Pros

  • Very fast TCP throughput at close range

Cons

  • Much higher latency and jitter than the Killer Wireless-N 1202
  • Supports only two spatial streams

At A Glance

Intel makes a high-quality wireless adapter, but if you require low latency, Qualcomm's Killer NIC line of Wi-Fi adapters are the better bet.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 is a dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz), 2x2, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth wireless adapter that delivers up to 300 Mbps of bandwidth, up to 2x the range, and more consistent connectivity. This PCIe Half Mini Card provides a low profile design for existing laptops as well as for newer, thinner, smaller laptops, netbooks and tablets. The Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 also supports a host of Intel-only features, such as Intel Wireless Display, to enhance today’s mobile lifestyle.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.intel.com

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