- IEEE 802.11n
- Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Reliable but slow 05/09/2013
This review is from: Patriot PCUSBW1150 WI-FI USB Adapter USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
I got this for my daughter's hand-me-down old school laptop, with internal wireless G. It set up easily, and connected reliably from day one, it's tiny, and has a cute flickering light. She had been complaining her computer was slow, and in the process of a home remodel I disconnected the ethernet from my desktop and popped in the Patriot. Hooked right up.
Yes, it hooked right up - allegedly at 30mbps. Certainly not "up to" 150mbs, but still way faster than my cable modem's 10-20 mbps (tested on ethernet) right? Wrong. Real world hook up to the internet (with latest drivers) is 1-3 mbps. Really noticeably, doggy, annoyingly slow.
I should listen to my kid - I just though she wanted shiny and new, but when I hooked up the antique ethernet, she was happy. I've ordered a 300mbps wireless usb to try, and I guess I'll dig up the old 3-antenna Airlink monstrosity for my desktop. Mama don't allow them ethernet cables round here. Time will tell.
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