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WI FI card for QNAP NAS

I am planning to purchase a QNAP TVS-472XT. I have a couple fo questions.

1. Can I use it as a wireless NAS by installing either the QNAP QXP-W6-AX200 wifi 6 card or the QNAP QWA-AC2600 cards? This means that the NAS is not connected by wire to the home router.

2. If yes, which of the two cards is better?

3. If no (meaning it is connected to the router by wire, can I use to wirelessly back up my computer or retrieve files on the NAS. Which card would be better?

Thank you.

Yes, you can make your NAS wireless. When choosing the best card. It depend what your network is like. If your router is WiFI 5 then there is no difference in which card you choose. This is your bottleneck. But if you have wifi 6 router then choosing wifi 6 card will make more sense.

up to 2400Mbps connection speed which is 2.8 times faster than Wi-Fi 5(802.11ac).

supports up to 2533 Mbps (800 Mbps for IEEE 802.11n (2.4 GHz) and 1733 Mbps for IEEE 802.11ac (5 GHz)).

Controller Qualcomm QCA9984 NICs
PCIe and Lanes PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x1
Theoretical maximum performance 2.4/5 GHz
Antenna 4 x Dual-band RP-SMA antennas
Supported operating systems QTS 4.3.4 (or later) and WirelessAP Station 1.0 (or later). Visit [] for supported NAS.
Package Contents 1 x QWA-AC2600 PCIe wireless adapter, 4 x detachable antennas + magnetic stand base, Full-height & specialized (for selected QNAP NAS) brackets and Quick Installation Guide
Note QNAP NAS models with a 32-bit ARM processor require QTS 4.3.5 (or later). For compatible QNAP NAS, visit

The WirelessAP Station app requires Container Station be installed on your QNAP NAS.

To use the QWA-AC2600 installed on QNAP NAS as a client, QTS 4.3.5 (or later) is required.

The driver used by the QWA-AC2600 (ath10k) is built in to Ubuntu 17.10 (and later).

When the QWA-AC2600 is installed in a PC, the following channels are supported:
- 2.4GHz: 1 to 11
- 5GHz: 36, 37, 38, 149, 153, 157, 161 and 165

Controller Intel AX200 wireless module
PCIe and Lanes PCIe Gen2 x1
Theoretical maximum performance 2.4Gbps (5GHz)
Antenna 2T x 2R
Supported operating systems QTS 4.4.3 or later; 64-bit Windows 10® PC download and install [driver(] from Intel website; Linux kernel 5.1 or later download and install [driver(] from Intel website
Hardware requirement NAS or PC with a PCIe slot, 64-bit processor and operating system.
Package Contents 1 x QXP-W6-AX200 card (GC-WBAX200 QNAP edition, a full-height bracket is pre-installed); 1 x installation guide; 2 x half-height low-profile brackets (a standard bracket and a flat bracket for NAS); Windows 10® driver CD.
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~ 104°F)
NAS Software Spec Supports QTS 4.4.3 or later
Security Protocol No Auth / WEP / WPA-Personal / WPA2-Personal
Supports the Captive Portal authentication method: Access WiFi via the configuration by Qfinder utility / Browser Station.
Note System requirements: 64-bit x86-based NAS (Intel and AMD), or ARM-based NAS, with QTS 4.4.3 (or later) with a PCIe Gen 2x1slot. Check the [Compatibility List(] for a full list of compatible NAS.
Some NAS models must update their BIOS to the following versions. You can download BIOS from the [Download Center(] and learn [how to update a BIOS here(].

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