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TP Link AC1200 PCIe WiFi Card for PC Archer T5E Bluetooth 4 2 Dual Band Wireless Network Card 2 4Ghz and 5Ghz for Gaming Streaming Supports Windows 10 8 1 8 7 32 64 bit

Last Updated: March 14, 2021 (Refresh Now)
8.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
999
Old Reviews
300
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Review Analysis - 670 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 185
install, installation, card, easy, minutes
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, took me less than 3 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Was not hard to install.  ...  "
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" ...  It installed easily.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and functions just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great easy install im just stupid and relized after I could bypass having to even deal with a card as my mother board has a spot to plug in the wifi bluetooth chip next to the m.2 ports.  ...  "
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" ...  And it came with instructions and was super easy to install. ... But I was able to install the card into my computer and then screw the antennas onto it.  ...  "
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" ...  After that the card installed easily.  ...  "
Network
 145
wifi, router, tp link, mbps, 5ghz
+72%
-28%
comment
" ...  One in the basement the other on the 2nd floor. ... No signal drop since install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and give me a good signal I don’t think there is much else I need to say  ...  "
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" ...  I moved my old desktop from directly connected to the router into a different room.  ...  "
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" ...  Work moments after install and wifi signal is so strong it could kill a horse  ...  "
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" ...  I get really good reception with this  ...  "
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" ...  I have 400 up/400 down fiber internet and get a fast, reliable signal from my router in the living room to my desktop in the bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this TPLink one to be able to connect to the 5g network in my home.  ...  "
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" ...  Some of my mobile devices don't get super good signal from this distance.  ...  "
Ports
 114
ethernet, adapter, motherboard, wifi, pcie
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  We tried multiple USB adapters to get a solid WIFI signal into my son's room.  ...  "
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" ...  The PCI Wifi Receiver worked excellent on my ASUS motherboard.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to fiddle quite a bit with the Ethernet settings to get this device activated with my system, but it works like a charm now.  ...  "
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" ...  Low cost solution to increase ethernet speed on older motherboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it to replace built-in network adapter after a storm damaged it.  ...  "
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" ...  I had previously purchased a few of the USB dongles to add Wifi to our family PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Using Cox's gigablast plan this wireless adapter is being used to its fullest and everything I download, stream, or upload goes insanely quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon, this is an ethernet card.  ...  "
Drivers
 108
driver, windows 10, windows, installed, tp link
+72%
-28%
comment
" ...  bought it, installed it, downloaded latest drivers and it works great for my new desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  Works out of box no drivers  ...  "
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" ...  Installed the card, powered on, inserted the CD with the driver, installed the driver and connected without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The firewall software (based on Free BSD) recognized the card and installed the correct drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed the driver and it worked after reboot.  ...  "
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" ...  MAKE SURE WHEN YOUR DRIVERS ARE DONE DOWNLOADING YOU HAVE TO OPEN THEM AND INSTALL THEM IN YOUR COMPUTER. ... FOR EXAMPLE, THE DRIVERS UPDATE FOR YOUR GRAPHICS CARD OR YOUR MOTHERBOARD OR CPU.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 has recognize it immediately and installed the drivers automatically.  ...  "
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" ...  The latest version of Windows 10 (as of September 2020) already supports this adapter without additional driver installations.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 100
card, bluetooth, windows 10, desktop, linux
+76%
-24%
comment
" ...  Work with Win10, plug n play.  ...  "
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" ...  With Windows 10 it was a breeze, plugged the card in, fired up the computer and it found the card right away, without even needing the installation CD.  ...  "
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" ...  worked great in my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Device came on time and work as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It probably works fine with windows also.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I did get it set up it was ready to go since I had windows 10 running.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged into a Windows 10 machine with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Adémas, ahora puedo transferir mis archivos del celular a mi pc por medio del bluetooth y es muy rapido tambien.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 94
easy, install, install and works, card, works great
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Next the instructions and software were easy to understand, and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple enough install.  ...  "
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" ...  For $5 more than the non-bluetooth version of this card it was an easy choice.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and set up on my wife's computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, took me less than 3 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Both installs quick & as easy as pie.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation part of the card is actually quite easy.  ...  "
Wifi
 93
card, pc, wifi adapter, wi fi, router
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  If you just need a simple network card without wifi, then this is the way to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Turned on the computer and it locked onto my WIFI without me having to do anything other than enter my password.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this WiFi card.  ...  "
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" ...  Very affordable and provides wifi and bluetooth to a build in definite need of some wireless capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed in a computer that needed wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to pick up wifi two rooms from router  ...  "
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" ...  my wifi router is located a good distance away from the computer this was installed on and this thing seems to work great so far!  ...  "
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" ...  I connected to my router, and was up and running in a minute.  ...  "
Software Platform
 70
linux, windows, card, ubuntu, install
+70%
-30%
comment
" ...  Windows 10 recognized and installed it for me without an internet connection and I was up and running in 2 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I did get it set up it was ready to go since I had windows 10 running.  ...  "
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" ...  works with windows 10 as well.  ...  "
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" ...  As best I can tell, Windows was interfering with the software installation because it was busy trying to install its own on top of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Fixed the windows 10 featured update that took down my nic on board asus internet  ...  "
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" ...  All three work great in RedHat 7 and Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, this will help you get your internet/web work done.  ...  "
