Monday, April 18, 2016

300Mbps Wireless-N USB Adapter byActionFly

My experience with all wireless adapters has been pretty uneventful in that they always have worked as I expected. This one is no exception and has performed flawlessly for everything I've tried. I think it might work even better if I had a different router. 

Build- Physically I've seen smaller but that often means decreased rang due to the limited antenna size. This strikes a nice balance where you can keep it inserted while walking around the house without issues. Just remember it's there though because you can bump it. There is a red activity LED on it but it's pretty dim so you don't need to worry about it bothering anyone around you.

Performance- This blows away 802.11g devices I've used; and it should. 11n is supposed to support 300mbps but you'll rarely see that in the real world. If you have doubts it is faster just try the previous generation devices in your computer and you'll see the difference. You can see in one of my images I was getting 7.71MB so around 60mbps when transferring pictures over our network from a USB drive on a Raspberry pi. You're limited by many things in that equation but that's already above the 802.11g standard max. In another picture you can see I'm getting a similar 65mpbs doing a speed test. 

Does it cook and do the laundry? Of course not. Does it deliver blazing wifi? You can't argue with my real world tests so: of course yes. If you want to increase a computer's speed that's still using an older adapter get one of these. Especially at these prices of under 30 bucks. I received this product at a discount in exchange for nothing more than my honest opinion.

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