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TECHKEY Wireless USB WiFi Adapter 1200Mbps Dual Band 2 4GHz 300Mbps 5GHz 867Mbps High Gain Dual 5dBi Antennas Network WiFi USB 3 0 for Desktop Laptop with Windows 10 8 7 XP Mac OS X

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.8
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
410
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
13
Spam Test
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WIFI
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 397 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 127
easy to install, install, installation, setup, windows 10
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The installation was quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were easy to use and I was up and running in less than 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it, it does not require any installation on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick to install.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing was so easy to install, I thought it didn't work. ... However, what was really going on is that it was already working and all I needed to do was go into the regular network settings on my computer and select my network to connect to.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple install, fast speed and so far, great performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was plug and play, delivery was next day and all for a reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Installing was very easy, just plugged in to a USB port on a Windows 10 PC and it self-installed right away.  ...  "
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Ports
 88
usb, wifi adapter, desktop, techkey, ethernet
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This Techkey adapter gives me better speed than my previous Wise Tiger Wifi adapter. ... But that requires a usb hub to extend the length and I don't have one at the moment. ... Overalll the quality of construction and blazing fast speeds I can get (once I get a usb hub so I can position it better) make this product worth it in the long run.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a perfect product for people who are new to windows or other than Mac and need a WiFi usb. ... Literally all you have to do is plug it in and it will show all the connection options right away.  ...  "
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" ...  So I did some homework on adapters, found this little gem and ordered it. ... Overall I am very pleased with the functionality of the adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  This wifi adapter is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for my desktop that has no ethernet near by.  ...  "
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" ...  These USB Wifi adapters were perfect for our small office.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had no issues with the adapter at all.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a solid feel (some of my previous purchases of wi-fi USB adapters either didn't work well or crumbled in my fingers when I tried to pull it out of the USB port), is a no brainer to assemble and it's USB-3 which allows for fantastic throughput speeds.  ...  "
Network
 84
wifi, router, speed, 5ghz, wifi adapter
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I was only able to connect to a 2.4Ghz wifi with my desktop computer and I was having all kinds of signal issues. ... I received it today, quickly installed it, and was up and running at 5Ghz speed with 100% signal strength in no time at all.  ...  "
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" ...  His desktop could no longer be wired to the new modem/router due to placement within the home so he need a wireless solution that would handle his high speed gaming needs.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged in my WiFi adapter and instantly my desktop was picking up full WiFi signal from my cellphones hotspot.  ...  "
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" ...  It's had two days where the connection was iffy and not dependable at all, but honestly it's rare enough that it doesn't bother me considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to improve wifi in that room in my house, served its purpose .  ...  "
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" ...  my wifi extender has been used for years and not able to reach out the max speed from my internet provider. ... After I bought mytechkey extender and change the wifi adapter setting, and now it completely gets to maximum speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Love its simple operation and strength of signal reception.  ...  "
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" ...  I had an older laptop that did not have the specs to pickup newer wifi speeds.  ...  "
Wifi
 77
wifi adapter, speed, desktop, adapter, wi fi
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The instant i plugged it in, it activated and recognized all the wifi networks in the area.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this 100% if you need a wifi adaptor.  ...  "
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" ...  intel m.2 wifi card.  ...  "
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" ...  im getting exactly 867 mb/s download speed on 5ghz connection .  ...  "
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" ...  The wi-fi on my older desktop computer was painfully slow, showing no signs of improvement when I upgraded my internet service and router. ... I added this wi-fi adapter to the computer and my reported download speeds were immediately 9 times faster!  ...  "
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" ...  This makes the wifi adpater operate sideways.  ...  "
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" ...  With everything out of the way, this is a great wi-fi adapter and i highly recommend it for anyone on a budget.  ...  "
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" ...  Superior wifi reception.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 74
easy to install, install, super, easy to use, setup
+100%
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" ...  It’s portable and easy to connect but was a bit difficult to install on an Ubuntu operating system.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy installation.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation is pretty easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with simple, straight forward directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install driver and start using.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery, easy to install and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely simple to serup and use.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 56
computer, windows 10, pc, internet, wifi
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Not sure what it is the reason for only getting 10mbs when my phone can do 70mbs but at least it works better now with no buffer.  ...  "
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" ...  By far the easiest method to make a desktop wireless.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this product - it boosts my brand new laptop from 4G to 5G  ...  "
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" ...  Set up so easily and connected to the internet quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it to connect to our warehouse PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed to connect a Windows 10 desktop computer from an office in my detached garage to the router in the house (about 150 feet). ... I used the TechKey adapter and had no problem setting up or connecting.  ...  "
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" ...  As the title said, this was plug and play for Windows 10 and just WORKED so much better than the internal card and the other external I had.  ...  "
