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    Monoprice USB Wireless Lan 802.11N High Power Adapter with 2 Antennas, 2T2R (300Mbps)
    Product # 8076
    Out of Stock ETA: 8/6/2018


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    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 300Mbps (downlink) and 300Mbps (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




    Ralink RT2770 + RT2720


    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




    Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell


    RF Output Power


    13 ~17 dBm (Typical)




    11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM


    11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, OFDM




    Data Security


    64/128-bit WEP Encryption






    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: 0oC to 40oC


    Storage Temperature: -20oC to 75oC


    Operating Humidity: 10% ~ 90% (Non Condensing)


    Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (Non Condensing)




    FCC , CE , RoHS




    ·         Available USB 2.0 port


    Package Content


    ·         1 x Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter


    ·         1 x Driver CD

    1 x Quick Start Guide

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    • Windows 95
    • Windows 98
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Mac OS 9
    • Mac OS 10.0
    • Mac OS 10.1
    • Mac OS 10.2
    • Mac OS 10.3
    • Mac OS 10.4
    • Mac OS 10.5
    • Mac OS 10.6
    • Linux
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    Specs state that this is FCC compliant but there is no FCC ID anywhere on the product or in the manual. Is this actually FCC compliant? Where can I get this information?
    A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your inquiry. if there is a specific certification/document you are looking for, please reach out to our tech support team via these methods here: https://www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact
    Were can I get the wifi software?
    A shopper on Jun 21, 2018
    4.5 / 5.0
    135 Reviews
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    Great signal but can't autoconnect
    I have to re-install the drivers everytime I restart my computer (XP). I am not using the RaLink Utility, I am only installing the drivers and letting windows handle the connection. Works great after I install the drivers and connect to network, but once I shut my computer down and restart it, I need to install (overwrite) the drivers again for it to work.

    PROS: Great signal, great price

    CONS: Can't auto-connect, have to reinstall drivers everytime I shut down.
    January 10, 2013
    Great little adaptor
    I bought two of these and they both improved my connection signal and speed to my router.

    Don't make the mistake I did in using an old USB 1.0 cable. The cable that comes with it is short. I substituted another cable and spent several hours troubleshooting what turned out to be the flimsy low bandwidth cable. I switched to a 2.0 cable and it worked great.

    I made a holder for one of them so I could mount it high on the wall in my office to get around some interference. I used a homemade bracket that I fashioned out of a flat piece of plastic, bent in a 90 degree angle. I attached it to the wall like an upside down "L". I drilled two holes in the flat plastic that stuck out perpendicular to the wall. Making these holes just slightly larger than the antenna stubs and spaced accordingly, I removed both antennas, slid the antenna stubs of the adapter up through the bracket holes and re-attached the antennas. This gave me a solid attachment method without screwing or gluing anything to the adapter.

    A piece of equipment such as this in which directional orientation is important badly needs a holder or bracket to keep it positioned. It seems like a bracket is the only thing missing to make this an excellent product. Or - a keyhole on the backside, or mounting tabs with screw holes would work - anything to keep it from flopping around on or behind your desk and changing the signal strength.

    PROS: Can aim antennas to optimize connection speed.

    CONS: Short cable, no mounting method.
    September 10, 2013
    Works as AP on Raspberry Pi with hostapd
    I have this attached to an independantly powered USB hub, which is connected to my Raspberry Pi (model B 512mb ram onboard 100mb ethernet). The Pi is running the latest version of Raspbian, hostapd, iw, and isc-dhcp-server. I have a usb ethernet attached to the powered USB hub as well. I use my /etc/network/interfaces configuration file to use iw to set this wifi adapter into 4addr mode, then I bridge it to my usb ethernet adapter. I run a dhcp server on the bridge interface, and use hostapd to configure the wifi adapter to act as an access point. Everything works great! Only problem I have is that the 2.4GHZ band is crowded, so it only gets me 150 mb/s right now. I plan on rectifying that by patching the source to hostapd to force it into 300mb/s.

    All and all, I highly recomend this, and if you are planning to use this in a Raspberry Pi, don't hesitatel

    PROS: Powered over USB - No extra cables required when used as a wifi adapter as intended.

    dual-band, allows for 300 mb/s TX and RX speeds, provided the 2.4GHZ spectrum is not too full.

    Excellent range. Using this device as an AP, my furthest connected device signal strength improved from a 60% to a 75% signal.

