Last Updated: 17 Mar 2019

USB Wifi Adapter 1200Mbps TECHKEY USB 3 0 Wifi Dongle 802 11 ac Wireless Network Adapter with Dual Band 2 4GHz 300Mbps 5GHz 866Mbps 5dBi High Gain Antenna for Desktop Windows XP Vista 7 8 10 Linux Mac

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2019
8.9
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
582
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
42
Spam Test
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Yes
WIFI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB
Yes
BLUETOOTH

Review Summary - 540 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 212
install, easy, installation, setup, wifi
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Needed to configure manually to use AC wireless  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to install and works well as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to connect if you follow the directions closely.  ...  "
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" ...  Had no problem with installation.  ...  "
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" ...  Took a while to get installed, but it really works.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install and get up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought once I plugged the Wifi Adapter in I would need to go through some type of setup process.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 129
easy, install, setup, easy to use, use
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install, I just put in the CD and BOOM!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the ease of set-up was.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  So far it's been great and super simple to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to install without the disk and worked at its max speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and set up, providing a wireless connection which was indistinguishable from the original component.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and easy installation.  ...  "
Ports
 115
usb, wifi, 0, wireless, plug
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My laptop's on-board wireless has been acting a bit flaky lately, so I did some research and found this USB 3 Wireless AC1200 adapter for a super low price. ... I received the adapter this morning and plugged it into one of my laptop's USB 3 ports and disabled my laptop's builtin wireless adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little wifi adapter. ... So far it has performed as expected with improved download speeds over my previous adapter. ... For the money, I would definitely recommend this adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug it into a USB-3 port to boost speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Normally I would connect a desktop computer to a modem or router via Ethernet, but the distance made that unworkable.  ...  "
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" ...  I saw this usb receiver and was skeptical, but also very broke, so I pulled the trigger.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for a great, affordable adapter pick this one.  ...  "
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" ...  The adapter has good wifi signal in two nearby rooms, this is without the antenna connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased at the value, since it would have been a big job to run a cable from the router to where the computer is, plus it wouldn't have looked nice.  ...  "
Network
 100
signal, router, antenna, adapter, speed
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Really needed 5G to get decent wifi to my computer in the basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Brought in the signal with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  3.0 USB Wifi in the most distant room of my house from the router/modem with four out of five bar reception.  ...  "
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" ...  Great signal strength but I'm only a few feet away from router.  ...  "
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" ...  Strong signal and fast speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Considering I have three interior walls and about 25 feet of distance between my router and this antenna/dongle, this is very acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  The 5Ghz signal connects very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged right in with a strong signal.  ...  "
Wifi
 85
adapter, network, laptop, computer, signal
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I am not technologically savvy, but it enabled me to get internet connection from a WiFi hot spot at my office.  ...  "
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" ...  My desktop that is downstairs didn't have a wifi card and my modem is setup upstairs. ... This Wifi adapter picked up my modem signal really well and I have no connection issues with my desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  It was so easy to install, I just plugged it in, chose the WiFi network, and went on with the day.  ...  "
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" ...  It's worth the upgrade from a 2.4 wifi adapter. ... 5G is where it's at.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this wi-fi adapter!  ...  "
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" ...  I opened the package, plugged it in and BOOM ready to go, just had to add the wifi password and I was connected.  ...  "
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" ...  The new device has substantially improved my internet speed to my computer over our home WIFI.  ...  "
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" ...  Took a while to get installed, the wifi adapter is working very well once I worked through a few glitches  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 77
laptop, desktop, computer, windows, windows 10
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Works well Plug and play windows 10  ...  "
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" ...  It was great to install and great for my desk computer  ...  "
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" ...  I bought new internet and a new router and then had blazing fast speeds on my cell phone, but not my desktop. ... I work from home and video conference, and I could not even open my email. ... The internet guy suggested I connect to the 5g rather than the 2g version of our new network, but my desktop did not have that capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  Really Good Use Wifi, It perfectly fit my pc  ...  "
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" ...  Plug and play on Windows 10 v1809.  ...  "
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" ...  I intend to upgrade to a WiFi/Bluetooth card in the future, but this dongle has more than met expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  For my desktop  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 recognized it as soon as I plugged it in, and it was configured and now works flawlessly.  ...  "
Overall performance
 50
fast, speeds, good, easy, computer
+96%
-4%
