USB Wireless WiFi Adapter Dual Band, AC600, 150Mbps on The 2.4GHz Band + 433Mbps on The 5GHz, Top Dual Band Antenna Model, by NET-DYN, Voted Best Rated Brand for USB WiFi Adapters on Amazon $12.50
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This Net-Dyn AC600 wireless WiFi adapter works great! It's very easy to install and gets you connected to WiFi in a matter of minutes. I found myself in need of a wireless adapter when I switched around some of the rooms in my house. One of those was the office and now my desktop isn't in the same room as my network router. This adapter is a much easier solution than running a lot of cable throughout the house to plug into my desktop PC.The AC600 comes packaged well and comes with a detailed instruction manual with installation cd. You simply need to screw in the antenna to the adapter piece (they come separated), plug it in, put the cd in your PC (or download the drivers if your PC doesn't have a cd drive), and restart your PC after installation. It's all very simple and really does take a matter of minutes. This adapter can be used on Windows, Mac, or Linux and the company will email you after you purchase it to give you helpful information. The cherry on top is they company gives you a lifetime warranty. It the adapter ever breaks/fails, they will replace it. It's hard to beat that kind of service!I have had no issues with my adapter so far. I haven't had any kind of dip in signal strength and I haven't really been able to tell a difference from when my PC was hard-wired to my network router. I've been able to do everything I was doing before without any noticeable change. The adapter can use either a 2.4GHz or 5GHz channels so you can optimize your signal so you aren't getting interference from other wireless devices. This adapter works well at extended ranges (up to 100 yards away) and can reach speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Of course, that is dependent on a variety of factors and not just your adapter. Other wireless signals, electrical devices, walls, etc. can play a factor in the network speeds you're able to achieve.I definitely recommend this adapter to anyone who needs to boost their signal on a PC or laptop, or to anyone in a situation like me who has had to move their desktop PC and needs an easier solution to connecting it to the network. A wired connection will always be better for highly intensive activities like online gaming, so you might want to go that route if that meets your situation, but for the majority of people, this WiFi adapter will work perfectly. You can't really go wrong with a product that is this easy to use and a company that is ready to support you and stand behind their device.
I thought this was going to be an easy install. I screwed on the antenna and put it in my USB port, then went to the NET-DYN website to download the driver on another computer. Driver downloaded, setup started (RealTek? Why does it say RealTek? Kind of fishy...)...Driver installed, asked to restart computer. Computer restarted, no network adapter detected. Open up Device Manager, the 802 WiFi device appears with a big exclamation point next to it, I point it to the folder that the drivers are in, still no luck, doesn't register the drivers as the same. Restart computer again, try to reinstall driver again, and get an error, fantastic. It thinks it's still in setup.Okay, whatever. I go to pull it out, and it IMMEDIATELY breaks. The plastic casing disconnects from the metal and leaves the metal portion of the USB stuck in my USB port. I've spent the past 20 minutes trying to contort out the last metal bits of the USB, but it will not budge. I'm almost positive I've lost a USB port on my motherboard now.So in summary:1) Driver never installed, NetDyn doesn't even have it's own drivers and is using RealTek's for some reason2) Restarted computer, driver still didn't install, tried uninstalling, restarting, and installing, nothing, just error message forever now3) When I tried to pull it out (after plugging it in for the first time) the plastic casing fell off, leaving the metal inside the USB port and probably permanently ruining my USB port. I'm out $16 for this piece of trash and probably another $100 on the motherboard. Thanks.You get what you pay for. I shouldn't have expected anything else from a $15 adapter with such big promises.
I have a 6 year old Lenovo E520 laptop, and the internet has been super slow on my wireless connection with the built-in wireless adapter. I have Xfinity 300 Mbps service with the Xfinity XB3 Gateway. With a wired ethernet connection I was getting about 180 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload speeds, but wireless I was only getting about 30 Mbps download, and 12 Mbps upload.I installed this AC600 WiFi Adapter and the included driver, and immediately my wireless speeds went up to 150 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload!! 5X improvement in download speed!FYI...my gateway is on the second floor, and I ran the speed tests (speedtest.xfinity.com) from the first floor.I read a lot of reviews on quite a few different WiFi adapters, and it seems that durability and keeping a consistent connection is an issue with a lot of them. We'll see over time if this one is good in those areas, but the immediate speed improvement is impressive.
This card was purchased for two reasons: 1) Linux compatibility and 2) seems to be rated as a durable product based on various reviews.The Linux driver on CD won't compile on Mint 18.3 (any kernel >= 3.10) which wasn't a big surprise as CDs are usually outdated. I downloaded the driver from netdynwifi.com - AC600b is the only one listed on the web site and I don't see anything about "b" in the product description on Amazon - and could not unzip the file. Did an online chat and was told "We do apologize for the inconvenience, unfortunately removed linux as a compatible OS for our adapters due to driver issues. if you wish to return the adapter, please contact amazon."The adapter will work on Linux you just need to get the latest driver from github -> gnab/rt18812auI have not tested all the configurations, etc., but it will connect to both 2.4 and 5GHz networks and WEP, so I am happy with it.4/5 based on Net-Dyn not supporting Linux and/or not updating their web page with at least a note indicating that they no longer will supply the driver but that one is available.