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TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

  • USB Wireless Nano Adapter
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Supports Wi-Fi Multimedia Standard
  • Soft AP for Internet Sharing
  • Supports Sony PSP X-Link
  • Advanced Security-WPA / WPA2
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jordan C.
  • 7/9/2015 8:50:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Small and cheap. That's what I needed. I normally use wired connnections on a desktop I built. I was going to add an inyeral card but the slots were covered by the graphics card. I had been using an old laptop to use the wireless network. Since it broke completely this was the replacment.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I had no idea that pc's could use the small CD s like the game cube. Kinda blew my mind, never used them before lol.

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  • johnny m.
  • 6/11/2015 1:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Quality

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Amazing good speeds on my 13 MB internet.

Cons: Non

Other Thoughts: It gets good speed and does what is advertised.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Inexpensive. Small. Easy install. 2 year warranty. Wireless N. Choice of installing driver only or driver and utility. Power saving mode, may help with battery life on a mobile product.

Cons: Well this adapter worked great for surfing the web, email etc. But down load speed was only half of what built in wifi adapter of the various lap tops I used this with. Upload was the same.
Though this adapter works as advertised it is old tech.

Other Thoughts: For the price and performance this would be a great adapter to have around. In case your built in wifi dies and you need a back up. If tour wired connection go down for what ever reason and you need to use the internet on a computer this devise could help you use a PC (not a lap top or tablet with built in wifi or 3G etc.)connected using a cell phone as a hot spot. Never know.
As others have said this is not for gaming this adapter is good for surfing, email and such.

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  • William W.
  • 5/6/2015 1:40:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's fine for the price

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: -Cheap
-Works as intended
-Easy to hide

Cons: -Speeds vary A LOT based on where it is

Other Thoughts: This product should NOT be bought as a permanent wireless solution for anyone. Only buy it if you are in need of a cheap, temporary solution.

This device does work well with Windows 8.1 , for those of you who may be wondering; it does work out of box.

Usually, at home, my desktop is on a wired connection. I bought this with the intention of only using it for when I bring my desktop out of the house to, say, a friend's place. I figured I could live with something like this for 12-18 hours MAYBE once a month. The device does work as intended. However, it does seem that speeds are heavily dependent on which USB port you have it plugged into, and probably more accurately, where your computer is located relative to your access point. I was very tempted to give this product a rating of one egg, and upon looking at other one egg reviews, that rating seemed like it may have been justified. Upon further experimentation, I found that the device really likes to have a direct line of sight with an access point. While it was installed in a USB port behind my computer, my DL speeds were cut considerably (consistently <5mbps). However, when moving it to a USB port on the front of my tower, speeds were back up to where they should be (about 25mbps). At first, I thought maybe it just didn't like the USB ports on the back of my computer for some odd reason? I grabbed a USB extension cable for testing purposes, plugged it into the back of my tower, had the device attached to the other end and, again, in a direct line of sight with the access point, speeds were back to where they were supposed to be. Unplugged the USB extension cable, plugged the device back directly into the back of my tower in the same USB port, and speeds were back down to where they were originally (<5 mbps). Considering I only payed about $7 for this, I cannot say I am too unhappy with the results.

Just don't buy this expecting it to be awesome.

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  • Travis P.
  • 4/21/2015 5:53:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOld device

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Small, portable and quick access to wifi. Windows 8.1 picked it right up and put it to work before I could even install the drivers that came with it (which is uncommon to the ones I've used before)

Cons: This device is OLD. The latest driver for this unit from TP-Link are dated 2013.. Keeping in mind, in order to FIND the drivers for this on their website, you have to enable "Display End-of-Life Products" - meaning it is no longer a supported device.

Other Thoughts: It may be a single bad unit, but it acts as if it is pulled from the USB port every 4-6 hours and takes a minute or two to be re-discovered by Windows and connect back to WiFi. Signal strength on it is 5-6 on a scale to 1-10, which isn't bad considering it's too small to have a real antenna.

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5 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Good

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Nice and small! It's barely visible!

Great range! I Connected out in my ManCave which is separate from the house and the download speeds were the same as wired which was surprising to me.


Good connection speeds! As said above they were great. Even limited to the 2.4 Ghz band it was snappy.

Great transfer speeds! I transferred a movie from my PC out in my Mancave to a PC inside about 40 FT through 3 walls including aluminum siding and was at 108+ MBs which I could not get with the last AC adapter I had. Complete surprise, I was expecting around 40+.

Easy set -up! The configuration utility was simple and easy to use but there really isn't much to do. It should all of the router in the area and connected to my Buffalo AC 1750 fast and easy. Auto detected the 2.4 Ghz side of my dua band router. The advanced tab has only 2 options to apply if you wish which are SoftAp mode which I won't use and power-saving mode. I don't know how much power you can save but I would assume on a mobile device or a Laptop it could help with battery life.

Cons: I seriously cannot find any cons with this. This is very rare for me with my reviews so that says something.

Other Thoughts: I have reviewed a ton of networking products recently and I know this is just a simple N150 wifi adapter but it has been most impressive to me. Especially considering the price.

Please note that with an older and less powerful router your experience my not be as good but I would bet that an N300 or better router would yield close to similar results as being an N150 adapter it should have it's limitations anyway.

Conclusion - I like it and will find this very useful going forward.

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  • David T.
  • 4/8/2015 6:27:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: I got this for a laptop for which the internal wireless adapter had died. Installation was trouble-free on Windows 7 and it works great. The laptop is only used for web browsing, e-mail, and office applications, so I really can't speak to the speed, but it seems to work quite well for what it's being used for.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Rob T.
  • 4/7/2015 3:58:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt worked, but fell apart

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: It worked out of the box, small, inexpensive. It allowed us to put our family's static web server PC with Server2008 in the garage out of sight.

Cons: It's so cheaply made the top fell off when I pulled it out of the USB slot. Little metal parts were dangling all around, I'm glad I got two. I've had TP-Link equipment before, it's cheap and often fails.

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  • JASON M.
  • 4/3/2015 10:00:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat short-distance capability

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Bought this for a desktop PC, installed about 8 feet away from the gateway because I didn't want to run a cord.

At such a short distance, I'm getting almost identical results and when I had my PC wired to the router. 30/6, ~20 ms ping on a Comcast Performance (25 Mbps) connection.

Cons: Had to go to the website to download drivers? Maybe?

Other Thoughts: Lacking an antenna, it may suffer at further distance or with obstructions. But for almost the same cost as a long Cat6 cable, I have no complaints with the performance.

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  • Robert K.
  • 4/3/2015 12:30:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDesign Flaws, Unreliable, Overrated!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: * On Windows 8.1 (x64) it installed at startup and I was able to connect to the network at login
* Has nice green LED

Cons: * This card has MAJOR DESIGN FLAWS. I'm only able to download at about 2 Mbps (.25 megabyte per second) on a card advertised as being capable of 150 Mbps!
* No drivers for Windows 8 from TP-Link (version 1)!
* Not to be used for fast internet speed, file transfers on a LAN, RDP, etc!

Other Thoughts: I thought I was getting a good product from TP-Link and I was wrong. This adapter is obviously flawed in it's engineering. It is especially disappointing for users of high internet speed, file transferring, RDP, etc. If your goal is to save a USB slot then get something like this: 6in USB 2.0 Extension Adapter Cable A to A - M/F and the USB card of your choice.

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