Review: BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band

By | September 27, 2017

Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band

The BrosTrend AC1 is a 802.11AC Dual Band WiFi adapter built for compatibility, and speed.
 
Since it is Dual Band it will work in most any network including older Wireless-N and the new 802.11AC wireless routers.
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band Single
It is roughly 3 inches long and comes with a cap for storage or to be carried about giving it good portability.
 
This makes it good to use with a laptop or desktop.
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band Laptop
 
Specifications
Frequency: Dual Band (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Rated Speed: 867Mbps at 5GHz or 300Mbps at 2.4GHz
USB 3.0
Protocol: 802.11ac
Chipset 8812AU
Compatibility: Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and MAC OS X 10.6 – 10.10
 
The package comes with the adapter, driver CD, and instructions.
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band ALL
 
Plugging it into a Windows 10 laptop the drivers were found automatically and ready to use.
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band Chipset
It uses a 8812AU chipset.
 
WiFi Speed Test 5GHz Band
All speed test were done to a Dlink 802.11ac router 10 feet away past a wall.
 
A basic online speed test at Speedtest.net maxed out the internet connection at 73 Mbps Down, and 21 Mbps UP.
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band 5GHz Test 1
 
Next Iperf3 was run to test the speed on an internal network.
 
Running Iperf3 it gave an average score of 94.9 Mbits Per a Second.
BrosTrend 5GHz iperf Test
 
WiFi Speed Test 2.4 GHz Band
Running the same test with SpeedTest.net on the 2.4 GHz band it gave a speed of 34 Mbps Download, and 21 Mbps Upload
Review BrosTrend AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band 2.4GHz Test 1
 
Iperf3 gave the 2.4Ghz Band an average score of 43.7 Mbits Per a Second.
BrosTrend 2.4GHz iperf Test
 
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BrosTrend 1200Mbps USB WiFi Network Adapter; Dual Band AC 5GHz WIFI Speed 867Mbps, 2.4GHz 300Mbps; For Desktop, Laptop, PC of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 /Vista/XP; USB 3.0; AC 1200 (AC1 Model)

 
Summary
The BrosTrend AC1 is a good WiFi dongle that gave good results for portability, compatibility, and speed.
 
It is a 802.11ac dual band adapter so it will work in most any WiFi network new or old.
 
Compatibility is also very good with it able to work with most any version of Windows. During testing Windows 10 found the drivers automatically by simply plugging it in.
 
The speed results for the 5GHz band was very good.
 
The speed results on the 2.4Ghz band was lacking a bit, but with most now using the new 5Ghz 802.11ac band this will likely not be a problem.
 
I am still testing the adapter so far with god results and will update if anything changes.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

 

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