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NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • 2.4GHz Up to 300Mbps
  • 5 GHz UP to 867Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • WPA2
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What it does

The netis WF2119 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter is designed to connect a desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network and access high-speed Internet connection. It's compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 150Mbps, offering a better performance on web surfing, emailing, file sharing, and online chatting. It features with a 5 dBi detachable antenna providing better coverage and allowing for stronger antenna upgrades. Moreover, you can easily setup a secure wireless connection in a snap with the WPS button .


Learn more about the Netis Systems WF2190

Model

Brand
NETIS
Model
WF2190

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
2.4GHz Up to 300Mbps
5 GHz UP to 867Mbps
Security
Support 64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, 802.1 X
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 3.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
External Antenna
System Requirements
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8,
MAC OS 10.4/10.5/10.6.10.7/10.8,
Linux
Dimensions
3.64" x 1.06" x 0.59"
Temperature
Operating Temperature: 0 degree C~40 degree C
Storage Temperature: -40 degree C~70 degree C
Humidity
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

Feature

Features
The netis WF2190 is designed to connect a desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network and access high-speed Internet connection.

It's compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 2.4GHz 300Mbps or 5GHz 867Mbps, offering a better performance on online gaming,HD video streaming, and VoIP phone calling.

With the 802.11n MIMO and 802.11ac technology, it ensures a strong and stable wireless connection and allows you to enjoy the wireless freedom around your home.

Moreover, it features with a WPS button which helps you easily setup a secure wireless connection in a snap.

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x WF2190
1 x USB Cradle
1 x Driver CD
1 x Quick Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Christopher M.
  • 8/9/2014 5:42:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat hardware product, spotty drivers

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: * Good, strong and reliable signal reception.
* USB 3.0 support.
* Longer than average USB cable length on the cradle allows for a greater range of placement options.
* Uses a sturdy Realtek RTL8812AU chipset

Cons: * Extremely poor Linux driver support (see Other Thoughts)
* Extraneous "helper" software for Windows that is more of a hindrance than an assistance.

Other Thoughts: The Netis provided drivers for Linux, both on the disc and from their website, just flat out fail to install and the included firmware for the RTL8812AU is two versions behind. When running the install shell script, it fails on compile and refers to a log that doesn't get created, leaving one very frustrated in trying to find out how it failed. I had to download the latest firmware and drivers for the Realtek chipset from Git, compile them and install them manually before the product would work at all. Providing a .deb AND .rpm package would have made installation a much easier task.

Unfortunately, Netis' support site seems to assume that everyone who is using this product under Linux will be running Ubuntu and suggests a program called "HardInfo" to help with getting drivers. This program is no longer maintained and does not support the chipset. It's an absolute dead end.

The Linux kernel I am using is 3.15.9, which is the latest stable release as of two days ago. OSes tested were Linux Mint 17, CrunchBang 11 and CentOS 7. I ended up with Linux Mint 17 as the product seemed to work best and be the most stable on that distro.

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  • David H.
  • 8/8/2014 9:09:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlugged in... working.

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Wanted this for a linux HTPC box. Plugged in, recognized, working. Easy. The extension cable and cradle is great, provides excellent positioning.

Cons: None

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  • Brian M.
  • 8/1/2014 3:47:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent adapter

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Excellent speed and distance. I use this for my PC in the basement, the router (Asus N66U) is on the 2nd floor. Connectivity on the 5ghz is always 80% or better. Link quality ranges from 270-300/Mbps. Plenty for what I use it for. Prior the Belkin & Linksys adapters were 100/Mbps at best. Though in fairness those adapters lacked external high gain antennas and function well if closer to the router.

Cons: None really. Ok, the USB base/cradle is too light and has a tendency to easily move around is the USB cable is touched. Doesn't matter, I use the adapter installed into a USB port on the back side of the PC.

Other Thoughts: I needed a good adapter with external antennas. There may be cheaper options, but this one does what it says and what I needed, no regrets!

