Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R (150Mbps)
    Product # 8072
    Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R (150Mbps)
    Product # 8072
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    Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R (150Mbps)

    At 5 times faster than traditional Wireless-G (802.11b) networks, Wireless-N networks allow for high-speed data transfers, online gaming, and lightning fast downloads. The Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter gives you access to all the high-speed features of Wireless-N networks on older and newer computers. It's simple and easy setup means you'll be surfing the internet, downloading movies, and e-mail in no time.


    • MIMO technology improves data throughput and range over existing 802.11b/g products
    • Add high-speed Wireless-N (draft 802.11n) Internet access to any USB enabled computer
    • Download music and movies, surf the internet and e-mail up to 5 times faster than previous generation wireless networks (Wireless 802.11g)
    • Offers greater coverage than Wireless-G networks for internet access throughout your home or office
    • Works with older Wireless-G and Wireless-B networks
    • Wi-Fi® Protected Setup (WPS) simplifies setup and operation
    • Operating distance of up to 300 feet indoor, and up to 900 feet in open space
    • Data transfer rate of up to 150Mbps (downlink) and 150Mbps (uplink)
    • Supports USB 2.0 interface, backward compatible to USB 1.1 and 1.2
    • Enhanced WEP and WPA wireless security for protected Internet access
    • 64-bit / 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), TKIP, AES 2.400GHz ISM
    • Frequency Band Modulation Method: QPSK / BPSK / 16-QAM / 64-QAM
    • Supports Ad Hoc and Infrastructure modes
    • Supports IEEE 802.11e standard

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Mac OSX 10.4
    • Mac OSX 10.5
    • Mac OSX 10.6
    • Linux

    Support Files:

    Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

    Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11n (draft)
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11b
    Host Interface High speed USB2.0/1.1 interface
    Data Rate 802.11n: up to 150Mbps (downlink) and up to 150Mbps (uplink)
    802.11g: 54 / 48 / 36 / 24 / 18/ 12 / 9 / 6 Mbps auto fallback
    802.11b: 11 / 5.5 / 2 / 1 Mbps auto fallback
    Frequency Band 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial Scientific Medical) Band
    Chipset Realtek
    RF Frequency 2412 ~ 2462 MHz (North America)
    2412 ~ 2472 MHz (Europe)
    2412 ~ 2484 MHz (Japan)
    Radio Channel 1 ~ 14 channels (Universal Domain Selection)
    Range Coverage Up to 3 times farther range than 802.11g
    Antenna Type Integrated Antenna
    Roaming Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell
    RF Output Power 13 ~17 dBm (Typical)
    Modulation 11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM
    11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, OFDM
    Data Security 64/128-bit WEP Encryption
    Network Auto-switch to use 802.11n or 802.11g or 802.11b mode
    Supports Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure WLAN network
    Wireless roaming
    Data rate auto fall-back under noisy environment or longer range distance
    Site Survey with Profile function
    Configuration & Management Plug-and-Play setup and installation
    Management Utility supports 2000 / XP/ Vista
    Media Access Control CSMA/CA with ACK
    LED Indicator Link/Active ( Green )
    Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -20°C to 75°C
    Operating Humidity 10% ~ 90% (Non Condensing)
    Storage Humidity 5% ~ 95% (Non Condensing)
    Regulatory Compliance FCC (USA), CE Mark (Europe), RoHS Compliant, Wi-Fi Compliant
    Requirements Available USB 2.0 port

    Included in the Box:

    • 1x Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter
    • 1x Driver CD
    • 1x Quick Start Guide

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Mac OSX 10.4
    • Mac OSX 10.5
    • Mac OSX 10.6
    • Linux

    274 Reviews

    82.52% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Bought it as a throw away item, it si a life saver.

    • Anonymous,
    •  Rochester, NY 
    • 1/31/2016 7:48:36 AM

    Pros: I haven't tried it in linux, but it goes and goes in Win and OS X.

    Cons: None

    I bought this as a throw away item, as my mbd had no wifi, but on board nic. In setting up a hackintosh, I could not get the onboard nic to work at all. But I could get this little wifi button to work and it works better than the wifi on any other pc I have.

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    Cannot use this with my Ubuntu 15.04 laptop

    • Prasanna Mulgaonkar,
    •  Saratoga, CA 
    • 10/14/2015 3:39:48 PM

    Pros: Small

    Cons: The linked drivers (even on the Monoprice web page) have compile errors when compiled with the latest Ubuntu/Linux kernels. I am frustrated that there is no easy way to get the latest Realtek drivers identified and loaded. At 10$ the hassles to return the device is also too large.

    Cannot get it to work on Ubuntu 15.04. If anyone knows which Realtek drivers compile correctly, please let me know.

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Thank you for you review on PID 8072. Sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced with PID 8072. The most up-to-date drivers for this adapter can be found at the following URL under chipset RTL8188CUS:


    However, we unfortunately do not offer any support for this adapter with Ubuntu/Linux. Please let me know your results so I can further assist you with this issue.

    Mark P.
    Tech Support Associate

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    Works great

    • Cass,
    •  Monrovia, CA 
    • 9/26/2015 11:14:09 AM

    Pros: Small. Works great. Trouble free.

    Cons: None

    This this was incredibly small. How they make it work at that size is miraculous!. Plugged it, selected the network, and voila. What a great design. Anything else I've seen would have stuck out and be subject to being damaged since the computer is on the floor and people walk by it. Just great!

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    • arkling,
    •  Lehi, UT 
    • 9/19/2015 7:13:13 AM

    Pros: Tiny

    Cons: Linux install instructions are severally lacking.

    Trying to install the drivers on Linux, and the install script asks if it is a "rtl8192cu" or a "rtl8192du" chipset. but I can't find on any specs what to choose.

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    USB mini wireless adapter

    • kuster,
    •  Eugene, OR 
    • 9/17/2015 10:26:46 AM

    Pros: Small in size. works good so far.

    Cons: Installation does NOT go as described in instruction manual. had to jump through quiet a few steps to get it installed. Once installed, works good.

    A little tricky to install, but works good after that. Might want to check instruction manual info compared to CD info, does NOT match !!! Took me about an hour to finally get it installed right.

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