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USB WiFi Adapter Review

USB WiFi Adapter Review

20 reviews between Aug 11, 2023 and Aug 30, 2023.

This USB WiFi adapter helps to connect older PCs to WiFi 6 with fast speeds and easy plug and play. It is recommended for desktops without WiFi cards. However, some users experienced slower speeds and laggy browsing. The adapter may stop working after a month and has compatibility issues with sleep mode. It also lacks driver updates for WPA3 support.

TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for Desktop PC, AC1300Mbps USB 3.0 WiFi Dual Band Network Adapter with
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20 reviews between Aug 11, 2023 and Aug 30, 2023.

Aug 11, 2023 - Aug 30, 2023
  • Bruh

    Honestly I’d does work and I can see an increase in the connection to my wifi when i have this plugged in but I mean it’s not really a frequent use for me

    Sentiment
    • None
    Content
    • Signal Strength
    Aug 30, 2023
  • As described

    Just plug and play.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Easy Installation
    Aug 29, 2023
  • significantly increased speed of wifi signal, reduced dropped calls

    Was having problems with dropped audio and voice while making calls from small office in back yard. This unit was a cheap solution.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Reliability Issues
    Aug 27, 2023
  • Provides great Wifi for my WFT setup

    I'm using this wifi adaptor to get wifi for my work PC that I brought home. It works great - picks up the wifi from the router several rooms away and gives me strong enough wifi to get my work done. Highly recommended!

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Signal Strength
    Aug 27, 2023
  • Works fine. UNTIL YOIR COMPUTER GOES TO SLEEP!

    It works great! Until you let your computer go to sleep…. Multiple times this has happened to me. Everything was working great. Then I walked away from my computer for the day. When I got home, I wiggled the mouse to wake it up. No internet. Unplugged and plugged in this adapter, but still nothing. Restarting SOMETIMES gets it to work again, but most of the time, no. I’ve had to uninstall and reinstall the driver multiple times to get it to show up. Even then sometimes it doesn’t even work. I might just get luck and have internet when I get home. Hit or miss though.

    Every other TP-Link product I’ve owned has been fantastic. But definitely not this one. Too late to return, and definitely won’t buy again.

    Also, this is the second one I’ve owned. And yes, they both did this. Last one not as bad but still did.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Compatibility Issues
    Aug 27, 2023
    • Rápida, fácil de instalar y eficiente

      Se logran transferencias muy altas, no compres la versión de este producto más económica, esta esta genial si tienes velocidades superiores a 350 mbps de Internet. Puede lograr una buena conexión, incluso si el router esta lejos. Esencial para actualizar equipos antiguos como mini-pc, Laptop o Computadoras de escritorio.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 26, 2023
    • Stopped Working

      This product stopped working after 1 month I even tried it with other devices, still nothing...

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Reliability Issues
      Aug 25, 2023
    • Nice

      I got a very fast internet speed.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 24, 2023
    • Tech support

      I had some difficulty getting this running, but it was entirely because of me not double checking something.
      Bryant Chacon was the agent I worked with and they did a great job walking me through the troubleshooting until we realized I had accidentally skipped over important.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Easy Installation
      Aug 24, 2023
    • Slow, laggy compare to mobile phone

      On the same wifi network and in the same location, my old iPhone from 2020 has a significantly higher download speed than this USB Wifi adapter. iPhone 2020 download speed is about ~400 Mbps, and computer with this WiFi adapter is ~200 Mbps.

      Yes the adapter was plugged into a USB 3.0 port.

      Ever since using this USB WiFi adapter, web browsing has been noticeably laggy and slow.

      It has a 2-star because I can get internet on a desktop.

      This is an inferior product.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 24, 2023
    • Works as expected

      Works as expected. Used on an older HP desktop PC and helped me cut the chord. Fast speeds over WiFi 6. Plug and play as well. Took all of 30 seconds to connect and get online. Highly recommend it.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Connection Quality
      Aug 23, 2023
    • Perfect adaptor

      I moved my office into a room in my home. I needed to access the internet. My home internet provider tried to sell me a new setup. A friend recommended an adaptor and found this one for me. The reception is great! I have no issues with accessing the internet. The price was reasonable as well.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Connection Quality
      Aug 22, 2023
    • Easy Wifi

      If you computer does not have a WiFi card install, this is the route to go. My older desktop performs quite well with this adapter, since it didn't have a WiFi card installed. Easy to plug and play and connects well with my router. Would recommend it.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Compatibility Issues
      Aug 20, 2023
    • not what i expected,

      Junk

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Compatibility Issues
      Aug 16, 2023
    • Okay as a last resort ONLY

      I was disappointed in this network device. This is why:
      My wired speed is 982mbps. This wireless device only achieves 92mbps. (10 times slower)
      I sent it back to Amazon. And btw, I've owned other wireless network WiFi adapters with far greater speed. I bought this newer one thinking they've got to be better now days. I was wrong, they are not!

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 15, 2023
    • Great When it Works

      I use this on a Win 7 PC and for some odd reason between midnight and 1 AM daily it stops working. All my other wireless devices work just fine so I have to exclude any router issues to account for it.

      The rest of the time it works great.

      The issue is usually resolved by a restart but sometimes only a complete shutdown is needed. No such issues with my old WiFi adaptor.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Reliability Issues
      Aug 15, 2023
    • Speeds not as advertised

      I was getting between 100-150mbps with this on the 5GHz band. Bought something else.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 13, 2023
    • Ended up being a dud

      I have gigabit internet that is steady around 970mbps with LAN connection, got this adapter for my laptop, the fastest speeds are 120mbps when it is working well. Gaming is out of the question, all games lag terribly. Not even close to 1300mbps.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Speed Performance
      Aug 13, 2023
    • Overheats and has a weird issue I can't fully explain (but I will try)

      This device does not handle speeds over 4 MB per second very well at all. It gets extremely hot and will just completely stop working when trying to handle any speeds around or about 4 MB/s.

      When it stops working it usually just needs to be unplugged and plugged back in, but still very annoying.

      Another issue I've found is after a while (maybe a few weeks of constant use) it'll start doing this very odd thing where every half second or so it'll just drop all packets for a split second. The only way to stop it is to unplug it for a bit and plug it back in. Not sure if this is also heat related but I don't think so because when it starts happening it doesn't matter how much data I'm pushing and how fast.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Reliability Issues
      Aug 12, 2023
    • Overall a little disappointed

      This is a very simple and straightforward to install wifi antenna for those who either cant install a PCIe one or do not want to. The signal gain is not bad, has a positionable antenna, and picks up both 2.4 and 5 ghz networks.

      I do have one large gripe with this product though: the driver. The manufacturer has not updated the driver for this adapter for some time, so simple security advancements from the last couple years are not available. Most notably, this device does not have a driver that supports WPA3. For this reason alone I am downgrading this product from 4 to 3 stars.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Driver Support
      Aug 11, 2023

Sentiment Analysis

  • Positive(9)
    45%
  • Negative(6)
    30%
  • None(5)
    25%
15 Net Promoter
Score

Popular Topics

  • Speed Performance(6)
    30%
  • Reliability Issues(4)
    20%
  • Compatibility Issues(3)
    15%
  • Connection Quality(2)
    10%
  • Easy Installation(2)
    10%
  • Signal Strength(2)
    10%
  • Driver Support(1)
    5%

Languages

  • English(19)
    95%
  • Spanish(1)
    5%

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