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

  • Model: ARCHER T4U-V2
  • SKU: 5844812
TP-LINK's Archer T4U comes with the Wi-Fi standard - 802.11ac, 3 times faster than Wireless N speeds. With 867 Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5 GHz band or 300 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band, the Archer T4U is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

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    What's Included


    • TP-LINK Dual-Band Wireless-AC USB Network Adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

    Features


    Wireless-N technology

    Delivers up to 300 Mbps data transfer rates for high-speed wireless access.

    Compatible with draft 802.11n

    Backward compatible with 802.11b/a/g/ac networks for versatile use.

    External network adapter for wireless devices

    So you can connect an additional device.

    128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK data encryption

    For high-level wireless security.

    PC and Mac system requirements

    Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion/10.8/10.10; Microsoft Windows XP/ 7/8/8.1/10.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • 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

      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




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