- Mac Compatible
- USB Powered
AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter
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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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- works seamlessly on Macs
- great signal strength
- 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.
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.
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.
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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