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EnGenius EUB1200AC Dual Band 2.4 or 5 GHz Wireless 802.11AC USB 3.0 Adapter

  • Up to 300Mbps on 2.4GHz or up to 867Mbps on 5GHz band
  • USB 3.0 Speeds
  • Selectable Dual-Band Connectivity
  • WPS Button for Quick Wireless Security Setup
  • Installation Wizard
  • Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.8
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Learn more about the EnGenius Technologies EUB1200AC

Model

Brand
EnGenius
Model
EUB1200AC

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300 or 867Mbps
Security
WEP, WPA/WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPS, WMM
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 3.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
Internal Antenna

Disclaimer

Color
Black

Spec

System Requirements
OS:
Windows 7/ Vista / XP / 2000
Apple Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion supportive) and the older version
Dimensions
2.4" x 0.86" x 0.59"
Weight
0.02 lbs.
Temperature
0°C - 45°C (32°F - 113°F)
Humidity
15% - 95%, Non-Condensing

Feature

Features
Up to 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz or up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band

USB 3.0 Speeds

Selectable Dual-Band Connectivity

WPS Button for Quick Wireless Security Setup

Easy to use Installation Wizard for quick setup

Compatible with Windows 7 and Mac OS X (10.8 Mountain Lion)

Compact and convenient form factor

Internal MIMO radio technology

Packaging

Package Contents
EUB1200AC Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 USB Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
CD with Drivers and User Manual
Technical Support Card

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Roger C.
  • 2/13/2014 7:08:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWin 8.1 Install

Pros: Fast Speeds

Cons: No USB Cap

Other Thoughts: To install this network adaptor in Win 8.1 you'll need an .exe extractor to manually get the .inf driver files out of the driver installation file found on the manufacturers' website. Then you'll need to manually install the driver in the device manager from files extracted.

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  • Alvin L.
  • 2/4/2014 1:52:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsavoid!!!

Pros: none

Cons: doesn't work with win 8. poor tech support. refunded promptly from newegg

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  • Herb C.
  • 1/17/2014 2:30:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsNot Windows 8.1 Compatible

Pros: Good specs.

Cons: Not Windows 8.1 Compatible

Called tech support and they have no knowledge of if they will develop a driver for Windows 8.1

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for purchasing the EUB1200AC.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but our software development team is working on releasing the driver soon. Please contact the EnGenius technical support team again so that they can open a case for this problem and inform you when the windows 8.1 driver is available.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

EnGenius Customer Support Team

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4 out of 5 eggsIt's PAR

Pros: Toll Free Tech support
Forum and Chat
Achievable 867 Mbos as stated on box
Made in Taiwan
Works with XP, 7 and 8

In a world populated by wireless USB dongles (there are over 240 products at Newegg) a company should do something to distinguish themselves. It can be with price, performance or service. When I buy something I am not only interested in the product but the company. How is the product supported after the sale? Is there toll-free tech support that actually helps? Yes for EnGenius. I called tech support with a very simple question that no one was answering at the various big box forums. EnGenius had an answer. To see if it was a fluke and to check on consistency I used EnGenius Chat. Response was by an attractive icon called Michelle P. She answered the same question in a consistent manner with the phone dude. Good job.

Cons: No Cap
Admin has to approve membership to join forum,really?
"Value Added" software

Where most folk want good support is in the forum, that is where I will be most critical.

Posted Oct 3rd at forum "What, no comments? Are there no admins/mods from Engenius on this forum? Are you kidding me?!"
If a company wants to be a world leader in anything they had better have better support than that. I signed up to the forum and will see how long it takes to be approved for membership. It's been 6 daytime hours so far and when you want help that's a looooong time. Why not use the ever present chat and phone support to approve membership?

OK, so how does the product work? It works fine but nothing I would write home about. The "value added" software allows you to save your wireless profile which was my question to support...What is the benefit to me of saving a profile?

"That is for the adapter to remember the wireless network so that once it detect its signal, it will automatically connect to the wireless network."

It's an answer but Windows does that. There is a lot of info provided by the software but to what end? Included on the CD is a user manual in pdf format. Let's just stick to the simple matter of profiles. The manual provides info on how to create a profile but not why. Imagine if Engenius had gone a step further and related the benefits of using their software vs the Windows network utility? There must be a reason, there must ! Since they did not provide a reason I am going to conclude there is none at all. What Engenius makes the user do is install their utility to access the dongles drivers.

