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Rosewill RNX-AC1200UB, Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11AC IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, Up to 867Mbps(5.0GHz) + 300Mbps(2.4GHz) Wireless Data Rates, USB3.0 Interface
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: There are no pros to this device. It has miserable performance on a Windows 8 desktop and would not install at all on a Windows 7 desktop.

Cons: Everything about this device is terrible.

Other Thoughts: Tried to install it on a Windows 8 desktop computer. Have not had any previous difficulty installing hardware on this desktop. The driver would not install via the CD that came with the device. I simply got an error message indicating that the software would not install on my system. No other information. I fumbled around and did finally get it manually installed with the appropriate driver. Had to temporarily attach an Asus USB network adapter to download the drivers for this Rosewill. Once I got it install, the performance was absolutely miserable. With 3 of 5 bars signal, I got only 7 Mbps speed. Using the Asus USB Wireless adapter on the same computer, I got 4 out of 5 bars, 120 Mbps speed. I then decided to leave the Asus on the Windows 8 desktop and try to install this Rosewill on the Windows 7 desktop the Asus came from. No luck. I could not get this Rosewill installed. The Windows 7 desktop simply refuses to recognize that the adapter is attached to the machine. I have 3 USB 3.0 slots and 4 USB 2.0 slots on that machine. I tried every slot. I did a fresh operating system boot each time. Nothing. In today's environment, if a piece of hardware will not plug and play install on a mature operating system, then it is a complete and utter failure. This product is a complete and utter failure. Don't waste your money. I lost 3 hours of my life and $32. Its not worth the time and effort to even return the product. It went into the trash. I genuinely feel cheated and will not purchase a Rosewill hardware product again.

ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: None. Can not get it installed

Cons: Many. Can not get it installed.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7, 64 bit. The CD Rom that came with the device would not load and run. Had to go through Explorer to find and open setup application. Driver and Utility appeared to install properly. System rebooted. Blue LED on front of adapter is lit. But Adapter does nothing. Will not work. Also, utility will not run. Gives me message that I must first connect adapter to my computer. Well, it is connected. Checked Control Panel:System:Device Manager ... Adapter shows properly installed with all drivers working. Ran massively long CAT 5 cable to connect computer to hardwire network. Allowed windows to do search for updated driver for this adapter. Search came back that best driver was already installed. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver. Tried downloading and installing driver and utility from ASUS site. NOTHING I TRY WILL WORK. This Adapter simply will not install, will not work. The utility will not run. That's 6 hours of my life ... WASTED. I will not recommend this product to any friends or family. But, if you are a terrible person, unkind to your fellow man .... by all means ... buy this. Buy a dozen. Give them as gifts. Me? This is the very last ASUS product I will ever buy.

ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a USB 3.0 Up to 400+867 Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: No pros as of yet. Am unable to get device installed.

Cons: Installation is a nightmare.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7. I simply can not get this adapter installed. Something is wrong with the installation CD. It will not automatically boot. Was able to find and open the appropriate file to complete installation of the driver, but once done, even with system reboot, it will not provide wireless access to routers. Check of system, devices indicates the driver is working. Attempt to update driver indicates that most up to date driver is installed. Although the adapter utility program is installed, it will not run. It tells me that it can not run unless the adapter is connected. It is connected, and the blue LED on the adapter is lit. Even attempts to download setup and drivers directly from ASUS are met with similar failure. I have wasted 6 hours of my life that I will never get back. I am very bitter about this purchase. I absolutely do not recommend this product to friends or family. I do not wish it upon anyone reading this review. In the future I will avoid all products manufactured by ASUS.


Jeffrey W.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey W.

Date Joined: 11/06/05

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 09/27/08
  • Last Review: 11/07/15
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