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Good ONLY for BASIC Internet Users,
This review is from: Linksys AE2500 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter (Personal Computers)
Hi! In this video I quickly go over my experiences with this wireless adapter. I also quickly go over internet speed information, so you know what you want out of a product like this!
If you have high-speed internet service from an internet service provider like Verizon or Comcast, you should get about 10-15 mb/s speeds in both upload and download. If you do NOT have a high-speed internet connection coming into your modem or router, then you should expect lower results.
I recommend this product if you want to do heavier things in terms of uploading/downloading and videochat like Skype
ONLY IF YOU HAVE A DESKTOP COMPUTER:
ASUS(PCE-N15) maximum performance Wireless-N Network Adapter 300Mbps Transmit / 300Mbps Receive) with PCI-E interface, Include Full Height and Low Profile bracket, WPS button Support
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Initial post: Oct 25, 2011 2:18:45 PM PDT
When you test your bandwidth for the wireless adapter, how are you measuring speed between your adapter and your internet gateway? I could care less how fast my internet connection is when I stream from my media server inside my house.
Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:05:13 AM PST
The Englishman says:
The Asus (PCE-N15) wireless-N adapter you suggest instead does not compare as it is Single band not Dual band adapter that does not operate the 5 Ghz range and so is not even in the same catagory and would not be an option for those that are looking at the Dual band adapter on this listing. It should not be recommended as a substitute as it will confuse people who want to use the 5 Ghz range too.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2011 10:50:24 PM PST
actually, that adapter got 25 mb/s down AND up on average, which is much faster than this adapter. and it also is more stable; i am able to upload and download large files. the dual-band technology and frequency only matter more if the wireless router is actually dual band, etc.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2011 9:58:38 AM PST
The Englishman says:
Yes agreed the dual band aspect is only relelvenat if the purchaser has a dual band router. There would be no need to be looking at any of these products, both the listing and your suggestion if they don;t have dual band. One assumes they are looking at this product because they alredy have a dual band router and therefore suggesting a single band adapter is misleading. I do respect the fact that you do at least have some suggested alternative. I used the Trendnet Tew-684ub instead wich is dual,band and works great. Takecare.
Posted on Jan 7, 2012 6:18:35 AM PST
Sujeet B. says:
I am not sure what is the point of this review. This adapter performs very well with WLAN settings enabled to the gateway. The internet speed has no relevance to the WLAN speeds. In addition, the router multiplexes your data sent to/from the cable modem and has no bearing on the performance of this product. Besides why the heck would you use a router with a dialup connection?
For desktop computers, the above recommended product is not only not a very good option but not even relevant in this review. For desktop computers, a Gigabit ethernet card works much better! Why limit to 300 mb/s single band card?
Posted on Feb 25, 2012 11:08:12 AM PST
So, bottom line...should I use this for my desktop?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 7:27:20 AM PDT
because the average person doesn't worry about how a router multiplexes data and so forth. and by the way, i got a similar built-in wireless card and i got faster speeds and more stable performance, which was the point of this review. i was telling people that my experience with this wireless adapter wasn't worth the money.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 7:28:10 AM PDT
no. built-in wireless cards are better, as long as you can figure out how to install them to the motherboard, but that's not all that difficult.
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