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TRENDnet TEW-805UB AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter

  • Up to 867 Mbps Wireless AC or 300 Mbps Wireless N
  • Connects to standard Wireless N networks
  • USB 3.0: SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 connection to computer
  • Expanded coverage with MIMO technology
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TEW-805UB AC1200 Dual Band
Wireless USB Adapter

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TRENDnet's AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter, model TEW-805UB, connects a laptop or desktop computer to a revolutionary Wireless AC network. Connect to a Wireless AC network at an amazing 867Mbps or to a Wireless N network at up to 300Mbps. A SuperSpeed 5Gbps USB 3.0 port maintains a high-speed connection to your computer.

Quickly connect to a Wireless AC or N network at the touch of a button with the convenience of one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). An LED on the front of the adapter conveys device status. Upgrade your computer's wireless connection to experience the speed of revolutionary Wireless AC.

Wireless AC: Next generation Wireless AC
Dual Band: Up to 867Mbps Wireless AC or 300Mbps Wireless N
Compatible: Connects to standard Wireless N networks
USB 3.0: SuperSpeed 5Gbps USB 3.0 connection to computer
Coverage: Expanded coverage with MIMO technology
One Touch Connection: Connect to a router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button

Networking Solution
TEW-805UB Diagram

Overview – TEW-805UB
  • Upgrade your computer to revolutionary 867Mbps Wireless AC
  • Connect to a Wireless N network at up to 300Mbps
  • 5Gbps USB 3.0 connection to computer
  • Powered by the computer's USB port
  • One-touch connection to router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Networking Specs:

  • USB 3.0 connector
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n standards
  • Two high performance internal antennas

Wireless Specs:

  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) data prioritization
  • Supports ad-hoc or infrastructure mode
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Package Contents:

  • TEW-805UB
  • CD-ROM (Utility & Driver)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
TEW-805UB Box

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Deborah L.
  • 1/3/2015 4:53:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: Supports 802.11ac standard, USB 3.0,

Cons: Plastic casing around connector is large and will block access to adjacent USB ports in some cases - a USB extension could be included to avoid this.

Could NOT get this card to function reliably over USB 3.0 - I was getting disconnects, signal drops, even BSODs. I have several other USB 3.0 devices I can connect to the same bus with no issues, so it's the adapter (not sure if this is related to the known USB 3.0 / 2.4GHz interference problems). Reliability was far better over USB 2.0, but far from perfect.

Lack of external antenna limits signal strength at greater range.

Other Thoughts: I've since purchased a new adapter from another manufacturer, and am no longer using this one, as my new adapter is working perfectly.

The USB 3.0 issues were immediately apparent and debilitating, so I'll reference my experience using this adapter via USB 2.0:

Normal web browsing seems to work fine. Gaming was a little rough, with fairly frequent lag spikes and occasional disconnects. Signal strength was always around 90% - not ideal, but I think reasonable.

The disconnects would occur randomly as well, which was playing havoc with my home networking services (plex, steam). I spent hours troubleshooting software only to discover eventually, of course, it was the adapter.

Bottom line: I can't recommend this product. It might have some use for general internet connectivity (spare laptop with broken internal wifi?), but if you're buying for speed/reliability you're going to be disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you had issues with the TEW-805UB. It may have been a hardware issue with the adapter you have. If you would like assistance with submitting an RMA for warranty services please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone help you as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • MAINUL I.
  • 11/14/2014 4:54:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: It's just as fast as (Cat5) ethernet cable, I don't even notice a difference. Maybe even faster?

Cons: It's a little thick, which makes it difficult to use adjacent USB ports.

Other Thoughts: If you're doing a fresh install of your OS, make sure it's plugged into your USB 2.0, and download drivers to make your USB 3.0 functional first.

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  • William N.
  • 10/5/2014 4:21:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsTew-805UB/A

Pros: Connects to my DLink AC router from Optimum. The connection fluctuates between 85 mbps to 130 mbps. However even though it doesn't connect at 300 mbps. The download speed is excellent. My son has a New Dell Latitude 5540 and he is downloading at 54Mbps and this card is doing the same. I tested using speakeasy.net. My Ethernet connection was also in the 56Mbps. I used the original drivers. I plan to check to see if there are newer drivers. Maybe it will solve the fluctuation. My internal wifi card was downing loading at 16mbps. This card tripled my download speed over the internet.

Cons: Like other USB it takes the space of the next usb port.

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  • morris w.
  • 6/13/2014 5:26:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt was fun while it lasted

Pros: Connects at the specified speed of 867Gb/s to my Asus AC router.
Very portable.
No issues finding or connecting to WiFi.

Cons: Died after 7 months of use. There is no power response when using either USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports.
When transferring data (connected via AC speeds), there's a tendency for the transfer speed to fluctuate. This is very prevalent when transferring a large file such as VOB or large mp4 file.
Actual data transfer speeds are not as high as expected. Most of the time the speed would waver between 25-40 GB/s. This is far lower than the connected 867 Gb/s speed. And yes, I do recognize that 867 is a theoretical number (not taking into account packet overhead), but I still expected that hard drive speeds would be the lowest common denominator, not this NIC.

Other Thoughts: Even with the cons, If it hadn't died, I would have recommended this for those individuals whose WiFi NIC maxes out at 150 Gb/s.

My reason for the initial purchase was to replace the built-in WiFi on my then new (GAMING) laptop that tops out at 150 Gb/s (physical NIC is 100 Gb/s). I could rant about this design decision by the manufacturer for days, but that's another review for another product. A mistake on my part, never again.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Mo,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Christopher K.
  • 5/7/2014 2:05:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy under any circumstance

Pros: None

Cons: Large size blocks USB ports on all sides, often blocked by case.

