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EDIMAX EW-7711MAC AC450 Nano USB Wi-Fi Adapter for MacBook Upgrade to 11AC for Faster Performance, Plug it and Forget it, Support Mac OSX 10.7~10.11 (5Ghz Only)

  • Upgrade Mac book to 802.11ac
  • Max data rate 433Mbps (5GHz)
  • Nano and stylish design
  • Support 5Ghz only
  • Made for Mac book Pro / Air
  • Upgrade Macbook to Wireless 802.11ac
  • Support MAC OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Theodore C.
  • 3/11/2016 4:52:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good buy

Pros: Adapter does what they say. It delivers fast wifi ac speeds.
Small and easy to use.
It installed and worked.
They have very good tech support. Really. I called, immediately got a person; and she quickly talked me through the change.

Cons: You may need to change system preferences. That may need a call to tech support.

Other Thoughts: 2011 macBook Pro. This is an easy and affordable way to upgrade to ac wifi speeds. Install went well, except I did need to change a couple preferences which were not listed in the info. I use an Apple Airport Extreme (newest model). I had to enter the Airport Utility to adjust the 5 GHz to another port. Then I could add my Airport Network profile and select it. I then disconnected the onboard wifi to use only the USB adapter. Easy to do when I had the info. They had very quick and useable tech support. Maybe they could add the above changes to the info PDF. But it does what they say; and I am happy. Speeds will increase for downloads. But don't be surprised if some pages load at about the same speed or only slightly faster. Some of that is due to the server for which your page is communicating.

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  • Christian G.
  • 1/30/2016 2:18:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIf you have an a/b/g/n card in your MBP and use 5Ghz band already... this will DOWNGRADE you from 450 to 433Mbps!

Pros: - It's small.
- It may benefit someone using an older Macbook, assuming that Macbook is supported, and assuming they are technically skilled enough to get it working.

Cons: - I have a mid-2012 Retina MBP. Looking at my Network Utility and switching from built-in ethernet to this usb dongle, i noticed the built in one was rated for 450Mbps while the Edimax only handled 433Mbps. Testing the speed of each on speedtest.net, there was no discernable difference. Basically a waste... at least for the mid-2012 MBP.

- The instructions are horrifyingly inadequate. They refer to a CD-Rom that doesn't exist, and there's no troubleshooting tips anywhere to be found. Took me 30+ minutes to finally get it working...and i consider myself good at this sort of thing. Good luck to someone with basic ability... This is not plug and play.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely not recommend this. What I would recommend for anyone serious about upgrading their pre-late2013 retina macbook pro is to do a search for the Broadcom BCM94360CSAX. If you're comfortable with opening up your laptop (or know someone who can / or are willing to pay to have it done), this card is a direct swap and will bump your card from 450Mbps to 1.3Gbps (theoretical). Most comments i've read indicate that it appears in Network Utility as 1Gbps. Close enough for me... Considering the card costs about the same price as the Edimax, that option is a no-brainer. Steer clear of the Edimax AC450, or prepare to be both underwhelmed and frustrated.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Christian,



Thank you for supporting Edimax.

We are sorry you are unhappy with our EW-7711MAC.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our customer service at 1(800) 652-6776 or write an email to "support@edimax.us ". We will gladly assist you.

Best regards,

Edimax Customer Service

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  • Stephen M.
  • 12/25/2015 12:22:32 PM

1 out of 5 eggsEl Capitan users out of luck

Pros: small

Cons: Worthless for El Capitan users.

Other Thoughts: So, this was purchased for me as a gift, it's not usable on the latest 10.11 system. I went to their website and immediately saw there were no drivers for El Capitan, Since that system has been out since November, I guess I shouldn't try to use it anytime soon. I will try to get the receipt so I can send it back.

Annoying...

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  • Martin E.
  • 11/24/2015 7:07:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: easy setup , small footprint

Cons: no 10.11 drivers yet

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  • Steven P.
  • 12/30/2014 1:58:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50% Survival Rate after 60 days

Pros: One of these is still working, and when it works, it works. Small and unobtrusive, can leave on laptop all the time.

Cons: Only one is still working...

Other Thoughts: One failed, shows up in device manager under USB devices, with an error that says "enumeration failed".

I tried to connect to another machine, does not show up in device manager at all.

