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AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter

by AirLink
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  • Standards IEEE 802.11b / g / n Interface: USB 2.0 Data Rate: Transimitting: Up to 150Mbps Receiving: Up to 300Mbps Security: WPA2/WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP) WEP 64, 128-bit
  • Antenna Type: Built-in 2 print antennas
  • LEDs: Link/ Power
  • OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 or MAC OS 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 (Intel-based Only)
  • Certification: FCC, CE, IC Warranty Limited: 1-year warranty
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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible
  • USB Powered

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002RCKDEC
  • Item model number: AWLL6075
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,294 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2009

Product Description

Extend the range of your current Airlink101 or other wireless network with new Wireless N Mini USB Adapter. The compact mini design brings you more flexibility and portability. No more hassle with complicated wireless security setup! Simply press the Easy Setup Button to connect to your encrypted wireless network. AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter is great for environments with the need for high-speed wireless data traffic. It is fully backward compatible with 802.11b/g and RoHS compliant.

Customer Reviews

It will not work and the people who say it gets too hot are right.
Amazon Customer
Driver installation from included CD appeared to work, but the adapter was never recognized after installation.
Dave Woolf
After that it was just a case of joining the network, very easy and painless.
Kevin Stewardson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 89 people found the following review helpful By J. Cullen on January 13, 2011
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Pros:
- works seamlessly on Macs
- great signal strength
- compact

Cons:
- still bigger than I would like for a laptop, but the smaller adapters have very short ranges.

I bought this because it is one of the few wireless N adapters I could find that would work with Mac OS 10.4+ . I had no problems with it. Given its size I was worried about signal strength, but it has surprisingly good signal reception and signal transmission . My router is on a low floor on the opposite end of the house and it was getting reception as good as the pci wireless card in my desktop PC. Installation was a breeze.

The adapter is quite compact though still larger than I would like for a laptop. However, reviews of the micro usb wireless N adapters consistently reported very short (10 feet) operating ranges. This adapter is a good compromise between compactness and range for Mac OS applications.

If you found my review helpful, let me know with your vote. If not, then leave me a comment so I can improve my review.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ryn617 on October 2, 2009
I got this a week ago to replace my Linksys G adapter. Man this thing rocks! It's small so that I can but this in the pockets on my laptop sleeve. And best of all I'm connecting at N speeds. I would definitely recommend this product.
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102 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Joel Edwards on February 11, 2010
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(PLEASE SEE THE EDIT AT THE BOTTOM)

For those of you using Windows or Mac OS X, I have no idea how this thing works. I am writing this for those who may be interested in using it on Linux.

I got this because the price couldn't be beat for the feature set. While USB Wi-Fi adapters tend to be much cheaper than their PCMCIA counterparts, this one has an especially good feature set for the price I paid. And it is not nearly so massive as the others I have seen.

I ordered this based on reviews of a different version of the AirLink101. The numbers following ("AWLL6075") are important in determining compatibility. Turns out the model AWLL3026 works out of the box with modern Linux distributions. However, no driver has been written to support the AWLL6075.

I tried using the supplied drivers with ndis wrapper. I could talk to the device, and it reported finding hotspots, but it never connected. Perhaps others may have more luck with this approach, but I wanted to let other Linux users who were considering this option that this is not yet a simple plug-n-play solution as I had anticipated due to my inadequate research.

I will write again if support gets added to update my experience.

EDIT (2012-04-08):
I have confirmed that this adapter works out of the box with recent versions of Ubuntu (11.04+). I cannot speak to it's support and performance on other distributions of platforms, but it seems pretty solid on Ubuntu. It breathed life into an old laptop that I gave to a friend, and is a welcome alternative to a PCMCIA card (previously the only option for that machine). I have updated the rating accordingly.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Stewardson on April 30, 2010
My old Linksys PCI based wifi N card needed to be replaced, it has a wire with an external antenna and it was getting in the way.

So I saw this Airlink for 9.99 on sale with free shipping so I decided to give it a try, if the product wasn't any good I wouldn't me out much money. To my surprise it works great, better than my Linksys in fact.

In Windows 7, I just needed to plug it into the USB port and the drivers auto-loaded for me. After that it was just a case of joining the network, very easy and painless.

Some other information that may be useful for others to base their decision on:

-It has two antenna inside of it instead of just one like the previous model had
-Windows 7 loaded a Realtek RTL8191SU chipset driver
-Transmission speed is 150mbps, receiving speed is 300mbps, ample for HD video streams
-Has a 'wifi protected setup aka WPS' button, so if your router supports and is setup for WPS, it's very very easy to join the two instantly.

The last observation I've had is that my old Linksys Wifi N card would only get two or three bars for reception strength. The router is on the lower floor in my home theater room which has 8 magnets (speakers) and multiple radio frequency generating devices (wifi, cellphones, cordless phone). But this Airlink device gets a full 5 bars of strength, I'm very impressed.

The only negative thing I can say although it doesn't affect my setup is that it will only talk on the 2.4ghz frequency. Some more advanced equipment will support the 5ghz frequency to provide a better quality wifi signal. IF your router is setup for 5ghz only, this card won't work for you unless you can enter a 2.4/5ghz mixed mode or drop down to 2.4ghz. 2.4ghz is the standard frequency that everything supports.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Hernandez on April 1, 2011
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I bought one of these in January 2011...it last until about mid February then died. (The problem with it is the size and how much it heats up...the antenna basically cooked to death.) Anyways, I contacted Airlink and their RMA department to receive a replacement. They at first gave me the run around then finally took the item back for replacement. Today, April 1st I received the replacement and guess what...it is dead. All in all, it turned out to be a pretty expensive Wifi adapter at $17 for a month and a half. In my own opinion, stay away from this company.
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