Connection isn't consistent- tested side by side with other machines, this one would have very short bursts of connectivity followed by long slogs of no connection. More accurately, the OS thought the connection was fine but no data came through.

Did not work with Ubuntu. Did not work OOB with Windows, needed drivers on disc.

Would not function upon resuming from sleep, needed to un/plug or dis/enable on each wake.

Did not work on unpowered USB hub along side Logitech wireless receiver and wired keyboard.

Suspected, but impossible to confirm, to have caused BSODs. I didn't BSOD when it wasn't plugged in- wired networks worked fine for days and weeks. Of course, it could be coincidence/correlation only.

Other Thoughts: I'm finally throwing this poc away.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Anonymous,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2014 9:08:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsworks perfect on all w 8 platforms, +linux, +mac

Pros: this has the rtl8812au chipset from realtek. drivers are all over the www. you DO NOT have to use the drivers and/or utility from trendnet.

Edimax has the best selection of drivers for windows, linux, and mac.

you can even get them from realtek, but unless you are a tech level 6 or higher, you wont find them.

Cons: tech level pinocchios

Other Thoughts: working perfect on w 8.1 x64 pro

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  • Lionel C.
  • 3/29/2014 7:26:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTake yer chances.

Pros: Well, if it had worked, I'd assume it would have been an upgrade from my current adapter. If you get one that works I'm sure it would be an upgrade from a USB 2.0 wireless adapter, but mine didn't, so it wasn't.

Cons: -Not plug and play
Utilities for these kinds of products rob speed and eat up CPU/RAM and really just shouldn't exist.

-Didn't function.
I tested on two PCs with USB3 mobo ports. On one, the utility wouldn't even open (Windows 7 Pro Ultimate 64-Bit) and the light on the adapter didn't light up on either PC.

Other Thoughts: Waiting on an RMA. Wish it would have worked, but oh well. USB 3.0 technology probably shouldn't be bought cheaply but I like to roll the dice from time to time. Sometimes I hit a home run, sometimes I strike out. Whatabummer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry you had this experience with the TEW-805UB. The LED should blink even if it isn’t connected to a network.
With the adapter connected to a computer please check your Device Manager to see if the adapter is being detected at all. Press the Windows key + R and type in devmgmt.msc to open the Device Manager. It should be listed under the Network Adapters category as AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter. If you see it listed under Other Devices with an exclamation point, please right click on it and uninstall it. After it has been uninstalled, reinstall the utility from the CD.

If the driver fails to load or the unit just doesn’t appear in the Device Manager at all we would recommend following through on the RMA for warranty services. If you submitted an RMA request at TRENDnet.com please email Adrian@trendnet.com with your contact information and a link to this review and we will take care of it as soon as possible.

Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Jason H.
  • 2/3/2014 11:37:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnd it really really works!

Pros: Had an internal PCI wireless card which was great. Sadly it cooked. SO, I wanted something simple and easy. This is it. I've notice how laptop wireless seems to be the first thing to go. When the internal wireless card went out, I figured, why make brain surgery out of it. This works great, there are no flickers or jitter with streaming video content, and if it goes out, yank it and put in another. Simple

Cons: None that I can see.

Other Thoughts: Who says you need a truck when bicycle will do?

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  • Glenn S.
  • 1/15/2014 6:11:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBAD

Pros: It's got a pretty box.

Cons: Caused lag in my games. Called Technical Support, spoke to someone whom I could barely understand his English. He told me to try 2.4ghz, I told him that is not why I purchased this adapter. He told me it could be interference. I very seriously doubt interference is the issue, because I live in a rural area, with the only other wireless devices are connected 2.4ghz. I will be purchasing another adapter, rest assured it won't be Trendnet.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Orge,

I can understand your overall frustration this has caused and for that we truly apologize. Please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com with “Newegg TEW-805UB Review” in the subject line and I will be able to respond to you immediately for a new drive that can possibly improve performance. Thank you for taking the time to review our product. I hope to hear from you soon to regain your trust in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Sales Support Team

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3 out of 5 eggsTrendNet Scores again, but...

Pros: *Great Connectivity on 2.4Ghz Band
*Utility Software works, simple and not trying to do to much.
just gets the job done - connecting you to the network.

Cons: *Somewhat wide... eats USB ports that are in close proximity
*Doesn't work well at all on 5Ghz Band - drops frequently.
*USB 3.0 connectivity makes zero difference in network performance.

Other Thoughts: Tested on two PC's. My self built AMD 8350 based machine & a newly purchased Asus X502CA-HPD1104I-P Laptop with USB 3.0 ports for my fiances daughter.

Speedtest.net = 21.4Mbps Down / 2.98 Up - respectable
10ft from router via inSSIDer on desktop = -45db strength
Outside in front yard via Asus Laptop roughly 65ft away = 68db

Over 5Ghz, the connectivity was very spotty. Same result over USB 2 or 3. However, switching back to 2.4 things worked well. But even then, this adapter was not as strong as the integrated wifi in the Asus or HP laptops.

I can't say I recommend this adapter for 5Ghz networks. Now, it could be that it just doesn't care much for my Buffalo AirStation. However, the AirStation didn't have any problems at all communicating with other 5Ghz equipment I own. Odd. But since it is marketed as an AC Adapter I just can't recommend it. But it is a good effort.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Valued Customer,

I can understand your overall frustration for performance not working as promised. Please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com with "Newegg TEW-805UB Review" in the subject line and I will have a new firmware meant to improve performance for you. I look forward to your reply soon and hope to regain your trust in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,

Adrian

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