Using with two Windows 8.1 laptops with Edimax supplied driver. With all the time involved in RMA'ing, I'm not sure it's worth even doing after the cost of shipping.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear srp365,

We are sorry that our EW-7711MAC wireless adapter stopped working for you.

We have two 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 ". Our tech support team will assist you with any issues. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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  • Julie C.
  • 9/18/2014 11:09:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate - the best tech support

Pros: Easy setup. 802.11ac. Fast internet speed. Very tiny size.

Cons: I went to my friend's place and i still cannot see their 5Ghz network through edimax adapter. Then I called edimax tech support. Im very surprised that they have real people to help me. They asked me to change the 5Ghz channel and it just works!

If you do not know how to change 5Ghz channel. just call edimax..they will take care of everything. thank you edimax!

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  • Julie C.
  • 9/9/2014 3:07:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFive Star

Pros: Easy install on my 2011 MacBook. My OS X is Mavericks (10.9) Easily connect to Airport Extreme station. It is much faster than my build-in airport card. Small and inexpensive adapter for 11ac. Recommend to every Macbook users.

Cons: Need to install the driver before you use it. If you have a Macbook Air which does not have DVD-Rom, you will need to download the drive from website. 5ghz connectivity issue.

Other Thoughts: I like the design of this adapter. Once you plug it into MAcbook, you wont need to remove it. It is very convenient.

I dont have any problem to use it at my home, however, I could not see any 5ghz signal at my friend's house. My friends use the same router (airport extreme station).

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  • Cheuk L.
  • 9/9/2014 9:30:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWould buy again

Pros: Very compact size.
5GHz capability
Inexpensive Price.

Cons: I can't buy them locally

Other Thoughts: I had to find small USB wifi adapter that supports 5ghz and I came upon this. This "EW-7711 MAC" adapter will work in WinXP and Win7 machine, which is perfect for. We bought 4 and none gave us any trouble.

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  • Harry M.
  • 8/4/2014 7:54:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot ready for home, either

Pros: Small size; fast connection.
Software uninstaller works.

Cons: Can't hold a connection, even at 100% signal strength.
Doesn't like sleep-wake cycle; it will crash the machine after a couple of times (and I do mean crash: goes to black screen and the machine reboots).
Requires installation of it's own driver and utility software, which sits in the menu bar with an icon at least twice the size of any other.
Not really "Plug it and Forget It".

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my wife's older MacBook running OS 10.9.4 to give it a speed boost, which it does for as long as it is working. I wanted something she would not have to even know was there. Unfortunately, this is not that item. I'm pretty sure that this could all be solved in the driver software, but the version on the website is the same as on the included CD.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are very sorry for the issues you are experiencing.

We need to come out with a Mac wireless utility for the wireless adapter to search for wireless networks, to pick up a network to connect to, to enter the wireless security password. The adapter can not work as plug&play like the built-in airport wireless adapter.

We will release a new driver very soon. It can fix the issue of the sleep/awake. Please contact us so we can deliver the new driver to you. You also may check our web site at http://us.edimax.com in 2 weeks.

Please feel free to contact us at (408)-988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us ". Our support team will assist you with the issues.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • Ty C.
  • 7/30/2014 10:09:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUtility not ready for corporate setting

Pros: Looks great, matches the MacBook Pro nicely - even though its plastic.

Cons: - Issues with wireless roaming - i.e. moving from one access point to another with the same SSID - utility would not reconnect
- leaving macbook plugged in and walking away for 20 minutes - coming back to the laptop - wifi is disconnected and the WiFi utility software no longer responsive (frozen)
- Wireless utility will show your PEAP wifi password - this is a major security risk as the password is generally tied to your network domain access
- connect/reconnect time is slow, i.e. takes more than 5 seconds. I didn't time it exactly, but this makes it difficult to use when going from one meeting room to another.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are very sorry for the issues you are experiencing.

We have done some tests about the wireless roaming. In our tests, EW-7711MAC can connect to the second router (or AP) with the same SSID if the first AP and the second AP are in the same IP network. We can not reproduce your issue unfortunately. We may need to know the brand and the model of your wireless access points.

We will release a new driver very soon. It can fix the issue of the sleep/awake. Please contact us so we can deliver the new driver to you.

Our product management team will discuss about hiding the PEAP wifi password in the utility.

You may contact us at (408)-988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us ". Our support team will assist you with the issues.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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