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SUPPORT Win 8.1 - PARA-LINK Supports Win 8 - Mini 150M 150Mbps USB WiFi Wireless N LAN Network Adapter 802.11n /g/b N8531

  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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PARA-LINK EP-N8531 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps Wireless Multi-Function AP/Client USB Adapter


Features



Client mode: Easily plug to your PC/notebook and receive wifi signal up to 150mbps


Ultra mini size with high performance


Retail packaging - other than OEM products in the market


3 times faster than 802.11g


Compatible to over 99% devices




Package Content



Brand new EP-N8531 adapter x 1


Driver Disc x 1


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  • Joshua P.
  • 8/31/2014 6:29:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuprised

Pros: With windows 8.1 it auto installs. I did not use the drivers on the CD for windows 8. Read the reasons why in the Cons. Windows 7 and older did not auto install. With any other operating system you must use the CD that comes with it. I have a three story house with a wireless router on the top floor. I get full bars and can stream 1089p video in the basement. This is very surprising considering it is a nano adapter.

Cons: The webpage for the company is slow. The drivers are years old on their site. Checking the site in August 2014 I find the latest driver update from 2012 for a product that was just recently made available.

Other Thoughts: The only con for this product makes me fear that this company will not offer windows 9 drivers. Given the relatively cheap cost it still might be worth it over the named brands. A name brand costs five times more. Thus, buying new ones is still cheaper.

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  • Laura P.
  • 8/12/2014 6:22:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat the price

Pros: Price, easy to setup and install, shipped and arrived in a timely manner. I bought two of these to replace the messy networking cable I had running through my basement.

Cons: None

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  • USF P.
  • 5/20/2014 9:49:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works very well with my laptop and desktop.
Fast Speed
Low price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Realtek device driver so it is pretty universal and works like it says. It is priced well and overall a good product.

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  • Jonathan N.
  • 5/15/2014 10:55:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0

Pros: cheap
fast
simple install
good OS support

Cons: USB 2.0 issues

Other Thoughts: this item came from China so the delivery time was a little bit longer than something directly from Newegg.com. After installing the software/driver, Windows started detecting wireless signal the same way a typical wireless card would work on a laptop. The unit was tested on two different laptop(compaq and dell) as well as two custom built desktop(i7 haswell and AMD FX 4000 series). On the laptop, there was no difference in the speed or range as compared to what's internal. With both the internal and stick running, I was not able to utilize both connect to multiple network for additional speed. I was able to scan for WEP and WPA keys using one of the two USB wifi(purchased 2). This means that there's an the two purchased are not identical despite being purchased at the same time(Chinese quality?). When tested on the desktop, the Haswell setup USB 2.0 and 3.0 plug produced the same solid result. The AMD FX 3.0 port worked great, but it did not like the 2.0 port. The system detected the same hardware, but for some odd reason, the USB 2.0 is slower than the 3.0. updated all the drivers, but no improvement. Overall, it's a great value for the price. If you're willing to wait....

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