Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter
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- Highly Rated: 4.2 star rating with over 2,700 reviews
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- Works with any 2.4Ghz wireless g/n routers
- Max. wireless connection speed: 300Mbps
- Supports both infrastructure and ad-hoc modes
- Multi-OS support: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/10/2008r2/2012r2, Mint 14/15/16/17/17.1, Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04/14.10, Fedora 18/19/20/21, CentOS 6.4/6.5/7
- Security: WEP 64/128bit, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x and 802.11i, Cisco CCS V1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 compliant
- Please refer to compatbility information present below
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The Panda 300Mbps Wireless 802.11n USB Adapter with High Gain Antenna (PAU06) upgrades the WiFi interface
on your computer to the latest 802.11n standard. Your computer can communicate wirelessly with any 802.11g/n wireless
router at home, coffee shops, etc.
- Panda PAU06 upgrades any computer to the latest 802.11 n standard
- Max data rate up to 300 Mbps with 802.11n
- WPS button is used to setup connection between the computer and the router quickly
- Backward compatibility with 802.11g 2.4GHz wireless networks
- Low power consumption to extend the battery life of your laptop or portable device
- Supports state of the art standards-based security features: 64b/128bit WEP, WPA and WPA2 (TKIP+AES) to prevent
unauthorized users to access your wireless network.
- Any PC with an available USB port, 1GHz CPU, and 1GByte Memory
- Any brand 802.11g or 802.11n router using 2.4GHz frequency band only ( doesn't work on 5GHz band)
- Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2008r2/2012r2, Mac OS 10.4-10.10, Mint, Ubuntu,
Fedora, openSUSE, etc.
- NOT COMPATIBLE with any device that does not run an operating system specified above unless otherwise stated.
What's in the package
- Panda PAU06 Wireless N USB Adapter
- User's Manual
- Installation CD
Note: The latest manuals and drivers for Windows, Mac and Linux are available on Panda Wireless web site.
Panda PAU06 Adapter is backed by 1-year limited warranty. Please contact Panda Wireless if you have any question.
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But, my new PC is in a bad spot for WiFi, and the smaller Panda just wasn't able to provide enough bandwidth - even though I used a USB extension cable to move it a few feet into the open (which does not exactly look nice). Not only does it have a 150mbps max, but it does not have an external hi-gain antenna.
So I bought this unit, and it is much better. The 300mbps max will probably never be reached, but that design, coupled with the hi-gain antenna, allow the adapter to achieve much higher steady-state (not just peak) wireless speed.
Note: it is much bulkier, and the protruding adapter and antenna could get knocked into unintentionally, so be smart about where you put it.
Highly recommended for locations that have poor WiFi reception - it made a world of difference.
For Windows 10 it is truly a plug n play installation. The operating system has the drivers. I use this in a desktop
PC located one floor below the wireless router. It's positioned next to a steel desk - not the most ideal place for a good signal. Nevertheless, connect speeds area as good as any of my other wireless devices ( speedtest.net ). N-class performance is certainly an improvement, even with 15 Mbps throttling by the ISP.
A nice touch was a followup email message (a few hours after delivery) from Panda support that arrived via Amazon.com. Since there was no manual included in the packaging, it provided some download information to XP, Mac and Linux users and a path for communications if problems occurred. Perhaps Amazon is making this available to vendors that want to make use of it - a nice feature.
I've only used this adapter for a few days, so it's still early. The results are encouraging.
I did some digging online and I guess this particular NIC (wireless card) in this laptop does not play well with Linux drivers. I read about this little dongle on a couple blogs/threads and heard that it plays nice with Linux. I started fresh with Linux Mint and haven't had an issue one with this WIFI dongle. I'm tapping this review out on the laptop right now and the little dongle is happilly letting me know that he is talking to the network with his little flashing blue light. No dropped connection or nothing weird. I connected to my server and downloaded about 40 Gigs of data over the WIFI and the dongle handled it like a champ.
The speeds are a little bit slow, but for my intended purpose I really don't care. Slightly slower speeds beats no speed at all. I've included a picture of speed test results from this laptop with the dongle, and my desktop on ethernet for comparison. I know comparing wireless to wired is not a fair comparison typically, but the wireless card in my desktop does about the same speed as the ethernet when I use it. Despite the slower speed of about 30 Mbs down, I am %100 pleased with this thing so far. I would have paid more for something that works as well, at a higher speed though.
Simple and easy to use, that is how I like it! The hardest part was probably trying to get it out of the plastic package!
Update: From what standpoint, the adapter is on the verge of failure. I have had this for a little over 1 year now, and around the 1 year mark, I started to notice that the wifi would sometimes disconnect suddenly resulting in high ping.
I would also notice that it gets really hot.
I also compared my laptops download speed to this adapter download speed, and this speed clocks in around 4mbs while my laptop wifi clocked in around 16mbs.
As of now, this is the end of the road for this adapter, but I had a years worth of use on it which I find it to be worth for $15
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I bought this to access a Cisco router that is more than 300ft away, (only obstruction are trees) and this thing works...Read more