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8.3 out of 10

Patriot PCBOWAU2-N

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Reviews and Problems with Patriot PCBOWAU2-N

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Overall 10
10

Seamless in Linux

Troy Vitullo, Amazon
7 August 2013
  • Summary: I just plugged it in and it went. I measured it against my laptop's built-in wifi using speakeasy's speed test. First time was 4Mbps slower. Second time was 1.5Mbps faster. For $15 and a zero-pain installation I'll take that. If it breaks I'll revise my review, but to me this thing is a life saver.
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Overall 2
2.0

It's crap

Dan Wallace, Amazon
2 August 2013
  • Summary: I see no benefit at all. I charged it up, plugged in something expecting that it would charge. It never did.
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Overall 10
10

Dell laptop running Ubuntu

Ben, Amazon
8 July 2013
  • Summary: This USB wifi adapter is strong and works well in my older Dell laptop running Ubuntu. This is much stronger/better than the smaller USB adapter that I was using from Edimax. Give this one a try!
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Overall 10
10

Good For Older Desktop PC Without Wireless Card

Mark "Mark", Amazon
11 June 2013
  • Summary: I ordered this device just for that reason (no built-in wi-fi card), and it has worked perfectly - even on Ubuntu Linux, with no software installation required for Ubuntu.
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Overall 4
4.0

what a waste

mario A. Mojica, Amazon
29 March 2013
  • Summary: did everything i could and read every site, blog etc and I still have no clue how to use this device to its capabilities
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Overall 10
10

Works like a charm with Windows 7

Kristian, Amazon
19 December 2012
  • Summary: This product worked well in a HTPC build I just finished. The reception is excellent...it works just as well as a PCI Linksys wireless adapter with an antenna that I had to replace (I could not get the Linksys working after upgrading from XP to Windows 7...despite following instructions on updating drivers - which apparently worked for everyone else but me). Anyway, do not hesitate to buy this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

bad

Thomas K, Amazon
2 November 2012
  • Summary: It 's Ok for Internet but it is not good with PBO Media Player It's a waste of money .
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Overall 10
10

Perfect (just a little "hack" needed)

scifi-o-phile, Amazon
30 October 2012
  • Summary: This device works extremely well in my home. However, as other reviewers have noted, it doesn't fit into the back of the Patriot Box Office. A huge design flaw that the engineers should be ashamed of, but there is an incredibly easy fix that only takes a minute or two to pull off. It took me longer to explain it below than it did to actually do it. Locate the USB plug on the back of the Box Office and attempt to place the wireless adapter in it.
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected for connecting old desktop to smartphone

Rick T, Amazon
24 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to connect an older Windows 7 desktop lacking a wifi radio to my phone's hot spot and it works much better than I expected. I live in a rural area and cellular is the only broadband option (other than satellite). For the ten bucks I paid I am very pleased. It will pick up my phone signal from the opposite end of the house through a couple of walls and about 45 feet away. I have had zero problems with it after about three months use.
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Overall 10
10

Very Good and No need to install driver to Ubuntu 12.xx LTS

T. AOKI "hoehoetaro", Amazon
19 October 2012
  • Summary: I have using this dongle for my old laptop / Toshina Satellite P25-S507 , Ubuntu 12.xx LTS ... PC has upgraded wifi , Intel 2200BG card, however, my router is already moved to wifi N , thus I need to buy a N dongle for my PC. The result is much better than Intel 2200BG. Website : speedtest.net Patriot dongle 300 PING : Download Speed : UPload Speed 40ms : 30.48Mbps : 5.38Mbps Intel 2200BG 45 : 5.38 : 4.36 These are just relative measurement , however I feel internet...
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