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Patriot Box Office Wireless N USB Adapter PCBOWAU2-N

3.7 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Compatible with Patriot Box Office Media Player or any other desktop/laptop systems
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 54Mbps data transfer rate and up to 300Mbps @64dBm Higher throughput using MIMO
  • WED, TKZP, AES, WPA and WPA2 hardware encryption schemes
  • One touch WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for easy security setup
  • Works with Windows 98SE/ME/200/XP/Vista/Windows7, Linux kernel v 2.6.6 and up
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Patriot
  • Model Number: PCBOWAU2-N
  • Item Display Weight: 0.036 Kilograms

Product Description

Patriot’s 802.11 b/g/n wireless USB Wi-Fi Adapter is the perfect solution to provide a fast, reliable connection to your home network. Designed to be used with Patriot’s Box Office media player as well as notebooks and desktop PC’s, the USB Wi-Fi adapter transmits using the WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) specification ensuring unsurpassed audio/video quality. Never worry about connection timeouts with the 23 dBm high-power output and built-in antenna, which is capable of transmitting 2x the gain and 2x the distance of many similar USB Wi-Fi adapters on the market. Equipped with 256-bit WPA/WEP and one touch WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ensures that your home network will remain secure.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6 x 3.6 x 0.6 inches
Item Weight 1.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 0.8 ounces
ASIN B003WUX2X2
Item model number PCBOWAU2-N
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3.7 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,632 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories > Wi-Fi Dongles
#23,573 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com July 19, 2010

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This device works extremely well in my home. However, as other reviewers have noted, it doesn't fit into the back of the Patriot Box Office. A huge design flaw that the engineers should be ashamed of, but there is an incredibly easy fix that only takes a minute or two to pull off. It took me longer to explain it below than it did to actually do it.

Locate the USB plug on the back of the Box Office and attempt to place the wireless adapter in it. It will only go in so far before the black plastic casing of the adapter hits the black plastic casing of the Box Office. Mark this spot on the Box Office and set the adapter aside. Next, take a screwdriver and hold it over an open flame or hot electric burner for 30 seconds or so. Now, apply the hot end of the screwdriver to the Box Office where you marked it. The plastic will melt away. Be careful so not to burn yourself, push a little bit as you go and be careful cleaning the melted plastic off the screwdriver. Repeat as necessary to melt away a little channel for the adapter to slide into. Let the housing cool. The adapter should now slide right into the USB plug.
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I bought this to connect an older Windows 7 desktop lacking a wifi radio to my phone's hot spot and it works much better than I expected. I live in a rural area and cellular is the only broadband option (other than satellite). For the ten bucks I paid I am very pleased. It will pick up my phone signal from the opposite end of the house through a couple of walls and about 45 feet away. I have had zero problems with it after about three months use. An inexpensive solution for computers that came without wifi installed.
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Works smoothly with Patriot Box Office. Only complain is that it is a little too wide so it can only be inserted to the front USB, not the back one.
Strong signal. Always 5 bars. My PC at similar location can only get 3 or 4 bars
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Patriot box willn't go wireless witout their patriot wireless dongle contrary to statement that it can work with any other brand .i tried with linksys,netgear and buffalo dongles but in vain .So i ordered one from here and worked like charm in first try.just press wps on router and wireless option from patriot box .paired within 40 seconds and will accompany each other for rest of their product life.

Its tiny in size and fits perfectly in usb port of box .Earlier reviewers complained about size i think company changed dimensions as i 'd no trouble with it at all.Good speed, easy configration and fair price .

5 /5
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I have using this dongle for my old laptop / Toshina Satellite P25-S507 , Ubuntu 12.xx LTS ...
PC has upgraded wifi , Intel 2200BG card, however, my router is already moved to wifi N , thus I need to buy a N dongle for my PC.

The result is much better than Intel 2200BG.

Website : speedtest.net

Patriot dongle 300
PING : Download Speed : UPload Speed
40ms : 30.48Mbps : 5.38Mbps

Intel 2200BG
45 : 5.38 : 4.36

These are just relative measurement , however I feel internet access from OLD Laptop becomes very fast !!!

Cheers !!!

T.Aoki
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Works as described - I'm averaging 25+mbps in my condo for solid streaming. It seems any really large videos I stream, such as over 10gb, end up choppy however, so be wary of that.

It serves its purpose for a cheap wireless dongle however and was a no brainer to get up and running with.
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I bought this as an additional wireless adapter for my laptop. I plugged it in while wired to the network separately, and within a minute or two the right drivers had installed. I am running 64-bit Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad. It connected right away using wireless 'N'.

Pro:
+ Very portable. It's smaller than my USB thumb drive, and very light
+ Easy to insert and remove
+ Drivers auto-installed on Windows 7 64-bit
+ Cheap! at least when I bought it.

No complaints :)
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I just plugged it in and it went. I measured it against my laptop's built-in wifi using speakeasy's speed test. First time was 4Mbps slower. Second time was 1.5Mbps faster. For $15 and a zero-pain installation I'll take that. If it breaks I'll revise my review, but to me this thing is a life saver.
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