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Pros: This wireless unit installed easy no problems works well. I get full signal.
Cons: had a couple of signal drops within the first half hour but was fiddling around with the software so that was probably.
No drops after that and was streaming music from my downstairs computer and had no issues.
Overall Review: Was a good buy. I would recommend this to anybody I know.
Pros: Basically nothing. It disconnects every four minutes and if I so much as look at it too hard it disconnects. DO NOT BUY if you would like to use the Internet and play games. But, here's the pro; it is somewhat durable, so the feeling you get when you slam it against a wall is purely euphoric. Watching it twist and twirl through the air on the verge of snapping looks just like my sanity.
Cons: None, really, besides the fact it doesn't work.
Overall Review: I would 10/10 buy again just to shatter against a wall I cannot emphasize how good it feels.
Pros: I previously gave this device 4 eggs due to connection speeds being limited to 54Mbps. I am connecting to an Asus RT-N56U (N900) router from an upstairs bedroom, approximately 75 feet away, transmitting through one wall. The way my house is set up (open floorplan), I am not transmitting through a floor. After double checking the settings I realized that my security was set to TKIP instead of AES. I must have clicked it on accident because I am familiar with the bandwidth restrictions of TKIP. Once that setting was corrected I immediately connected to my router at 130Mbps and noticed transfer speeds increase to 9MBs (from 2.5MBs). For twenty bucks, I must say, I'm impressed. At this point, I am satisfied with the device and will not likely seek to replace it in the near future -- assuming it is able to maintain these speeds and not degrade over time.
Cons: I do occasionally get disconnected from my network. Not often mind you (maybe once or twice a week), but I haven't been annoyed enough to track down the problem. It could very well be my wireless router or ISP since I do push quite a bit a data through my home network with games, torrents, and streaming HD movies.
Overall Review: Things to keep in mind with this router:
1) Do NOT install the utility -- only the DRIVERS (I'm using Win7x64 and letting it manage the connection). Even the manufacturer has made that recommendation in a response to a review right here at Newegg.
2) Use AES for your encryption, TKIP will limit your bandwidth SEVERELY.
Pros: Adapter picks up a friends internet from 250 feet away with 2 bars. Rarely drops internet. Am currently sharing friends internet and only recently it will sometimes not work properly, and will have to repair connection and let it reconnect, but I think this is my friends router and not the adapter.
I have used adapters 3x the price of this and this thing out performs anything I have ever owned. The two adjustable antennas are nice if you don't want to move the adapter around to get a better signal, just moving the antennas slightly works just fine.
I was using an older adapter and I pick up 4x more connections than before and I have never had any issues connecting.
Wireless N is also very nice. Even accidentally dropped it on the floor a few times and no issues at all.
Cons: I tried to upgrade the firmware. First, googling the model #, the link was dead. After finding the firmware manually, it seemed to leave me with no choice but to include the utility as well. So I ended up with two utilities which both seemed to run at the same time... The newer utility was not very newb friendly but was more detailed. The newer utility is also difficult to work with, as it seems it doesn't save the connection settings. I ended up uninstalling everything and reinstalling with only the firmware and not the utility and am using the windows wireless configuration utility but will probably end up reinstalling everything again and using the utility that comes on the cd.
Basically, for the time being, updating the firmware is useless. I even read what was in the updated firmware and doesn't seem to have anything to do with signal or speed, though I maybe wrong
Overall Review: I waited 2 months before leaving a review incase I started having issues with it and so far none.
I'm using windows xp service pack 3.
On a side note, I think its in very bad taste to leave a review for a product based on shipping, or leaving a review before even using the product.
Basically, if your looking for a good wireless adapter this is it. Don't be discouraged by the cheap price, easily outperforms products much more expensive.
Pros: It was my immense misfortune to buy a motherboard with Wifi provided by Intel's Wireless AC7260 module, referred to hereafter as the devilspawn. It was constantly losing its Internet connection, despite all my Web-directed settings tweaking, turning off power management, etc. The devilspawn singlehandedly wiped out any goodwill from over 20 years of using Intel CPUs and inspired a hatred that burned with the heat of a thousand suns. It was enough to make me pray fervently for the everlasting misery of the Intel engineers who worked on the devilspawn and the demise of the company itself.
Finally, I ordered this USB adapter. I plugged it in, put in my network password, and I was set. It just worked, reliably. I didn't even have to install any drivers from disk; Windows 10 just set it up. I feel like my blood pressure has gone down since I got this. I still haven't forgiven Intel, though.
Overall Review: Absolutely recommended. Thank heaven for TP-Link.
Pros: Small, incredibly easy to use, reliable, and powerful. Beats out adapters several times its cost.
I am a competitive gamer with a beast of a machine. I've poured a lot of money and time into optimizing my PC. Going by the principle of "You get what you pay for," I've invested an absurd amount of money and time trying more expensive adapters. The last one I tried was a painfully expensive card designed for pro gaming, and had to be within a few feet of the router to get a decent signal and dropped me constantly. I bought this little darling to hold me over while I searched for a more serious card, and it is the best I've ever used.
I have had it for over a year now and have not even considered replacing it. I can be on the other side of the house from the router, through several walls, and still get full signal.
Once this one dies, I'll be buying another.
Cons: I'd love for it to come in other colors.
Yeah, that's about it.
Pros: Can pick up my **** router from over 100 feet away, through 4 walls.
Can hold that connection, stably, and holds it at 3/5 bars.
Average of 45 mb/s connection.
Picks up several wifi signals I have never seen before on any other wireless device.
Cons: I have no idea what the button on the top does, as it came with no product guide.
Overall Review: I swapped my terrible netgear adapter for this, and instantly gained the results I wanted. I can now play all the games I used to play on my wired connection before moving, and have had no trouble with this adapter at all so far. I highly recommend this adapter to anyone that needs a solid connection through walls and great distance.
Pros: Easy set-up.
Cons: Not attractive.
Overall Review: I have 100 Mbps cable service. PC is located on a different floor, fairly far from the router. With a Netgear thumb-style USB adapter, I was only able to reach 5 to 9 Mbps.
I plugged this adapter in, put the antennas up, and Windows 10 had it installed in seconds, and I am now getting 30 Mbps, which is what I had been getting with my previous PC with a PCI card and antenna.
Caveat: I've only been using it for a day. Long-term reliability TBD, but out of the box, it's exactly what I was looking for, at a great price.
Only con I see: the unit is not the most attractive accessory on the market, and the green flashing light certainly doesn't help. But if you can hide it well enough, that's not a deal-breaker.