above reason is probably why and so you may be better of disabling it in that scenario.

    I attached a channel combination chart below if you are interested.
     

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  3. WhatsThePoint

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    Ultra Male Good Luck with the new Asus AX11000 router.I was about to buy one myself from Newegg before I opted into the Netgear Premier program for a 1 year lease on an RAX120 with update option.Still wondering if I made the right choice.I've never owned an Asus router.
     
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  4. Spartan

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    Loving it so far. And man, the UI for the Router is the best I've seen in any router. I mean the ASUS UI has always been the easiest to deal with but this one is modernized and looks awesome.

    Other than that, the connection has been super fast with no latency and no disconnections and that's with the Trend Micro Antivirus that's built into the router turned on.

    Plus, it comes with a 3 year warranty from ASUS.

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    Today I upgraded my Laptop Asus N580VD to Intel AX200. And I can say that it works perfectly.
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    Upgraded my gf's 8 yr old Dell Vostro 3350 with the Intel AX200. She started off with an Intel 1130, which I upgraded to the latest available mini PCIE card Intel 7260 and now to the AX 200.

    Had to order a mini PCIE to M.2 adapter, in combination with two adapter cables to make the antennas fit onto the m.2 antenna connectors. Also had to work the chassis a bit, since the m.2 adapter is a bit longer than the mini PCIE variant.

    In the end though, it was all worth it: Available bandwidth in our home office more than doubled for her and she was amazed at how fast websites were loading now compared to before :D

    Socketable hardware is nice, isnt it? ;) The likes of the new alienware machines will never know the good feeling of being able to upgrade the wifi adapter! :p
     
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  7. Ionising_Radiation

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    @jaybee83, can't help but notice your signature; you're in Singapore now?
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    been here (and south east asia) for almost two years now :)

    Sent from my Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Oxygen) using Tapatalk
     
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    Nice! We should meet someday.
     
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    Glorious!

    I'll be back with follow up questions on the router in a few weeks.
     
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