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.

    Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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    4.4 / 5.0
    16 Reviews
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    Works Great at Great Cost
    My HTPC has a built-in dual band WiFi card. Unfortunately it doesn't have great reception. The 5GHZ band was so weak as to unusable. I saw this USB Dual Band adapter from Monoprice & decided to give it a try especially since the price was so low. I was very impressed with the quality of construction. With the included extension/stand & external antennas the number of available wifi locations more than doubled indicating a significant increase in sensitivity.

    PROS: Good construction
    Great performance
    Included base/extender stand allowing best placement

    CONS: None found
    December 9, 2015
    AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
    My USB modem is on 15 feet from my computer so I didn't think this would make that much of a difference.

    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
    December 19, 2014
    Works great!
    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.

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

    CONS: None!
    September 24, 2016
    This is a pretty good adapter for the price, especially compared with other 11ac adapters out there. My only (minor) complaint is that newer drivers don't really seem to exist. Windows 8.1 includes some from mid-2013, and those on the included CD are only a few months newer. I haven't encountered any problems yet, but the lack of regularly updated software from either Monoprice or the OEM seems a bit like a bad omen that the chipset (Realtek 8812AU) might not be supported if problems should develop in the future, as they so often do.

    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.
    October 20, 2014
    Over all they are working well

    PROS: Works well and gives full reception power in all of house.

    CONS: Not thrilled about attachment of antennas
    November 20, 2015
    Works great on Ubunutu 14.04
    I installed this on Ubuntu 14.04 and it works just great. I did not use the CD to install the drivers. I found instructions on a web site blog.danielscrivano installing-rtl8812au-on-linux-for-wireless-dual-band-usb-adapters/ so I needed a wired connection to get the drivers. I am using a computer that is at least 8 years old and I still get a great connection and good speed using the 5GHz band - 44MBps download and 12 MBps upload. The WiFi router is downstairs and this adapter is upstairs. I have experienced only one time when it would not connect. Ubuntu complained that it was out of range. I moved the unit and it came right up.

    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
    February 13, 2016
    Wow this is fast!
    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!

    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!
    September 28, 2016
    Works great
    Works perfectly. Just as fast as any other 802.11ac device on my network. The extension cable is a huge plus.

    PROS: Works as advertised

    CONS: Can't seem to find the drivers on the internet, so the CD is necessary to install into Windows.
    January 29, 2015
    Works, once drivers are installed. (Lubuntu 14.04)
    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.

    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.
    June 23, 2016
    Worked great until windows update
    I was using the adapter with the included driver with no issue and great reception until the latest windows 10 update. Now if i try and use it I get the dreaded blue screen.

    PROS: Easy set up, great reception, high speed

    CONS: driver issues
    December 21, 2015
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