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" ...  It probably works fine with windows also.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 68
working, months, card, weeks, stopped working
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Pretty sure i got this a long time ago for my old pc, and i can say this thing has never failed me when getting good wifi signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Working well for me.  ...  "
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" ...  So far its working very well.  ...  "
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" ...  It has worked flawlessly since.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using it for a week without a single problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed, turned the PC on and everything worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Recognized change and was back online.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as needed  ...  "
Overall performance
 64
speeds, fast, card, performance, getting
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I build all my gaming computers and this card is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds are pretty good!  ...  "
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" ...  If I need to do this again with another computer I'll get the same card and will expect the same great results.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and seems to be fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a breeze to install and it increased my speed a little.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not getting any crazy download speeds but sightly better than any wifi device I have in hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I was getting well over 100mb/s download speeds. ... Especially because there were great speeds when it was first installed.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems fast and stable thus far.  ...  "
ISP
 44
internet, speed, wireless, mbps, card
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I boosted my Mbps from avg 300 Mbps to 500 - 1000 Mbps!  ...  "
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" ...  I am using the 5ghz band with this card upstairs from the modem.  ...  "
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" ...  I tested the wireless and it worked well.  ...  "
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" ...  No other NIC exists.  ...  "
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" ...  I was getting well over 100mb/s download speeds. ... also, I would like to note, that my computer has the clearest path to the wifi router.  ...  "
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" ...  I was paying for 200Mbps internet but was seeing no more than 60 or 70 Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  When I swapped out my previous wireless card with this one, my download speed doubled.  ...  "
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" ...  The connection has been great and reliable.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 40
wifi, card, wifi and bluetooth, pc, motherboard
+75%
-25%
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" ...  wifi and bluetooth worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth plugs into one of your USB 2.0 headers.  ...  "
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" ...  The one without bluetooth .  ...  "
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" ...  Worked fine for me out the box and now I got WiFi and Bluetooth great for the price but the bracket didn’t alight with my case so it’s not bolted to the chassis maybe it’ll be good for yours.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth works great too!  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth gets its power from a separate connection (USB) on the motherboard, thus the "bluetooth works, wifi doesn't" reviews.  ...  "
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" ...  This was put into a new PC build and it works beautifully (both WiFi and Bluetooth).  ...  "
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" ...  For $5 more than the non-bluetooth version of this card it was an easy choice.  ...  "
Capacity
 27
house, signal, wifi, room, moved
+85%
-15%
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" ...  One in the basement the other on the 2nd floor.  ...  "
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" ...  With the antenna now I'm about 25ft away theough two walls and it works good.  ...  "
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" ...  We tried multiple USB adapters to get a solid WIFI signal into my son's room. ... I knew this was not an issue because i had 0 issues with other laptops and wireless devices in the room.  ...  "
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" ...  However, my upstairs computer in my 3200 square foot home was only getting about 50 MBPS on wifi, no matter what I tried.  ...  "
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" ...  Was upstairs and router downstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  It's in the same room as the wireless router at the moment.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for use at my current apartment complex. ... It has great signal strength and speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It was hitting no more than 189 Mbps anywhere in the house we used it.  ...  "
Gaming
 26
games, online, playing, game, pings
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  30ft of range very very reliably fast and stable peferct for gaming or streaming  ...  "
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" ...  After the tests, we both started downloading WoW via the Blizzard game manager application.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm getting great wifi speeds with this, enough to handle competitive games just fine!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my son to complete his gaming computer build.  ...  "
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" ...  And my ping in games is now so much better.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an old gaming computer that I built in 2012 that was getting a little too old to support the latest games, but with the addition of an SSD, was still a very usable machine so I repurposed it as a home theater PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for gaming without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Connections are rock solid for large downloads (downloaded over 200GB on it so far without a hiccup) and pings when gaming are within 1-2ms of my PC on LAN when playing competitive games and shooters. ... Easy to install, speeds are high, and it works great for gaming.  ...  "
Price
 24
money, worth, product, worth the money, waste
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  will look into a better unit when i have extra money.  ...  "
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" ...  I opted out on a mobo with BT, big price increase.  ...  "
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" ...  At $14.99 it was a no-brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job for a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  good bang for the dollar  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome card for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Total upgrade cost was under $20.  ...  "
Returns
 18
returning, replacement, returned, day, card
-100%
comment
" ...  It did not work and unfortunately we were not able to send it back, as “time had run out”.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish i had most my day back from messing with it . ... Out of stock for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Keep the box intact and return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Too bad I only noticed it after the return date is expired.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  needless to say i will be returning this  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully its not too late for me to return this.  ...  "
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" ...  I only won't return this because I threw away the box.  ...  "
Marketplace
 15
product, advertised, works, picture, got
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  product as described  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It worked as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Functions as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received this card today.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture says it all . ... In the picture you see the result, what more could you ask for?  ...  "
