Review: dodocool Wireless USB Adapter AC 600 Dual Band

By | September 17, 2016

Review dodocool Wireless USB Adapter WiFi Dongle AC 600 Dual Band

The dodocool AC600 is a small low cost dual band 802.11ac wireless USB adapter.
 
It as a rated theoretical speed of 433 Mbps at 5GHz, and 150 Mbps at 2.4GHz.
 
It works with the new 802.11ac protocol and is backward compatible with older Wireless-N / G networks.
 
Since it is a dual band adapter with the latest wireless protocols it will fit into most any WiFi network.
 
The box comes with a driver disk, manual, and the dongle itself.
Review dodocool Wireless USB Adapter WiFi  AC 600 Dual Band
It is a very small adapter so it will be easily out of the way.
Review dodocool Wireless USB Adapter WiFi  AC 600
Small units like the dodocool AC600 are good for upgrading or replacing a laptops internal WiFi.
 
One thing to keep in mind with any small adapter is they don’t have the large antenna like some other units do.
 
This is usually not a problem for most as the range will be about that of a laptops built-in wireless card.
 
Plugging it in to a Window 10 Desktop it found the dodocool AC600 drivers and installed them automatically.
dodocool Wireless USB Adapter WiFi  AC 600 with Windows 10
It is usually best to install the driver that came with the unit, as Windows can at times install a generic driver that may limit a WiFi dongles full potential.
 
Basically if you want the dodocool AC600 to go as fast as possible, be sure to install the driver that came with the disk or download and install them.
 
Here is the drivers download link they have listed on Amazon under product description. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tomtopdownload/drive/DC23.rar
 
Next a Windows 7 Desktop was used which the driver had to be installed from the disk.
Windows always installs a generic driver that will not give the full potential of a wireless adapter
After the driver was installed it has no problem connecting to the router.
 
It comes with its own setup utility if needed that gives all the function to connect to a router, of course Windows default wireless interface can also be used.
Dodocool Wireless USB Adapter WiFi  AC 600 Review
 
2.4Ghz Wireless-N Speed Test
The first test done was a simple internet speed test.
 
Using Speedtest.net it maxed out the connection with 50 Mbps Down, and 5 Mbps UP.
Speedtest Net Dodo Cool Test 2.4 GHz
 
The next test done was computer-to-computer on our internal network.
 
Using Iperf3 it gave the results of 43.8Mbits per a second.
iperf Dodo Cool 24 GHz Test
 
5 GHz Wireless-AC Speed Test
 
Connecting to the 5Ghz 802.11ac it again maxed out the internet connection speed.
Speedtest Net Dodo Cool Test 5GHz
 
Using Iperf3 it gave a speed of 92.6Mbits per a second.
iperf Dodo Cool 5GHz Test
 
Read More Reviews Here on Amazon
dodocool Wireless USB Adapter Wi-Fi Dongle AC 600 Dual Band 2.4GHz 150Mbps, Support Windows XP/7/8/8.1/Max OS X 10.7-10.10

 
 
Summary
For the price the dodocool AC600 is a good low cost USB WiFi adapter.
 
Running at 2.4 GHz with a speed of 50Mbps Down and 5Mbps up is good for the price.
 
The 5Ghz 802.11ac ran at 92.6Mbps which is also fast for such a low cost dongle.
 
After using the DodoCool for a few days it does seem to have slow start if left unused, but picks up speed quickly when in use.
 
There are much faster USB wireless dongles available, of course at a higher cost. If a high speed adapter is bought be sure your internet service provider can match it.
 
If you need something that works and are not worried about having the fastest speeds then the DodoCool is a good unit to get.
 
I am still using and testing the dongle with good results and will update if anything changes.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure it is a good fit for you.
 

 

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3 thoughts on “Review: dodocool Wireless USB Adapter AC 600 Dual Band

  1. subscribe

    Does this work with ubuntu?

    I just bought it but my driver is not installing in ubuntu. Its giving error.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. V

      I also got this thinking it would work on Linux (the seller said it would). However, it is not at all compatible.

      Reply
  2. Dave

    A little disappointing that you test with a network connection so much slower than what the wifi adapters are capable of. Why not test transfer speeds between your laptop and another device connected to the router via gigabit ethernet? iPerf is a simple tool for measuring network speeds you could use for this. Would be handy to compare different wifi adapters instead of a ton of reviews saying “yep this one can do 50mbit too”

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