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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best usb wifi adapters.

If you're looking for a way to add Wi-Fi connectivity to a computer without a built-in wireless card, a USB Wi-Fi adapter is the best solution. These small devices plug into a USB port and then connect to your router via Ethernet cable, allowing you to access the Internet wirelessly. Browse the top-ranked list of best USB Wi-Fi adapters below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Meanwhile, my partner's built-in wifi adapter never had problems connecting to the same wifi networks. ...Easy to use Wifi Adapter....Needed it for a laptop with a bad wifi."

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    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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    "Meanwhile, my partner's built-in wifi adapter never had problems connecting to the same wifi networks. ...Easy to use Wifi Adapter....Needed it for a laptop with a bad wifi."

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    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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  2. Best Buy essentials™ - USB to Ethernet Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
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    "I am using a Cisco Valet USB wifi adapter instead (that's over 10 years old) and it provides a much faster speed than this ethernet adapter does. ...good adapter...Best buy essentials usb to ehternet adapter, work very well"

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB 3.0 devices. It supports 1 Gbps, granting high-speed data transfer and fast connectivity, which is ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color that gives it an elegant and high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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    "I am using a Cisco Valet USB wifi adapter instead (that's over 10 years old) and it provides a much faster speed than this ethernet adapter does. ...good adapter...Best buy essentials usb to ehternet adapter, work very well"

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB 3.0 devices. It supports 1 Gbps, granting high-speed data transfer and fast connectivity, which is ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color that gives it an elegant and high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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  3. Best Buy essentials™ - USB-C to Ethernet Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Wifi adapter...USB-C to Ethernet Adapters...I work in the AV industry, and these are our “Go-To” USB-C Adapters."

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA2CEW23 USB-C to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB-C devices. Up to 1 Gbps high-speed data transfers and fast connectivity are ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color for high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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    "Wifi adapter...USB-C to Ethernet Adapters...I work in the AV industry, and these are our “Go-To” USB-C Adapters."

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    It’s just another adapter—until your wireless network isn’t fast or reliable enough. The Best Buy essentials BE-PA2CEW23 USB-C to Ethernet Adapter enables high-speed internet access to USB-C devices. Up to 1 Gbps high-speed data transfers and fast connectivity are ideal for gaming and improved web browsing. Backed by Best Buy, our plug-and-play technology ensures a simple and effortless connection. And a compact design makes this adapter easy to carry and take on the go. Match it to the rest of your accessories with a white color for high-quality look. Don’t let a slow internet connection stop you from getting things done.
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  4. Insignia™ - USB to Ethernet Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "USB Adapter...Please with the USB Adapter working good! Glad I purchased this adapter....Best USB to Rj45...I have had others, y his is the best!"

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    Whether it’s for work or for play, many of us rely extensively on having a fast, stable internet connection. Why settle for spotty wireless connections when there’s a handy alternative? The Insignia NS-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter is the best tool to connect your computer or laptop to a wired internet connection. This adapter supports speeds up to 1 Gbps, giving you fast access to your home or office network. With a no-hassle plug and play design and automatic driver installation, you can be online and ready to go in minutes.
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    "USB Adapter...Please with the USB Adapter working good! Glad I purchased this adapter....Best USB to Rj45...I have had others, y his is the best!"

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    Whether it’s for work or for play, many of us rely extensively on having a fast, stable internet connection. Why settle for spotty wireless connections when there’s a handy alternative? The Insignia NS-PA3U6E USB to Ethernet Adapter is the best tool to connect your computer or laptop to a wired internet connection. This adapter supports speeds up to 1 Gbps, giving you fast access to your home or office network. With a no-hassle plug and play design and automatic driver installation, you can be online and ready to go in minutes.
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  5. Satechi - USB-C Slim Multiport Adapter with Ethernet, 4K HDMI, USB-C PD (60W), 2 USB-A, SD/Micro Card for Macbook/Windows Laptops - Matte Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Adapter...I recently got a new Macbook with USB-C as its only connector. This multiport adapter is excellent and contains the ports most frequently used....External adapter...This is a great device that attaches to my Mac’s usb-c to give me more options to use other than the 2 usb-c"

