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Linksys - Wireless-N USB Adapter

Model: AE1200-NPSKU: 9144137

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    Posted
    Molly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this adapter because the one inside my computer was barely picking up my router and was also giving me a slower internet speed than expected. My Verizon Fios tech recommended I try an adapter. Once I installed this my connection to the router was very good and my internet speed was as expected. This resolved my issues. My router is in the basement and I am using it in an upstairs bedroom and it picks up the signal. I got it on sale too so it was a great deal. The only note I have is that the setup was easy but required a CD. If you don't have a CD drive on your computer they probably have some way to download the install files from their site but you may want to check beforehand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Product Expert

      Hi Molly,

      Thank you for providing your feedback to our AE2500 wireless adapter. Yes, you are correct; there is a way to download the software from our website. Here’s the link: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/adapters/AE2500

      Should you need our assistance, feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Please include your contact information as well as the link to this review.

      Regards,
      Linksys Support
      http://www.support.linksys.comLinksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, fast set-up, works perfectly.

    Posted
    SafetyMom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My mom's relatively new computer did not have wireless capabilities. I learned that she needed a wireless adaptor, and selected this one due to her location - a condominium - and the probable usage - just my mom and perhaps one guest. Without this, she would have had to put her computer in an awkward place or endure twenty-five feet of cable. Set-up was super fast and easy, and within minutes, we were able to access the Internet using her desktop computer and two laptops, AND download books onto her Kindle. Awesomeness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great when you don't have a choice

    Posted
    Slips666
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This little USB wifi connector has great connectivity and installs in less than five minutes. My only complaint about it is that it does not automatically connect back to the network upon awakening from sleep mode or when I start up my computer. I even tried turning off the feature in windows to "disable this USB device when sleeping" and no luck. Other reviews on Amazon yielded the same issue. Buyer be warned about that. If you don't mind it, this will be 5/5 stars for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what is suppose to do

    Posted
    wahm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I hate to give this item a complete bad review because I am not sure if my router needs to be enhanced or if I didn't pick the right usb wireless adapter. Our home is only 1100 s.f. and the router and usb wireless adapter may be 500 ft away from each other. There are old plaster walls it has to send signal through, not sure if that matters but would not use this for gaming or work, it's okay for the little bit of internet my 6 year old uses for very basic games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for internet connection

    Posted
    greywolfe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I had to take my desktop all the way back to factory restore (long story), anyways, when I did, i could not get the internet connected to my desktop (another long story), so, I called Linsky's & they patched me through to god knows who ,trying to set it up through my desktop for like $199.99, so, I went to best buy & order one of theses USB adapters & it has worked just great!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beats installing a card

    Posted
    WiFiEd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought in lieu of a wireless card for a six-year-old dektop located across house from Comcast modem/hub. It's a fairly tough test, but it gives reasonable service. Almost daily it loses the connection but regains it if I remove it and plug it back in. This could be a result of weak signal strength coming in, so I‘m rating the connection as "reliable."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good when wireless stops working in computer

    Posted
    Benandtiger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We bought this because the wireless stopped working in our laptop computer. It was easy to set up and it works fine so far. The only problem is when you bump it, which is easy to do because it sticks out the side, the wireless stops working and you have to pull it out and put it back in again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does an OK job

    Posted
    Stuffer
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I find that my interenet connection drops while using this device. It doesn't drop constantly, but it does not stay connected like it should. My other device with built in wi-fi capability stays connected, Price is good as this is a cheap way to go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I don't like cables

    Posted
    burlap
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm using it as a "spare" It turns out the computer I'm using it on has wi-fi I sent the computer I originally bought I bought it for back (defective) It worked great until the computer went south, and I returned it to e-bay

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great product

    Posted
    Meastro
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I installed a new drive in a laptop and could not get on line to update the drivers for the network interface. This allowed me to do that and it was not needed for the laptop after installing the drivers. Will carry in in my kit for use when needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB Wifi Adapter

    Posted
    underscrapper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This adapter worked great right out of the box. Easy setup and got decent reception range in a building with known issues regarding connectivity. Good value for a good product. Will probably purchase another for a different pc in a different area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase, ease of installation

    Posted
    EngineerCarl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I remember when cards needed to be installed in desktop computers in order to access the internet and wireless connections. This device ten times smaller does the same job and the computer doesn't have to be opened to install it. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    it keeps dissconnecting

    Posted
    joker984z

    i had the product for a month now and it just keeps disconnecting while i'm playing a game or over-heating at the worst time. it is extremely unreliable and i want a refund. DONT BUY. p.s it went out on me while i was writing this review .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Product Expert

      Hi joker984z,

      We thank you for your feedback and we're sorry for the inconvenience. Overheating is not normal so please allow us to help you check the unit out. Kindly send us the details and your contact information at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Please include the link to this review for our reference.


      We will wait for your email.

      Regards,

      Linksys Support
      http://support.linksys.comLinksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    howard43614
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Wireless adapter in my old laptop died. For under $20 I bought this adapter. It works great and gives me better speeds than the original equipment did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far we have had great results

    Posted
    SToThe3rd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Good price and simple to install but most importantly is the size. It is the size of a flash drive, perfect. I'd like to come back in 6 months and re-evaluate. That's the problem with responding to these surveys too early!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outperformed my expectations, by a lot

    Posted
    RobinFlorida1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had the internal wifi go out on a laptop; was much cheaper and easier to install this, than get the old wifi fixed. The product was very easy to install, connected right away and works perfectly, from a good distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Linksys - Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter

    Posted
    Greenimation3D
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    To me, not a great produce. My old Wireless adapter picked up range better, plus i noticed a drop in my download speed. Instead i through this thing in a box and got an extender and Ethernet cable and situation solved

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    elh21566
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    I got this for a few year old tower to use a wireless printer I have 150 mbps service with a 300 mbps router but can only get to about 98 mbps it might be the limitation of my system but other then that it is great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Product for the Money

    Posted
    likeitalotnc123
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    Not hard to set and easy to use. I really like it. I'm using it on my 7+ year old desktop computer and it is working fine. I'm sure it would work even better if I had a newer computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    To easy to deny

    Posted
    Frunner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I think opening the package was longer then what it took to connect and start. I have purchased other brands in the past and this one by far made the process so easy and start browsing the web.

    I would recommend this to a friend