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Pce-86ac or 88ac adapter

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Furieus, May 20, 2019.

  1. Furieus

    Furieus New Around Here

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    So my room mate has cox gigablast, and with it the Technicolor CMG4141 modem. If I read it right it has built in 3x3 mimo antennas.

    The modem is stationed at the opposite end of the house, and is a good 50ft from my PC.

    Would I see any extra benefit with the 88ac adapter? I understand it's up to 2100mbps but could it theoretically be seen between the adapter and the modem? Or should I save $20 and go with the 86ac and match the 3x3 mimo antennas?
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Nothing will connect at their theoretical speeds at that distance and the expected walls and other obstructions. ;)

    While matching the antennae streams will be beneficial, I would be considering something like an RT-AC56U in Media Bridge mode instead. :)

    Just as stable if not more so, IME.
     
  3. Grisu

    Grisu Very Senior Member

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    AFAIK mimo can work faster only on short distances, so its good whatever you take 50ft away with one ore more walls.
    2.4G w/o MiMo will probably be faster than 5G.