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TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

  • Ultra-fast 5GHz 867Mbps/2.4GHz 300Mbps
  • AC speed for lag-free HD video streaming and gaming
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port— 10x faster than USB 2.0
  • w/ USB Extension Cable for flexible deployment

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  • Evan B.
  • 8/12/2015 3:31:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked well for a week

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: When it works,it got a link speed of 250mbs on my 2.4ghz channel.It has a cool flashing green light when it is connected.

Cons: Connection became very unstable within 2 weeks.I now have to reset it every 20 minutes for it to even load a page.I also had really bad driver issues because I do not have a cd-rom on my pc.I can barely load a simple page like google after 5+ minutes of usage.I have also contacted TP-Link but I still have not got a response, I was also on hold for about 20 minutes and got hung up on.

Other Thoughts: At first I thought my firewall was blocking it ,but that seems to be not the case.My 10 year old laptop with built-in wifi has a more stable connection then this adapter at the moment.

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  • Cailean M.
  • 7/16/2015 8:40:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsHaving a tough time

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: Worked fantastically while it lasted. Got very low latency in-game and fast page loads which is all good.

Cons: About a two months ago the wifi adapter started doing some bad stuff. The connection would sometimes blink in and out and then slow down to a crawl. And then on some occations make my computer freeze and I have to hard reset. Note, I made sure to check that there were other things that were causing this to happen and I narrowed it down to this adapter. I'm pretty sure I got a faulty one for sure, RMAing or replacing soon.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure that most people would not have this experience with this adapter, the reason this is not a one-star review. But in my case I had a bad time with the T4U adapter.

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  • Nnaedoziem A.
  • 7/4/2015 10:57:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAddition to my review

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: So this adapter really can hit my routers speeds. I just fiddled with where I put it in my far off room. How far is my room from the router? My room is next to the garage at the back of the house. Thats how good this adapter is. My two laptops both Lenovo Thinkpads (Yoga and a T430 can't hit 58Mbps in my room but this adapter can)

I am on Win 8.1 64 bit. I download driver and just used windows to manage wifi. No need to even use the CD or utilities. Windows just handles it well.

Cons: slightly bulky size but its light. very light actually.

Other Thoughts: Hoping it lasts. I like this thing. Completely saved me from having to buy and wire a long ethernet cable to my gaming room.

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  • Nnaedoziem A.
  • 7/4/2015 10:31:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: Black and not all in your face about design.
Has actually impressed me. I have been able to sustain 6MB/s download speed. I was a bit concerned with some of the reviews but after considering the alternative of going smaller with wifi adapters that don't provide decent speed I decided to close my eyes and order

I have been able to download 50GB of data with 6 MB/s constant. That's equivalent to 40 Mbps which is 15 Mbps slower than wired. I attribute this to the distance between this adapter and our router and my impatience to find a better position for it. Because it is very dependent on where I place it.

Not sure about speeds greater than 50Mbps but rest assured this can reach 50 Mbps speeds if its in the right place.

Cons: A Bit bulky but I guess thats what you get for a reliable high speed chip

Other Thoughts: Happy they included a USB 3.0 extension cable.

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  • Henry V.
  • 7/2/2015 11:07:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFar slower than it's worth

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: It connects to the internet

Cons: So I bought this because my old TP-LINK TL-WN722N was getting a bit too slow for my liking expecting a boost in internet speed. So far it's been slower than my old internet card, that is, when it decides not to disconnect randomly (which happens so much I can hardly browse google). I confess I don't know too much about this stuff but I did choose to assume when buying this that higher mbps and GHz should = better connectivity. Have other people experienced this problem this early on? I want to know if there's a defect with the card or if I'm doing something wrong or if it's more that it's just a piece of junk.

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  • Stop F.
  • 6/23/2015 8:36:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsconnection keep drops

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: fast with 5G speed, i could go to 100mbs with 5G.

Cons: started to acting up after few month, constantly drops signal, i need to unplugged to get my connection back.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We appreciate you checking out our Adapter.

We are sorry to see that the device started acting up on your after a few months.

It is hard to determine what may have caused this issue with your connection.

If you have any Anti-virus Software I would suggest trying to disable this for a bit and see if you connection stays intact. If you find that when you turn the Anti-virus back on your connection goes down, then it may be safe to assume that this could be the cause.

I would also suggest trying to reinstall the driver for this device. This may help with any bugs or conflict that could be causing you to drop connection.

You may also find that some settings in the Wireless may need to be changed if you have other devices that are experiencing the same issue.

Please feel free to call our Technical support team for further assistance. We are here 24/7 and would love to help you resolve this issue.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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  • CATHERINE C.
  • 4/28/2015 2:28:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWORKS VERY WELL!!

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: I HAVE BEEN USING THIS WI-FI USB ADAPTER FOR OVER A
MONTH NOW AND IT HAS NOT MISSED A LICK YET AND I HOPE IT KEEPS WORKING AS IT HAS' GREAT.

Cons: NONE SO FAR.

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  • EVAN W.
  • 1/27/2015 4:09:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLuck Of The Draw

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: It works.

Cons: This wireless adapter caused me much trouble. Originally, it just didn't work. Wouldn't turn on, couldn't be detected, nothing. Once I got all of my drivers installed it worked, however it is incredibly slow. So slow that I will RMA. It seems that wifi and bluetooth adapters are hit and miss. It seems to me that you are more likely to get a faulty wifi or bluetooth adapter than any other component. This is especially true of bluetooth dongles, just read the reviews.

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  • Derek K.
  • 1/12/2015 10:26:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLooked promising

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: Sleek look.
Wireless ac compatible.
Works well if you only use 1 tab on your browser and it's not youtube.
Decent 5ghz signal strength.

Cons: It blocks neighboring usbs.
The usb cord doesn't make it stand up which doesn't make any sense.
Drops network packets on both 2.4 and 5 ghz bands. More so on the 5ghz band.

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  • James P.
  • 1/6/2015 11:45:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid AC Adapter

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5Ghz 867Mbps,One-Button Setup,Windows XP/7/8

Pros: Nice appearance if somewhat large. Glossy black finish.

Fast AC adapter connects at up to 867 Mbps on the 5 Ghz band.

Has USB version 3 connector and included USB3 extension cable. USB v3 is the current standard and should be the default version on all quality networking equipment going forward.

Works well--no issues noted.

Cons: Large adapter could potentially block access to a neighboring USB port on a laptop; it does include an extension cable which could help in this circumstance.

The glossy black finish isn't a big deal to me either way but it is a magnet for fingerprints and dust.

Adapter runs somewhat warm, so expect it to have an impact on a notebook's battery life.

Lackluster 300 Mbps performance on the 2.4 Ghz band and on legacy 'N' routers on both bands.

Other Thoughts: This is a great AC-class adapter, but the very nature of AC limits its usefulness. If you are in the room with your router, then you will enjoy a very fast connection. As you move further away and put walls between the adapter and the router, the connection speed quickly falls. During testing as I moved three rooms away from the router, the connection that began at 867 Mbps quickly fell to 292 Mbps, slower than the 2.4 Ghz band.

If you are going to be any length at all from the router, or if you are going to be moving around, you may well do better to go for a solid 300 Mbps connection on the 2.4 Ghz band.

And here is where the adapter lost one star; the TP-Link N900 'N'-class adapter can hold a 450 Mbps connection in that circumstance, making it the better adapter for anything more than one room away from the router.

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