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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: 23 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
987
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
23
Spam Test
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Yes
WIFI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB
Yes
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Review Summary - 964 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 357
easy, install, installation, setup, wifi
+98%
-2%
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" ...  ease of installation  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and make operational.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoyed how simple it was to install  ...  "
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" ...  This was super easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  INSTALL WAS STREIGH FOREWARD NO PROBLEM WIN 7  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are very clear and set up was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install just plug it in and enjoy!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and Windows 10 already had drivers to get it running which allowed for it to connect to the internet to upgrade to the current driver.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 219
easy, install, product, set, setup
+100%
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" ...  Even the packaging was easy to open.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is very good, fast and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to install and works well as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was easy to installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install, work great  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly straight-forward product.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and quality is good  ...  "
Ports
 218
usb, wifi, wireless, plug, computer
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Connected to a USB 3.0 port of a small form factor Haswell i7 system. ... Would prefer to have a dual antenna wired to internal PCI, however this is good enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Used with an usb extention cable. ... Best wifi usb adapter out there.  ...  "
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" ...  What impressed me the most is that now my wireless internet speed are actually faster than when I had a LAN cabled attached to the back of my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  This review is for the USB Wifi Adapter 1200Mbps TECHKEY USB 3.0 Wifi Dongle 802.11 ac Wireless Network Adapter. ... I use Windows 10 and my speeds while using the wired lan (hard wired to my router) were around 240mbps They are the same now when using htis device but the computer has been moved into the garage, a wall and about 13 feet away.  ...  "
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" ...  The adapter performed to specifications when plugged into the USB 3.0 socket.  ...  "
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" ...  just plug it in and use  ...  "
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" ...  This TechKey adapter was no problem at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I built my own computer and needed an adapter to keep up with the speed of my computer for streaming.  ...  "
Network
 217
signal, router, speed, adapter, connection
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Especially my room is considered furthest from the router (but still reasonably close) with only around 65% signal strength on the 5GHz band.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty seamless, and the antenna was easy to connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I got it connected to the 5ghz network, the speeds were unbelievable!  ...  "
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" ...  I like it because it’s only one antenna and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect device for testing direction antennas or to be used as intended.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised and has a nice antenna that is also removable if you wanted to add a different antenna or extend the antenna.  ...  "
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" ...  it's been a few weeks now and im getting constant stable connection. ... also getting 100 mbps over 5Ghz wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  It picked up my apartment WiFi signal in about 15 seconds. ... Put in my password and we where up and running at (40-60 Mbps) on a shared network WiFi.  ...  "
Wifi
 161
adapter, signal, router, network, laptop
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  If you have a good enough wireless router, this wifi adapter will benefit you.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it was installed, the adapter immediately detected my home wifi network, and I was off to the races!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to replace my laptop's wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  I now get good bandwidth on my WIFI when I connect to the 5G network.  ...  "
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" ...  very good wifi adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Just plugged it in and started to improve my wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  Has better performance than the original Dell 2.4HHz WiFi Connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup and connected to WiFi right away.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 148
windows, wifi, desktop, laptop, pc
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  using windows 10 home.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product,bought it for a client that has an older desktop and it got them up and running in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with my notebook with Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Turns my TV into a Smart TV  ...  "
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" ...  Just bought this for a new desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm on a windows 10 based desktop and all I had to do was literally turn on my computer and plug this in.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't need to download any software and I was able to get connected in seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  connect to the interwebs.  ...  "
Drivers
 108
driver, install, cd, download, windows 10
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Driver disc included, but be sure to download the latest drivers from the online site  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions to install the driver were super simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 picked it right up and installed the drivers for me.  ...  "
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" ...  This product works great once you get the drivers installed. ... All in all, this product works perfectly with a strong signal once the driver has been properly installed!  ...  "
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" ...  Inclosed drivers (disk) work great.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that you can see the speed and signal strength with the drivers they supplied.  ...  "
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" ...  after the driver install it work flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  I was up and running with no driver installation in minutes.  ...  "
Overall performance
 91
speeds, fast, good, easy, computer
+96%
-4%
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" ...  This is extremely beneficial if your computer has a port for a 3.0 since it increases the transfer speed.  ...  "
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" ...  so simple to use just plugged in and connected with great speed  ...  "
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" ...  Nice increase in transfer speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice bang for your buck, decent download speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Entire process went fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Was happy with the speed and reliable connection it produced.  ...  "
