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802.11AC adapters for Linux

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So, I'm just completing my first PC build (specs available as necessary), and I've mostly stuck to the script (asked for build advice from reddit); however, I'm wondering if anyone can confirm the state of support for 802.11AC adapters under Linux (specifically thinking Arch, but that's subject to distro-hoping).

 

 

I'm afraid my usual google-fu has failed me.  I'll settle for N, but with a AC router, I figure it would be worth at least consideration.  Alternatively, am I over-thinking this? Should I just settle for a good N card?


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as always support will depend on hardware but from this link :- https://en.wikipedia...ireless_drivers

 

only hardware that uses the "ath10" and "iwlwifi" drivers seem to work with ac.

 

more info about the drivers and what hardware/chipsets they support.

 

https://wireless.wik...Drivers/iwlwifi

 

https://wireless.wik.../Drivers/ath10k

 

:popcorn:

 

another llnk to help you :- https://wiki.gentoo....reless_Adapters

 

list of adaptors that support ac :- https://wikidevi.com...s_adapter_query


Edited by terry1966, 11 March 2016 - 11:49 AM.

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