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Premiertek PL-18N USB 2.0 GAMEBASE Adapter 2X9DBI ANTENNA

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The POWERLINK Hermes is a powerful WLAN USB adapter w/dual 9dBi omni-directional antenna. Unlike other the 2dBi omni-direction antenna, the advantage of dual 9dBi omni-directional antenna and 1000mW high power output together can help the user to reach more wireless network that can't never be reached before with other wireless adapter. The Hermes provides powerful and stable performance to PC & NB linked into unlimited wireless network. Upgrade your networking today and enjoy the faster speed internet experience.


Learn more about the Premiertek PL-18N

Model

Brand
Premiertek
Model
PL-18N

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
64/128/256-bit WEP
WPA
WPA-PSK
WPA2
WPA2-PSK
TKIP
AES
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.412GHz - 2.497GHz
Channels
11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe)
Antenna
Dual 9dBi swivel omni-directional high gain antenna
Operating Range
3281 ft
Dimensions
Antenna length: 375mm

USB Adapter: 108mm x 108mm x 45mm

USB Cable: 300cm (3 meters or 9 ft)

Feature

Features
The Gamebase is a powerful WLAN USB adapter w/dual 9dBi omni-directional antenna.

Unlike other the 2dBi omni-direction antenna, the advantage of dual 9dBi omni-directional antenna and 1000mW high power output together can help the user to reach more wireless network that can't never be reached before with other wireless adapter.

The Gamebase provides powerful and stable performance to PC & NB linked into unlimited wireless network.

Upgrade your networking today and enjoy the faster speed internet experience.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Richard F.
  • 4/10/2014 6:24:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: -Range
-Good speed for wireless.
-easy to set up
-looks pretty cool

Cons: -Annoying blinky flashy blue light that is hard to sleep in the same room with (sort of a con)
-Takes a couple seconds to 'boot up' when downloading; e.g
download will start at around 200KB/s, but after a couple seconds it will 'boot up' to FAR more desirable speeds depending on your wifi.

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  • Kevin k.
  • 3/5/2014 5:58:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: It has amazing range pretty much double my range. Work well for surfing the web but doesn't work for gaming.

Cons: Like I said its has amazing range, I went from 0-1 bars on my laptop to 3-4 bars with this. Despite the great connection I have I cant seem to get a stable internet connection. I sometimes can get 10-15mbps and other 1-5mbps. I also get terrible packet loss and jitter. Its just completely unreliable.

Other Thoughts: Despite the mixed reviews I decided to risk it and give it a try. So if you are thinking the same thing I was right now just do yourself the favor and find something else.

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  • Jacob D.
  • 2/6/2014 10:08:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: looks impressive, cable distance is useful

Cons: I had issues with the drivers from day one, after a few days of fiddling I got the device working. The connection was spotty constantly and the connection was dropping. This happened to neither of the other two wireless connected computers nor any of the mobile devices in the house. After just over a month my internet connection was dropped entirely. The device is still recognized and stated as "working properly" but no networks can be detected. I did a fresh install of the drivers and still nothing. I plugged in my old dinky wireless adapter and it picked up three bars immediately, so the issue is indeed with the device. This has caused great trouble with doing college homework online as well as playing recreational games. Perhaps I got the faulty one of the batch, but I was hoping for more when I spent my $40.

Other Thoughts: This product seemed like a great deal, but it left me very sad that I ever considered it.

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  • John P.
  • 9/29/2013 3:26:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth every penny!

Pros: Does what it says by boosting signal strength, and the range is enormous! Went from a poor signal of 1/5 to a excellent 5/5 signal strength while discovering many more WiFi signals that I didn't know existed around me!
I also went from paying $70/moth for internet to a one time payment of under $35!
This item is great for social media such as Facebook, Twitter, ect.. And works great with file transfers (downloading). I don't think I've ever lost any packets downloading anything with it.

