Asus X99 DeLuxe II motherboard review

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Performance Wireless Internet 802.11ac WIFI

Performance Wireless 802.11ac WIFI

AC WIFI implementations can be very fast. Most new higher-end motherboards these days have integrated WIFI, and there are so many standards. One of the more interesting ones is Wireless AC AKA 802.11ac. Motherboards that have such a unit are tested here at

Wireless AC draft 802.11ac technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences. Providing Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allows content to download faster and large video or music files to sync more quickly. With an increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in the home leading to greater internet consumption, this new wireless draft 802.11ac standard will help you achieve better wireless speeds.

  • Our source router is a D-Link DIR-868L compatible with 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n.
  • 802.11ac on the D-Link router can achieve a theoretical 1.75Gbps
  • The router is located one floor below the office at roughly 10 Meters distance. Our Office is a WIFI cluttered mess.

Once installed and connected we can see that the 802.11ac protocol is activated. 


A quick Ookla test shows we get did not get our full internet connection speed, 300 Mbit/s download and 30 Mbit/s upload. Our 5G connection is at a steady 1,3 Gbps range. Obviously WIFI is not nearly as fast as wired Ethernet as many factors like error-correction will bring down that speed. Copying a large file towards a PC with an SSD will result into roughly 40 MB/sec performance.


We are close to ten meters away from the router and one level higher with a concrete steel reinforced floor. Also let me state that our office is messy with a lot of surrounding wireless signals. Overall, not bad but we have seen better from ASUS AC WIFI solutions.


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