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TP-link TL-WN821N
7.5 out of 10

TP-link TL-WN821N

The TL-WN821N Wireless N USB Adapter complies with IEEE 802.11n, Read more

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Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-WN821N

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Overall 10
10

Easy, inexpensive upgrade

reb177, Staples
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I've had a home network for well over 10 years now. I went wireless about 5 years ago when my wired router died (circa 2009). I don't know if an N adapter was available at that time, and either way, I was unaware of the pending change, and installed a G wireless adapter--which served me well since.
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Overall 2
2.0

Will stop working after a few months, faulty

Ross Moore, Amazon
22 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this adapter around 8 months ago, and it has started to act up. It randomly cuts me out from my connection and even stops working at times. Also, the software it comes with actually would make my current window inactive and stop me from being able to access my desktop.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great, but don't buy more than 1

Cosby Sweater, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: I needed this for running a few adapters in master mode on linux. The problem is that at power-on, there is a race condition or duplicate ID issue that prevents the devices from being uniquely recognized if you have more than 1 plugged into the same computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT Linux compatible

Mark Twain "Mark twain and all's clear.", Amazon
9 May 2014
  • Summary: This is the new v4 version. It technically connects on Linux but keeps dropping the signal. As of yet, there is no workaround. I'm sure it's great on Windows, but a disaster on Linux
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Overall 8
8.0

works great in windows, but linux newbies beware

Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: i bought these adapters because they used to use the atheros chipset, which is basically plug and play in linux. the adapters amazon has in stock now at the v4 adapters, which use the realtek chipset. if you aren't familiar with linux, it's a real headache to get the drivers installed and working.
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Overall 10
10

No complaints

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 January 2014
  • Summary: This WiFi adapter works well. It always connects and doesn't drop the connection. I use this on a linux desktop machine running debian. I did have to install the correct module from the repository to get it to be recognized but that's to be expected on linux.
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Overall 10
10

Wireless USB *Simply Awesome!*

Heather Horsley, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: This is simply one of the best ideas i have seen in a long time this is so far working great. I have been using it for a day now and i am getting 120 Mbps which is all i need. If you are looking for a simple way of getting wireless internet to one of your desktop computers or something else this is...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works perfectly as long as you don't wander too far.

Jason Clontz, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: My internal wifi card was rendered inoperable after a registry cleaner I downloaded erased some important drivers. I did a little online comparison with both price and performance of usb wifi adapters. I settled on the TP Link and I'm glad I did. Quick easy installation. Up and running in minutes.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Wireless Router

JVDEV, Amazon
25 November 2013
  • Summary: This wireless adapter installed flawlessly on an older desktop computer running Windows 7. I was able to connect it to my homegroup using the wireless network which included a new Windows 8.1 computer and older laptop running Windows 7.
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Overall 2
2.0

Windows 7 incompatability?

Assaf, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: Was not able to make it work with Windows 7. Tried to download several of the drivers from the site, but nothing worked on my computer. Maybe there is a way to make it work, but it was definitely not straight-forward to me.
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