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TP-link TL-WN851ND
8.6 out of 10

TP-link TL-WN851ND

Great Deal: $28.62

Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-WN851ND

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Overall 8
8.0

Works great

Justin R., Newegg
10 June 2015
  • Pros: This works well for me on a Windows 7 64-bit Dell PC. I have no issues and speeds are relatively good.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great buy, decent life-span.

Aaron O., Newegg
10 June 2015
  • Summary: No matter how far or close I was to my router, I could never get past 3 (sometimes 4 bars) of strength.
  • Pros: Easy install, popped right in, downloaded and installed quick. Almost no issues. Does what it pretty much says. Great and had no problems with gaming, streaming, etc.
  • Cons: Connection would be dead dropped if so much as a small tap of anything came in contact with ether antennas. Been using this for a bit under 6 months. Very disappointed that it just suddenly stop working. Can't hold a connection, connect, or even be read by my PC.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

MLST, Walmart
31 May 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Linux-friendly, but poor signal strength!

Tyler N., Newegg
17 May 2015
  • Summary: I was really excited about this network card when I heard it would mesh well with my Linux installation, since it has somewhat limited hardware support. However, the TP-Link card turned out to be so unreliable that my Raspberry Pi can outperform it with a $10 USB adapter.
  • Pros: I purchased this card for use with a Debian 8 / Windows 8.1 Pro dual-boot on my new computer. Easy installation and for the first month or two, other than a few hiccups, it was blazing fast on both operating systems. My computer is a long ways from the router and the antennas were still able to g...
  • Cons: After a few short months this card refuses to work reliably in Windows 8.1 Pro. I have 30mbps down but this card is only able to get 1-3 bars, randomly disconnects, and cannot achieve speeds higher than 100kbps -- if that! Impossible to stream video, download small files, or even update software ...
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Overall 4
4.0

you get exactly what you pay for

Aaron B., Newegg
12 May 2015
  • Summary: this wireless adapter works well however the price range of a fact that is dropped signal considerably and failed to communicate with two individual routers tells me that there is something faulty on this device.
  • Pros: Extremely cheap.
  • Cons: upon receiving the package and everything seemed in order, the device plugged directly into my main floor without any issues and while Windows 7 attempted to install the device drivers I went ahead and installed the drivers from the CD. almost immediately I noticed there was a 76% signal rating f...
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Overall 10
10

Great WiFi Adapter, Cheap Price

Anonymous, Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: As far as driver installation, I let Windows 7 install the necessary drivers and nothing else. We did not download any drivers from TP-Links website; just let Windows control it.
  • Pros: This was bought for a customer who wanted to be able to connect to his neighbor's (he has consent. lol) WiFi and game on it as well. This person had a tight budget so I decided to try this adapter out. So far, my customer and I have been very pleased with the adapter. The desktop is about 30-40 f...
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Nice card for the price.

Brandon, Amazon
2 May 2015
  • Summary: Used this wireless adapter to get internet access for an old computer I moved in to the kitchen. It's probably not the fastest wireless card out there, but it's also not that expensive (relatively). It's exactly what it's described to be... an N300 network adapter.
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Overall 2
2.0

This will not connect to my wireless network. It ...

Tom B., Amazon
1 April 2015
  • Summary: This will not connect to my wireless network. It keeps returning the same error message: security code may be incorrect.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality

Daniel N., Newegg
21 March 2015
  • Summary: Overall a high quality product for home or office.
  • Pros: PCI cards fit well in micro-atx mobos and cases as well as mid and full. Dual external omni-directional antennas aren't too long so they conceal easily. Excellent signal strength. I paired these with a TP-Link 750 dual band router and computers up to 20ft away, through several walls, still had a ...
  • Cons: I'm thinking it's a glitch in the software that came on the disc included with the product, but several computers experienced random disconnections, would not automatically reconnect even when set to do so, and would also somehow no longer have the wifi password saved. After switching to windows ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Compatible with Windows 8.1

Patrick, Amazon
25 February 2015
  • Summary: I just found out that it is not compatible with Windows 8.1 after hours of troubleshooting and Googling.
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