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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: 5 Jun 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.8
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
595
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
17
Spam Test
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WIFI
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 578 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 181
easy, install, installation, setup, super
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Flawless install on Win10 Pro - no need for CD.  ...  "
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" ...  with signal, should been easier to install then using cd  ...  "
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" ...  Quick to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was quick and easy and within minutes I was achieving full speeds that my provider offers.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with simple, straight forward directions. ... I let my 10 year old son install the program and he was able to use the guide and get us connected to the internet the first time.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my desktop and it was a really simple plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speed, fast connection, i didnt even need to install- simply plug and play, cant get any easier!  ...  "
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" ...  Device pretty easy to set and install.  ...  "
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Network
 130
wifi, router, speed, 5ghz, wifi adapter
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I can connect to 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz (usually called simply "5GHz") signals.  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as advertised Signal strength 100%.  ...  "
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" ...  Much faster throughput than my old WiFi adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  It increased the speed on both 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ.  ...  "
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" ...  This Wifi Dongle boosted my speeds over my old single-antenna wifi dongle setup .  ...  "
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" ...  Then there are three normal residential walls also between this adapter and the router (Comcast).  ...  "
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" ...  More antennas=more power?  ...  "
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" ...  Once connected, throughput speeds were as advertised and my computer was about 50ft away from the wireless access point. ... Connectivity is continuous with no dropped connections or lag in speed.  ...  "
Ports
 125
usb, wifi adapter, desktop, wifi, techkey
+90%
-10%
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" ...  TECHKEY Wireless USB WiFi Adapter is a great product, easy to install , signal strength is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  This adapter is a game changer!!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good wifi adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it on a remote desktop I can't run Ethernet to.  ...  "
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" ...  My Comcast speedtest pretty much is twice as fast when compared to the other USB adapter I tried with my desktop PC.  ...  "
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" ...  My router is close, but I still see speeds using this adapter rivaling that of the ethernet connection.  ...  "
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" ...  i have purchased a lot of wireless USB adapter and none are as good as this.  ...  "
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" ...  Lost wifi on my desktop and access to an internal wifi adapter disappear. ... Got this external adapter to address this problem without going into an expensive repair of computer.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 112
easy, install, easy to use, super, simple
+100%
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" ...  The installation was quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to install and connection is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install- working great and for the price you cant bear it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, doesn't require the CD for installation which confused me at first.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and no connection issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install but the performance is sub-par big time.  ...  "
Wifi
 104
wifi adapter, desktop, wi fi, speed, signal
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Great wifi adapter so far! ... Speeds look great and I'm replacing a wifi adapter that had spotty and inconsistent connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  I started to notice that my internet was slowing down, little did I know it was the wifi adapter that I was using.  ...  "
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" ...  I get fast, consistent wifi on my desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  works great as replacement when wi-fi card broke.  ...  "
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" ...  My room is the farthest away from the router and getting a 5G Wifi signal was really hard, but this fixed my problem.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good wifi adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I had fast wifi/internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly what I needed to enable wi-fi on my new desktop.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 76
computer, windows 10, pc, wifi, internet
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Plugged in and work perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This device brings life to your laptop or desktop terrific speeds could not fathom how fast  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to use my laptop in my car at times and this does pretty well with range .  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered this when we got our wireless internet because my desktop no longer worked and it works GREAT! ... I can now use my desktop again.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I use this on my home desktop pc.  ...  "
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" ...  Would definitely recommend this as an easy solution to add wifi either to a desktop or a laptop if you are not wanting to try and install internal devices.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 58
stopped working, working, far, month, months
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Bought this to replace a different brand adapter that stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it's working great.  ...  "
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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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" ...  worked for me.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good, worked as soon as I plugged it in.  ...  "
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" ...  If this keeps working well i'll buy another!  ...  "
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" ...  They have set up easily, and so far have been reliable.  ...  "
Overall performance
 55
speeds, fast, performance, getting, testing
+91%
-9%
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" ...  119mpbs is just under 15 megabytes per second, which is the fastest I can download with my plan.  ...  "
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" ...  Performs fast and it’s range is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple install, fast speed and so far, great performance.  ...  "
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" ...  As for speed - I don't have a way to compare this one with my previous adapter, but it seems plenty fast.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It is very fast and efficient.  ...  "
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" ...  High download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  This device brings life to your laptop or desktop terrific speeds could not fathom how fast  ...  "
Drivers
 51
drivers, cd, windows 10, windows, mini cd
+88%
-12%
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" ...  As I'm not very proficient at command prompt, I did have a bit of problem installing drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact that I didn't have to use the disk to install the driver.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows automatically installed the drivers and connected me to my saved wifi network.  ...  "
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" ...  Loaded the drivers and it works great!  ...  "
