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NETGEAR - AC600 Dual-Band WiFi USB Mini Adapter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 300 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy plug n' use on Windows 10!

    Posted
    FuranSan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My situation for getting this product is a little different than others. My Surface Book 2, when I close the lid and use it as a desktop PC, the internet is nonexistent so I decided to use an old Netgear USB mini and it did the job, but it was an old product and it was giving me trouble. I was skeptical about this product at first because I've read some bad reviews regarding its bad connection with Windows 10. I just plugged it, installed the driver directly from the Netgear website (no use for the cd on my case) and I immediately got internet access on a recently updated Windows 10 [version 1903] laptop. This update was approximately 6 days ago. The internet bars are full and to make a very specific test, I went to the Funimation website and selected a movie (that they stream) and played a 1080p movie (that before it looked more like 720p, and was ALWAYS buffering). The movie started perfectly! No hiccups, no loading time, no low bandwidth and no crazy buffering! I even went back and forth on scenes and again, no low bandwidth. The USB itself looks sturdy and the WPS button on the side is easy to push (you can hear a click). Unlike the older model, its a tad bigger (pic added) but for me, that's not a critical issue. Overall, a good product and Wi-Fi problem solved in minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what you’d expect for the cost.

    Posted
    PCenthusiastAdam
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    I normally only build a PC for Ethernet connection and if it’s for WiFi I’ll use a motherboard that has the option, but I had an older PC laying around and decided to throw a few spare parts in it for the kids. Instead of running new cable to a new room I simply bought this, installed the drivers, and it works like a champ. Physical connection will get me about 200-215mb/s and on 5ghz about 30 ft and two walls away from the router it speed tests around 180-190mb/s so I can’t complain! No downtime, if it’s plugged in it works. The only downside I could see is if someone didn’t have a physical connection and also didn’t have a disc drive, it would be hard to get the drivers to really get it going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased to improve Wi-Fi connectivity issues

    Posted
    jbird2914

    Last year, I purchased an HP laptop and was constantly having problems with the computer dropping connection from my Wi-fi, even when I was within 5 feet of router. Even tried a Wi-Fi range extender, which still didn't help much. I bought this Netgear wireless adapter as a replacement for the built-in Wi-Fi adapter, having tried everything else. Installation was a breeze, and connectivity has improved dramatically...not one dropped connection, even from over 30 feet from the router. Also, the speed has really improved. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for what I needed

    Posted
    Emms
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    I have a laptop that couldn't pick up the 5 WiFi because of how old it was. I researched for a long time trying to see if I could bypass its limited frequency pickup to get a better connection and I came up with reviews about this item. Many people were using it to allow wireless internet access to computers that didn't have it built in or something. Long story short, I easily installed this item into the laptop (this product comes with a CD install BUT it does offer a way to install in case your laptop doesn't come with a CD Drive) and now I can use both the 2.4 & 5 WiFi. I definitely recommend this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Clemsonu88
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    I moved to a new house that didn't have ethernet lines run in one room which just happened to be the room my temporary office is in. This device allowed me to connect my PC to our wifi, so I didn't need to go under the house, run a new CAT5/6, and add the wall jack for it. There's never any lag, and it's never dropped connection. For something so small, it's incredibly dependable and useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and Effective

    Posted
    ebonovic
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    So this is about the size of a half-dollar at best. Very small, and is a great option to add to any computer that doesn't have wifi, or needs to upgrade to higher and better wifi bands. The included software will control everything for you, or you can use built in WiFi connectivity in Windows Only downside, is that you can hit it easily on a laptop, so be careful that you don't hit it or lose it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow - great solution

    Posted
    Jacki
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Moved an older computer to my husbands office where we did not have internet access. This little miracle worker plugs in, was easy to set up, and just like that, we have internet access (obviously we have wifi in the house). It was quick and easy and works great. Have had it just over a month and no issues. Much easier and less costly solution than having to run a hard wire down the wall and across the room. Great technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got the desired result

    Posted
    Grateful
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought a refurbished laptop with no wi-fi capabilities. I was familiar with this situation because I had purchased my first flat screen TV with the same issue years ago. I knew I needed a wi-fi adapter so I went to the store that has everything electronic and got just what I needed the first time out. It was perfectly satisfying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    byroniac
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    Bought this because it is compatible with both Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I use both operating systems), but Ubuntu 19.04 required the installation of the rtl8812au-dkms package, and a reboot. There are few Linux-compatible devices, it seems. Finding this one has been a pleasant experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great... no issues

    Posted
    lilb00kie
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    My son uses this adapter for his CyperPower pc which doesn’t have built-in WiFi. Works much better than the TP-Link adapter that was included with the purchase. We had issues with the TP-Link, so we bought another (which also had connectivity issues). We decided to choose a different brand this time... no issues with this one...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

    Posted
    Bob125
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    Plug & play! Had no issues with it. Unfortunately the computer I bought it for I had just recently purchased and had other big issues, I returned that to Amazon & and bought a better one at Best Buy. They happily took back the wireless adapter. I love Best Buy and should of gotten the computer there originally!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price, good speeds

    Posted
    TheBall
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    I bought the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 and it was a beast. Way too big to fit a base on my desk and too big to put in the PC without the base. Swapped it out for this little bad boy and it's been perfect. Speed is great and the cost was reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small device, huge timesaver

    Posted
    Blackie
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    We bought the NETGEAR AC600 WiFi Dual Band Adapter to back up our newest computer. It has huge storage despite its small, convenient size and the whole process went smoothly as we transferred critical information from an old machine to the just-bought HP unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made my Vista PC wireless from any room

    Posted
    DaMan
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    Was looking to make my Vista desktop PC wireless, and the NETGEAR AC600 WiFi Dual Band Adapter allowed me to connect it to the wireless router. Running a RJ-45 wire was not a simple solution without making holes in the walls. Had the PC connect to Internet in less than 10 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade your network card with this adapter!

    Posted
    MoonChild
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    Amazing solution to faster Internet speeds. MY PC, less than one year old, had a 2.4 Ghz network card that couldn't handle the speed I was promised with my new bundled plan. This Netgear Adapter bumped the Ghz up to 5.0 and speeds reached more than 150 Mbps. It was a miracle!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Yaki
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    The netgear mini adapter has an easy set up, it is convenient since is really small you just hooked to your computer and that’s pretty much it is easy to use if I can do it since I’m not a tech person anyone can, works great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE THIS LITTLE GEM

    Posted
    ConsultantBrian
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    Netgear always has been my recommended product to my friends and clients. Once again, Netgear delivers with a powerful, yet unnoticeable little gem. It has a good range, easy to set up, and provides fast internet. I would get one again. A+++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    FastEddie42
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    Bought this to get an old computer set up on WiFi without needing to mess with the router and phone lines. Worked perfectly. I didn't need to mess with wiring and technology to complete the project. I am 84, technologically handicapped and intend to stay that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little WiFi Adapter!

    Posted
    nodlehs
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    Did your WiFi adapter lose it's magic smoke? This little gem by Netgear does a great job, is reasonably priced, and simple to install. It's small enough that you can leave it in the USB slot of your notebook all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Filled the bill to complete my set up

    Posted
    cjthelder
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    Practically new desktop computer did not have Wi-FI capability, much to my dismay. This little item did the trick, and it works like a charm, perfectly, 2 1/2 floors away from my modem. Absolutely no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend