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TP-Link - Mini N USB Adapter - Black

Model: TL-WN823NSKU: 2080328

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It seems to work. Maybe could be better?

    Posted
    Fred
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this for use with an older desktop running XP. I use this machine to attach external hard drives that serve as a local backup for photos and what not. The good news is it is easy to install. Pretty much plug and play. My biggest issue with the device is the slow connection speed. There are many issues here some of which may not be the fault of the device itself. The windows icon in the lower coner of the screen typically shows the device only connected at 1Mbps and this is with it simultaneously showing signal strength "very good". I have done some testing and it appears to be transferring for me at a rate of between 5 - 10 Mbps. That is pretty disappointing. I have tuned my network by selecting the best channel for the wireless router and a few other things but nothing seems to help. I attempted to post on the TP-Link user forum but I registered and never get an email from them so I can complete the process and post a question. This is the first and only wireless adapter I have ever purchased so I have no baseline for comparison. Good news is my desktop now has no wires. Bad news is accessing photos or other data from my Windows 10 laptops is fairly slow. I guess for $15 it's not too bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best budget wireless adapter

    Posted
    Gearhead
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I normally don't write reviews but this product is so impressive I had to share. Don't let the low price deter you. I have a tried a dozen USB wireless adapters and few have performed as well as this one. Range and performance is excellent and no issues with the driver. It performs better than some the latest AC standard adapters I've tried. Connection is reliable and not as finicky as others in regards to placement location. It simply works with no hassles. If you just need wifi for cruising the internet, the N300 transfer speed is more than sufficient. I have 100Mb service and am able to get the full bandwidth (download) consistently 40ft. away in a room adjacent to the router. HD video stream immediately and with no hiccups. For reference, I have the Linksys WRT1900ac router and Netgear Nighthawk R7000 at the other end of the house. This TP-link adapter connects to both routers perfectly. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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

    I purchased the TP-LINK - Mini Wireless N USB Adapter because wi-fi was not working properly on my Dell mini-10 laptop. I installed the driver from the included disc, plugged TP-LINK into the USB port and everything work great to connect to my home network. The speed is very good approx 36Mbs to 45Mbs - I have a 802.11g router and the TP-LINK is connected to a slower laptop via USB 2.0. I have used this TP-LINK on a desktop computer also. Installation was quick and easy - no issues. This product works well on Win7 and Win8.1 computers. The big selling point for me is the size of this TP-LINK - Mini Wireless N USB Adapter is quite small. The location and size of the USB 2 ports on my mini-laptop is quite tight - this product fits nicely. Lastly, the price was VERY good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and hassle free setup

    Posted
    Sukam123
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this TPLink wifi adapter as my brand new laptop's wifi was having problems and used to show "limited connectivity" error every 5 minutes. This adapter has solved this problem and it works very well, was very easy to configure - infact plug and play with Windows 10 and has a very good range of close to 50 feet. Have been using this for almost two weeks now and did not face any problem whatsoever. Its quick to connect and speed is the same as a built in wifi would have. Also, the adapter is very convenient to use due to its very compact size same as a thumb drive. Completely satisfied with the product and would recommend other to go for it without a second thought, Cheers !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quick and easy set up

    Posted
    Cpm0315
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Read a lot of reviews before buy this LINK - Mini Wireless N USB Adapter, the set up very easy and quick to use with my desktop computer. I don't use my desktop too often, once one a month, in the first 2 months, when I using my desktop to search the internet, the start up was very slow and it start to freeze my computer up. I was thinking maybe my computer is old. But I can't even open my firefox and have to restart the computer every time. Now I just leave my firefox screen open, so I don't have to restart it every use. I gave it 3 stars because the wireless connection not dropping and cooperate, but I still have to restart my computer or turn off the wifi connection and turn back on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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

    These were on sale so I purchased a few for work because they boys in the shop were having internet issues with the laptops dropping the signal ect... I decided to try and see if a wifi usb would work better than the built in, it worked, they have not dropped the signal since. It is plug and play, shows up as wifi 2 on windows 10. I just disabled the built in and it defaulted to this. I came back and purchased more for new laptops just in case, I just ran out again. I can't find them again or I would buy more. Hope the next one works as well as this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fixed our network problems at work

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

    We have at least 30 computers connected to the network at work and they guys are always complaining about the internet dropping. I have an older, well built desktop that did not have wifi built in so I had purchased one of these for mine and it worked great. So I decided to try it on theirs, disabling the wifi on the computer and only connecting using these, it worked like a charm. It has been well over a month since anyone has had issues. They were having issues multiple times a day before. It was a cheap fix, even out IT people could not fix their issues. These work great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Delivers

