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EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 433/150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4000 - 2.4835GHz (subject to local regulations)
  • 5.150 - 5.825GHz (subject to local regulations)
  • WPA2
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Chip D.
  • 7/31/2014 11:30:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1 - Solved

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Small, Fast, GREAT customer service from edimax!

Cons: Drivers on disc do not work for all operating systems.
Multiple compatible driver versions on website, hard to find "correct" one.

Other Thoughts: I'm running windows 8.1 on my new i5-4690 desktop build. I bought this badboy to use since my GPU covers my only PCI slot. Many people have problems with windows 8.1 and this thing working together. If you follow the instructions that come with the adapter your computer will probably just crash and go into a reboot/crash/reboot loop. Here's what you need to do:

1. Before plugging in the adapter, go to www.edimax.us go to downloads and under "802.11AC Adapter" you will find "EW-7811UTC" for windows and mac. Download the windows driver (file should end in 1.0.1.8 as of 31 July 2014).

2. Unzip the file (extract, whatever). Navigate to:
"1.0.1.8_Edimax_7822UAC\CD_AC1200\Windows" Run "Setup.exe" application. Follow onscreen instructions.

Note: I realize that this driver is for the AC1200, but it works for the AC600 too and is newer (more bug fixes) than the 1.0.1.6 that can also be found on the site.

3. Restart computer, plug in the adapter and it should be working!

Additional troubleshooting:
I was getting great connection speeds in the same room as router. When I moved to another room my speed dropped but I still had 4/5 bars of connectivity. I tried various different ports on the back (both USB 2.0 and 3.0) because I didn't want it taking up a front port. I called tech support and they told me to try a USB port on the front instead of the back, something to do with signal strength suffering when against a wall. Sure enough, BAM - speeds only slightly lower than when in the same room as the router (to be expected). So yeah it takes up a front port, but I think that is due to physics, not the adapter. Great product so far, hope the trend continues.

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  • Richard W.
  • 5/2/2014 6:43:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsEdimax 7811-Not Impressed

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Installation from the CD was easy and then updating the firmware using a download from the Edimax website was also easy.

Cons: Poor performance

Other Thoughts: I purchased the Edimax EW7811UTC to take advantage of the 5Ghz band from my Asus Dark Knight router, which is an awesome router by the way. Installation from the CD was easy and then updating the firmware using a download from the Edimax website was also easy. However, I was really disappointed in the performance. I used InSSIDer 3 to verify connection to the 2.4 or 5 Ghz band. 95% of the time the Edimax would connect to the 2.4Ghz band and not the 5Ghz band even though the 5Ghz band was showing to be present via InSSIDer 3.

Even when it was connected to the 5Ghz band the best speed was 38Mbps download, which is not too bad. Yet most of the time, the edimax connected to the 2.4Ghz with download speeds of 12Mbs or less. The strangest thing I noticed about the Edimax adapter was that is did not sustain a consistent signal from the router only 8 feet away. During the OOKLA download tests, the signal always had a saw tooth appearence.

I'm going to put the TP Link WN725N back on the laptop which consistently beats the Edimax. The TP Link download speeds were 38 to 55Mbs on the 2.4Ghz band

Just to put these numbers into perspective, I have Fios 50/25 and get wired download speeds of about 58Mbs and wired uploads of 34Mbs.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Zulala,

We are sorry for the performance issue you are experiencing with our EW-7811UTC.

Is your computer a Windows 8.1 with USB 3.0 port? We might have a newer driver for you.

Do you use the SAME SSID of the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz networks of your Asus Dark Knight router? Can you please make them use different SSID? We think this will help EW-7811UTC connect to the correct 5Ghz network.

Please give it a try. If you need any further assistance on our products, please feel free to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us " directly.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • Roland J.
  • 4/15/2014 2:35:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed...

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Great price.
Works well with my old Windows 7 machine.

Cons: Does not work with my Windows 8 machine. The machine crashes every time I insert it into the USB port.

Other Thoughts: I built a new Windows 8 machine and ordered this card because of the great price and high speeds. When I opened the box, there was a message inside that told me to download the Windows 8 drivers before inserting it. I followed the instructions and the machine crashed every time I inserted it into the USB port. I swapped it with my adapter in my old Windows 7 machine and it works perfectly. So at least I am still getting use out of it. I wouldn't recommend buying this until the Windows 8 drivers work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Rollade,

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing to use our EW-7811UTC with your new computer. We would like to help you resolve the issue.

You probably have Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is trickier than Windows 8. There is a bad built-in driver embedded in Windows 8.1 which does not work properly for our EW-7811UTC. Therefore, if our driver is not installed properly for some reason and users plug in EW-7811UTC adapter, the built-in driver will crash Windows 8.1.

Please go to "Control Panel" in Windows 8.1. Go to "System and Security". Go to "Windows Update". Click on "Check for Updates". Look into the list of "Optional updates". You may see the Realtek update for Edimax Wireless Adapter. Apply that optional update. Then your Windows 8.1 will have the correct driver for our wireless adapter.