Fit
 12
card, screw, slot, seems, pci
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The card fits in a 1x PCI-e slot.  ...  "
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" ...  Pop it in and (in most cases) it just works.  ...  "
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" ...  Hardware fit perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  First of all it fit like a glove in my Dell desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with two different sizes of hardware, so it will fit a standard case or a small case.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very small and fit perfectly without hitting anything else.  ...  "
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" ...  This WiFi card was a perfect fit. ... It snapped right in and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, literally one screw to remove back plate cover on my case, pop card in and reinstall screw.  ...  "
Cables
 11
motherboard, thing, running, tiny, faster
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  Actually, if you get a very long cable, the price is even higher.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I get all the speed I pay for from my cable company, and then some.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a tiny cord you have to plug into the motherboard.  ...  "
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" ...  One less cable on my desk!  ...  "
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" ...  And, I don't have to worry about a power surge from my cable knocking out my computer or other components.  ...  "
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" ...  I unplugged the ethernet wire and this machine actually seams to connect faster now with this so very happy with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  this item worked flawlessly and much better than running a long cable/cord!  ...  "
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" ...  This is certainly a great alternative to running cable to my new home office.  ...  "
Internet
 11
speed, product, fast, like, get
+64%
-36%
comment
" ...  I can tell there is definitely a difference in how fast the internet loads.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good product and very high internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't live without internet now.  ...  "
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" ...  My internet speed is 300 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great and internet is so much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  The first internet boot impressive.  ...  "
Product As Described
 9
product, advertised, works, picture, exactly
+100%
comment
" ...  Simple and does as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture says it all . ... In the picture you see the result, what more could you ask for?  ...  "
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" ...  It worked as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  product as described  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Functions as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product exactly as described.  ...  "
Lagging
 7
restart, randomly, minutes, every, disconnect
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  after a restart, nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  It only lags!  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to switch over to 2.4ghz and EVERY SINGLE time I did so, it would freeze the entire computer and a hard shutdown would have to be performed.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes taking 10 minutes to reconnect, only to disconnect again within a few minutes.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 7
disc, install, included, rom, dvd
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  easy hardware install but finding the software was a bit of a pain because who uses CD drives anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  Just in case your computer has the same amount of trouble reading the discs as mine did.  ...  "
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" ...  Hooked it up and it worked right away without having to use the install CD.  ...  "
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" ...  The install was very easy until I ran the cd install routine from the CD that came with it .  ...  "
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" ...  I went ahead and installed from the disc anyway, which is the most "complex" part of it, since (with 8/8.1 anyway) you'll need to access the Windows Device Manager as an administrator.  ...  "
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" ...  put the install disc in the DVD drive and 5 minutes later I am in business.  ...  "
Delivery
 7
received, prompt, product, packaged, exactly
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Received the product very quickly in a couple days.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The box was well packaged and designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered earlier than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was exactly as advertised very prompt delivery.  ...  "
Apps
 6
started, software, one, another, windows 10
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Is the problem hardware, software or user related?  ...  "
comment
" ...  Downloading and running the offline update file from Microsoft did not work.  ...  "
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" ...  after a couple weeks, now im getting the issue where programs won't sign in (like steam, dropbox) because theres no internet connection and webpages either wont load or take forever.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It will not download or function with windows 10 and is stated on the company website.  ...  "
Data reception
 5
2 4g, works, internet, connection
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Device randomly stops transmitting data.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When I download something everything slows to molasses (and this is on 5g, when I can tell the difference after using 2.4g!)  ...  "
comment
" ...  2.4g works at 21mbps and the 5G is broken!  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
little, case, seems, part, one
+100%
comment
" ...  Well constructed, well-packaged.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good choice to buy one or two for a backup in case you loose you built in NIC on a Mobo.  ...  "
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" ...  It snapped right in and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Should help keep it more cool and stable, and if you happen to have an open case it looks a little nicer than a bare PCI-E card.  ...  "
Band
 4
5ghz, work, 802, 2 4ghz, 2
+50%
-50%
Memory
 3
gb
+100%
comment
" ...  Worked as specified at full Gb speed.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Dell 8930 XPS with 16GB of memory.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Rather than replace the motherboard, which would also mean replacing processor and RAM, I ordered this little gem.  ...  "
Firmware
 3
driver, also, site, reinstalled, latest
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  2.4Ghz also had the same problem at first but reinstalling the TP-Link driver seemed to have fixed 2.4Ghz issue.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Update: used drivers from TPLink, some issues connecting to certain N based networks.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
step by step, easy to install
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Everything was a step by step by step guide.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like that it’s easy to install but it doesn’t even work properly I followed the steps of installment tried reinstalling it but, it’s still not good  ...  "
Size
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  - Built-in Bluetooth, but that's sort of a mixed bag.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought a couple of these for small business.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Comes in static bag in simple packaging.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It snapped right in and works great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  (Use both thumbs with even pressure).  ...  "

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