Other fine examples of the manual coming up short is illustrated by this: On the Utility's General Tab there is a bar graph that displays two facts. One is SIGNAL STRENGTH the other is SIGNAL QUALITY. Why not relate to the reader exactly what these mean to the user. I can surmise but why not educate the owner. Then there are 16 facts about the dongle on the STATUS tab. In the manual none of the status points are explained as to their efficacy. EnGenius thinks the facts worthy of display but not explanation....what is this? A linux forum? Tell the reader why they are there and how they are useful !!!!! That maybe nitpicking to some but I won't let it slide. Go the extra, EnGenius. The manual is not useless. There is plenty of information to use as a starting point to further your wireless education.

Other Thoughts: I had no problems installing the software in Win 8, 7 or XP. Linux does not work. An astute fellow can find the required drivers after install move them to an alternate location uninstall the software and use the dongle without the EnGenius bundle. I did that.

At 5 GHz I achieved the full advertised 867 Mbps connection on two desktop computers located within 10 feet of my TP-LINK AC router. I connected a laptop with the EUB1200AC. The Mbps within 10 feet was the full 867. The rate dropped off very rapidly at 15 ft and again at 20 ft. to a low of 130 Mbps. In my living room about 10 feet from the router, through a wall, I can again get the full 867 but the rate does fall to 650. The 5GHz band is well known to be of short range. If I walked to the furthest point in the house the Mbps falls of to a rate (30Mbps) I would not use for anything but browsing. But, this is a dual band dongle, when switched to 2.4 GHz the rate picks up to an acceptable level for doing what I like best..watching my ripped movies. I have no complaints about the hardware in regards to connection speeds. I must add though that my year old Win 7 laptops internal Intel WiFi provides a faster Mbps rate at distance than this dongle. Using the EUB1200AC I was able to pick up, at 30Mbps, signal 150 ft from the router, outside by the highway. That's good.

Regarding the dongles physical utility. There is no cap. You decide..I want one. The WPS button for easy wireless setup is located such that I pushed it on a few occasions when I didn't want to. I would place it somewhere near the dongles distal end. I think it too long for safe laptop use but fine for a desktop. The dongle blocked no adjacent ports on the desktops rear.

There is no reason I can think of to pass the EUB1200AC over. Service after the sale is par for the course. I had no connection problems problems and the price is right.

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4 out of 5 eggsEnGenius, maybe Genius

Pros: - Study, well constructed box packaging.
- Study construction.
- Wireless AC Adapter.
- Great speed connected to AC Router
- USB 3.0, works with USB 2.0 flawlessly.
- Easy and fast setup.
- Intuitive and easy to use Software.
- Strong signal strength from Netgear AC 1200 R6100 Router and DLink DIR 855L Routers.
- Windows 8/8.1 compatible with no issues.
- USB 2.0 backwards compatibility.
- Good Price
- Lovely interface for adjusting settings.

Cons: - Wider body interferes with second USB 2.0/3.0 port on HP Laptop.
- Takes a few seconds longer to go through settings and make changes.
- Interface software while good is a bit clunky when trying to change settings such as AP mode, connections, etc.
- Not Plug N Play Capable (although Windows 8 did install generic drivers for it).
- Best speeds would probably be achieved using an EnGenius AC Router (as it stands with all manufacturers).
- 1200 speed is theoretical and misleading. 867 Mb/s is actual speed performance on AC Band. Without channel bonding of both spectrum cannot achieve 1.2 Gb/s theoretical speeds.
- Performance lags somewhat on the AC Channel when moving from a far away spot to a closer one (in my experience it did this).

Other Thoughts: I went and hooked up my Netgear R6100 to test this product out with first and after a minor confusing moment with the adapter and Netgear things went well. Speeds were incredible so much so my wife was really loving it on her laptop (which is what we tested it on). I have yet to test it on my main pc using the USB 3.0 ports but plan to do so soon.
Speeds on the AC adapter and router routinely hit 137 Mb/s (yes that is true on file transfers and media streaming) although no where near the theoretical maximum (and honestly who would ever achieve that).
When connecting it to the DLink 855L speeds on both the 2.4 and 5GHz spectrum was a bit better than the Intel Wireless N built into the laptop and the older DLink Dual Band Adapter I purchased from Woot! I saw a speed increase of roughly 8.5% on the 2.4Ghz band and an astonishing 17% increase on the 5GHz band. Not sure if the software helped with that or the stronger signal but loved it. Routinely have 4 bars or higher on the signal strength indicator regardless of which router or band I connect to. Streaming Media from my PC/Media Server to the Laptop in the Bedroom (40 Feet away with 4 walls in between) had no lag, no buffering, or anything for BluRay 1080p video.

