Summary: Deducting one egg for tplink being lazy with driver updates. They should just post mediateks update so people do not have to go look for it.
Pros: Works as intended with decent speeds.. Came with free cradle.. Mediatek has a stable driver dated 8/13/2014
Cons: TP link has not updated their drivers since '13 and it is not stable wifi would disconnect when under load. Windows installs a driver that is different but doesnt see 5G... You have to goto mediatek site and download the updated driver for the RT5X7X and it fixes all the issues.
Summary: For Windows 8 64-bit, you must download the updated driver (2013) from the tp-link website. Will not work out of the box without that driver despite instruction manual stating otherwise. Windows 7 64-bit worked out of the box with CD driver install.
Summary: This is not a review of the wireless configuration utility, I always advocate a minimum number of application layers to accomplish the job, so if there are windows drivers (which there are) that is all that is needed. Overall this is a good device at a reasonable price, I would recommend it to a friend.
Pros: This is a good device if you are looking for a simple to use standard network adapter. It's a dual band device and the price point is very reasonable. It has a sleek yet sturdy design and basically just looks like a flash drive! -802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz -802.11 a/n 5GHz -300Mbps -Easy connect WPS button - 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, 802.1x -2.4-2.4835GHz -5.15-5.35GHz, 5.745-5.825GHz -Omnidirectional antenna All in all setup was a breeze for me. I was already hooke...
Cons: There aren't too many cons with this device overall it is very good and a very good price point. I don’t like internal antennas, they simply don’t work as well as an external one. I wouldn't mind paying an extra few bucks for an external. Also the protective cap for the USB plug is kind of loose, if you are transporting there is possibility of losing the cap entirely.
Summary: The best thing about this is the Effortless compatibility for this unit with any computer using windows 7 or 8.1 software. Plug and play with 8.1 but must have driver installed with Win 7 64 bit. USB Extension is a must and a Cradle would be really nice. But this is a solid unit that can be trusted for all types of wireless needs. Got good signal across my entire house even through mortal bathroom wall.
Pros: Reliable, Fast Setup, good speed, Dual Band, Extension USB Extension Cord for clearer signal,
Cons: Needs Cradle, gets warm (As all do), cover cannot be stored on the unit. Uses small CD rom for driver. Not all drives can read these.
Summary: Transfer rates were good. The transfer rate near the router was 5.0 GB in about 2 minutes. Moving about 30 feet from the router, the same transfer dropped to 2 minutes and 30 seconds. 60 feet away and through a floor dropped the rate to 3 minutes 10 seconds. This is not too surprising. I did get better results (a little not much) with a high end D-link router. The older Cisco unit was the slowest of all.
Pros: 1. Range is decent 2. Dual band 3. Plug n play 4. Software adds functionality 5. Worked flawlessly 6. Adaptor included 7. Speed is as advertised 8. Speed does not drop off fast 9. Price TP-Link has a solid product here. I live in a large house, and have the router on one wall. I have four routers that I tested the product with. All four worked without problems. Both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands worked. The 5.0 GHz band dropped off first, but it took some distance to ...
Cons: The size of the unit 2. No AC band for newer routers. There are not many flaws. Most computers today are laptops. This unit is much better for a desktop because of its size. It is uncomfortable to use with a laptop on your lap. It just sticks out too far. Routers are moving to towards the 802.11 AC, and this is really a last generation unit, though this will not be finalized until 2015.
Summary: Overall is a great adapter for the money. The 5.0Ghz has some great distance and speed. It worked well for a location that has been problematic for me
Pros: The TPlink TL-WDN3200 arrived in two days from Newegg. Doubled boxed. The contents is the adapter, install disk and an USB 2.0 extension cable. After skimming over the quick install instructions I plugged it into my HTPC in my master bedroom. It uses a powerlin3e adapter currently so I disabled it. Put the install disk in and installed the software. I selected my 2.4GHz 802.11 N and put the password in using the TPlink software. It connected right away. The speed was ...
Cons: The 2.4 GHz band is not that great and I experienced disconnects. Its USB 2.0 not that it makes any difference as speeds are below the 2.0 range.
Summary: Yes, this adapter is a tad large for use on a laptop, but on a desktop that stays in one place, you can connect it with the USB cable, and move it around with the cable attached to find the sweet spot for the best signal strength. I have used several different wireless adapters in the past, and they all have issues with dropping the connection once in a while, it seems to be the nature with wireless adapters.
Pros: Easy set up on both a Windows 7 64 bit laptop and desktop computer. All you have to do is follow the steps in the little installation guide that comes with the adapter! You will be up and going in just a few minutes. I had no trouble using it in both a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port. And the 3 foot USB cable is nice to extend the adapter away from the PC to find a sweet spot for a stronger signal. I was getting 4-5 bars in a bedroom, on a laptop at the end of the house, to ...
Cons: The only con that I have to report at this time, is that the adapter itself is large and really sticks out from the side of a laptop if you use it on one.