TP-Link - Mini N USB Adapter - Black

Stream videos, game lag-free and more with this TP-LINK TL-WN823N mini wireless USB adapter, which features a speed of up to 300 Mbps and works with IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless standards. The WPS button easily creates a reliable and secure WPA2 connection.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Mini Wireless N USB Adapter
    • Owner's manual
    • Resource CD

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 117)

    Features


    Compatible with multiple wireless standards

    Including IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11n.

    Wireless speed of up to 300 Mbps

    For lag-free gaming and video streaming.

    2.400-2.4835GHz wireless operating frequency

    For reduced interference and improved signal clarity.

    Optimized configuration utility

    Offers a simple USB interface for easy installation.

    WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

    Automatically establishes a WPA2 secure connection with the press of a button.

    SoftAP mode

    Allows you to turn a wired connection to a laptop or PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Compact design

    Enables easy portability.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • 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





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