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Amped Wireless Now Shipping Wireless AC PCI-E Adapter

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

Here's a PCI-E card that adds Wireless AC connectivity to your desktop.

Amped Wireless announced on Tuesday the release of its PCI20E High Power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E adapter. Focused on the desktop customer, this product is a high-performance Wireless AC network card that promises long range Wi-Fi connectivity and ultra-fast data transfer speeds. The new PCI-E card is available now for a retail price of $79.99 USD.

"The PCI20E is the perfect addition to any desktop PC. It allows users to quickly add high performance, long range Wi-Fi and enjoy the full benefits that come with 802.11ac without having to relocate their PCs closer to their router," said Lacey Neddo, Marketing Manager at Amped Wireless.

The specs show that this card is capable of Wireless N speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, and Wireless AC speeds of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. The card packs two detachable high gain dual band antennas, two 2.5 GHz amplifiers, two 5.0 GHz amplifiers, and four low noise amplifiers. The card also comes with a magnetic stand for optimal performance.

Looking for a Wireless AC router to go with that new card? Amped Wireless provides the High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Router for $179.99. This model consists of two 2.4 GHz amplifiers, four 5.0 GHz amplifiers (2-stage), four low-noise amplifiers, and three high-gain antennas. There are also five Gigabit ports (one for WAN), and a USB 2.0 port for sharing data from an external drive.

Like the PCI-E card, the router provides Wireless N speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, and Wireless AC speeds of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. Other features include a dedicated processor, parental controls, the ability to set up a guest network, and more.

Don't want a PCI-E network card? Amped Wireless also provides a USB-based drive, the High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter for $79.99. The specs show that it provides Wireless N speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, and Wireless AC speeds of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. The device includes two 2.4 GHz amplifiers, two 5.0 GHz amplifiers, four low noise amplifiers, and two detachable high gain 5dBi dual band antennas.

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    iknowhowtofixit , April 9, 2014 11:18 AM
    This article is posted in the wrong section. You accidentally posted it in "Networking News". I think you meant to post it in "Paid Advertisements Passed Off As News".
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    Astote-ap , April 9, 2014 11:59 AM
    It does read like they just copied and pasted the press release. However there is a decent chance I will buy this card for my new desktop, so I'm pleased.
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    jasonelmore , April 9, 2014 12:37 PM
    This looks almost the exact same as the Asus AC PCI Card and antenna. Except the Asus has 3x3 which is obviously better, and probably about the same price.
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    tinmann , April 9, 2014 12:54 PM
    The Asus is about $20.00 more, has three antenna and is a AC1900 adapter. I ordered one from Amazon and I'm awaiting it's arrival. I also upgraded from a Linksys 4200v.1 to the Asus RT AC68U. I'm hoping to see improvements.
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    rwinches , April 9, 2014 3:51 PM
    Apparently many commenters don't understand what a portal is.
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