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Pros: Easy install.
Other Thoughts: This is my 4th of this model. The price is affordable and over more than 2+ years not even one glitch or problem of any kind.
This is a recommend to buy. If I need another, I will buy this model again.
Pros: Easy basic install, and options for advanced users.
2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz choice or both transmissions.
Access point, Client Bridge, WDS AP and Repeater options.
Novice or advanced applications.
Cons: This is more for the advanced user and a business environment that has the ability to use the features for signal improvement in a complex wireless environment. This can be a con for the home network user, but it does not eliminate it for the novice home user wanting better wireless range.
Other Thoughts: With it's 98 page manual, all the needed information for use is understandable for the advanced user. For a home user, the basics and install will give a huge improvement in wireless range. I live in a large home with a huge yard and this improved my wireless signal by as much as 20+dBm. It has increased my range by 75'+ and the signal throughout the home is much stronger. I run 2 Wireless HTPC's and the stability is improved.
This is not just for the advanced user, even though it is perfect for the advanced office users needs. Like many electronic items we own, we often do not use, or need all the features. This is one example of that. Even installed just 6' away from my router I got my huge range gains. With a longer LAN cable and further away it can be a repeater that gives anyone range gains.
The options of 2.4/5.0Ghz use is perfect for todays dual transmission routers. I set mine for just 2.4Ghz, the option is nice. At EnGenius.com is additional information, specs and a 98 page manual.
Wireless is used by almost all of us at home and work. Multi-use.. Laptops, PC's, Tablets, Netbooks, Cell phones, more and all at the same time. An increase in signal power and range is a benefit.
The price of this unit is worth every cent for the gain received. If you have weak areas or want to gain distance this is a must get. I am very happy with the gain results at my home and I have already recommended this to a couple of friends, for home use. I for a business environment. Give it a try and I believe you will also recommend to others.
Pros: This has dual band capabilities both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Compatible with a/b/g/n networks 450 Mbps.
Small size with a small indicator light.
USB extension cord and easy setup software.
WPS one-button secure set up.
Cons: No cons about performance and ease of use at all, but it would be nicer if it came with a standup extension then just a USB extension.
Other Thoughts: I'm using this on an HTPC and the performance has been much better than others I've used to include the TP-Link N600, which also has done a good job on my laptop. I find it to be very stable even in the 5 GHz band. The advantage to the 5 GHz band's separation from others since not a lot of people use it yet and it doesn't go through walls quite as well as the 2.4 GHz band. That said in a two-bedroom home from a back bedroom to my living room, and adjusting for slight interference with a stereo speaker this covers the home well.
The installation and setup couldn't be any easier, there is really very little you have to do to establish a connection. With Windows you don't even need the TP-Link utility, just the drivers. You can use the WPS function for a one touch set up or find your router and just enter your password. I have a high-speed Internet service and did a little speed testing and I was able to achieve over 6 MB a second with file transfers, that's a pretty good wireless speed. I was also able to do some online gaming and although wireless is not as fast as a wired connection, I was able to play my games with very impressive FPS. I've read it's huge.. it's slightly bigger than others but not huge, it's nice looking.
This is by far the best and most stable adapter that I have used and I've used both in PC board connected and USB adapters. I like the small blue on annoying light and definitely recommend this for anyone including as an upgrade for the 5 GHz band or better performance.