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

273 Reviews

82.45% of the reviewers recommend this product


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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  • Anonymous,
  •  Gold River, CA 
  • 8/26/2015 9:03:01 PM

Pros: Straightforward specs

Cons: No Windows 8 support

Of at least dozen upgrades from WinXP/Win7 to Win 8 during last year this is a first adapter which is not supported by Windows 8. It is recognized by the system, and the drivers are installed but speed test shows meager 4.5 Mbps instead of 30+ Mbps on some ancient no-name adapter. Granted, the specs clearly indicate lack of Win8 support, so i can't blame Monoprice and/or Realtek for that, so consider this review just as fair warning.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 8072. I just wanted to mention that the most up-to-date drivers (including for Windows 8) can be found at the following link:

When the page is up, please press ctrl+f and search for "RTL8188CUS". The correct drivers will be listed under that chipset. Should the issues still occur after the drivers have been fully installed, please let me know so I can further assist you. My apologies for the trouble and I hope this helps!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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