Please give it a try. If you need any further assistance on our products, please feel free to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us " directly.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • Roland J.
  • 4/15/2014 2:15:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed...

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Great Price.
Works well with my Windows 7 machine.

Cons: Does not work with my new Windows 8 machine, causing my new computer to crash every time.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my new Windows 8 machine that I built and was very disappointed. When I opened the box, the message on the inside was if you have a Windows 8 machine, don't stick this into your USB port. Download the latest drivers from Edimax first. I downloaded and installed the supposed Windows 8 drivers and when I inserted the adapter, my machined proceeded to crash. I tried this multiple times and even reloaded the Windows 8 drivers and it wouldn't work. I wound up swapping my adapter with the adapter for my Windows 7 machine and it works perfectly. So at least I'm getting use out of it, even if it is for my older machine that my kids use. Don't buy it until Edimax provides Windows 8 support. I'm sure it will work very well once it is compatible.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing with Windows 8.1.

You probably have Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is trickier than Windows 8. There is a bad built-in driver embedded in Windows 8.1 which does not work properly for our EW-7811UTC. Therefore, if our driver is not installed properly for some reason and users plug in EW-7811UTC adapter, the built-in driver will crash Windows 8.1.

Go to "Control Panel" >> "System and Security" >> "Windows Update". Click on "Check for Updates". Look into the list of "Optional updates". You may see the Realtek update for Edimax Wireless Adapter. Apply that optional update. Windows 8.1 will have the correct driver for our wireless adapter.

Please give it a try. If you need any further assistance on our products, please feel free to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us " directly.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • Robert M.
  • 4/6/2014 8:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Fast
Fairly small
Price
No wireless utility included
Same down/up speeds, on 5GHz, as wired connection in my condo
5GHz band is able to stream ~10GB Bluray rips. My previous Edimax 2.4GHz adapter would falter at 6-7GB files.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't have AC so I did not get to test that, but with as well as the 5GHz works I would imagine the AC would be blazingly fast as well.

Works so well I have purchased a second. One travels with me for IT work that I do. The second is in my bedroom HTPC.

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  • William F.
  • 4/5/2014 9:48:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAC600 EW-7811UTC w/ 1.0.1.6 driver

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Very good operation. At short range (in the same room) it runs solid at 433 Mbps on 5 GHz, just as rated.

Surprisingly decent range -- I tested it at ~80 feet through several walls, and it ran perfectly at more than 200 Mbps. Nice!

I'm using a ASUS RT-AC56U Router with this adapter. I tested it fine on an old 54 Mbps "G" access point, too.

It sleeps well, and recovers from sleep quickly and without error.

Cons: Blinky, blinky light. The previous reviewers were not kidding. This pin-point blue LED flickers a sharp needle in the eye! This would be a deal breaker if it weren't easy to work around. I've got it on a short USB extender cable that lets me flip it upside down.

If you have the same SSID on both bands in your router, it will choose the band that gets the highest theoretical speed connection. It will choose a heavily congested 2.4 GHz over a wide open 5 GHz, if the connection is "faster".

It does not operate on both bands simultaneously, but I knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: Other than the nearly useless and very annoying LED, this thing brings a great deal to the table. Very good speed, reasonable range for a tiny bug of a thing, and a low price. Just plan to hide that indicator LED!

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  • Henry C.
  • 4/1/2014 2:51:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Got it for good price on promotion. Still working after several months. Amazing price for AC speed. Easy install on Vista computer.

Cons: None

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 2/2/2014 11:08:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied =[

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: -Nice sized and prices AC adapter.

-Worked well and connected to both bands of my router.

Cons: -Installation was harder than it should have been. Windows couldn't find any drivers for this device. I understand that I shouldnt rely on windows, but something as simple as a wifi adapter should be plug and playable.

-Died after about a week. Started getting "device unrecognized" messages. Now it wont even detect when plugged in.

Other Thoughts: My previous wifi adapter from Edimax is an excellent product, but this one I am disappointed with.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the issue you are experiencing.

We have 2 years warranty for our products. Please feel free to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us " directly. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • ARKADIUSZ P.
  • 1/23/2014 5:00:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat it with the stick

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: For the price you can not beat it. I purchased it to use on my desktop, it was cheaper then running wires. Works great with Cisco router. It does what it's made for.

Cons: I had a problem with it at first. I was running two wireless routers and adapter would disconnect while surfing the web. I removed one of them and it seems to work perfect.

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  • Brian S.
  • 1/22/2014 5:15:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2x the speed for me

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates

Pros: Ran speedtest before and was get 16mbs, ran speedtest after getting 32mbs. I was impressed. I have a 2013 Airport Extreme router with ac wifi.

Cons: Does not support OSX 10.9

Other Thoughts: I got a deal on it and for under $30, if you have AC router, then get it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

The latest driver for Mac OS X 10.9 is not in the disk.
You can find the driver for Max OS X 10.9 at Edimax website - http://www.edimax.us/html/english/frames/b-download.htm

If you have any questions about Mac Driver, please email to "support@edimax.us." We are more than willing to help you with your concerns.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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