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Edimax EW-7811Un
8.9 out of 10

Edimax EW-7811Un

Complies with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards with data rate up Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Edimax EW-7811Un

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

jeffwalter, Walmart
1 week ago
  • Summary: I have been using it but when I installed the driver from the C/D it crashed the computer,,, TWICE!!! I emailed Edimax they had me do a install from their web site and that crashed my computer!!! Yes it does work BUT it should NOT have crashed the computer!!! My computer has Vista... Sorry,,, I would not recommend Edimax...
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Overall 4
4.0

Important tech lesson learned

Isaac K., Newegg
13 March 2015
  • Summary: 1) remember that if you have a dual band router, you're basically wasting a lot of bandwidth with this device. I wasn't getting anything near the 150 MBps promised in the NAME. 2) IF YOU HAVE USB 3.0, MAKE SURE THE ADAPTER IS IN A USB 2.0 PLUG!!!
  • Pros: It's cheap. Plug and Play for the most part. Does the job.
  • Cons: IMPORTANT: even though this is bgn, it doesn't always get broadband speeds. It's also single band, so it won't recognize the faster 5GHz network anyone with a relatively new router is likely to have. It never reached the advertised 150mbps speeds. I suffered from horribly slow download speeds for MONTHS, and NO ONE could figure what was going on. On a whim, I shifted the adapter from a USB 3.0 port on the rear of my machine to the top mounted USB 2.0 and my connection...
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Overall 4
4.0

Slower than a narcoleptic turtle.

Christy Ferrell, Amazon
11 March 2015
  • Summary: First off, it took an act of Congress to get this thing connected to the Internet and working. Once I did... Well, let's just say I haven't seen pages load this slow since I was connected to 14.4 dialup in '96. I got so frustrated using this "150 mbps" product that I yanked it out and plugged my 50 mbps, 6 year old Belkin (which is the size of a small car) back in and was rewarded with pages that loaded normally.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective...

Allison C., Newegg
19 February 2015
  • Summary: If I'd ordered this from some other places online they would have just comped it because it's so cheap.
  • Pros: I have another one of these I ordered a year ago that works great.
  • Cons: This one is defective and gets .3 mbps a second at most. What really sucks is that shipping to mail it back is half the cost of the item.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK- You get what you pay for

Brandyn H., Newegg
2 February 2015
  • Summary: Great for microprocessor based wifi controlled projects such as SD video streaming drones and PC controlled bots. Not so grate for a primary PC internet source.
  • Pros: Very cheep wifi, and the slim design makes for a nearly unnoticeable addition to internet capable devices. The small size makes it a good choice when adding wifi to arduino or rasberry pi, or if you want something for a laptop that wont bang against anything during transportation or moving. Plug and play for my windows 7 PC.
  • Cons: As the title mentions, you get what you pay for. This unit will not break 4mb on a speed test. At first I thought it was a distance or interference issue but after trying this in multiple devices I get the same results. I even moved my PC next to the router with the dongle on a usb extension with no improvement. Comparatively my laptop, tablet, and smart phone all pull greater than 20mb without fail, anywhere in the house.
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Overall 4
4.0

awkward install

BRUCE D., Newegg
7 January 2015
  • Summary: will not buy t6his brand again!!!!
  • Pros: works after uninstalling zonealarm. can reinstall zonealarm after system recognizes adapter
  • Cons: works slow not 150 but 65. installation awkward had to phone in for help because adapter will not load with zonealarm. never had problems with other adapters.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

BadMan4Life, Walmart
28 November 2014
  • Summary: I was looking forward to receiving this item based on the price and the reviews. I purchased the item to hook up to my desktop since there is only one connection that works in my house to hook up the modem. Since the connection in my bedroom did not work, this item would have allowed me to do a wireless connection. Unfortunately, the adapter had problems picking up the connection in my house. The signal would be very low or not available at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Jasmine B., Newegg
19 November 2014
  • Summary: I saw the mixed reviews, decided to take a chance, and I regret it. Don't make the same mistake. Just spend your money elsewhere.
  • Pros: Small, cheap, and works sufficiently some of the time.
  • Cons: Occasionally, transfer rates will slow to a 1Mbps crawl for no reason. The computer it's on only sits about 4ft away from the modem and I don't have this problem with any other device connected wirelessly in the house. I have checked every possible source for the issue and it seems to just be this adapter. Not really worth the price or frustration of the RMA.
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Overall 4
4.0

Usb mini adapter

Johnathan C., Newegg
31 October 2014
  • Summary: This product is cheap and to me, it's fairly obvious. I have my computer 10 feet from my router, which is the new fios standard 100mbps and this adapter struggles to maintain a 1mbps field rate from steam. It also lags in every multiplayer game save Chivalry which has excellent netcode. Als my YouTube quite often has to catch up to itself on a mere 480p. Save yourself the hassle and don't get a 10 dollar adapter if you play games or stream videos.
  • Pros: Cheap, shipped very quickly
  • Cons: Half works
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed quickly

David M., Newegg
12 October 2014
  • Summary: I guess we'll see how Edimax Tech Support handles the warranty now.
  • Pros: Very small. Very inexpensive
  • Cons: Very inexpensive. Very unreliable. Died before 1 month in service, getting VERY hot.
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