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TP-LINK TL-WN823N 2.4 GHz 300 Mbps Mini Wireless and USB Adapter
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- 300 Mbps wireless speed ideal for smooth HD video, voice streaming and online gaming
- Mini-sized design for convenient portability with a reliable high performance
- SoftAP mode - turns a wired internet connection to a PC or Laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Easily setup a secure wireless connection with one-touch WPS button
- Supports Windows XP 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows 8 32/64 bit, Windows 10 32/64 bit, Vista 32/64 bit, Mac OS X 10.7~10.10, Linux
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Enjoy wireless online gaming, voice streaming and watching HD videos with TL-WN823N 300Mbps mini wireless N USB adapter. TL-WN823N is small and easy to transport, allowing you to connect your laptop or desktop to a wireless network and enjoy high-speed wireless performance anywhere. The TL-WN823N also features SoftAP Mode, one-button security setup and easy-to-use configuration software.
Extend Wireless Coverage
With wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps and advanced MIMO technology, the TL-WN823N offers a fast, reliable wireless connection for lag-free online gaming and video streaming. Although the best performance can be achieved when used with wireless N devices, the TL-WN823N also works well with IEEE 802.11b/g networks.
SoftAP Mode, Easy Wireless Internet Sharing
SoftAP Mode enables this tiny adapter to work as a virtual wireless Access Point. Once applied, you can use the mode to easily wired connections to wireless and share it with other Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, smartphones or tablets.
One Button Security Setup
TL-WN823N is compatible with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and features Quick Security Setup. Simply press the WPS button on the device to automatically establish a WPA2 secure connection -- more secure than WEP encryptions. No password is required, meaning not only is this faster than normal security setups, it is also more convenient.
Easy to Use
Install your wireless network settings in minutes using the simple and user-friendly optimised configuration utility, which is included in the resource CD.
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|Maximum Wireless Speed||150 Mbps||300 Mbps||2.4 GHz:300 Mbps/5 GHz:300 Mbps||2.4 GHz:150 Mbps/5 GHz:433 Mbps||2.4 GHz:300 Mbps/5 GHz:867 Mbps|
|USB standard||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0|
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|Easy connect at a push of WPS button||√||√||√|
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Quick Installation Guide
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Why 4 stars and not 5? Well, another reviewer mentioned that it gets hot and that leads to a slow down in speed. This did happen to me, but only once, and since then I have connected it to a USB extension where it happily sits on my desk rather than glued to the back of my PC. The installation CD that came with it is rubbish, don't bother installing it simply use the CD as a coaster for your tea. Instead download the very latest drivers from the TP-Link website and away you go! A nice working WiFi adapter for £10!
I hope that helps.
To confirm which version you have:-
Type “lsusb” without the quotes into a Terminal window
The result should look something like this:-
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
If it shows ID 0bda:8179 you have version #2, if it shows ID 0bda:8176 you have version #1
After doing some ‘googling’ I had enough information to be able to locate the source code and compile and install the correct driver. If, like me, you have version#2, the following commands typed (or copied/pasted) into a Terminal window will :-
1) Download and install (from Linux repos) all the software required, if not already installed, to add a git repository and compile drivers from the source code.
2) Create a working folder within your home folder into which the source code will be downloaded from GitHub.com.
3) Compile,install and verify the installation of the driver.
4) Close the Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install git git-core
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git
git clone git://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git
sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
sudo update-initramfs -u
sudo modprobe 8188eu
The above commands were copied/pasted from my Terminal window after successfully installing the driver onto my netbook running LinuxMint 16 and a desktop machine running LinuxMint 14.
Hope this helps someone. Good Luck.
Simple to install and also works with Linux Mint KDE as well as Windows 7..nice and compact too!
Eager to get this thing working on my Mac I did a bit of searching on Google and managed to find a great third party driver, just for OS X.
It was really easy to setup and I have to say the speed and signal strength is really top notch. I managed to get 100% signal (tried at around 40 feet away from my router) and got the maximum speed of my broadband connection.
Works reliably and the OS X driver uses very little CPU resources (less than 1%).
Tip to get this working on an Apple Mac: Search Google for TL-WN725N Chipset. Once you find the chipset (i forgot what chipset it uses) then search for an OS X driver for that chipset. It is called something like Green WLan or Green something. Just install it, restart the computer and you are ready to go.
Easy of use: 10/10
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great bit of kit, small, easy to install and worked 1st time. Get the nod from mePublished 1 day ago by Ian
Works great, fast, plugged straight into my windows 10 desktop which automatically installed drivers, logged into my wifi and I was off.Published 1 day ago by P. Sleath
This worked brilliantly, set up in no time at all. Slight problem registering on their website but managed to get email support at 8pm on a Sunday night. Read morePublished 2 days ago by James J.
Worked perfectly as advertised. Easy to set up. Real value for moneyPublished 5 days ago by Dingle57