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" ...  USB3 and fast speeds  ...  "
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" ...  I like this product because its not to big and it has good range and speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Has made my internet faster and more reliable on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Entire process went fast.  ...  "
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" ...  so simple to use just plugged in and connected with great speed  ...  "
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" ...  Good connection speeds and reliable operation.  ...  "
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" ...  After a restart the device worked flawlessly and has great speed and lowered my latency dramatically.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice bang for your buck, decent download speeds.  ...  "
Drivers
 47
driver, install, cd, need, download
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Comes with a cd that contains the drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed driver disk for Windows 7.  ...  "
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" ...  Win 10 picks up the device and installs drivers and you are up and going.  ...  "
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" ...  I was up and running with no driver installation in minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to Install, Software/Driver CD worked well and established a strong wireless connection w/i minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Just download the drivers and plug in the USB and you’re all good to connect to your WiFi!  ...  "
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" ...  Works like it is supposed to and comes with a driver disc  ...  "
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" ...  I now have it installed and it works like a charm, but the drivers came on a mini CD.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 40
worked, weeks, stopped, error, 2
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Just plugged in and it worked!  ...  "
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" ...  Working great so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged it in and it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Finished installing and is working very well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  works great no problems  ...  "
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" ...  More importantly, it solved two problems I had.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Had this for 2 weeks and going good ... Will update review after 1 month and 3 months  ...  "
Price
 33
good, product, money, worth, cost
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I price matched this item and similar items at Wal-Mart and I couldn't believe the prices.  ...  "
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" ...  At first I was a little skeptical of the price, given that other products cost so much more.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  This product was worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  This solved all my problems with a budget price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  It was also a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Furthermore, you can’t the price and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  But for the price and simplicity of use, this product has no equals!  ...  "
ISP
 31
modem, internet, wifi, speeds, router
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I was able to connect to both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz wifi networks as I have a dualband router.  ...  "
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" ...  And don't expect to to give you speeds faster than your service provider gives you.  ...  "
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" ...  It installed easily and works great with my Netgear Nighthawk R7800 router.  ...  "
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" ...  I typically get 250+mbps when I'm wired directly into the router/modem.  ...  "
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" ...  I get 85 Mbps + download speed for my 100 Mbps bandwidth.  ...  "
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" ...  I just bought a new house with wireless routers and wireless satellite DVRs.  ...  "
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" ...  I am also now able to connect to the 5g internet setting that my older wifi card would not pick up.  ...  "
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" ...  It is able to connect to AC networks and has much faster speeds than my old network card.  ...  "
Software Platform
 28
windows, windows 10, error, install, compatible
+61%
-39%
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" ...  Connected right to the internet once program installed.  ...  "
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" ...  The laptop is running Windows 10 Pro, build 1809.  ...  "
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" ...  works on linux (Ubuntu) ... Got this primarily for Ubuntu Linux PC.  ...  "
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" ...  5 minutes to configure using Ubuntu Server, and kali Linux distributions.  ...  "
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" ...  It installs automatically on win10.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 was able to detect and download drivers on its own.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to get going in Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  best of all it works flawlessly with recent Linux kernels.  ...  "
Capacity
 18
router, signal, room, reception, walls
+100%
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" ...  I can now stream my music from computer (in my office) to my living room Chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  Full reception clear across my house on the lower floor.  ...  "
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" ...  My computer couldn’t reach the house WiFi on the third floor but this thing could reach all the WiFi networks in the neighborhood if I so chose.  ...  "
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" ...  Has great signal even from rooms away.  ...  "
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" ...  Really needed 5G to get decent wifi to my computer in the basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Considering I have three interior walls and about 25 feet of distance between my router and this antenna/dongle, this is very acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought to extend wifi signal to a room that is made of cinder block walls.  ...  "
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" ...  Signal strength is excellent.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
amazon, works, worked, time, reviews
+100%
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  I received what i expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was fast and on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Im ordering another one ASAP !  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived quickly, as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Delivery
