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Medialink Wireless-N USB Adapter - 802.11n, 2.4 ghz - Compatible with Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (150 Mbps)

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  • Wirelessly connects most PC's and laptops to your existing wireless router, gateway or hotspot at wireless connection speeds of up to 150 Mbps (this adapter does not provide internet service without an existing service plan).
  • Microsoft WHQL certified, to ensure compatibility with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (Windows 8 fully compatible & pending certification).
  • Supports all of the latest wireless security features (WEP, WPA/WPA2, IEEE802.1X and 64/128-bit WEP) to encrypt data and protect your network from unauthorized users. For desktop convenience, this adapter comes bundled with a docking station attached to a 3 foot USB extension cable.
  • High Speed USB 2.0 port (works with USB 3.0 ports) is backwards compatible with USB 1.0. Compatible with any brand 802.11g or 802.11n router and supports 20MHz/40MHz frequency bandwidth. Auto-detects network transmission rate, and provides both infrastructure and ad-hoc mode.
  • Simplified installation with an attractive user interface: an included set-up CD quickly auto-detects your operating system and installs the appropriate drivers upon startup. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have the benefit to plug-and-play with no CD required. Includes a USB docking station with a built-in 3 foot extension cable for desktop convenience.

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Product Description

Medialink Wireless-N USB Adapter (150 Mbps)

Easy Wi-Fi installation for a PC & laptop. Surf the web, file share, Email, stream videos & more at speeds up to 150Mbps. It's simplistically designed so even novice users have no issue. All the latest wireless security features are supported to encrypt data/prevent unauthorized use. Backwards compatible with USB 1.0.

Product Features
- Connects PC's/laptops to a wireless router, gateway or hotspot (with existing internet service plan)
- Wireless connection speeds up to 150 Mbps
- High-speed USB 2.0 (works with USB 3.0/1.0)
- Supports WEP, WPA & WPA2 security
- Easy setup auto-detects network transmission rate & provides infrastructure/ad-hoc mode
- Supports 20MHz/40MHz bandwidth

- Standard: IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11n
- Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 & 802.1x
- Supports WPS & WMM
- Transmission power: Max 15dbm
- Modulation method: OFDM, CCK

- PC's/laptops with USB ports, 733MHz CPU & 64MB memory
- Any brand 802.11g/802.11n router or hotspot using 2.4 GHz wavelength
- Won't work with Xbox 360, PS3, Blu-Ray, Roku, devices without operating systems (OS), or dual band routers only broadcasting N-speeds on 5GHz wavelength

Plug in the adapter & included CD, which auto-detects the OS & installs the right drivers on startup

Windows 8/7 users can plug-&-play without the CD

Package Contents
- 1 x USB adapter
- 1 x USB dock (3FT cable)
- 1 x Setup CD
- 1 x User guide

Microsoft WHQL Certified to be compatible with 32/64-bit Windows 7, Vista, XP & 2000 (Windows 8 compatible & pending certification)

Limited 1 Year Warranty

Call us Mon-Sat 9AM-6PM Eastern (extended hours Tue/Thu until 9PM). Emails answered within 1 business day

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.1 x 6 x 1.9 inches
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces
Manufacturer Mediabridge Products, LLC.
Item model number MWN-USB150N
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,845 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #387 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Network Adapters > Wi-Fi Dongles
#4,594 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at October 5, 2009

