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It is a great form factor, it should not block any nearby USB ports and shouldn't be in the way when used on a laptop. The speeds are pretty good overall (minus some random drops I get mentioned in the cons). I was able to transfer files across my network at 41 MB/s (287 Mb/s) - this was on ac wireless using a USB 3.0 port. I have had wireless adapters in the past that are hot to the touch after a few hours of use. This one gets warm, but not hot.
Cons: -Minor performance inconsistencies
-Had to download driver for Windows 10 before it would work
I have had a few times where the wireless signal on just this device suddenly will drop to about half strength (it is within 10 feet of the router) with a noticeable, but not unusable, loss in speed. So far, I have not been able to identify a cause, but it is only this device - I have several other 5GHz devices that do not suffer the same problem. 5GHz only is not ideal for most people, but if it is what you are looking for then it isn't really a con. I never like when a network devices require that you download a driver to function. I could not get this device to work at all on Windows 10 without going to the site and downloading the driver for Windows 10. It wasn't a big deal to just download on another PC then put it on a flash driver and install it, but some people may not have that option. It is worth noting that the included CD was able to install drivers for Windows 7 and 8 machines, so this issue is only with Windows 10.
Other Thoughts: If it weren't for the performance inconsistencies then this would have been perfect. Even with the slight problem I still say it is pretty good - since it is still holding some signal and a usable connection when it does have the problem.
Overall, I still recommend the product and am using it to replace a slower adapter that I had on a PC in my house.
My cat who normally assists with reviews refuses to help on account of his new dog roommate - though he did manage to get his paw stuck in the empty box, so he must have been excited to see what was in there.
This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
Pros: -Great Range
-Alternate install media
The range on this is device is very good. It was able to access my wifi from the opposite side of my house (1400 sq ft), which most mobile devices are unable to do. The speeds were good and stayed consistent throughout my testing (see other thoughts). Dual band wifi is almost a must for me now, so it always makes me happy to see it on devices – keeping my performance machines on 5GHz band while my other devices stay on 2.4 seems to work very well in my house. I am glad it comes with an install CD as the plug and play feature did not work for me (Windows 10 - 64 bit).
Cons: -A little bigger than I would like
-Plug and Play did not work
This device is a great size to use on a desktop that you want to have wireless on – but for a laptop I think it is a bit too big as I could see it easily getting hit and either breaking or destroying the USB port. The Plug and Play feature did not work for me on Windows 10 – and seems to be a common problem. But they do include an install CD as well as a link to the download file so that it can be installed easily still.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great device. I am very happy with the range, reliability so far, and the speeds. During my testing I got around 24 MB/s on the 5GHz and 5 MB/s on the 2.4 (I do have an AC router, so there is no bottle neck there or anything). These speeds are more than acceptable for me and should work well for a large majority of people.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/8GB
Pros: I bought it to store games for my daughter's 2DS. It stores games for my daughter's 2DS.
Works well and is usually one of the best prices available.
Cons: None come to mind.
Other Thoughts: I have done no testing other than my intended usage for this device, but it does a perfect job so far!READ FULL REVIEW