Cons: The only con would be that the ping fluctuates a lot, and sometimes drops even with it saying I have excellent signal. It is not for online gaming! I tried to play online shooter games, but my ping rate would jump all over the place no matter which server I chose to play on. I have ran many speed tests with it ranging from 7-9mbps. Which is not bad, and I'm not going to complain cause I'm not paying $70/month for the internet anymore!
I gave it a 4/5 stars cause it does drop the signal/ping once in a while.

Other Thoughts: Got permission from my neighbor to use their internet cause I lost my job and no longer could I afford $70/month for my internet, and it's important to have the internet to find a new job. Anyways, I had trouble connecting to their internet cause my signal strength was only 1 out of 5 bars while using a Netgear WNDA3100. I did some research online and found this little Item for under $35, so I gave it a shot from reading other reviews!
My signal strength went from 1/5 to 5/5 excellent signal strength, and also showed me about five or six more wireless connections that I never even knew existed around my little town!
This Antenna is worth every penny for under $35 when you pay over twice that a month just for internet alone! Some people pay three times that! I have decided I am no longer going to pay for the internet, even after I get a new job.. Why pay around a thousand dollars a year for the internet when you can buy this for under $35.00!

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  • Ronald O.
  • 9/6/2013 5:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Looks tempting.

Cons: Couldn't use it, DOA.

Other Thoughts: Driver CD outdated, flimsy construction, all in all a poor choice.

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  • Renuka P.
  • 8/29/2013 4:50:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked for 5 minutes

Pros: when it worked, it worked.

Cons: when it worked, it worked. for 5 minutes. after i installed the driver and utility software from the inlcuded CD, it just stopped working. the light in the front does not come on, regardless of the USB port or computer i plug it into.

Other Thoughts: i really wanted this to work for longer. when it was working, i was getting 5 bars where my laptop could only pick up 2-3.

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  • Frank D.
  • 8/9/2013 12:13:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreatest Adapter ever owned.

Pros: Let me start by saying that this adapter is worth the money. My wireless adapter before this got a 5mbps download and upload speed. This adapter gives me a 25/5. I have never been so happy with an adapter in my life. I used to get around a 70 ping on games like bf3, and now I'm getting a 20 ping with no internet lag at all. Also, did not even have to download any drivers, windows detected it immediately and downloaded the drivers for me. The range is incredible on this thing. I can see every wireless network on the street, and my street is a half a mile long. What's even better is that you don't even have to install it into your mobo, you can just plug it into a usb port and its ready to go!

Cons: The adapter's antenna is pretty dam big, but it's not a problem if you set it on the floor.

Other Thoughts: This is worth your money. Don't waste your time with any of those other adapters. Get it while its on sale!

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  • Shirley A.
  • 8/1/2013 11:49:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest wireless adapter ever.

Pros: Extremely long range and great speeds, no signal drops.

Cons: Nothing, I can think of.

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  • Jason D.
  • 7/5/2013 12:30:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot the best

Pros: Large antennas, and two of them. Apparently 9db each which should make it powerful.
Detected a lot of networks near by and detected my AP at around 80% - 90%. Most networks were 50%+ and I counted at least 15 most of the time.

Cons: Couldn't hold a connection to my AP. I'm decently far away from it, so I went with what I thought was a powerful adapter. Turns out it can detect networks and make it look like its got 3 or 4 bars, but even when it connects it won't keep the connection for long before disconnecting me and reconnecting me. Other adapters can at least do this but at only 2 bars or so, which is why I bought this one.
Also, one antenna did not seem to screw in all the way, it seemed quite loose and might explain some of my issues but the other one seemed just fine so I would think there are underlying issues here (not the greatest quality it seems).

Other Thoughts: The antennas are also HUGE but you should probably know that by now, especially since their 9db.

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  • Jacob B.
  • 5/19/2013 2:39:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLong Range, but not steady

Pros: It has an absolute ridiculous range. I turned it on and almost 20 networks I've never seen before popped it with full bars. And half again more that weren't full bars

Cons: Although it connects fine, the internet is very patchy. Even if you're connecting to a network close by. I got this so it'd be MORE steady, but it turns out it's even worse than my laptop internet.

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