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

    I bought a refurbed Dell Optiplex for the house so I wouldn't have to keep hooking up my laptop to a monitor and keyboard for long work sessions. Without WiFi, I was tripping over a cable and couldn't see paying more for an adapter than I did for the computer. This has far exceeded my expectations and provides flawless wifi connectivity to my desktop. DISCLAIMER: computer is only about 5 feet from router so I can't attest to longer distance connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than expected

    Posted
    MILL15
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Moved my modem and router to the living room and left my computer in the bedroom without Internet connection with this mini USB adapter I just plugged it In then run the disc now my old computer is wireless and hook up to the network. The wireless reception that I received is excellent no loss in upload and download speeds for the price you can't go wrong

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Drops Signal Consistently

    Posted
    Tbag1

    I bought this based on the great reviews. I can get online with it but wireless drops out every few minutes, requiring me to run the Troubleshooting utility to get it running again. It works ok on the computer I need it for, which doesn't need consistent internet access, but I imagine this would be terrible for streaming videos. I can't understand why there are so many glowing reviews about the signal quality for this adapter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hello,

      Thank you for your review and feedback.

      We highly recommend ensuring you're using the latest official driver from our website here:

      http://www.tp-link.com/us/download/TL-WN823N.html#Driver

      Our Support Team is always available and happy to help. Please feel free to e-mail us anytime using the address below, and we'll gladly follow up with you.

      Best Regards,

      TP-Link Support Team
      (866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As advertised

    Posted
    scotty44
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The TP-LINK - Mini Wireless N USB Adapter worked easily and perfectly right out of the box. I needed a wireless connection for my desktop to access my files on an external drive connected to a router on a different network. Was connected within 5 minutes of this adapters arrival. Speed was running at about 35 Mbps compared to the 50+ I was getting wired, but quite sufficient for what I was doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple USB Wireless Adapter

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

    I needed a simple to use USB wireless adapter for a secondary computer that had a failed CAT5 connector on the motherboard. This works wonderfully on a Windows 7 operating system on a computer located in my basement with the wireless router located on the main floor. I would recommend this adapter for a simple solution to a wireless internet connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Hassle Installation

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

    I am a big fan of the TP-Link - Mini Wireless N USB Adapter - Black because it was a breeze to install. I simply put it into the USB port and since I was connected to the internet via Ethernet, I did not have to use the driver CD. The drivers downloaded and the device was up and running iun less than a minute. It doesn't get any easier than that. The adapter is small and compliments my black case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Range and Speed

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

    This wireless adapter was very easy to set up and had my computer surfing and streaming the web in about 5 minutes. It has excellent range as it currently has a full signal strength where my old adapter was struggling to keep a connection from dropping out. It is the fast "N" generation with backwards compatibility to older network protocols and just rips through net.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding at any price

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

    This mini usb wifi hub works like a charm. It was cost effective, the set up was a breeze and the speed at which it works is amazing. I have yet to experience lag or a dropped connection and that's while running work programs, hulu and a spreadsheet processor at the same time. Makes my older pc seem new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TP-Link - Mini Wireless-N USB Adapter - Black

    Posted
    11223

    Very quick easy setup with software that is intuitive and unobtrusive. The WPS button was very convenient. I've used it for 3 weeks plugged into the front of my Windows 7 desktop and so far it has excellent signal strength and has not dropped my connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hello uninterrupted internet!

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

    We bought a new Dell desktop computer with Windows 10 and unfortunately can only connect to the Internet wirelessly because the router is upstairs. The WiFi adapter in the computer was terrible and we had constant issues. I purchased this adapter and it arrived really quickly. Easy to install and I am beyond happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    worked with a little work

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

    It would not connect to my wireless at first. So I moved my desktop closer to the modem, literally right next to it sitting on the floor, to connect then after everything was installed I moved the desktop back to the room I had it in and this solved the problem. I haven't had any issues since then with connectivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I think this is a okay wireless wifi USB.

    Posted
    Edin
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this and received this 3 days ago. The first day I used everything was normal. However, the second day I used this wifi USB, I lost wifi signal 2 times, and sometimes it turned my wifi to limited access. The wifi signal is not very strong. If someone plays online games or wants strong wifi speed, I would not recommend this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear Edin,

      Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent experience with our product.

      We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and certainly hope you do not experience any further issues with finding a more suitable USB replacement.

      For future reference, you may contact our 24/7 technical support team at the email provided below and an available support agent will be happy to follow up with you for assistance.

      We hope this experience will not discourage you from trying more of our great products in the future.

      Best Regards!
      TP-LINK Support Team
      866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price

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

    I bought it so I could have internet on my desktop because i didnt have a long enough Ethernet cable, works well for the price and did what I needed it to do except steam game downloads were unreliable without a 512 KBs download limit although works perfectly fine for just about anything else

    I would recommend this to a friend