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Inamax USB WiFi Adapter 1200Mbps USB 3 0 Wireless Network WiFi Dongle with 5dBi Antenna for PC Desktop Laptop Mac Dual Band 2 4G 5G 802 11ac Support Windows 10 8 8 1 7 Vista XP Mac10 5 10 14

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.4
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/10
Total Reviews
777
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0
Unverified
14
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WIFI
2
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Detailed Mode
Setup
 179
easy, installation, install, setup, adapter
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Great item and works as described also comes with installation cd  ...  "
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" ...  Followed instructions, installed and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install on our desktop computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick, easy and effortless -this is how I describe the installation process.  ...  "
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" ...  The CD it came with made the installation process easy as pie.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with a little installation CD for installing the required software.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy install, easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It was quick and easy to install the drivers and set it up, and the results were even better than I expected.  ...  "
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Ports
 172
usb, wifi adapter, wifi, ethernet, usb port
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Overall, an excellent adapter, shipped fast and I got it sooner than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in fired up the computer to load window it found the adapter and been running strong ever since.  ...  "
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" ...  The prior machine's WiFi adapter had many dropouts but this one has been rock solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to work great -- though doesn't seem to be a significant boost in signal strength over a much smaller USB antenna we switched from (after about a year, the smaller USB adapter seemed to develop intermittent problems with maintaining a connection).  ...  "
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" ...  Have used it on my PC desktop and in my laptop to replace the default n adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  All I needed to do was plug it into an available USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the 1200 MBPS version and it seems to be as fast as the ethernet connector to my router. ... Very easy to install and use if you have usb ports available.  ...  "
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" ...  This Wifi adapter works great.  ...  "
Network
 145
signal, router, wifi adapter, mbps, signal strength
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Network speed improved by 6x!  ...  "
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" ...  This has not been a problem with this adapter, it has been great with a strong connection that rarely drops.  ...  "
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" ...  my laptop built-in antenna got SIGNIFICANTLY better reception.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm getting the maximum signal strength possible.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy installation, no issue even in a weak WiFi signal spot.  ...  "
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" ...  The antenna makes for improved signal reception in my home.  ...  "
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" ...  It picks up signal excellently and noticed an improvement in download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  So, I needed a Wifi adapter to get the job done.  ...  "
Wifi
 119
wifi adapter, adapter, wi fi, router, pc
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Intend to purchase another one shortly since we have free WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in and connected to my home WiFi super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  This WiFi adapter works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this device to help my brother bring WiFi to an ancient computer (he also now has a newer one) on which he had a number of programs he wished to continue to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and use wifi card.  ...  "
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" ...  This made an easy connection to my wi-fi  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a WiFi adapter that gets WiFi signal and lets your computer access the internet.  ...  "
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" ...  INAMAX WiFi Adapter - Tremendous improvement with this unit. ... VERY pleased and we highly recommend this Inamax WiFi adapter!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 113
easy, easy to use, easy to set, install, setup
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy install, easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  setup was easy!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy set up maybe 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a good adapter and very easy to use as it is plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install on our desktop computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Was very easy to install with the provided software.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and works great thank you!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 111
stopped working, working, weeks, month, suddenly
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Add in a very fine working product and they have my 100% recommendation.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update this if something happens but everything is working so far.  ...  "
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" ...  - have been airing it out for weeks and still the stank is strong.  ...  "
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" ...  So far no issues at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this product for about a week now.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it when something works just the way it is supposed to without a whole lot of trial and error.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked well for me.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 100
wifi, windows 10, desktop, plugged, pc
+73%
-27%
