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Wise Tiger via Amazon has EDUP Dual Band 802.11 AC USB 3.1 WiFi Adapter (EP-AC1686) on sale for $9.49 when you follow the instructions below. Shipping is free with Prime or on $25+ orders.

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  3. Apply 50% off promotion code SWTQPCW9 on the final checkout page
  4. Price will be $9.49 after discount
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  • Plug this device into a compatible USB 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 port to add WiFi support to your computer/laptop.
  • Dual band 2.4Ghz band (up to 400 Mbps speeds) / 5Ghz band (up to 867 Mbps speeds)
  • Adjustable 5dBi Antenna
  • Security: WPA/WPA2/WPA-WPA2/802.1x and 64/128 bit WEP encryption
  • Compatible with Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Mac OS X 10.9-10.15 (Linux is not supported)
  • Includes:
    • 1x 1300Mbps wifi adapter
    • 1x 5dBi Antenna
    • 1x Driver Installation Mini CD included
    • 1x User manual

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Wise Tiger via Amazon [amazon.com] has EDUP WiFi Adapter for Gaming 1300Mbps, USB 3.0 Wireless Adapter Dual Band 5GHz 802.11 AC WiFi Dongle Support Desktop PC Laptop Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Mac 10.6-10.15 on sale for $9.49 with 50% off code SWTQPCW9
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I have! In my experience, even nicer USB 3.0 network adapters will dip in connection quality even if they're right next to the router.
Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
Exactly, I've been through too many of those cheap usb adapters and all of them would constantly drop connection at some point, including this Edup one.

I finally went with a PCI adapter with a small radiator and haven't had any issues since. It does seem like heat is a major contributor to issues with usb adapters, they tend to get pretty hot.

Do yourself a favor and don't buy it, unless you enjoy taking it in and out of the usb port multiple times a day.

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Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
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Also shows a 10% coupon so it's $7.59 plus tax for me. Thanks OP.
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Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
Out of curiosity have you ever done a before and after to compare it
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Out of curiosity have you ever done a before and after to compare it
I have! In my experience, even nicer USB 3.0 network adapters will dip in connection quality even if they're right next to the router.
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Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
Exactly, I've been through too many of those cheap usb adapters and all of them would constantly drop connection at some point, including this Edup one.

I finally went with a PCI adapter with a small radiator and haven't had any issues since. It does seem like heat is a major contributor to issues with usb adapters, they tend to get pretty hot.

Do yourself a favor and don't buy it, unless you enjoy taking it in and out of the usb port multiple times a day.
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Any downsides to the off brand ax ones now (and the ax200 vs ax210). I also see the strange intel ax200 kits but ive been honestly out of the pc game for some time now. This is mainly to stop the kiddos from complaining to me about their ping in game lol
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Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
I bought this one before to use with my desktop PC and returned it because it kept dropping the connection.

Replaced with a cheap Roswill PCI one and it has been stable like a rock.
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So I have to say that I bought a similar product about a year or 2 ago, and it gave some trouble in the beginning, but was super reliable after the first month or something. it could have possibly been a problem with windows or something along those lines. Overall, I highly recommend this as it looks identical to the one I have... the one I had though was 1200Mbps. I paid $22 for it.

As others mentioned, heat is a problem... it could've also been that I placed it out of the way of my computer's fan and that helped. No sure what helped, but it started work well after a while. If you can, go for another type, maybe even a slower one. The faster it is, the hotter it will get. This is all conjecture on my part, but I really think that this is true. I have a slower, non-AC, wireless G only version without an antenna, that I bought for $5 and that has been super duper stable when I used it regularly.
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I bought this one before to use with my desktop PC and returned it because it kept dropping the connection.

Replaced with a cheap Roswill PCI one and it has been stable like a rock.
Thanks for the recommendation I have wired and for some reason (supposed to be Cat6 but the builder ran CAT5) I only get 94.74 down when I have gigabit internet.
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Any downsides to the off brand ax ones now (and the ax200 vs ax210). I also see the strange intel ax200 kits but ive been honestly out of the pc game for some time now. This is mainly to stop the kiddos from complaining to me about their ping in game lol
I bought one of the off brand AX200 kits a year or so ago and it has performed flawlessly in my main desktop. It was a little odd in the beginning to notice that for some reason "Intel" was literally scratched off of the M.2 card but I have had no issues out of it. I am thinking of purchasing a similar AX210 card for an upgrade in the near future.
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Also shows a 10% coupon so it's $7.59 plus tax for me. Thanks OP.
How do I get 10% I don't see it
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Usb adapters are not the best solution when it comes stability and lag free experience. If it's possible, go with PCI adapters instead
Having used both pci and usb, it really depends on the quality of the usb WiFi dongle. Many of them are 1x1 and some are 2x2 and 3x3, WiFi AC and sometimes WiFi 6. The AC WiFi dongle I'm using is a 2x2 and it works just as good as the pci express WiFi I had. And I play e sports rocket league and usually my ping is about 48.

So I would disagree with this statement because IT DEPENDS on what the WiFi dongle is packing inside
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Having used both pci and usb, it really depends on the quality of the usb WiFi dongle. Many of them are 1x1 and some are 2x2 and 3x3, WiFi AC and sometimes WiFi 6. The AC WiFi dongle I'm using is a 2x2 and it works just as good as the pci express WiFi I had. And I play e sports rocket league and usually my ping is about 48.

So I would disagree with this statement because IT DEPENDS on what the WiFi dongle is packing inside
You don't have to agree with me, I get it - you have your own use case and experience. There are so many other problems with USB dongles. Such as overheating and issues with Windows on how it handles USB ports in sleep and wake modes.

if you have a free PCI port, there is no reason to buy this dongle. My 2 cents
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