D-Link DWA-556 vs ASUS PCE-N15

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ChaosBlades, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. ChaosBlades

    ChaosBlades Networkin' Nut Member

    D-Link DWA-556
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=PCI Express wireless n&hl=en&client=firefox-a&cid=3740881081629000540&os=tech-specs
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DWA-556

    ASUS PCE-N15
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=PCI Express wireless n&hl=en&client=firefox-a&cid=5449074900315941986&os=tech-specs
    http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Adapters/PCEN15/#specifications

    #1 The D-Link is (Draft 2.0) Wireless N and the ASUS is regular Wireless N. Should I be worried about that? I could not really find a clear helpful explanation. My best guess is it is what came out before Wireless N was finalized. What are the differences exactly?

    #2 Is the extra price worth it for the D-Link? D-Link ($54.88) ASUS ($27.99) in my case.


    #3 Is there another PCI Express Wireless N adapter I should be looking at? It would be nice if there was a 5Ghz one but I can't find any.

    Network Setup:
    Linksys E3000 upstairs
    Another rig upstairs connected to E3000 with CAT6e
    Sig Rig downstairs almost directly below the router.

    Usage:
    Transferring / Streaming (1080p) large files. I need maximum throughput.
     
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