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" ...  I am seriously considering buying another one for my other laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for about a month, and it was a great way to get my desktop online.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend it for general purpose connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install on our desktop computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this Wifi adapter as I am using it to connect several computers all over my home.  ...  "
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" ...  just plugged it in and it found my Verizon jetpack and away we went.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in and was connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used it on my PC desktop and in my laptop to replace the default n adapter.  ...  "
Overall performance
 83
fast, speeds, download, performance, internet
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Performance is noticeably better.  ...  "
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" ...  It is doing the job it promised to do quite well - very pleased.  ...  "
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" ...  After restarting, we did a speed test. ... Using AT&T fiber, we got a 100MB download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Getting over 200mbps up and down speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  It gets ZERO bars while my tablet right next to the computer gets full bars and full speed.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good with the connection and speeds!  ...  "
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" ...  Broke in 3 months, but while I used it, it was very fast, and got me exceptional speeds, even while being a story away from the router.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job so far.  ...  "
Drivers
 68
driver, cd, windows, download, windows 10
+59%
-41%
comment
" ...  They send the drivers for it, which we installed, however i think most operating systems these days could find the drivers without us having to load them.  ...  "
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" ...  Install the drivers first, plug in the adapter and it just worked.  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged it in a USB port and Windows automatically found it and installed the proper drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  As soon as the driver was connected, it immediately connected to optimum wifi, and the network worked in incredible speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Dont forget to install the drivers first!  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged the new adapter into a USB slot, insert the CD provided, navigate under the folder named Windows_drive, and ran the Setup application.  ...  "
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" ...  After tweaking the drivers a bit this device is solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked right out of package didn't need the driver disc that was supplied.  ...  "
Marketplace
 46
works as advertised, product, described, advertised, works
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  bought 2 works as advertised .  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, great company!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  work exactly as advertised .  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate you being an honest seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product, reasonable price, seller reached out to make sure it was satisfactory  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
Price
 45
worth, money, adapter, waste your money, reasonable price
+69%
-31%
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" ...  excellent product for its price!  ...  "
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" ...  Price was good.  ...  "
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" ...  Top of the line for only a few bucks .  ...  "
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" ...  Good to go and cost effective.  ...  "
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" ...  Really better than expected for the price. ... Definitely worth the buy.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, a lot of bang for your buck.  ...  "
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" ...  This is much better at a fraction of the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the inexpensive cost!  ...  "
Software Platform
 38
windows 10, windows, installed, windows 7, download
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Works great no issues installing on desk top running windows 7.  ...  "
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" ...  My older desktop on Windows 7 recognized it immediately. ... Only to the time to enter security key for my network to be up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm still not sure how I got the software downloaded to use it but with the help of the C CMD popping it actually installed, so life is good at my house with this adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, no issues, automatically installed software, and no speed issues.  ...  "
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" ...  windows 10 detected it immediately and is been working since then and no more disconnect and buffering while browsing the web.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered a new one for my old "Windows 8" laptop--updated to Win10.  ...  "
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" ...  Update July 18 2018  ...  "
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" ...  With software installed, you will get full speed as it should have.  ...  "
ISP
 34
speeds, speed, connection, mbps, router
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I got internet service with Century Link and it's wireless.  ...  "
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" ...  Once installed, I ran speed test and averaged 70mbps, which is what my internet speed is from the cable provider.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged this in and after reentering net passwords.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as well as any internal network card.  ...  "
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" ...  This enabled speeds of over 10 Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  download/upload mbps ... wireless 50/52 old netgear  ...  "
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" ...  After being directly connected to my internet through ethernet, the lower speeds of a wifi connection are taking a minute to get used to, but it's about what I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent speedtest result: 100MBs.  ...  "
Gaming
 31
games, game, online, playing, gaming pc
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Made my sons gaming easier!  ...  "
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" ...  I never lose a connection when gaming  ...  "