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" ...  I rent a place and my WiFi is in a separate building and I can barely surf the web on my laptop. ... I ordered this and for Windows 10 it was plug and play!  ...  "
Overall performance
 43
speeds, fast, getting, performance, testing
+91%
-9%
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" ...  This one installed in less than a minute and I got my full 50mbps speed immediately upon testing .  ...  "
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" ...  I'm able to connect wirelessly at the same speeds as my hardwired computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty good speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed test results are giving it good performance.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm pleased with the download speeds that I'm now getting.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple install, fast speed and so far, great performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The speeds of my connection were decent. ... I don't have a 5G connection so obviously i wasn't going to get a super fast connection but this adapter did the job just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  After letting it auto install, the speeds were not very good. ... I'm not getting the speeds I should be getting, but this is a new network and I'm not ready to blame this device yet as there are other issues present unrelated to the device.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 38
far, stopped working, working, month, last
+66%
-34%
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" ...  So far this product has worked out perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to replace a different brand adapter that stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  They have set up easily, and so far have been reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Works even better than original card that crashed.  ...  "
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" ...  So far no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great on my old XP box about that is over 10 years old.  ...  "
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" ...  Have yet to see the longevity of the device but overall it's incredibly simple and working very well thus far.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked right away, no problems  ...  "
Drivers
 37
drivers, windows 10, windows, mini cd, easy
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Setting this up was easy, no drivers to install for Win10.  ...  "
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" ...  It had a mini CD with the installation driver on it.  ...  "
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" ...  It includes a basic but easy to follow manual and a mini CD to install the drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged into Windows 10 machine and began working immediately with no need to update any software.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, it basically worked right out of the box after installing the driver disk.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be helpful to others who ads not as tech savvy if the manufacturer or seller would include a download for the optimal drivers for the device .  ...  "
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" ...  Installed the drivers, plugged it in, and went from a measly 10 mbps to 100 mbps which is my rated internet dl speed with 3/4 signal bars.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows automatically installed the necessary drivers for the adapter and it immediately found my wireless network.  ...  "
Price
 22
money, well worth, great product, good value, worth
+95%
-5%
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" ...  For its price this thing is well worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Ok, I thought for the money should be a bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all, well worth the $19 price.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought I would give it a try because it cost half as much as what I was considering.  ...  "
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" ...  At first this price seemed to good to be true for all the featues that were supposedly included. ... However, I can attest that this is indeed the best your money can buy.  ...  "
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" ...  Quickly came, works great well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good value for $20.  ...  "
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" ...  This proved to be a great product with terrific price ... It was money well spend.  ...  "
Software Platform
 21
linux, computer, windows, server, ubuntu
+62%
-38%
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" ...  It worked perfect on my Kali Linux distro  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this item for an older desktop computer running Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great with my old XP windows computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great on a custom build Windows 10 OS.  ...  "
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" ...  I am running Win10 and as soon as I plugged this unit in, windows knew what it was and made it work.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged into Windows 10 machine and began working immediately with no need to update any software.  ...  "
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" ...  As soon as I put it in my PC windows recognized it and it started working immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  Literally the easiest thing ever with windows 10.  ...  "
ISP
 19
wired, retrieving speedtest net, router, averages, xx xx xx
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I now have consistent steady internet again.  ...  "
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" ...  I had fast wifi/internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Once installed, my internet speed increased by over 10 times.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to order a faster inter net. ... I ordered Xfinity,  ...  "
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" ...  Set up so easily and connected to the internet quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  2) Averages 85 mbps downlink and 8 mbps uplink. ... 3) Averages a latency of 30ms to my router. ... 2) Averages 14 mbps downlink and 3 mbps uplink.  ...  "
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" ...  my wifi extender has been used for years and not able to reach out the max speed from my internet provider.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been limping along with a wireless bridge which frequently lost connection with my Comcast modem.  ...  "
Capacity
 17
router, room, signal, range, basement
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Excellent range and reception, highly recommended  ...  "
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" ...  I got great range from downstairs and was able to utilize the full speed of my router.  ...  "
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" ...  I can see many neighbors networks that I never saw before.  ...  "
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" ...  My WI-FI is at other end of house ( 60 feet and a few walls away ) has a strong signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Wanted to reactivate it for guests in another room.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to improve wifi in that room in my house, served its purpose .  ...  "
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" ...  I use my laptop in my bedroom, which is located downstairs and at the opposite end of the house from the router.  ...  "
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" ...  I stay in a dwelling thats on my fathers property and its kind of far away from the router thats inside the main house.  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
