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


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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

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

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

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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  • Aaron D.
  • 1/2/2015 9:23:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggslag spike for browsing & gaming

Pros: small, decent connection when not lagging

Cons: large lag spike from time to time when browsing the internet or gaming

Other Thoughts: it works fine and all except that it often gets large lag spike (tested on other computers). i also checked if it was the computer or the wireless connection but that wasn't the case.

when browsing the internet, sometimes the page doesn't load, you have to refresh the page 1-2 times for it to work

in gaming it tends to lag when there's high activity involved in FPS or MOBA games, specially when you're starting to interact with other players that its frustrating sometimes

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  • Thach N.
  • 12/27/2014 9:30:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for the bucks

Pros: Pretty fast for streaming (netflix, youtube, ...)
Does not require some stupid software to manage it

Cons: Doesn't work in linux

Other Thoughts: I've tried several AC wireless adapters (Asus, Edimax, Netgear, ...) and this is my favorite. It's pretty painless to install (unlike some other ones that require their software to run). Used in place of a pretty bad Broadcom-based wifi card in a Lenovo Win tablet.

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  • Robin W.
  • 11/11/2014 11:23:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it!

Pros: I upgraded my router tonight and did a speed test, i am getting 12 mbs faster internet then I was before!. Exactly what i was hoping for. Nice long cable. USB 3.0

Cons: Don't expect much until your router matches the specs of this adapter.
Light is a little more than necessary but I just point it away from my chair.
I had a problem making it work in the usb 3.0 port.
Tp Link tech support: they may be available whenever, but the person I spoke with was far from a tech wizard.

Other Thoughts: Bought this on sale before i upgraded my router to a "n" 5ghz dual band. Before upgrade my speeds were only slightly faster but this connected (on startup) to my network almost immediately without fail, while the one it replaced, took up to 5 minutes.
Works great on windows 8.1

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  • Eric N.
  • 11/11/2014 3:00:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHas to be reset everyday!!!

Pros: Small

Cons: Quit working after 2 months. Stops and needs to be reset. I'm sure I got a bad one but may want to look elsewhere.

Other Thoughts: will work to get it replaced and see if the company stands behind it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to check out our Adapter.

We are sorry to see that you've had some issues with this device.

We do honor a 2 year manufacture warranty and can replace the device if it is defective.

You may always contact our Technical support for further assistance in starting an RMA.

Feel free to contact me as well if you have any issues or concerns at howard.he@tp-link.com.


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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  • Aaron B.
  • 10/24/2014 5:42:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat little adapter!

Pros: This is a nice little adapter, I have had Linksys and Netgear in the past and they all stink, this is the best one yet. I use this with my laptop and while it is a large, it is still a good form factor for portability. I am having trouble with wireless speed, but I am fairly certain it has to do with my router and not this adapter.

Cons: Large width makes other USB ports inaccessible.

Other Thoughts: Wish this had a little stand I could use with the extension cable, especially for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/12/2014 4:32:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAnother day, another 5 tech delusion

Pros: This unit works well, as do the others.

Cons: 4 or 5 tech knowledge stephens who know NOT what they are talking about. One does NOT have to use the utility software or drivers from the CD. One does NOT have to use the utility software or drivers from the manus website. Performance ratings on ALL electronics are an " up to ", and not guaranteed. the included cable is for space requirements, not reception. And it IS completely different than a wired connection.

Other Thoughts: This unit, as well as all USB 3.0 , AC wifi adapters, have the RTL8812AU chipset from Realtek. the 5 techs dont seem to have any idea what that means, or what to do with that information once they have it.

The amount of returns that newegg has to endure from the tech knowledge behemoths must be staggering.

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  • Stephen H.
  • 9/7/2014 6:34:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect!

Pros: FAST. My Comcast is rated at 105/10Mbps. This unit MATCHES my wired connection speeds of ~125/12 when testing through speedtest.net. Pings below 20ms as well! So much performance from a small device. This is when using the 5.0GHz N broadcast from my Comcast-supplied all-in-one modem/gateway.

The included USB3.0 extension cable is nice, but I still get perfect reception with this thing just plugged directly in behind my tower. Super discrete! The packaging was minimalistic and to the point.

Cons: I wish it had some sort of stand for those who chose to use it with the extension cable. Just having it attached to the cable and laying on your desk somewhere is slightly sloppy.

It's not plug and play...requires manufacturer-provided software to run. Either need to use the included disc or download from their website prior to gaining any functionality.

For those who want to plug it directly into a USB port...it's definitely bulkier than your average flash drive. Any ports directly neighboring it will be blocked. Thankfully I had a free USB3.0 on the back panel of my motherboard that was away from other ports I was using.

Other Thoughts: Paid $35 for this...worth EVERY penny! Why would it not be?...it's no different from my wired connection!

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