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Airlink AWLL5088

Based on Wireless N technology, up to 3 times faster than 802. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Airlink AWLL5088

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Overall 10
10

Micro Wireless N

ankurbs, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to go with my new wireless N router. I was kind of bummed they do not make one which can handle the full speed of wireless n, but i figured half the speed would be a great improvement, plus the range increase would also be nice. i just opened it today and it is really really small. plugged it in and win 7 installed some generic driver before i could stop it, but it did not make a difference.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked on Linux (kernel 3.3.7/Fedora 17)

Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this dongle (AirLink 101 AWLL5088) to use with a PC running Linux (Fedora 17). The device *is* Linux compatible, but it doesn't have any Linux drivers on the CD-ROM that it ships with. When I first plugged it in, Linux recognized it as a USB device, but not as a Wifi adapter. Running lsusb showed: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN So this dongle uses the Realtek 8188CUS chipset.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works with Raspberry Pi!

Randy Connelie, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: Happy to report that this works effortlessly with the 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian release for the Raspberry Pi. At least, as effortlessly as anything configured with a Linux command prompt. :) It sure helped that this Raspbian release includes a RTL8188CUS driver and the supporting wireless-tools package.
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Overall 8
8.0

Comparison of three mini or nano wireless N adapters

xiache, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I searched the Amazon for mini and nano wireless N adatpers and narrowed them down to three Wireless N adapters that I couldn't decide which one to get. I finally got to compare them and would like to provide my suggestions as follows: The three wireless N adapters in my comparisons are (in price order from high to low, and also in size order from large to small): 1) TrendNet TEW-649UB 300 mbps Wireless N adapter 2) PLANEX GW-USNAno-G Wireless N adapter 3) AirLink101...
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Overall 10
10

A no-brainer

Jeffrey Payne, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: Installation on my Thinkpad X61 running Windows XP was automatic -- XP found compatible drivers online (via my wired connection) immediately and I was up and running 802.11/n wireless within about 45 seconds. My real delight was in discovering that I was able to negotiate a 65mbps airlink with my Airport Extreme base station, and I was able to sustain that connection speed at the other end of my (large) home on another floor.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good device, poorly written driver - should be recalled

Patrick Kinsella, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: The driver that ships with this device is beyond poor. It is unable to maintain a link for more than a few minutes, even over a distance of 10-20 feet from various 802.11n routers. The Realtek 8192 driver from Realtek's site fixes this problem IF and only if it is installed BEFORE the driver that ships with this device is installed.
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Overall 10
10

A very capable wireless adapter, given the right driver

J. Martin, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: The AirLink101 adapter is probably the smallest wireless-N capable USB adapter you will find. It's small size is ideal for laptop and desktop computers alike, as it doesn't stick out and risk being broken. First off, the driver that comes with the USB adapter SUCKS. The two adapters I purchased were both used on Windows 7 x64 desktops.
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Overall 10
10

Works well, and is the best replacement size!

J. Wilson "Omega Sound & Entertainment", Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I had a customer's internal wireless card fail, and found this easier and cheaper. The size is as people say- right about the size of a quarter, and it sticks out of the USB port by less than half a centimeter. This is FAR less annoying to deal with than a typical USB flash drive size adapter or a PC card adapter that sticks out and can get snapped off easily by just one careless bump.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great with Windows 7 - Amazing Little Device!

Espresso Fan, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: Thanks to the tip by J. Martin I never even opened the driver CD that came with this adapter. To be totally honest I didn't really expect much from this little adapter (after all...how big could the antenna be?) But... low and behold I get a solid signal in every room of my 2500sq ft house... including in the upstairs bedroom at the opposite end of my house and the furthest distance from my wireless Belkin Pre-N router (with "multiple" walls in between!
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Overall 10
10

Works great with Raspberry Pi

Michael "Physicist", Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: Works great plugged directly into Raspberry Pi. No hub needed. Fast data rates to a quality 802.11n router about 15 feet away. Followed MrEngman's instructions for RTL8188CUS-based adapters.
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