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" ...  My room that holds the computer is fairly far from my modem and I've had zero problems playing online games.  ...  "
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" ...  Using the adapter to play games was perfectly fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe not as good, but it still works to game online.  ...  "
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" ...  My son needed this to use with his new gaming computer. ... The adapter was easy to install and provides the speeds that he needs to play his games online with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Some games it works fine while others, I feel you just need an Ethernet.  ...  "
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" ...  My teenage son has been working on everything to upgrade his computer, and thought it went well, till he tried to download a game and was told it would take 24+ hours to do. ... We realized that his wireless card was extremely old, and purchased this card to help him out, he installed it, and his game was downloaded within an hour!!  ...  "
Capacity
 27
signal, house, wifi, upstairs, basement
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Works well (300Mbps+) on 5Ghz band upstairs in my house, a long distance from router.  ...  "
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" ...  It was going to be very expensive to run an internet line to our desktop computer which was located in another room away from where our provider installed our internet modem.  ...  "
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" ...  I have and will continue to recommend this product to friends, family, and co-workers.  ...  "
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" ...  just happy i have wifi in my basement now.  ...  "
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" ...  The desktop is three rooms away,  ...  "
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" ...  Wi-Fi router is across the house and on the first floor, get 3 to 4 bars on the strength meter.  ...  "
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" ...  I my PC is under my desk and it receives the signal well from the router directly above on the next floor.  ...  "
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" ...  Full strength signal at 60 ft. from the wireless router.  ...  "
Product As Described
 25
described, advertised, works, product, exactly
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Product just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  It works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to be working as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  bought 2 works as advertised .  ...  "
Build Quality
 23
month, together, plastic casing, plastic, fell apart
+13%
-87%
comment
" ...  The second week it felt apart. ... The external antenna was too heavy for the adapter so it broke and the black cover separated.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t seem very durable, I would suggest looking elsewhere for an adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality is lacking in this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Manufacturing quality isn't the best because I had to push the plastic casing closed. ... the USB feels loose.  ...  "
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" ...  The plastic case came out and it stoped working from nowhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after a month and a half.  ...  "
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" ...  the plastic enclosure came apart. ... first the lower part fell down and then the upper part came off.  ...  "
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" ...  Fell apart first day  ...  "
Returns
 19
return, return window, stopped working, seller, returning
+21%
-79%
comment
" ...  Will return this tomorrow.  ...  "
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" ...  Need to return it, I guess!  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t contact the company to ask for a refund it yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning it and getting different brand.  ...  "
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" ...  going to start the return and refund process  ...  "
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" ...  3 days after the Amazon return period expired.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned the item for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working 5days after return deadline.  ...  "
Delivery
 16
received, item, delivery, delivered on time, arrived
+100%
comment
" ...  Arrived quickly and works perfectly!  ...  "
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" ...  It was shipped quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time, works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived sooner than promised and works well  ...  "
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" ...  Item delivered on-time.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery, worked as expected A++++  ...  "
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" ...  It came in two days.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchase was shipped expediently and the product was in use within minutes, thank you!  ...  "
Internet
 16
speed, download, speeds, fast, wired
+100%
comment
" ...  My PC had better ping, download and upload speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Displayed internet speed is off, But works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  It work great, the internet speed is like if it was hard wired  ...  "
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" ...  I have 200/200 internet speed and it was true to that.  ...  "
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" ...  download/upload mbps  ...  "
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" ...  I was mainly interested in internet so I did a download speed test and this was able to max out my internet download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It allows me to run the internet incredibly fast and my FPS is always 30 or lower.  ...  "
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" ...  My internet speed increased dramatically.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 14
drive, mini, dvd, disc, download
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  After much searching I finally found the CD in amongst some papers. ... The CD is kinda tiny and easy to miss.  ...  "
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" ...  My Mac Book Pro does not have a cd player that can read a mini cd (be careful if you try to put a mini cd in the mac book pro it will get stuck in the cd player!).  ...  "
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" ...  Loaded the provided cd then inserted into the usb slot.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy installation if you have have a DVD slot in your PC.  ...  "
