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Premiertek PL-2712N USB 2.0 PowerLink Outdoor Plus Wi-Fi Adapter

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.412GHz - 2.484GHz
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The POWERLINK Outdoor Plus is a powerful 802.11b/g/n WLAN USB adapter w/12dBi patch antenna. User can adjust the antenna direction to the signal source where desired. Unlike the omni-direction antenna, the advantage of 12dBi patch 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 Outdoor Plus provides powerful and stable performance to PC & NB linked into unlimited wireless network world. Upgrade your networking today and enjoy the faster speed internet experience.


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


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  • Colt W.
  • 11/28/2012 4:59:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Currently have this in a shed out in my backyard(roughly around 100-150 feet away from router with connection going through literally a garage and house) and after figuring out that it works better when the metal is pointed towards the i went from 3 bars to 5

inside i have 11ms with 28up 19down using speedtest, in the backyard im running around 20ms with 9up 6down

I'm using it for gaming and downloading songs, i get the relatively good speeds, but I'm also running on a t1(so, if you arent im not sure how this will affect your experience) connection with no disconnections from any games(LoL WoW, blacklight retribution, halo CE)

Cons: Cord could be longer as i have it running outside my shed

honestly almost throw away the CD because it was hidden with a little piece of cardboard that kept it against the box(it was dark though)

Other Thoughts: says weatherproof but there are cracks and holes so if it rains a lot you might wanna throw a ziplock bag over it

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  • Alan J.
  • 6/20/2012 10:17:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat on the road

Pros: No real install, Win7 recognizes right away.
Powerful, never had a problem finding a usable signal.
Has 'feet' allowing it to set on a flat surface.

Cons: Weatherproof? Not in Florida. Before mounting outdoor permanently, I would seal this up A LOT. Just the holes allowing wasps in are a problem here. This is where the last star went, in one of these holes. <GR>
Would be nice if it was smaller, but not really a problem.

Other Thoughts: I travel a lot, need to stay online everyday. having to find a WiFi signal can often be a hassle. Now, I park, put the feet on this, stick on the roof of my truck and within minutes can usually be online. Rest Stops, Shopping Centers, most anywhere you can see a few buildings you can usually find an unsecured WiFi, many meant to be shared - 'Guest' labeled. I love this using this unit and recommend it highly. Would not leave home without it.

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  • DEREK C.
  • 1/7/2012 9:27:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPowerLink Outdoor Plus Wi-Fi Adapter

Pros: Increased Wifi reception from 2 bars to 5 bars in the basement! It's designed for use outdoors, however it make a great antenna for weak reception indoors. Purchased on sale for $30.

Cons: Will not make my coffee!!!

Other Thoughts: Can be mounted to poles outdoors.

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  • sloan h.
  • 12/30/2011 7:13:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFlexible

Pros: I will use the acronym 'PLD' for this device to save typing.

Pros:
It has the ("guts of the device") card near the antenna. (Less loss of signal).

Decently long usb cable.
More powerful (wattage) than traditional usb adapters.

Inside, it has standard rp-sma connector.
I think most people won't need use a bigger antenna (see "other thoughts" below for my specific case. However, this will give you another "step up" option just in case.

So I would try the PLD by itself. It will perform much better than an internal wireless card or even a USB and 7" antenna.

However. Even if you're still "on the edge", you can swap the PLD internal antenna with an even bigger antenna. Aka, you've got a "step up" option.

Cons: Not really a CON. But I am not mounting outside.
I think the case will protect the device if mounted outside. But moisture is moisture and moisture and electronics do not mix. and in severe moisture areas, you might eventually have an issue. Put it under an eave to try and protect it, and a place that gets a little sun/warmth to keep the surrounding area dried out. The device doesn't need to be in direct sunlight, but the ground below it should be able to dry out to prevent moisture issues.

I would think of this device as Weather Resistant, not Weather Proof.

Other Thoughts: I am on a "fringe" area.
I have 4 pieces of equipment I've been trying.

1. USB wifi adapter. (1" by 3" that you stick into a laptop). With an external antenna adapter.
2. 7" long antenna.
3. Flat Panel (BIG) wifi antenna. 12" by 12".
4. Now this item ("PLD").

With #1 and #2. I got NOTHING as far as wireless signal.
With #1 and #3, I got intermittent wireless. It would work a little, fade out. Even a "easy" page like google-news would fade in and out.

With #4 alone, it was equivalent to #1 and #3 together.
Keep in mind the antenna inside the PLD is pretty good, but isn't as big as the 12" by 12" panel.

Here is the great news (and reason I my review is titled "Flexible".
Upon opening the case of the PLD, it has a standard rp-sma connector. (You will need a rp-sma male on ANTENNA side).

I connected the PLD to my big flat panel antenna. And BOOM, I've got dependable wireless now.
Thus, you have "growth" flexiblity.

The PLD is more powerful than a USB d

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  • Joseph M.
  • 11/11/2011 1:10:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWireless

Pros: Pulling A Wireless Signal for 300 Yards and it is pulling strong, using a regular netgear WNR200, I Highly Recommend it.

Cons: Non, other than make sure you have a current up to date driver for the computer

Other Thoughts: Make sure you are pulling in a direct line of sight

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  • Tyler B.
  • 4/22/2011 4:27:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsown, but bought from a diff site

Pros: It picked up networks I could see before, with just as many bars as the networks I was picking up before (2-3). The networks I was picking up each gained a bar or two.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: This is the only long range network adapter that I have used, so take it with a grain of salt if comparing long range adapters. This did however do much better than other, non-long range adapters I have used. I've used it in Win XP, Win 7, and linux. Win 7 and linux picked them up without any added drivers. I installed the drivers from the disc for XP. I did not install the included network manager, so I cannot vouch for it's quality. Iusedthe default manager in XP, which I much prefer over others.

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  • Philip M.
  • 4/3/2011 6:33:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsKickazz

Pros: Discrete casing design. Mounts to an antenna mast or carry in a backpack. Has a generously long USB cable.

Delivers a lot more signal sources and *seriously* boosts previously known signals.

Cons: It's a little obvious when you pull it out in a coffee shop, lol.

Other Thoughts: Woot! I'll find Wifi connections for sure when on vacation.

I have no relationship in any way to the manufacture or sale of these things.

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  • david s.
  • 11/24/2010 3:08:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs???

Pros: Good Wireless adapter.Picking up nieghbors wifi 100yds+

Cons: I was using plastic apple juice jug lined with foil was doing just as good.this thing is suppose to be powerd and directional I feel I should have at least gained a bar or two

Other Thoughts: Makes good wirless n adapter for some one but if you already get descent signal dont expect this thing to improve anything

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