 12
quickly, quick, package, days, arrived
+100%
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" ...  I received the produced quickly and well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was fast and on time.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in 2 days (as promised).  ...  "
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" ...  I received what i expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my product quickly and with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was quick and timely, and my product arrived in easy-to-open clamshell packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  I received exactly what was advertised and everything works after 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  When this arrived I plugged it in and voila!  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
works, worked, described, received, expected
+100%
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" ...  Product works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  works 100% as described  ...  "
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" ...  Worked exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  I received what i expected.  ...  "
Gaming
 9
pc, wifi, new, issues, built
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This is really good for your PC setup if you want to play multiplayer games or stream the internet with no hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  Great performance for online gaming as well, granted you're on a solid network.  ...  "
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" ...  My computer is an older gaming desktop that runs win 7 home premium.  ...  "
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" ...  gaming and surfing the internet is some much more responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  This product has redefined the ability of my PC gaming experience.  ...  "
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" ...  The most recent PC I've built is the most powerful one, which I put in basement for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for my nephew who was experiencing connectivity issues with his new wifi-enabled gaming PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Brought this for my new gaming computer ... As soon as i installed, it just worked without installing any thing(Windows 10).I play graphic intensive online games and didnt have any connection issues so far  ...  "
CD/DVD
 9
drive, use, driver, since, need
+89%
-11%
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" ...  pluged it in, ran cd, and it was up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  CD that shipped did fit in my CD drive of my PC, so I was required to turn to the internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily installed with the supplied CD.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with install software on a disc but it isn't required.  ...  "
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" ...  My computer doesn't have a CD Player so I transferred the contents of the installation CD to a thumb drive and loaded the applicable drivers voa setup without any difficulty.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with a CD but I didn't need to use it, which is good since I don't have a CDROM drive  ...  "
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" ...  Install disc loaded and ran fine.  ...  "
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" ...  There I had to use the CD disc.  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Device works at an accurate speed and it also feels very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in a well designed package and not some cheap material.  ...  "
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" ...  No more dropped connections during Fortnite lol .  ...  "
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" ...  Seems sturdy and well put together.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, Value for money, haven't had it long enough to know able durability, but looks and feels solid!  ...  "
USB
 7
usb port, plugged, 0, windows 10, use
+86%
-14%
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" ...  and since it is usb it is much more convenient than an addin card  ...  "
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" ...  3.0 USB slot  ...  "
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" ...  I did not need to add a usb Extension because the sizeof the device allowed for my other usb devices to fit easy.  ...  "
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" ...  This usb is a 3.0, which you can tell from the inner blue coloring.  ...  "
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" ...  Good looking usb device.  ...  "
Internet
 5
speed, access, works, wifi, computer
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Got download speed on my network about 180 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not sure about the exact speed, but I can tell my internet access is now much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  It tripled my internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It is not T1 or T3 speed, but works greater for internet use.  ...  "
Returns
 4
could
-100%
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" ...  I'm returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  No return since just over 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending it back for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  May have to return .  ...  "
For Running
 3
time
+100%
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" ...  pluged it in, ran cd, and it was up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well after you get it running.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't complain, I ran a speedtest and saw the difference big time  ...  "
Cables
 3
network, installed, ethernet, cable
+100%
comment
" ...  Saved a lot of wiring.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy now without the wire connection point.  ...  "
Band
 3
band, 5ghz, bands, able
+100%
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" ...  Works on both bands.  ...  "
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" ...  The 1200 dual-band does affect my purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to use two different bands Ghz bands at once, and extended range I was able to work in around campus and house hold.  ...  "
Size
 3
nano, easy to use, adapter
+100%
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" ...  I will probably purchase a second one for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for size and ease of use  ...  "
Design
 3
3, 0
+100%
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" ...  Looks greats so far!  ...  "
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" ...  This usb is a 3.0, which you can tell from the inner blue coloring.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  1 
USB:  Yes 
Bluetooth:  Yes 
Yes
WIFI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB
Yes
BLUETOOTH