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5.0 out of 5 stars Connection speed increased., 2 Feb 2011
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This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN951N - TP-Link Advd wireless N300 PCI Adapter (Personal Computers)
I'm using this product as I write so clearly it works, but how well?
I measured the connection speed of my old wireless G card prior to installation and it registered 36 Mbps. After installation of this product, which took about 10 minutes, my connection speed had increased to 130 Mbps without any other adjustment, so I'm happy.
This came with a three year warranty and is compatible with windows 7, although I still use windows xp.
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Initial post: 17 May 2013 16:30:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2013 16:40:45 BDT
Yours Truly says:
To properly check what actual speed you're getting, use a service like speedtest.net, as places like the WAN properties within Windows, don't show the actual speed, merely what is theoretically capable; for example, my Belkin N adapter shows via said window, that I can theoretically achieve 130Mbps, when in actuality, my ISP delivers a theoretical maximum of 30Mbps download speed, which is something like 3.2MBps.

It's very important to understand things like the above, as there are plenty of marketers who take advantage of those without the knowledge. There are plenty of other ways in which your average Joe Bloggs is taken advantage of, for being unaware, such as storage devices and the way in which the total amount of space is reported, as well as Full-HD, HD-Ready, and simply HD, which are all, by principle, the same thing; technically speaking, as can be found via Wiki, HD is 720p or above, however, companies can deceptively make it as though you are not in HD unless you are at 1080p, when generally speaking, HD is subjective, and for this reason I personally don't push over 900p.

Always do some research before buying electronics; even just a few minutes could save you some money and dignity.

If you are with an ISP that delivers 130Mbps, or are using a home/work server that can push out that much, and knew all the above, then ignore me. :P

Best of luck.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2013 07:51:46 BDT
Stormbringer says:
You are quite right, and to add further; unless you live right next to the server the connection speed will be nowhere near the advertised maximum. So far off in fact that I never pay for the extra speed advertised as I know I will not receive it.

Posted on 13 May 2014 12:30:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2014 12:31:52 BDT
Scott Mclean says:
The displayed connection speed of this card has no relationship to the speed your ISP delivers to your home. The speed displayed on the specs for this card are for any communication between the wireless access point, and your wireless device.

You will achieve the speeds advertised if you are using this card for home networking, which means information sent through the router to a device on your network, provided they are all Wireless-N compatible.

So if you wanted to send a video file to another PC on your network, then this is the speed it will transfer at. If you are receiving data from the Internet, then it will operate at the speed your ISP is constricting you to.

There are no lies, or tricks, you just have to understand what this card was designed for. This is not providing a path to the internet, but a path to your router, solely.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2014 19:12:03 BDT
Stormbringer says:
Absolutely,with the improvements I described over the original wireless G card.
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