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    Connect multiple peripherals to your laptop with this black Satechi USB-C slim multi-port adapter. The compact design offers portability, while the HDMI port lets you connect a UHD monitor for crisp, realistic visuals. This Satechi USB-C slim multi-port adapter has a Gigabit Ethernet port for fast internet access, and the USB-C port delivers up to 60W of output to keep your laptop charged.
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    "Great Adapter...I recently got a new Macbook with USB-C as its only connector. This multiport adapter is excellent and contains the ports most frequently used....External adapter...This is a great device that attaches to my Mac’s usb-c to give me more options to use other than the 2 usb-c"

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    Connect multiple peripherals to your laptop with this black Satechi USB-C slim multi-port adapter. The compact design offers portability, while the HDMI port lets you connect a UHD monitor for crisp, realistic visuals. This Satechi USB-C slim multi-port adapter has a Gigabit Ethernet port for fast internet access, and the USB-C port delivers up to 60W of output to keep your laptop charged.
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  6. Aluratek - Wireless Adapter for Apple CarPlay - White - Front_Zoom
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    "CarPlay adapter mediocre...Price was ok compared to other wireless CarPlay adapters but having issues with already day one. Freezing or volume doesn’t work on radio n have to reset radio can’t see artist info on main display...Best carplay adapter...Best apple car play adapter u can buy, quick connection easy setup, look no further."

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    Aluratek’s wireless car adapter for CarPlay provides instant Apple CarPlay capability without needing to connect your phone’s cable to the vehicle’s CarPlay enabled USB port. You can easily enjoy music, navigation, Siri, and many more CarPlay features without needing to connect your cable.
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    "CarPlay adapter mediocre...Price was ok compared to other wireless CarPlay adapters but having issues with already day one. Freezing or volume doesn’t work on radio n have to reset radio can’t see artist info on main display...Best carplay adapter...Best apple car play adapter u can buy, quick connection easy setup, look no further."

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    Aluratek’s wireless car adapter for CarPlay provides instant Apple CarPlay capability without needing to connect your phone’s cable to the vehicle’s CarPlay enabled USB port. You can easily enjoy music, navigation, Siri, and many more CarPlay features without needing to connect your cable.
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  7. Aluratek - Wireless adapter for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The Aluratek Android Auto/Apple carplay adapter works like a champ. A quick flick of the switch on the module changes the mode between Android Auto and Car Play....Because CarPlay uses both Bluetooth and a second line of communication (WiFi for wireless, USB for wired) this device like any other CarPlay device has a built-in modem for WiFi Direct. "

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    Aluratek’s wireless adapter for CarPlay® and Android Auto™ provides instant Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability for cars with wired CarPlay® or Android Auto™ without needing to connect your phone’s cable to the vehicle’s USB port! You can easily enjoy music, navigation, Siri, and many more CarPlay® and Android Auto™ features without needing to connect your cable. Easy to install, plug and play.
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    "The Aluratek Android Auto/Apple carplay adapter works like a champ. A quick flick of the switch on the module changes the mode between Android Auto and Car Play....Because CarPlay uses both Bluetooth and a second line of communication (WiFi for wireless, USB for wired) this device like any other CarPlay device has a built-in modem for WiFi Direct. "

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    Aluratek’s wireless adapter for CarPlay® and Android Auto™ provides instant Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability for cars with wired CarPlay® or Android Auto™ without needing to connect your phone’s cable to the vehicle’s USB port! You can easily enjoy music, navigation, Siri, and many more CarPlay® and Android Auto™ features without needing to connect your cable. Easy to install, plug and play.
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  8. TP-Link - Dual-Band AC1300 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "What i like is that its picks up my wifi signal way better then the other usb wifi adapter I had before and its very easy to set up, plug in, install i drivers from disc and change your wifi user thing to the adapter and boom you can use it. ...Small Simple USB Wifi Adapter...This is a small, usb wifi adapter which worked great in my testing. "

