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Solid Adapter 04/11/2014
The TP-Link TL-WDN4200 Wireless Adapter works as expected for a 802.11N wireless adapter, no major frills, but more importantly, no major issues.
Range was as good as my D-Link 802.11AC USB, able to travel 3 flights of stairs and still maintain signal without packet loss. It is not quite as fast, capping out about 30Mbps, but that may be more of a limit of the USB 2.0 interface (up to 48Mbps).
Windows 8.1 auto-detected the device, but in order to get more advanced features and performance levels you will need to install the TP-Link software.
Streams 1080p video from my CableCard tuner over the wireless network without issue.
Adapter is somewhat large but this adapter also has better range than smaller adapters. Not really portable, so you may want to put it on a stationary device, like a media extender, desktop or NAS unit.
No major complaints, I don't expect too many problems with USB adapters nowadays, the real key is to find one that works without hassle and doesn't drop packets while streaming video.
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