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I own a computer that utilizes Windows Vista (64 bit) and was not having success installing wireless adapters from two reputable companies. At this point I was ready to cut open walls and run the ethernet cable to my computer. I mentioned the problem to my computer geek cousin and he told me to purchase a medialink wireless adapter as it supports Windows Vista 32 and 64. So I googled the wireless adapter and found that Amazon carried it. So I went to and there it was in the medialink adapter's product information, compatible with Vista 32 and 64. At $29.99 ( $10.00 cheaper then the previous two adapters), I thought it was worth the risk. I recieved it two days later and proceeded to install the medialink wireless G USB adapter and again no success. At this point I'm ready to punch a hole in the wall out of frustration. I finally decided to contact Mediabridge to convey my dissatisfaction. The phone was picked up after one ring and a customer service person rerouted me to technical support. Technical support picked up after one ring and I'm thinking to myself, this is amazing, no machine telling me to push buttons. After running several test on my computer with technical support, I still was not wireless. The tech support person, who was professional and knowledgable, recommended trying their wireless-N USB adapter. He said Mediabridge will ship it out right away at no cost. I received the wireless-N adapter the following day (again,amazing). I install it and within five minutes I was wireless. The installation was a snap. I'm on the internet several hours a day and I haven't had any problems at all. I forget sometimes that I'm wireless. At the price Mediabridge is charging for their wireless adapters, this is a steal. Kudos to Mediabridge for backing their products and lowering my blood pressure. I recommend this product to anyone who wants a quality wireless adapter at a great price.
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After reading all of the reviews, I expected miracles out of this little device.

After snapping my NetGear USB Wireless-N adapter yesterday, I immediately ran to Amazon to get a replacement for my desktop. This one was well-reviewed and reasonably priced, so I Prime overnighted it.

It got here right away (as usual) in a cool box, with a USB thumb-drive sized wireless device and a docking-station type extension so that you could put the antenna where it made the most sense (probably on your desk, not behind your computer in a USB port). I hooked it up to my Windows 7 box and it was immediately detected and installed. One click onto my network (Linksys dual-band router) and I was online. I was almost disappointed that I didn't get to call their legendary tech support. Once I got online, I went straight to SpeedTest.Net to check my throughput. I was getting 18+MBps, which is about 4x what I was getting with the NetGear. I was so impressed I wrote my first Amazon review. This is the way it SHOULD go.

Miracles delivered.
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I purchased this adapter with high hopes that it would somehow magically work with my Western Digital WD TV Live, despite my knowing that it was an unrealistic expectation since the dongle comes with it's own drivers. At best, I was expecting to have to run some home-brewed firmware on the WD TV in order to get this to work.
Lo and behold, I plugged it in and it was recognized within seconds. In under a minute, the box was connected to my network and I was streaming YouTube video to my upstairs bedroom. I was absolutely amazed.

This dongle is not yet listed on WD TV Live's supported device list, and I've found no previous posts or reviews confirming this compatibility. Hope this helps those looking at this for the same reason that I was.
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I recently added Mac OS X to my Windows Dell Mini 9. I had replaced the WiFi card in the Mini with an Intel 5300 which is great, but there's no Mac OS support. So I was on the lookout for an inexpensive USB adapter that supported OS X and Windows - if it was wireless N also, that would be a bonus. A couple of weeks ago when I started this search, I came up empty, but this time I found the Medialink adapter, which claimed to support Windows, OS X and Linux. I decided to give it a try.

When I received it I was upset to see that the packaging claimed support for Windows only, and the Medialink web site has only Windows drivers. But the instruction leaflet says that OS X and Linux drivers are on the CD and sure enough, they are.

Medialink claims that this is one of the smallest Wireless N USB adapters and I believe them - it's half the size of an Actiontec adapter I recently reviewed.

I first tried it under Windows 7. The driver installed nicely and the adapter worked, though I found the configuration utility confusing and could not figure out how to use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). I did manage to create a profile typing the WPA2 key by hand and that worked. The signal strength was somewhat lower than the Intel card (with its three antennae in the netbook lid), which was understandable. Speed was excellent, though. Note that this is a 2.4GHz only adapter - 5GHz is not supported.

I then tried OS X. The CD contains drivers for several earlier versions of OS X, but not 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I tried the 10.5 driver and the installation appeared to hang after a while. However, when I rebooted and inserted the adapter, everything seemed to work. This time I managed to figure out how to use WPS and it connected with my router without problems.
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