AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
    Product # 11443
    AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
    Product # 11443
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    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.

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    16 Reviews

    86.25% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Wow this is fast!

    • Allen Lindgren,
    •  ,  
    • 9/28/2016 9:48:09 AM

    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!

    This adapter flies! I only have a wireless N network but I am getting about 90 Mb/s internet speeds in a room separated from my router by quite a few walls. 2.4 and 5 Ghz frequencies are high signal strength. This was a fantastic deal and I highly recommend!

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    Works great!

    • TC,
    •  Inverness, FL 
    • 9/24/2016 3:44:24 AM

    Pros: Easily adds wireless to a pc that otherwise is not capable , good price

    Cons: None!

    Plugged it into a Windows 10 computer and it loaded working driver, did not need the included disc. Connects to the wireless router and stays connected. Good signal strength- it sees neighbors wireless ssid's that other wireless devices do not see.

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    Not bad.. money spent well.

    • Anonymous,
    •  San Juan, PR 
    • 9/15/2016 2:55:43 PM

    Cons: wish it was in black. (aka netis version)

    Ok. so i have a Kangaroo PC and though its internal Wifi is good i needed a little reaching distance since im on the 18th floor. Wasnt sure if this purchase would do the trick but it did. lots more wifi signals, easy install, non intrusive to the pre-existing wifi installation, but it does help both devices big time. And software with this has alot more gizmos to play with. in the end it served its purpose well. and as a bonus i can connect to a wifi and piggy back the signal further via its wifi transmitter button. Like i said money well spent.

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    Works, but not quite as described - in any case, a keeper

    • scottyo,
    •  Bellingham, WA 
    • 8/26/2016 5:14:42 PM

    Pros: Inexpensive, gets decent speeds compared to 802.11g wifi in older computers
    Cable and stand are nice, keeping this alien visitor-looking device at a distance, and allowing placing it closer to the router by a few feet
    Utility uses only a bit of CPU power and can be quit after establishing connection
    Utility has room to remember a number of profiles (for different routers/passwords/locations)

    Cons: Not enough info availableabout the wifi channel characteristics nor controls to help select appropriate parameters. I don't know whether I'm running n or ac
    Installer a bit wonky as is the icon in 10.6.8 Network prefs
    Instructions don't quite match real-world installation experience

    I'm a Mac user

    Using in an old 32-bit original edition MacBook in OS X 10.6.8 to get some more performance than the built-in 802.11g Airport (54 Mbps spec) when used with Apple 802.11ac Airport Extreme WiFi router..

    It does improve performance markedly. Was getting about 20Mbps (Megabits/sec) with original, am now getting about 150-160Mbps, nice cheap upgrade. Will test on newer computer to see if USB 2 (nominally 480Mbps, but usually half that or less in real life) is throttling performance. Testing was done by transferring 760MB .mp4 file between 2 computers on my LAN, not over Internet, so the speed results are fairly pure.

    Install was not as given in the little booklet. The Icon for the connection in System Preferences Network is for Ethernet (double-ended arrow, not 4-bar fan like Airport), a bit disconcerting. The installer reported my AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext was improperly installed but it worked anyway.

    Testing: I turned off built-in Airport to ensure using the new one, and the pref pane showed it but it was inert. Starting the included Wireless AC Network Utility got me most of the way there, and typing and confirming the WiFi password for the router got me connected. It nicely named and saved the connection info including passwords. Be sure to keep this utility handy in your dock, as removing and reinserting the dongle or its USB cable connector requires running the utility again to reconnect. System Preferences may not be needed for setting up/reconnecting.

    Be nice if the included utility showed some basic info as seen when OPT-clicking the icon for the native Airport in the menubar: PHY mode (802.11b/g/n/ac), channel , transmit rate, width of band (20/40/80 MHz), and provided more controls so I could try to tune things, maybe correct mis-settings, but it does give a nice speed boost as is.

    BTW my Mac Mini situated 3-4 feet away typically gets 190-224 Mbps to the same router using 802.11n with an 80MHz channel when moving huge files.

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    Works, once drivers are installed. (Lubuntu 14.04)

    • TA,
    •  Peoria, IL 
    • 6/23/2016 8:21:41 PM

    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.

    I first tried to follow the provided directions for driver installation on Linux, but failed. The instruction manual seems more geared towards a graphical installer for Mac or Windows. The Linux folder was all Greek to me (I'm just getting started with Linux) and after messing around in Terminal I looked for help online. This led me back to this page, where reviewer MW recommended "blog.danielscrivano installing-rtl8812au-on-linux-for-wireless-dual-band-usb-adapters/", and after a few Terminal commands the wifi adapter was working.

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