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" ...  Appreciate that they have drivers available for Linux  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with Arch Linux, so far a developer has been keeping the drivers in the AUR repository up to date with the latest kernels.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was easy, however you should know that the driver for this product comes in a mini cd drive which is not always helpful as more and more computer these days are coming without a cd drive. ... I was able to find the driver online using a simple google search and downloaded it.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is very capable, although as an IT I cannot stress it enough when I say INSTALL THE DRIVERS on the disk provided, if you don't install the included drivers you will probably have issues with your connection randomly cutting out which can be annoying, so please install it, it takes less than 5 minutes and will save you alot of headache in the future.  ...  "
Software Platform
 30
linux, windows, computer, server, software
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I purchased this item for an older desktop computer running Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged into Windows 10 machine and began working immediately with no need to update any software.  ...  "
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" ...  Software loaded easily .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Worked great with my old XP windows computer.  ...  "
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" ...  with newer windows 10 just a simple plug in and ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  No downloading was needed.  ...  "
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" ...  It works perfect on Windows, Linux is a he'll to install, I still haven't installed it on Kali.  ...  "
Price
 28
money, worth, well worth, great product, good value
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Very good value for $20.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all, well worth the $19 price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very worth of the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Completely worth the very reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the effort to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Ok, I thought for the money should be a bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the money.  ...  "
Capacity
 27
router, wifi, upstairs, signal, range
+96%
-4%
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" ...  My house is pretty long wifi is other side of the house, but I have those wifi extender so its like in the middle of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this Techkey antenna to monitor WiFi signal strength in office, perfect for my application.  ...  "
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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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" ...  got the wifi for my room for my computer  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I live in an apartment complex and it picks up signals at 5/bar strength, between a few walls.  ...  "
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" ...  My room is the farthest away from the router and getting a 5G Wifi signal was really hard, but this fixed my problem.  ...  "
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" ...  This items served great on one of my weak wifi signal zones. ... It's not too large to place anywhere and gets great signal reception with the AC.  ...  "
ISP
 23
wired, speed, router, retrieving speedtest net, desktop
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  I've been limping along with a wireless bridge which frequently lost connection with my Comcast modem.  ...  "
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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 had fast wifi/internet.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed to upgrade my wireless to 5GHZ.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better speed, much more stable connection.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to order a faster inter net. ... I ordered Xfinity,  ...  "
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" ...  Got the antenna for a computer that's far from my modem.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up so easily and connected to the internet quickly.  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
thank, techkey, seller, great product, received
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  thank you techkey for speedy delivery of such a great product .  ...  "
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" ...  10/10 will order again!  ...  "
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" ...  works with no issues as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I came across Techkey on amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  The TECHKEY replacement was Awsome.  ...  "
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" ...  Good doing business with your company-Thank you.  ...  "
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" ...  product as described  ...  "
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" ...  So definitely recommend the product and the seller.  ...  "
Delivery
 16
arrived, received, time, product, order
+100%
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" ...  Received the adapter on Saturday.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived promptly and seems to be pretty good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The package came literaly within day of ordering as per there listing.  ...  "
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" ...  Low cost and fast delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  The product has worked as described since i received it.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was very fast I received it the very next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only is it more than half the price of a comparable adapter from Walmart, but it was delivered less than 18hrs from when I placed the order.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in about 2 days and i was up and running in seconds.  ...  "
Gaming
 13
games, work, perfect, pc, little
+100%
comment
" ...  This adapter is a game changer!!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Bought this for my son after we got gigabit internet for his windows 10 gaming desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  Both boys can get online and play games without lag now.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it in the mail, plugged it into my pc, started gaming and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  no problems gaming online but isnt the fastest.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for gaming and fast browsing!  ...  "
CD/DVD
 12
install, drive, disc, included, disk
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  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
 12
return, refund, get, eligible, techkey
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  I am sending this item back after many attempts to get it to work properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning the product the same day of arrival.  ...  "
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" ...  Going in the trash  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, can't return.  ...  "
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" ...  AVOID AVOID AVOID!  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Internet
 11
speed, fast, download speed, testing, high
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
Build Quality
 10
good, feels, quality, pretty, material
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Broke after ononth  ...  "
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" ...  The USB connection is thin metal and bends making insertion difficult  ...  "
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" ...  Broke within two months of owning it.  ...  "
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" ...  While the construction of the wifi physical module feels rather cheap (plastic), I have to say it performs better than expected.  ...  "
USB
 8
usb 3 0, requires, recognize, mini cd, got
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  It is rather large so I got a short usb extension and that worked well.  ...  "
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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
 5
advertised
+100%
comment
" ...  product as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  works with no issues as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The product works as stated.  ...  "
Fit
 5
usb, device
+100%
comment
" ...  This was a good fit!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s more durable that the little stick ones.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Apps
 4
computer, attempting
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Its a dropbox link, and It looks like a website trying to download a trojan.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using my window connection to run it because there was a lag with the realtalk software.  ...  "
Size
 4
usb, range, device, bit
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Cannot handle heavy use.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
started, restart, stopped, computer, attempting
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "

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Specifications

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