( 4.4 Average / 16 Ratings )
This thing works just fine. It supports over 500 Mbps AC wifi, and I can connect an XBox One or PS4 controller to my PC. It's reception is pretty good, since I'm on the other side of the house from the router and still get a full signal. Just be careful, it'll be hard to put in if you have a large air cooler. Also, for Bluetooth you have to plug in a cable from the wifi card into an open USB 2.0 header on the motherboard.
I bought this thinking it would be superior to using separate dongles for Wifi and Bluetooth. So far it seems that this was a good decision. This card does require a connection to a USB header on your motherboard so make sure you'll have a spare. Due to the layout of my motherboard, I have to basically rainbow the usb cable over the video card and zip tie it to other cables so that it does not make contact with the video card. Other motherboards may have better layouts but it seems to work fine as is.
Wifi - Works just fine, though I did have to raise my computer about a foot higher off the ground to get decent reception, but I'm pretty sure that was just due to my ****** network. The antenna has a magnetic base, which is nice.
Bluetooth - I haven't done much with the bluetooth. I did manage to connect my DS4 controller (running DS4Windows) and tested it briefly in game. Seemed to work fine.
I get horrible Wifi. This is no fault of the card's and it works as reliably as it can with my horrible reception. The PC is really far away from the router. Planning on getting Powerline Ethernet adapters to fix this issue.
Works well enough to allow me to play my games with my PS4 controller and listen to the audio as well via bluetooth. I don't need it for wifi so I have no idea how that works
Note that the 4.0 version I ordered on Amazon was actually the Rev 4.2, though PCPartPicker splits the items (you can see the "4.2" on the Amazon page's box image). I was able to get a better deal once I noticed. Working great so far.
I'd just note that I have no idea how much it works to my advantage to go PCIe instead of USB for my network adapter. This stuff is witchcraft to me, but I think if I were to throw in a soundcard into my other free PCIe slot now, I'd be reducing my GPU's performance, so I'd recommend knowing more than I do about how those lanes work.
Great card, good price, easy to install.
Works well but you need to plug an usb cable to use it
Adequately connects my computer to my home wireless network. The cable for the antenna is a bit short so the only reasonable place you can really put it is on the actual computer case (it is magnetic) which is fine, but it doesn't look great.
I think I don't need this thing maybe? For some reason it seems weaker than my own laptop wifi.
Pro-its a network adapter so it's good for people who don't use ethernet and don't have onboard wifi and it supports every current wifi type.
Con-I don't know if my comp is using this thing lol. I kinda don't like how it has a router like attachment that you need to leave somewhere to detect signals.
I wanted something to connect to router upstairs, as the powerline LAN-connection is under 1 MB/s while WIFI is at around 20. It's bluetooth 4.2 connectivity is definitely a plus as well.