One thing that initially irked me was trying to figure out the clunky (it is a tad bit clunky but not much) interface when setting up access points and connecting to the routers. Other than that this performed like a champ. The price is right even at $60.00 although I would like to see this adapter have a built in drive with it. That is just my wish and not worth docking an egg for.

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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than N

Pros: Software is simple and easy to work with ,speeds work as well as a lan connection with your isp ,but when you are pairing this with a wireless AC adapter and transferring files between your home network than AC really makes a nice speed bump in your files or streaming media.

Cons: The casing is a bit wide and may squeeze a nearby port.
The speed between N & AC are limited by your isp connection.

Other Thoughts: Reviewers stating that this does not work on usb 2.0 ,well IT DOES.When you are up and running with the included software and using a USB 3.0 port ,click eject hardware then it is safely removed,insert into your USB 2.0 port and it rescans in seconds.When i just pulled it out and didnt safely remove ,the software when plugged back into USB2.0 had checked off disable adapter which i then had to uncheck even then it took 1 minute to come back up.So it does work in USB 2 or 3 and if switching usb ports please safely remove then there is no problems.

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1 out of 5 eggscan't recommend

Pros: green packaging

Cons: -no native windows drivers.
-worked ok for a few hours then started getting disconnects
(i had a couple laptops running in the same vicinity and they never lost connection).
-logged off w7 then later logged back on, device would not auto connect half the time.
-final stray for me was while testing in another machine the adapter locked up w7 solid and i had to force a shutdown.
-slippery surface.

Other Thoughts: -before the cons happened above i was going to test some home network transfers since i was getting decent internet transfer speeds of between 5-7Mb/s (more than 40' from the router through a couple walls).
-if engenius wishes to replace the product after this review i am willing to test a replacement.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood speed even on USB 2.0

Pros: +The wireless adapter software is very informative. Better than most wireless adapter software.

+Fast speeds when connected to 5Ghz – I was getting roughly 25MB/s (which translates to 200Mbps.

+Good speeds at a location in our house that is known for getting weak connections. I was getting between 5 to 14MB/s speeds at this location (40 to 112 Mbps). It was not consistent though.

Cons: -I’m not sure about this, as I was getting the same speeds when connected to USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0.

-Not a well known brand (at least to me).

Other Thoughts: I have this connected to a D-Link DIR-860L Router.

I was impressed with this adapter, considering it’s a brand that I have not heard of before. The software that comes with it I was very happy with, and is more informative than other wireless adapter software I have used in the past. I have tried it with both Windows 8 and Windows 7 with the same results.

It definitely DOES work with USB 2.0. Unlike what another review stated, which I assume they probably had something causing a compatibility problem with their computer. My speeds on USB 2.0 were very similar to my USB 3.0, but the speeds were very good in my opinion.

One possible problem with all these AC adapters and routers that come out, is the fact that its not a set standard yet, so there is that chance of having problems.

I have a lot of wireless signals around our house, which probably hurts my chance of getting full speed.

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4 out of 5 eggsslim speedy

Pros: Small footprint. runs cool. easy wps setup. modern styling. unobtrusive led lighting.

I was looking to upgrade my dad's old core 2. The integrated wifi chip went kerplunk and had been using an old, old encore wifi adapter that was a bit bulky.

This engenius device is a good upgrade. Webpages noticeably load faster and smoother providing a silkier computing experience.

Less cpu utilization than previous adapter and runs much cooler.

Works in Windows 8, but sadly it isn't seamless plug and play. You have to install the driver and restart taking a few minutes.

Tried the adapter in Windows 8.1 consumer, but couldn't get it to function.

Cons: none.

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5 out of 5 eggsQuick Review

Pros: USB 3.0 Almost no bandwidth throttle when used.
5GHz Uses newer wifi bands for better speed
300Mbps actually I got 330Mbps
WPS Quick connect
USB 2 COMPATIBLE

Cons: No windows update drivers for plug n play
Bulky
Software is a bit flimsy
WPS doesn't always work

Other Thoughts: I did 2 weeks of stressing
Result:
AVG SPEED: 298Mbps
AVG UPTIME WITHOUT CUTOUTS: 7hrs 25mins
AVG CUTOUT LENGTH: ~2SEC

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