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Fast but not slim, elegant or cheap!
on 8 August 2014
I had been trying new AC1900 routers with very little increase in speed. Buying this Linksys WUSB6300 Dual Band Adaptor and disabling the internal wireless card on my HP PC made a considerable difference to internet connection speeds. In addition, the internal card only worked at 2.4Ghz whereas this adaptor is dual band and using the 5Ghz band has also made a considerable difference. In quantitative terms after installing this dongle my PCs speed using fibre broadband went up from around 21Mbps to 32Mbps plus, the upload speed also increased.
In physical terms this adaptor is quite bulky, not very elegant and does get warm after a few hours use. The size means that if you plug it directly into a USB port it can obscure other ports if they are close. The answer is to use a good quality USB socket with a modest extension cable. Also, compared to other offerings this isn't one of the cheapest AC1200 adaptors either, but it does deliver reasonable performance which is the primary consideration. Recommended.