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" ...  After using the install disc.  ...  "
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" ...  I did struggle with the tiny cd download to install, so I just went to the site they directed you to in the question and answers section, and it was a piece of cake, no problems and fast install.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish the disc was standard size and that the disk would auto start.  ...  "
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" ...  Need to add to the CD pouch: " or download from . "  ...  "
Apps
 9
download, downloaded, google, click the file, windows
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  I'm still not sure how I got the software downloaded to use it but with the help of the C CMD popping it actually installed, so life is good at my house with this adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to find a drive through a google search and download it and it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  very importand if you are in middle of download something.  ...  "
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" ...  First, it helped to use Google's search engine and I downloaded the zip file easily. ... You will see a downloaded icon. ... It's a compressed file you downloaded, don't double-click the file to EXTRACT it. ... You will see the icon named "Setup", Please check the following icon, it must be this blue icon.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works perfect just plug it in imstall app.  ...  "
Cables
 9
place, computer, back, wiring, usb
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  works great, if your planing on gaming get a 100 foot Ethernet cable, or longer, they do not cost must compared to this, however you will have to deal with a cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Wanted to git rid of the cable to my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I would have gbit switches throughout the house and use cat5e or cat6 cables.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m glad to get rid of the Ethernet wire that was from one side of the house to the other.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect thing to have in my apartment where the only internet cord hookup is on the other side of the place.  ...  "
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" ...  All new wiring and zero difference.  ...  "
Band
 8
like, first, fell apart, dual, together
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Fell apart first day  ...  "
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" ...  This would of course be avoided if it could connect to the 5ghz band, which it cannot.  ...  "
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" ...  first the lower part fell down and then the upper part came off.  ...  "
USB
 8
ports, 0, work, well, usb 3
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  Loaded the provided cd then inserted into the usb slot.  ...  "
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" ...  Also works well in a standard USB 2.0 but works better in 3.0.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it's USB 3.0 because I know the USB speed will never be a limitation on the data rate.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to clone it on my laptop, put it on a USB stick and mount on a virtual drive to install it.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best I have seen out of a USB device.  ...  "
Fit
 8
together, small, sides, month, laptop
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It worked for a month and then started to screw itself into oblivion.  ...  "
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" ...  first the lower part fell down and then the upper part came off.  ...  "
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" ...  Same freeze happened on both my computers in either case.  ...  "
Video Playback
 7
streaming, youtube, video, computer, buffering
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought this and she's back up and uploading her videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for streaming video to my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  In his off time he likes YouTube and once again had no issues with streaming videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I can watch HD videos with absolutely no buffering.  ...  "
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" ...  It streams movies and music very quickly and I havn’t had any problems with it yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Watched 4K videos on YouTube without buffering.  ...  "
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" ...  And to have enough of what it takes to for the computer to give smooth, uninterrupted audio and video playback for my lessons and practice .  ...  "
Comfort
 6
like, held, first, felt, fell apart
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  Trust me, it’s not worth the headache.  ...  "
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" ...  Fell apart first day  ...  "
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" ...  first the lower part fell down and then the upper part came off.  ...  "
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" ...  Fell apart within one hour of use and was held together like a kinder suprise toy and felt loose from the start  ...  "
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" ...  The second week it felt apart.  ...  "
Controls
 4
back, review, helpful
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  After finally hitting the power up and down button a few times, it came back.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to remove it/reset it with the side button and plug it back in  ...  "
Lagging
 4
-100%
comment
" ...  If I right click there is no option to reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  Made the desktop freeze.  ...  "
Size
 4
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Somewhat cumbersome attached to the side of this thin notebook.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit itself is overall quite bulky and if used on a laptop that one moves about it becomes even more cumbersome.  ...  "
Design
 4
like, far
+100%
comment
" ...  Does the interface like look like it’s from the 90s?  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far seems to be a great product, far superior to the other brand and pigtailed design.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like it should work  ...  "

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Number of USB ports:  2 
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WIFI
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