    Linux drivers are already included in most kernels, including the kernel included with the latest version of Raspbian and IPFire.

    Great value! You cannot get a better dual-band, high-power wireles N device anywhere else for under $20. Period. Monoprice is amazing.

    CONS: Powered over USB - needs independently powered USB hub for Raspberry Pi when used as an AP (not intended use of device)

    2.4GHZ is crowded. This device would be better in the 5GHZ range.
    January 27, 2014
    Beyond Happy - 100% satisfied
    Mounted above tower -sitting on a lil wooden shelf-

    2nd floor and in opposite side of house where the wireless router is located
    downstairs. Was only getting 1-2 outta 5 bars with an older Linksys.

    Now getting 5 bars solid and seeing 3-4-5 diff IP's from all over the
    neighborhood. Testing out upload speed at sustained 250-300Mbit

    Itsa "no brainer"......this is the real deal at under $20 bucks

    PROS: -typical fast ship
    -packaged well
    -works better than big buck name branded stuff
    -1 minute assembly and 2 minute driver install to Win7

    CONS: None really.....
    August 21, 2011
    Works with Mac, but no documentation.
    Connects to my WiFi network quite well, with decent transfer speeds. All I wanted to do was get internet access for an ancient, seldom used Mac on second floor of my place, and this established a high quality, fairly speedy connection for $18!

    When I opened the box and read the manual, I was a bit concerned that no mention was made of Mac OS in the manual at all except for the line about system requirements.

    I figured I'd check out the mini-CD that came with it, and sure enough there was a folder containing drivers for Linux and Mac. I opened the disc image for my OS, ran the driver's install package, and rebooted my machine. After reboot, the Ralink configuration utility popped up and I was able to select my existing WiFi network and jump on with no problems. One surprise: this utility showed that the adapter was picking up signals from WiFi networks that the airport in my Macbook Pro wasn't even seeing. Great little gizmo for $18.

    PROS: Just started using it, but so far works like a champ. Great quality connection, speedy transfer. Picks up signals from WiFi networks that my MacBook Pro can't see. Great price and works as advertised.

    CONS: The only documentation in the manual (just a pamphlet, really) is for setting up for use with a Windows system, but take heart Mac and Linux users, the drivers are on the mini-CD.
    October 24, 2011
    This antenna is a beast
    I have a Dell Precision M6500, which is a very powerful mobile workstation and the quality of the signal of this antenna is three times as good as the one I receive with my laptop antenna.

    PROS: The strength of the signal
    The software it comes from
    The price

    CONS: Just to put something here...

    It would be awesome if it came with a small hook in the back side of the base so that I could hang it on the wall in its vertical position.
    May 13, 2011
    Great, but does it work with windows 8.1?

    PROS: I had it for many years and it worked very well! no problems with it.

    Can it work with windows 8?

    I'm having problems connecting it.
    December 11, 2014
    Originally was disappointed since I thought this wouldn't work with OSX 10.7, but after a little online searching, I found the driver and setup was an ease. There was one strange thing that happened during installation, where an error popped up saying it wasn't able to properly install, but the install finished anyway and I restarted my comp. Plugged in the adapter and it worked like a charm. This is my first time using a network adapter too so if it was easy for me it should be cake for most. I was just wondering though, when I turn on internet sharing, my network is still protected by my WPA2 key right?

    Monoprice, I love you guys, you're the best.

    PROS: - Internet speed boost like no other
    - Drivers online for Mac OSX LION 10.7! works like a charm
    - Cool blue light

    CONS: N
    December 30, 2011
    Great !!!

    PROS: Simply great reception. My other USB N adapter and my laptop wireless adapter could barely get the signal from the access point. With this being even further away I get excellent reception. I like the long cord so I place the adapter where I want

    CONS: A way to mount it on the wall would be nice. But I'm happy with it sitting on my desk.
    July 12, 2011
    Update, The Good and the Less So
    As I said good performance, but the connectors are a weak point. I have not requested an RMA yet, and I know that monoprice makes it right. It is just the annoyance of getting everything working and then having to do a return. Not a slam at Monoprice, just a bit disappointed in the build quality.

    PROS: I gave this adapter a good rating. I was and remain pleased with the performance. With a new router I have a 130mbps connection that is not constantly stepped on by others.

    CONS: The threaded antenna connectors on the adapter are actually pressed in and one of them came free, causing that antenna to drop. I pressed it back in and it works, but I expect failure sooner or later if the antenna is repositioned.
    November 13, 2013