thank, techkey, seller, great product, really
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The TECHKEY replacement was Awsome.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good price too, got it shipped fast and no complaint from me - will order again from the seller in the future.  ...  "
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" ...  thank you techkey for speedy delivery of such a great product .  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much for a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  works with no issues as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks to Prime, I had it in just a few days.  ...  "
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" ...  The product works as stated.  ...  "
Internet
 11
speed, fast, download speed, testing, high
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Awesome and very fast internet!  ...  "
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" ...  I had fast wifi/internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Internet has been quick ever since.  ...  "
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" ...  High download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  The internet performance and speed was also very good to excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Internet speed is fast, would recommend  ...  "
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" ...  I now have consistent steady internet again.  ...  "
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" ...  Testing download speed . ... Testing download speed . ... Download: 140.37 Mbit/s  ...  "
CD/DVD
 10
cd, disc, included, drive, disk
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Works good plug and play didn't even need the disk  ...  "
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" ...  It does come with an install CD but I did not require it.  ...  "
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" ...  Flawless install on Win10 Pro - no need for CD.  ...  "
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" ...  A disc is included so I was able to install and use it for my desktop within 10 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  Had issues getting my cd rom that I haven't used in years to work, but once I was able to read the disk install was successful and we have internet on my Dad's old PC without a cable.  ...  "
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" ...  i didnt even have to install the disc despite my computer not having a disc drive which was super convenient for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with a CD but we don't have anywhere to put it.  ...  "
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" ...  There was driver disc included in the packaging, but I dont' have a working CD drive right now and I suspect it's an older version of the same realtek driver anyway.  ...  "
Returns
 10
return, refund, get, eligible, techkey
+20%
-80%
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" ...  I am sending this item back after many attempts to get it to work properly.  ...  "
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" ...  It died in 3 months and there is no way to return or get a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  I would really like a refund on this because I have only used it for a few days and it is already so unreliable that I have to unplug and replug it basically every 5-10 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  AVOID AVOID AVOID!  ...  "
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" ...  Going in the trash  ...  "
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" ...  This item isn't eligible for return even if I bought through Amazon Prime.  ...  "
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" ...  This item isn't eligible for a refund so buyer beware.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
time, delivery, product, came, thank
+100%
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" ...  Also quick delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  The package came literaly within day of ordering as per there listing.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Low cost and fast delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived just in time, I really loved this product, it was just what i needed.  ...  "
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" ...  thank you techkey for speedy delivery of such a great product .  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived promptly and seems to be pretty good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Received the adapter on Saturday.  ...  "
Gaming
 7
gaming, work, perfect, little, lag
+100%
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" ...  I loved this product it caused no lag for me in games and it gave me little ping.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed an adapter capable of playing multiplayer games and manipulating file shares for work.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for gaming and fast browsing!  ...  "
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" ...  Even though I didnt have a problem browsing webpages, I couldnt really game with my little brother and his friends. ... Now I can game, transfer anything I want!!  ...  "
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" ...  Both boys can get online and play games without lag now.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for gaming, work use, and leisure use.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son after we got gigabit internet for his windows 10 gaming desktop.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
good, feels, quality, pretty, material
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Since installation, I have not had any dropped connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Regarding connectivity, the build quality is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Its minimal and flexible design keeps it from being obtrusive.  ...  "
USB
 5
usb 3 0, requires, recognize, mini cd, bit
+100%
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" ...  To get full value you should have usb 3.0 but works great with 2.0.  ...  "
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" ...  Good to go on installing into an available usb slot  ...  "
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" ...  But that requires a usb hub to extend the length and I don't have one at the moment.  ...  "
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" ...  You do have to use the (mini) CD that came with the USB stick to install.  ...  "
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" ...  I used this on an older USB 3.0 port on a custom PC.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
advertised
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  works with no issues as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The product works as stated.  ...  "
Size
 4
usb, range, device, bit
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Cannot handle heavy use.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
started, restart, stopped, computer, attempting
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Also, after attempting the temporary fix 3 or more times, my computer stops detecting the device resulting in me having to restart my computer for it to detect again.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to unplug it multiple times before it decided to reconnect.  ...  "
Fit
 3
usb, device
+100%
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" ...  Fit nicely into a slot on the back of PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I was still able to install the device, but it was a tight fit next to my other USB attachments.  ...  "
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" ...  This device fits the bill.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  3 
USB:  Yes 
Yes
WIFI
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB