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TP-Link - Dual-Band AC USB Network Adapter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay For The Price

    Posted
    TechOnDeck
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Archer T4U V2 AC1300 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter *My Test Setup Desktop PC Windows 10 Pro USB 3.0 Port *Wired & Wireless Performance I tested the Archer T4U V2 plugged into a USB 3.0 port on my desktop computer. I ran several speed tests with the adapter plugged in the USB 3.0 port by itself, and while using the included USB 3.0 extension cable. The extension cable had no effect at all on performance. Speed tests were the same with or without. My Internet Plan: Download 75 Mbps / Upload 10 Mbps 2.4 GHz Speed Test: Download 78.51 Mbps / Upload 12.12 Mbps 5 GHz Speed Test: Download 90.37 Mbps / Upload 12.16 Mbps. As you can see, those are great results. However, I have experienced an occasional brief loss of connection while streaming HD content, but for the most part, it has performed decently. Note: When you first plug in the adapter, Windows will install its own generic driver. Before I installed the latest driver from TP-Link’s website, I was getting terrible results on the 5 GHz band. After installing the latest driver from TP-Link, the adapter performs much better. So for the absolute best performance, you MUST install the latest driver from TP-Link’s website. *My Thoughts The adapter offers decent performance, especially after the driver update. I do have concerns about it’s build quality, though. It’s made of plastic and doesn't feel very durable in hand. As long as you aren't frequently plugging it in and unplugging it, it should be fine. It would have been nice if TP-Link would have made it out of metal, or at least a harder plastic. I have USB thumb drives that feel better made than this. Also, it's too bulky to use in a USB port by itself when neighboring USB port(s) are occupied. Thankfully TP-Link includes an extension cable to remedy this. And some may find the bright, flashing green LED to be a distraction, especially in a dark room. Other than those few concerns, it’s inexpensive and performs decently.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slower performance

    Posted
    AndrewSEA
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I tested this wireless adapter on a Lenovo ThinkPad 460s using the USB 3.0 port (SS) using whatever the default Windows 10 driver is. The Adapter came with a CDROM, but my laptop doesn't have a CD drive, so I didn't test with the TP-Link drivers, which may be why my bandwidth is slow. I did try testing with two different routers (cheap vs expensive) though, to see if that made a difference: Connected to TP-Link Archer C59: 10 ft away: 95Mbps/6Mbps with my Lenovo built-in wireless, and got 63Mbps/6Mbps with the T4U wireless adapter. 35 ft away (line of sight): 95Mbps/6Mbps with Lenovo built-in wireless, and 56Mbps/6Mbps with the T4U wireless adapter. farthest away (2 stories): 95Mbps/6Mbps with Lenovo built-in wireless, and 10Mbps down, could not connect for upload speed. Connected to TP-Link Archer A2300: 5 ft away: 122Mbps/6Mbps with my Lenovo built-in wireless, and got 80Mbps/6Mbps with the T4U wireless adapter. 10 ft away: 122Mbps/6Mbps with my Lenovo built-in wireless, and got 72Mbps/5.5Mbps with the T4U wireless adapter. 35 ft away (line of sight): 122Mbps/6Mbps with Lenovo built-in wireless, and 38Mbps/6Mbps with the T4U wireless adapter. farthest away (2 stories):120Mbps/6Mbps with Lenovo built-in wireless, and 32Mbps down/ 5.5 up. I would recommend this product for connecting a desktop if you needed to, with the caveat that this wireless dongle doesn't perform as well as laptop wireless connection with better antennas. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good usb wifi device

    Posted
    Steve

    First off I like the fact that this is a slim and sleek design. Overall I think this device does provide some value and I've actually used it less for laptop use as opposed to a home server I have that doesn't have wifi built in to the PC. As most laptops have dual band wifi these days you may not need a device like this unless your pc has an older wifi module. However if you don't, this could be for you. Overall it performed as expected given the speeds. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small Simple USB Wifi Adapter

    Posted
    SL001

    This is a small, usb wifi adapter which worked great in my testing. I installed it on a Windows 7 machine using the included driver disk without any problems. If you need extra long range or extra high speeds, there are other more expensive adapters which will suit your needs better - but for a small simple stick, this does the job. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, Good connection USB

    Posted
    iReviewguy

    Greetings, I've had the opportunity to test a great USB adapter from TP-Link. This small USB Adapter worked smoothly connected to my windows laptop. In conducting my test, I disabled my internal WiFi card to test. I am happy to say it works great. Today, technology has come a long way to where most devices are already equipped for WiFi. But if you computer, device, or game console isn't. This is a great fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, Easy to Setup

    Posted
    Johnny

    This is a very compact little device that does its job, excellent value at its price. Simply plug it in, let the driver do its thing, and connect to WIFI. After installation, I did not experience any issues/lags/breaks streaming HD video and doing other internet activities. It's great when the devices just work... Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    10-Fold Speed

    Posted
    Kale
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I currently have Xfinity Internet Services and I was originally only receiving 10mbps worth of speeds. With this adapter though, I am getting 100mbps+ speeds. It has a really easy setup, which is plug-in, install driver, and go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    snowflake
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We purchased this because the WiFi on my laptop burned out and we did not want to purchase a new laptop at this time. It works perfectly and just what we needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Archer T4U

    Posted
    GMAN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Can't go wrong with this product when considering its price. Delivers exactly what it was promised to do. Great for home use and it doesn't break your bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    strong signal

    Posted
    mastermind
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    this wireless adapter has a strong signal especially when your connected to AC 5g network and it really makes a difference when watching videos .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great signal

    Posted
    Jabrauser
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Very fast and strong signal. Never losesx connectivity and runs through usb 3. Great item!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I use it in my garage & it seems to work well

    Posted
    Floyd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Strong signal acquisition in a closed garage since I use it when I am working

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    AndrewR87
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Love this WiFi adapter. I didn’t have a wireless card in my old Mac Pro. This gets great signal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good for the price

    Posted
    JAZtheman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Good for the price. Inexpensive and easy to carry with you.

    I would recommend this to a friend