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Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Cameron B.
  • 3/22/2015 6:06:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable and slow when it does work.

Pros: Small and compact. Sort of easy to setup.

Cons: This is incredibly slow. I am on 50Mbps in my apartment, using this temporarily until I can get the go ahead to run Cat6 cable through the walls from the leasing center (I am a professional). The only alternative is to run a cable through the hallway, and I don't want to do that, so I decided to make use of this adapter I bought back when I lived in a previous location. It didn't work well at all there and I ended up simply running cable, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt because it was pretty far from the router. In my new apartment it is much closer, so it can no longer be excused.

Every other wireless device gets a decent signal in this room and maintains a reliable connection, but this adapter is just junk. It cuts out every 10-30 minutes (I will be surprised if it lets me write this without cutting out) and when it does work, it seems to max out around 4 or 5 Mbps. Note that when I say it's "cutting out" I don't mean the signal-- according to Windows, I am getting a full 5 bars of signal-- I mean the internet connection drops down to "Limited" and I am unable to do anything online. Typically unplugging it and plugging it back in (or enabling/disabling the device in Device Manager) will bring it back up, or it may come back on its own after long enough, but this is pretty unacceptable for anyone who wants to use their internet connection for gaming or streaming.

Also, one more thing to be aware of: after you take it out and switch back to an ethernet connection, it can cause some problems until you manually remove the device in device manager. My previous job in my previous location relied on having a dependable internet connection, which is why I switched out the adapter for an ethernet cable. After doing this, I was left with some technical difficulties that made it difficult to do work until I finally tried uninstalling the adapter in device manager and completely removing all related drivers and software, which fixed it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Cameron,

Thanks for the review. We would like to help you in getting this fixed. You might be experiencing wireless interference. Have you tried to change the channel of the router? Please tell us more about your experience through LinksysCares@linksys.com. You may include you full name, email address, phone number, location and the link to this review and we will do our best to assist you.

Thanks,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • MICHAEL G.
  • 7/31/2014 4:10:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsDecent for low bandwidth needs

Pros: During the course of normal internet usage, it does what it is supposed to do and does it reliably.

Cons: This adapter is prone to overheating. I have a 60 mbps internet connection, and when I'm downloading a game I'll sustain speeds of between 6 and 7 megabytes a second. The adapter will handle it for 5 or 10 minutes and then all of a sudden my internet will die on my PC. When I unplug the adapter it feels extremely warm to the touch. I let it cool for 2-3 minutes before plugging it back in to rinse and repeat the process 1 or 2 more times.

Other Thoughts: Overall, decent if you don't need a large amount of bandwidth. I've never had an issue while playing games or watching videos.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thanks for the detailed review about the product. We want you to know that we are listening. Should you need assistance in the future, you may reach us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this post.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Cory A.
  • 10/7/2013 6:11:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPretty awful.

Pros: It "works", in that it will connect you to the internet if there's an available WiFi connection.

Cons: It's basically a handicapped version of a full-fledged WiFi adapter. I'm not at all far away from my router, but it's far enough away that an ethernet cable would just look unsightly, and my connection has always been spotty, at best. I've been using this thing for the better part of two years because I had assumed it was my (Cisco!) router, not the adapter. Well, I was wrong. With the adapter, I, at best, get 20 Mb/s down and 1 Mb/s up. Directly connected to the router/modem, My speeds are roughly 80 Mb/s down and 10 Mb/s up.

What really prompted me to write this review is that this adapter's just gotten worse over time. That's not a huge surprise for any piece of hardware, but I've only had it for so long. Lately, my speeds are only 8 Mb/s down and people cut out constantly in VoIP programs.

Other Thoughts: You can get the 6205 from Intel for half the price. It's a PCI card so it's less convenient than a USB adapter, but it has tons of positive reviews. Hopefully it's better than this piece of garbage.

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  • Jimmy L.
  • 6/2/2013 3:54:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy if you have windows 8

Pros: None, since it is basically dial up speed if you're trying to get the drivers to work with windows 8.

Cons: It simply doesn't work and a waste of money. I know a lot about computer and have tried several solutions such as compatibility, downloading the latest drivers from the site. It just doesn't support windows 8 period.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for writing a detailed feedback regarding your experience with our product. We have posted your concern in our Community Forum and one of our users explained the reasons why our wireless adapter didn't work with Windows 8.

Here's the link: http://community.linksys.com/t5/Social-Media-Support/Newegg-com-AE1200-Do-not-buy-if-you-have-windows-8/td-p/647934

Thanks,
Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Thomas M.
  • 12/22/2012 4:40:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, for awhile

Pros: When it works, it works great.

Cons: No matter which USB port was used, it constantly would stop responding and would require unplugging it and plugging it back in before it worked again. Disabling/Re-enabling within windows would do nothing, same with rebooting.

Other Thoughts: WIndows 7 Pro 64bit with all updates.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We posted your concern on the community forums so that the other experts can give their recommendation. Here is the link http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Facebook-Support/Newegg-com-AE1200-Works-fine-for-awhile/td-p/594964

Thanks,
Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2012 2:46:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslinksys ae1200

Pros: None

Cons: The first one lasted two hours then failed. The replacement that was sent was dead out of the box.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry for your experience with the product. Can you please provide your email address or phone number where we can contact you? We'd like to help you further with your case.

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  • Richard O.
  • 5/6/2012 9:52:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFrequent Disconnets

Pros: Easy to install. Doesn't crash system.

Cons: Sometimes stays connected for days. Other times, multiple disconnects per day. To reconnect, need to pull from USB port and reinsert.

Other Thoughts: This is on Windows XP, with latest SP and updates.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 3/13/2012 1:30:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoticeably Faster Speed!!

Pros: I bought this adapter too use with a wireless DSL router. I'm using the special router the phone company provided. I didn't use the drivers on the CD, as it a given, and most likly won't work.. I installed the driver manually as I have always done. It works, quite well for my needs. I went from a (B) to an (N) adapter. My speed is almost as fast as the main computer, that's connected to the router. I went from 10-mbps to 120-mbps. A nice boost in speed indeed!!

Cons: It's a shame there's not an USB F\M extension cord included with most adapters. There should be, but luckly I had one on hand.

Other Thoughts: The review, three back from mine, is corrent. I've also used TCP Optimizer, past and present, and it dose work. It will incress the speed of your wireless adapter.

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  • Roger B.
  • 3/3/2012 10:11:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGives Bad CRC Errors

Pros: Works great when it's not giving Bad CRC Errors.

Cons: Gives Bad CRC Errors. Downloads can't install when I get these errors. Zip files are viewed as corrupt when I get these errors. Made my life frustrating for about three months.

Other Thoughts: I switched to an older Linksys wifi card and that one is working fine. Not sure if I get a defective card or what.

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  • Michael C.
  • 2/18/2012 5:41:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsBuy a usb extention cable

Pros: Works well with my Netgear router.

Cons: Nothing in the box but the device and an install / instructions CD.

But it should come with a USB extension cable for desktop users who keep the PC in a covered location.

Other Thoughts: Good price

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