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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    10-Fold Speed

    Posted
    Kale
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay For The Price

    Posted
    TechOnDeck
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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