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BrosTrend via Amazon [amazon.com] has BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB Wifi Adapter Wireless Dual Band 5GHz/2.4GHz With 2 X 5dBi Antennas on sale for $16.90 after the promo code KX8ODRQV.

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By plugging this BrosTrend Long Range USB WiFi Adapter to any USB ports of your desktop, laptop PC, or MAC, you can get range extended Wi-Fi speed of 867Mbps on 5GHz WiFi band or 300Mbps on 2.4GHz. You can use the 5GHz wireless band for lag-free gaming and 4K HD video streaming, and the 2.4GHz band for video calls and shopping online.


Product Features:
2 X External High Gain 5dBi WiFi Antennas Bring Range Extended WiFi Connection
Comes with USB Extension Cradle, You Can Place Your WiFi Adapter In Spot With Optimal Wireless Signal Receiving
Compatible With Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP; MAC OS X 10.6 ~10.12; And ANY WiFi Routers
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For anyone wondering if this is linux compatible, we have these on Fedora 28 servers with the rtl8812au drivers compiled. I also know one of the techs uses it on a ubuntu laptop for site surveys. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
Thx....great post. Can you put the hardware into monitor mode using this driver?

Edit: Well I know this driver does monitor mode:
https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au
But some hardware will refuse to go into monitor mode.
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Wow, heck I don't even have a pressing need for this but for $16 I'll give it a shot to see if it's faster than my PCI-E wireless card.
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Not saying you're not correct but cant the USB also be a power supply to the amplifier if it has one built in?
USB 2.0 has a limit on how much power it can supply, 5V at 1A. Not going to get any true long range performance with that power
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Quote from the 6th photo:
" USB Port with Gold Plated Ensures More Stable Network Connection "
lol 🤣
After seeing this I am pretty sure of it being an off-brand cheap Chinese trash one.

PS:
For those who will jump claiming they are GEEKS, I Know the Gold is the best conductor due to its higher corrosion resistance but the way they show and advertise it speaks a lot and will not make any difference.
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None plug and play in Win 10 is a deal breaker. Who the f have time to hunt down driver these days.
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5GHz?
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i really dont understand people's issues with wifi
i show many of my neighbors on my devices and they're all well over 200ft away
and i use one of them (my family)
i put the router up about 6ft , that helps

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Very little truth to that when you actually put it in practice.

You can use bridge mode to get more reliability out of multiple network adapters, but getting more bandwidth between your adapters and your router (or even multiple ISP connections) for one application only works correctly if they're talking over one IP address.

If you can bridge the connections at your router and on your computer, this can work. Otherwise, you're better off using them separately and assigning individual applications to either IP address.

Also, keep in mind that USB 3.0 emits a frequency that interferes with the 2.4Ghz band for devices within close proximity to the USB 3.0 device.
What about with a service like Speedify?
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Thx....great post. Can you put the hardware into monitor mode using this driver?

Edit: Well I know this driver does monitor mode:
https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au
But some hardware will refuse to go into monitor mode.
Wondering the same thing if this supports monitor mode
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I find it hilarious that so many people here talking about this product yet they have NO clue how many watts the radio transmits at. Probably THE most important thing to know when buying a USB wireless adapter. An incredible display of lack of education this thread is IMO
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What about with a service like Speedify?
That's basically what Speedify accomplishes. It takes multiple connections and bridges them at both ends so they appear to be originating from one IP address.

There's several problems with this, besides the fact that having to use multiple connections can get pricey. It introduces a ton of latency, so it's actually worse for web browsing and gaming.

It likely also won't work well anywhere a VPN might cause issues, such as with streaming.
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I live in a 2 story house. I have powerline adapters but where my pc is, I'm not able to run the powerlines like i want (lack of outlets). My router and modem are downstairs. Would this be a good solution for online pc gaming?
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I find it hilarious that so many people here talking about this product yet they have NO clue how many watts the radio transmits at. Probably THE most important thing to know when buying a USB wireless adapter. An incredible display of lack of education this thread is IMO
Sorry, but the only hilarious one is you.

Your post outlines exactly why you're uninformed in the matter: Transmission is only half of the connection. What good is having a 1 watt transmission peak if you cant receive it because you're either too far away or your antennas are too small?

Also, the FCC rules state that on the 5Ghz band, the maximum wattage is 1W with a 6dBi antenna gain and dBw must be reduced by 1 for every 6dB of antenna gain. So again, the higher the wattage, the smaller the antenna, the less likely you'll actually receive anything.

I'm not up on signal math, but this adapter comes with 2x 5dBi antennas and the Realtek 8812U is supposed to peak at 63mW on the 5Ghz band, which puts the EIRP at around 630mW max.

You're telling me 630mW isn't acceptable for indoor use when the FCC maximum limit for ANY 5Ghz WiFi connection is 1W?
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I live in a 2 story house. I have powerline adapters but where my pc is, I'm not able to run the powerlines like i want (lack of outlets). My router and modem are downstairs. Would this be a good solution for online pc gaming?
It would probably be cheaper and more ideal for you to run CAT6 between the two levels.

You can get a 100FT reel with terminated ends for the same price as this network adapter.

Later on, if you decide you want all of your upstairs wireless devices to receive a stronger signal, it would just be a matter of adding a second router to the end of the ethernet you've already brought in.
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It would probably be cheaper and more ideal for you to run CAT6 between the two levels.

You can get a 100FT reel with terminated ends for the same price as this network adapter.

Later on, if you decide you want all of your upstairs wireless devices to receive a stronger signal, it would just be a matter of adding a second router to the end of the ethernet you've already brought in.
Might I add, I live on base. They will not allow me to do that. Already asked :-(
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Might I add, I live on base. They will not allow me to do that. Already asked :-(
If the powerline adapters are able to function properly between levels, you could hook up a router on the upstairs end and then connect via WiFi.

Or just run ethernet from your powerline adapter to your computer, hiding it under carpeting or behind the baseboards.

But if the powerline adapters don't work, it's very unlikely you'll do much better with WiFi without running a mesh network or having a good router to start with. Older dwellings just weren't designed with the consideration of having tons of different frequencies pass through them.
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