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" ...  This added speed to my old laptop  ...  "
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" ...  I get faster speeds using this, than I did using the wifi card on my laptop.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 75
worked, weeks, stopped, two, problems
+64%
-36%
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" ...  The price was right and the product is reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  The first day, this item worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in 2 days (as promised).  ...  "
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" ...  No problems at all.  ...  "
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" ...  so far no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Just plugged in and it worked!  ...  "
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" ...  Used on a 5 year old laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged it in and it worked.  ...  "
Software Platform
 53
linux, 10, windows 10, software, install
+70%
-30%
comment
" ...  To my surprise I put it in and windows 10 recognized it and I was so happy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to set up and I was able to connect to wifi on my desktop instantly for windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it for my HP Pavillon with Windows Vista.  ...  "
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" ...  using windows 10 home.  ...  "
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" ...  The only reason I don't send this back is because is does work great win Windows and Mac (that's why the 2 stars - cause it only works with 2 systems) I tried all kinds of installs with people who had success, but they didn't work with mine. ... I'm running Linux Mint 19 64 bit.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it for my desktop and it doesn't have any problems with Google Wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  For Windows 10 I just plugged the device in and it was instantly recognized.  ...  "
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" ...  Instant install and configuration under Win10 and Ubuntu Linux.  ...  "
ISP
 45
connection, speed, router, mbps, wifi
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I was getting a download speed of 20 Mbps, but with thish device I'm now getinng 202 Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm connected at 867 Mbps!  ...  "
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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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" ...  It is able to connect to AC networks and has much faster speeds than my old network card.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I can take full advantage of my home broadband connection speeds!  ...  "
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" ...  We pay for 200 Mbps internet. ... 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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" ...  Bought because my old laptop only supports 2.4 GHz network.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have no convenience of a modem nearby when you want to do wired connection this is something I definitely recommend to someone with this problem.  ...  "
Capacity
 43
router, wifi, room, good, strong
+100%
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" ...  Updated wifi on an older computer in my wife's craft room.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed in a kitchen environment without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Used upstairs and have great signal strength.  ...  "
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" ...  Has great signal even from rooms away.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially my room is considered furthest from the router (but still reasonably close) with only around 65% signal strength on the 5GHz band.  ...  "
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" ...  bought this when we added a desktop computer that would be in a different room. ... we have a 2 story house but its almost completely square shape so the distance it has to travel is not going to be overly long.  ...  "
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" ...  Has good data throughput, works through multiple walls.  ...  "
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" ...  I live in a large house in the downstairs studio apartment and I can access the Wi-Fi that services the entire house even from downstairs in my studio’  ...  "
Price
 42
good, product, money, cost, best
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  Furthermore, you can’t the price and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Would definitively recommend, especially at a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid product, worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  But for the price and simplicity of use, this product has no equals!  ...  "
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" ...  This product was worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the range and price.  ...  "
Marketplace
 36
works, product, amazon, worked, time
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised and expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for this amazing product!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping and nice service.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, received in time.  ...  "
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" ...  So, I panic and did a little research on Amazon and found this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
Delivery
 29
quickly, quick, arrived, time, star
+100%
comment
" ...  The product was packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  I was impressed with Amazons on-time delivery (actually received package by hand from local courier).  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it today Sunday April 7, 2019.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived quickly, as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipment arrived in good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in 2 days (as promised).  ...  "
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" ...  I received the produced quickly and well packaged.  ...  "
Gaming
 21
pc, games, wifi, new, issues
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Bought this for my son's computer which he uses primarily for playing Roblox and other online games.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
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" ...  Great performance for online gaming as well, granted you're on a solid network.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this adapter to give my gaming PC that extra boost to stay connected while gaming.  ...  "
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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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" ...  After I ran some test to make sure everything was working, so I played a few games, downloaded a few games, and just in general surfed the internet, and while doing this, games and updates went by in a blink of in eye, and searches came up instantly.  ...  "
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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 like this product and can't wait to play games and browse the internet using it.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 19
drive, driver, use, comes, since
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  pluged it in, ran cd, and it was up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Install disc loaded and ran fine.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Comes with a 3" driver CD.  ...  "
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" ...  As long as you have a DVD drive youll do just fine with this adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I just inserted the adapter and then ran 'Setup' form the CD.  ...  "
