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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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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.
I'll give the "powerline to router" suggestion a whirl. Thank you
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I bought this months ago to have better 5ghz signal from the router to my laptop which is in a different room. I used a 15ft powered USB cable from my laptop so now the adapter antenna is facing the router (7ft apart) in the living room.

This has worked perfectly for me and haven't noticed any loss of signal.
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An incredible display of lack of education this thread is IMO
Don't leave us hanging bros
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I have this one. see link..... Have had it for 3 years now. I believe it has worked very good.

Would buying the BrosTrend 1200Mbps be an improvement for $12

https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-AE3000/
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The XBox One already has a wireless adapter built in, so it's very likely this isn't supported.

If you're having signal issues, look into getting a wireless range extender (you might even have an old router laying around that can be converted for this... either out of the box or using 3rd party firmware like DD-WRT) or an Ethernet over powerline adapter.
And introduce input lag while he's at it.
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I have this one. see link..... Have had it for 3 years now. I believe it has worked very good.

Would buying the BrosTrend 1200Mbps be an improvement for $12

https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-AE3000/
If you're gettong close to your rated speeds, then don't bother.
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If you're gettong close to your rated speeds, then don't bother.
And i am: "getting close to your rated speeds"
Verified by another compacter hooked directly into the wireless router. Perhaps lose about 1 mbps via wireless
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And i am: "getting close to your rated speeds"
Verified by another compacter hooked directly into the wireless router. Perhaps lose about 1 mbps via wireless
That's normal then, I've never NOT lost any going wireless. Save your money
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I was thinking this might be good for hackintosh until I noticed the listing states it "does not support OS X 10.13 and later" Frown
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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
large appartment complex... where u have ppl above/below you perhaps? 200 ft is a wet dream, apt are more like someone living within 50ft of each other
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Can I use the base that the adapter plugs into as an for, say, a wireless keyboard/mouse dongle?
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Can I use the base that the adapter plugs into as an for, say, a wireless keyboard/mouse dongle?
Yes, absolutely.
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Tl;dr: MoCA is both lower cost and more highly effective, but don't use it if you have a TV box sharing a port with the internet modem.

If you have a healthy coax system running through your house and are having wireless issues, I highly recommend looking into MoCA. Far more reliable than a range extender. It converts coax in a way that allows your cable modem to send data through it, so you simply hook up the other converter + wireless router wherever there is a coax input. We have a homebase setup that has the modem, converter, and primary wireless router. On the other end of the long house, there's another converter and a router. You can use it separately or add it as a secondary to seamlessly switch connection points when walking from one end to the other.

The main downside is that where your modem is, you have to split the coax connection - one to the modem and the other to the converter. Internet speeds are hardly affected, however it may interfere with your TV cable box if you have one where the internet modem is. This is probably because of the need to split the coax three ways and share one cable for heavy duty tasks.
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Wonder if this one uses the antennas for 5GHz or not. Some of the other cheap Realtek ones do not (pic related).
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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?
Hey "smart boy" its because when you have two adapters both using high power transmit powers you DO increase range. You need to get an education in wireless technology to understand this. Your post was an incoherent mess of misinformation.
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