Category Archives: Wifi adapter reviews

Top Linux Compatible USB Wireless Adapters

Getting a good USB wireless adapter to work with Linux used to be a problem but less so now with many available.   It is the chipset of a WiFi dongle that makes it compatible with Linux.   Popular chipsets include the Ralink 3070, Atheros AR9271, and Realtek 8187.   *This post contains affiliate links which at no… Read More »

Wireless USB Adapter Buyers Guide

Everyone needs wireless capability when it comes to their electronics. Most all devices now come with built-in WiFi that make connecting to a network easy.   Sometimes though built-in wireless cards can break, need upgrading, or simply need more distance to get a good signal.   This is where USB wireless adapters become useful. While some devices can… Read More »

Wireless 802.11 AC USB Adapter Reviews

802.11ac can work at speeds 3x as fast as wireless-N. This makes it ideal for a number of reasons whether it be a upgrade or fixing a broken built-in WiFi card.   Keep in mind that the speed will also depend on your router and if your computer is USB 3.0 compatible.   USB 2.0 can transfer data… Read More »

What Is The Fastest USB WiFi Adapter

PCWorld did a test on six of the fastest USB WiFi adapter with 802.11ac and found the Asus USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter to be the fastest.   This is good news if you have recently upgraded your router to 802.11ac and your computer only uses Wireless-N.   Many computers don’t currently have 802.11ac compatibility. If… Read More »