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    Monoprice AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
    Product # 11443
    $34.99
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    How does this work with a smart TV?
    Glenna J D on Feb 25, 2017
    4.5 / 5.0
    26 Reviews
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    5/5
    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
    AC1200 USB Dual Band Wireless Adapter
    This adapter worked great with a 11538 dual band AC1200 router at the far corner of the house until I upgraded my Mac from OSX 10.9 Mavericks to 10.10 Yosemite then the unit stopped working. RMA service was prompt, but the latest Mac driver Monoprice tech support could find was the one for 10.9, contrary to the description that says the adapter will work with "Mac OSX 10.4 or later." Anonymous from Seattle's unease now is my cause for distress.

    PROS: Adapter worked great with AC1200 router with previous Mac operating system. Prompt RMA service.

    CONS: Driver and therefore adapter won't work with current Mac operating system.
    March 19, 2015
    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
    AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
    Very good price and Monoprice shipped it out very quickly. Worked right out of the box in Windows 10, without having to load any drivers. Like other users stated, don't need to install any of the management software. I can use Windows 10 configuration for what I need.

    Was very happy with the base and the USB extension cable. Glad that I didn't need to supply my own.

    Using Teracopy to copy/move files from Gigabit to Wireless device, was very quick. Teracopy was listing somewhere over 30MBps!
    June 2, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    fantastic for the money
    with windows 10 it was a great plug'n'play and really fast download speeds.
    May 30, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    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
    Easy setup and great signal and speed
    This is the best USB adapter and I achieve great wifi speeds with it. I love the extra long usb adapter stand with cable so I can place it where the signal is strongest or plug directly into my laptop if I wish. Easy install with Windows 10. Highly recommend!
    December 8, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    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
    Great product at a reasonable price!
    Excellent product. Installed easily with the included driver software and it looks well made. It also improved my signal strength to the highest level. Works well with Windows 10, if you are looking for a good wireless adapter, then I highly recommend this one.
    July 21, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago

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