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The Cool Dude
03-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Hello there.

I just got a Asus G750JH-DB72-CA and it came with a Qualcomm Killer Wireless N 1202 network adapter.

Would it be worth it to upgrade to wireless AC? If so then what would you recommend I get?

Thanks!

hmscott
03-08-2014, 11:38 PM
Hello there.
I just got a Asus G750JH-DB72-CA and it came with a Qualcomm Killer Wireless N 1202 network adapter.
Would it be worth it to upgrade to wireless AC? If so then what would you recommend I get?
Thanks!

TCD, the Killer 1202 is a great card. For low latency gaming, and high performance N throughput, it's awesome.

Unless you have a high speed need for LAN based throughput other than Internet, or you have a Gigabit internet connection(!!) you won't notice the difference between the 1202 and an 802.11 AC device.

When I got the Asus RT-AC68U I also picked up the USB-AC56 so I could do end to end AC testing:
http://www.asus.com/Networking/USBAC56/

Note that currently there isn't a matching AC1900 device for the laptop - only a PCI-E card based solution for desktops. The AC56 is only AC1200, a few rev's behind in AC spec.

When a Killer AC solution comes out, it might be worth a try, but for now the Killer 1202 is great.

BTW, the G750 Killer 1202 combo picks up far more AP's (viewed through inSSIDer) than the G750 / USB-AC56. That will likely be true for the Killer AC Mini-PCIE card replacement, when it comes out.

I don't have the USBAC56 any longer, but here is a comparison between gigabit ethernet and the 1202 wireless on a 50mbit Comcast internet connection:

Killer 1202 Wireless
34281

Gigabit Ethernet
34282

The Cool Dude
03-09-2014, 03:47 AM
Thanks Very much hmscott for your response.

That was very helpful. I've been pretty happy with the Killer 1202 but wasn't sure if the difference would be worth it if I went with AC. I'll stay with what I have for now.