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Tech Review: Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E

By Josh Ehresmann in Tech

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When coming home to find a new computer item it’s like Christmas morning or being a kid in a candy store. With all the high amounts of data that comes to us via the internet we need something to connect our computers to our routers and now may i introduce you to the PC120E. This high power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E adapter is a true beast in any tower and provides the best Wi-Fi solution on the market. Originally introduced back at CES 2014 this card shown awesome promise of amazing Wi-Fi from a PCI-E solution, the data transfer speeds of up to 300 Mbps which rival having a cable jacked in across a network. The range that a user can get from the card is spectacular with mounting the antenna kit on top of my case I can receive signal from my router 3 rooms away which has several forms of interface along the way. The ability to use the 5Ghz band on both the router I’m using and paired with the AC1200 makes for an amazing experience.

Setup for the Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E is extremely simple, the box comes with the card itself, two high gain dual band antennas, an antenna stand, and the installation software. The installation takes little to no time and with the included software the user can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Wi-Fi Analytics Tool is a free software that can be downloaded from the Amped Wireless website it includes everything the user needs to know about their wireless network including a time graph, 2.4GHz channels, 5 GHz channels and all the networks around the users. Details also include: SSID, channel, RSSI, Security, MAC address, MAX rate, Vendor, and Network type.

Amped Wireless PCI-E Review

Specifications List:

Wireless Standard:

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Frequency Band:

  • 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz

Wireless Speed:

  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps (Tx/Rx)
  • 5.0GHz: 867Mbps (Tx/Rx)

Wireless Security:

  • WEP, WPA, WPA2

Amplifiers:

  • 2 x 2.4GHz Amplifiers
  • 2 x 5.0GHz Amplifiers
  • 4 x Low Noise Amplifiers

Antennas:

  • High Gain Dual Band 5dBi Antennas
  • 2 x RJ-SMA Antenna Connectors

Interface:

  • PCI-E

Warranty:

  • 1 Year

Setup Requirements:

  • Available Wireless 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz 802.11a/b/g/n or ac network
  • Windows® XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 100MB of free disk space
  • One available PCI-E Slot

Package Contents:

  • 1 x High Power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter
  • 2 x Detachable High Gain Dual Band Antennas
  • 1 x Magnetic Antenna Stand
  • 1 x Setup Guide
  • 1 x CD: User’s Guide and Software

*Includes low profile & standard profile mounting brackets

Final Verdict:

The Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter is one awesome piece of hardware, with great potential for the future. With the addition of a proper AC wireless router this card can really blaze past the competition, at the current price point I feel that it might be overlooked since most wireless cards like this are a bit cheaper but the amount of performance more than makes up for the steep price of entry. But i would highly recommend this card to anyone with a AC wireless router or in the market for a Wi-Fi PCI-E card with high performance.

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Accessory

Manufacturer: Amped Wireless

Review Copy Info: A review sample of this product was provided to RealGamerNewz by the Manufacturer for the purpose of this Review.

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