Volume Pricing (Log In to see Member Pricing)
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
Break out of the crowded 2.4GHz wireless band and achieve blazing wireless speeds using this AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter from Monoprice!
This adapter allows you to add dual-band wireless connectivity to your PC, Mac, or Linux desktop or laptop computer. It provides up to 300Mbps bandwidth on the 2.4GHz band and up to 900Mbps on the 5GHz band. It supports Wi-Fi® Protected Setup (WPS) and includes two detachable 5dBi antennas for improved wireless range. The package includes a USB extension cradle with a 68" cord for the adapter, so it can sit on a desk instead of being tied to the location of the USB port on the computer.
This adapter is compatible with Windows® XP or later, Mac® OS X® 10.4.x or later, and Linux.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, Mac, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
PROS: Good construction
Included base/extender stand allowing best placement
CONS: None found
To my surprise it did!
PROS: As soon as I plugged it in I noticed the difference. I work from home quite often and for the price this was just what I was looking for.
CONS: Have not experienced any cons yet
PROS: Easily adds wireless to a pc that otherwise is not capable , good price
Of course, this is still a pretty new SKU, and only a small cause for unease but given the churn that can be expected with major upcoming operating system release(s), it'd be a lot more reassuring to know someone was maintaining the software to keep this thing running well into the future.
PROS: - Surprisingly good build quality, much better than my reference point of a PID 8076 from a few years back
- Better reception than PID 8076 (3-5 bars about 40 feet from the AP with a lot of other Wi-Fi networks in the area, vs. 1-2 bars from the 8076)
- The USB extension cable/dock is nicely built, and actually pretty stable despite its small size
CONS: - Current drivers aren't easy to find.
- As you'd probably expect, the included "management" software is just silly. Unless you really need to use some of the super-obscure features, don't bother installing it: just point Windows' driver update dialog at the Driver\Windows\RTWLANU_Driver directory on the CD.
PROS: Works well and gives full reception power in all of house.
CONS: Not thrilled about attachment of antennas
PROS: Had no problems getting this to work once the drivers were installed. Take note that I did not use the CD.
CONS: None so far
PROS: Fast, easy to set up in Windows 10 (native drivers), great signal strength, nice very long USB cable to the USB adapter
CONS: None at all!
PROS: Works as advertised
CONS: Can't seem to find the drivers on the internet, so the CD is necessary to install into Windows.
PROS: Once you get the drivers, it works. Mine's currently about 50 feet from the router and hasn't cut out at all. It's only been in use a few days so far. Looks pretty futuristic on the desk.
CONS: As a novice Linux user, I failed to install it using directions on the provided CD. Luckily, another monoprice customer (Thanks, MW!) posted helpful instructions. They require an ethernet connection, however. The adapter's antennae are bulky, so the extension cable is a must.
PROS: Easy set up, great reception, high speed
CONS: driver issues