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  • Deven M.
  • 7/14/2014 7:12:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood High Gain

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Very nice for large homes to apartments. high gain antennas pick up every wireless signal in your neighborhood. Very strong signal even when below the wireless router. Dongle to place on top of desk. USB 3.0

Cons: antenna's can be a problem in small locations. Seems delicate when plugged in to the USB and not the cradle. wish i had an option for only one antenna for the top of the device.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this device for a client. always had problems keeping him connected while he worked in his basement office. since we have installed this wireless device he has had a great connection. He purchased 3 more from me.

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  • James D.
  • 6/27/2014 10:03:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice high speed adapter

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Performance, ease of use, native Linux support, adequate range.

Cons: I'm not getting 866 mbs connection between floors in 2 story house, but I really didn't expect to.

Other Thoughts: Using with OpenElec 4.0.x and standard Linux drivers on raspberry pi. No additional usb hub power required.

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  • Robert G.
  • 6/14/2014 5:44:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: easy to use, fast, easy to move/adjust for best reception

Cons: No sticky surface or mounting options. Would have been nice to have it come with double stick tape or a hole for a screw or something. I have mine sitting on top of a monitor and if the cord moves the thing falls down.

Other Thoughts: I like that you can plug it into the computer directly or use the base as an extension (as I have)

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  • Francisco H.
  • 5/18/2014 11:37:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat USB wireless adapter

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Windows 8.1 Installed the appropriate driver automatically upon connection to the rear USB 3.0 port of my systems board. Like others have said, is it is recognized by the OS as a Realtek 8812AU wireless LAN 802.11ac USB NIC so don't if you have your windows 8.1 up to date you won't even have to load the supplied CD to get it working. After the driver installation is complete just open your network and shearing center, join you wi-fi connection and enjoy. This USB NIC works as advertised. Highly recommended!

Cons: None so far. This adapter is currently running at 300.0 Mbps which is the maximum broadcast speed supported on my router.

Other Thoughts: I am planning on upgrading to a faster router sometime in the future but for now it plenty serves my needs until I move up and decide to setup my network for HDTV streaming which will be the next. Price value ratio is unbeatable and a price point below $40. I tested three other wireless adapters until I found this one. One of the other adapters I tested was twice the price. All other adapters have already been returned and I am planning on keeping this one.

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  • Johnny L.
  • 5/10/2014 12:01:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning Great, Win8.1

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Running right out of the box, no installation required for me, (read other thoughts), Picked up my 5ghz wifi signal right away, connected like a dream, super fast speeds. LOVE IT!

Cons: NO CONS, I plugged it in, and connected, that easy. NO CONS!!!!

Other Thoughts: Usually when I buy hardware I go online to get the latest drivers from the manufacturers website, (as one does), but I couldn't find the drivers on Netis' website, maybe i wasn't looking hard enough but all I found was documentation. It comes with a driver CD but i don't have a cd-rom installed on my computer. So I plugged it in just to see what would happen. Bam, no installation required, system picked it up right away. Installs it as a "Realtek 8812AU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB NIC" but guessing thats because its running a realtek chip inside. but its working perfect and i love it! GREAT PURCHASE!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2014 8:50:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsruns perfect on W 8.1 x64 Pro

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: RTL8812au chipset. The drivers are all over the place, and have been for months. Don't listen to the compatibility warnings.

Get the drivers from edimax.

Cons: tech pinocchios

Other Thoughts: works on all w 8 and 7 platforms. Linux and mac also.

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  • Manuel S.
  • 4/21/2014 6:05:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeware compatibility

This review is from: NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless High Gain USB 3.0 Adapter with Dual 5dBi Antenna & USB Cradle Extension Compatible with Windows MAC Linux OS

Pros: Works great in Windows 8

Cons: This device is incompatible with Windows 8.1. My average upload speeds are 1.5 mbps, out of a possible 40 mbps. I have tested this on several computers with different operating systems. It works in Windows 8, but doesn't in 8.1. In fact, the first time I installed it, it crashed my system. There is virtually no support for this device... I can't even find the drivers online.

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed in newegg that I have to pay $10 to return this device.

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