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" ...  If you decide to use the Suite, install from the micro CD.  ...  "
Product As Described
 17
works, worked, described
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised and expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as advertised  ...  "
Internet
 16
speed, access, wifi, computer, 100mb
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Got download speed on my network about 180 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  It tripled my internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Access to the internet is so much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Internet for desktop  ...  "
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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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" ...  Once I did this, I am enjoying internet speeds very comparable to wired.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked the Internet service provider and the upload/download speeds were tested to be fine.  ...  "
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" ...  My Internet browser also runs faster now.  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
broke, antenna
+53%
-47%
comment
" ...  The construction is durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to screw the two parts together and plug in.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears to be of high quality material and construction.  ...  "
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" ...  The antenna mount seems sturdy as well - no floppy antenna here!  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
USB
 10
usb 3 2, use, serialnumber, new, 0
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  I gave 4 star for "Easy to Install" because it's recognized as a USB.  ...  "
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" ...  And this is on a usb 2.0 slot on an older desktop and now I am able to stream 4K if I wanted to and not hit lag!  ...  "
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" ...  3.0 USB slot  ...  "
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" ...  and since it is usb it is much more convenient than an addin card  ...  "
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" ...  [4628249.888572] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=b812 ... [4628249.888575] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 ... [4628249.888578] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Realtek ... [4628249.888580] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: 123456  ...  "
comment
" ...  This usb is a 3.0, which you can tell from the inner blue coloring.  ...  "
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" ...  Please check if you have a USB 3.0 to take full advantage of the product.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to go with a USB adapter for convenience, and this one looked great for the price.  ...  "
Lagging
 8
working, problems, like, install, easy
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  no hiccups, no disconnection.  ...  "
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" ...  No reboot or extraneous messages.  ...  "
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" ...  No disconnects, no slowdowns, no problems at all.  ...  "
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" ...  like how easy it was to install and theres no lag while using it .  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised no lag at all  ...  "
Cables
 8
usb, run, pc, network, installed
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Used with an usb extention cable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This adapter was literally the easiest thing to set up, all I had to do was put the two pieces together and plug it in and BAM, I had internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Lets me use my tower PC in any room without running cat cables.  ...  "
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" ...  just plug & play.  ...  "
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" ...  Saved a lot of wiring.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy now without the wire connection point.  ...  "
Returns
 8
stopped, could
-100%
comment
" ...  Upon tempt to authorize a return I was asked if I wanted to speak with a support rep, 20 min later they came up with a link to some generic file hosting system which A) did not work due to server error, B) should never be given out as how knows what malware they might be linking me to. ... Anyhow, no solution so item has been returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Going into the trash.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm 15 days outside of my return window and it stopped working.  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
Design
 6
usb, 3, 0
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  It looks nice  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Fit
 5
setup, antenna
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  This adapter was literally the easiest thing to set up, all I had to do was put the two pieces together and plug it in and BAM, I had internet.  ...  "
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" ...  The antenna mount seems sturdy as well - no floppy antenna here!  ...  "
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" ...  This fit the bill.  ...  "
For Running
 4
time
+100%
comment
" ...  I loved how easy it was to get up and running.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
Memory
 4
usb, gb, drive, cd
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I was consistently getting 85-90 Gb/s download and about 15 Gb/s upload speed no matter where the test server was located.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Note: I'm writing this review because it's required to claim a free USB flash drive gift.  ...  "
comment
" ...  we used those real small flash drive-sized adapters in the past but this one is much faster and it was very easy to install (Windows 10).  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  Now I can stream videos with no lag  ...  "
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" ...  Can stream movies and all without any pauses.  ...  "
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" ...  I can play CSGO with a ping of 10-14 average, or Rust at a 36-45, and stream most 4K videos on YouTube with not a lot of buffering.  ...  "
Apps
 3
install, computer
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  In this software you can control things you probably have never even seen if you're not an IT geek like me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am able to upload AND download my files with NO interuptions or problems.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Just followed the steps from the software.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No additional steps required, couldn't be any easier, works perfect!  ...  "
Band
 3
band, 5ghz
+100%
comment
" ...  Picks up all bands in the area.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works on both bands.  ...  "
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" ...  The 1200 dual-band does affect my purchase.  ...  "
Packing
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  The product came in very good condition.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The product was packaged well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Even the packaging was easy to open.  ...  "
Data reception
 3
speed, new, desktop
+100%
comment
" ...  I can now access 5G wireless internet .  ...  "
comment
" ...  I can now access 5G wireless internet and I have the speed I want now.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Size
 3
nano, easy to use, adapter
+100%
comment
" ...  I will probably purchase a second one for travel.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great for size and ease of use  ...  "

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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
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