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    The Archer T4U Wi-Fi adapter upgrades laptops and PC’s to fast AC1300 Wi-Fi speeds for smooth HD streaming and quick downloads. Switch between dual 5 GHz (867 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (400 Mbps) bands to avoid crowded networks and Wi-Fi slowdowns for speed and range in any situation. Press the WPS button on both the adapter and a Wi-Fi router to easily join any network.
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    "What i like is that its picks up my wifi signal way better then the other usb wifi adapter I had before and its very easy to set up, plug in, install i drivers from disc and change your wifi user thing to the adapter and boom you can use it. ...Small Simple USB Wifi Adapter...This is a small, usb wifi adapter which worked great in my testing. "

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    The Archer T4U Wi-Fi adapter upgrades laptops and PC’s to fast AC1300 Wi-Fi speeds for smooth HD streaming and quick downloads. Switch between dual 5 GHz (867 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (400 Mbps) bands to avoid crowded networks and Wi-Fi slowdowns for speed and range in any situation. Press the WPS button on both the adapter and a Wi-Fi router to easily join any network.
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  9. TP-Link - Archer TX20UH AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Tp link wifi adapter...Best choice for value...Easy installation and much faster than my old wifi adapter"

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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    "Tp link wifi adapter...Best choice for value...Easy installation and much faster than my old wifi adapter"

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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  10. Belkin - USB C To Ethernet + Charge Adapter - Gigabit Ethernet Port for USB C Devices - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I went from 80 mb on WiFi to over 300 using this adapter!...Great adapter...The fact that this has a USB C pass through makes it suerior to other adapters since you never loose your port"

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    Connect to the internet with confidence while charging your laptop for the office, home, or classroom. This Belkin USB to Ethernet adapter provides convenient access to fast and reliable Internet connection through a gigabit Ethernet port and allows for USB Power Delivery at the same time. It's a plug and play adapter that works universally with Mac and Windows laptops and other USB C devices. Connect and stay powered while surfing the Internet or transferring data using this ethernet USB C Hub. Pass through Power Delivery of up to 60W allows you to stay charged while you work using a single USB C port and the included cable supports network speeds up to 1000 Mbps. This USB C Docking Station works with iPad mini 6th Gen, Mac mini M1 (2020), MacBook Air 13" M1 (2020), and MacBook Pro 13" M1 (2020). You can be assured it’s an adapter that’ll work seamlessly with your laptop. Package includes: USB C to Ethernet + Charge Adapter Specs: Width: 41mm / 1.6” Height: 14mm / 0.55” Length without cable: 40mm / 1.57” Cable Length: 130mm / 5.1”
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    "I went from 80 mb on WiFi to over 300 using this adapter!...Great adapter...The fact that this has a USB C pass through makes it suerior to other adapters since you never loose your port"

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    Connect to the internet with confidence while charging your laptop for the office, home, or classroom. This Belkin USB to Ethernet adapter provides convenient access to fast and reliable Internet connection through a gigabit Ethernet port and allows for USB Power Delivery at the same time. It's a plug and play adapter that works universally with Mac and Windows laptops and other USB C devices. Connect and stay powered while surfing the Internet or transferring data using this ethernet USB C Hub. Pass through Power Delivery of up to 60W allows you to stay charged while you work using a single USB C port and the included cable supports network speeds up to 1000 Mbps. This USB C Docking Station works with iPad mini 6th Gen, Mac mini M1 (2020), MacBook Air 13" M1 (2020), and MacBook Pro 13" M1 (2020). You can be assured it’s an adapter that’ll work seamlessly with your laptop. Package includes: USB C to Ethernet + Charge Adapter Specs: Width: 41mm / 1.6” Height: 14mm / 0.55” Length without cable: 40mm / 1.57” Cable Length: 130mm / 5.1”
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