Can anyone clarify with real expertise - isn't the bandwidth limited by the transfer rate of USB2??
USB2 specification is rated at 480mbps, this dongle is only 300mbps
Also, the nature of usage means wireless typically does not use full duplex all the time. there is some obfuscation with wireless speeds, 150mbps downstream plus 150mbps upstream yields 300mbps 'total', even though real world speeds will almost always be lower. similar to '1TB' hard drive only yielding 931GB, this is done for marketing purposes.
depending on distance to the router and the number of other wireless networks in your area, you may be lucky to get 100mbps (12.5megabytes/second) real world transfer rates over the wifi/LAN, and your downloads/uploads to the web will still be limited by your internet connection bandwidth
windows reported connection speed is only what the link is negotiated at, and actual transfer rates will vary. if there are too many failed packets/retransmissions necessary, then windows will renegotiate at a lower rate with your router. only way to test is through software or real world file transfers
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