Category Archives: Wifi adapter reviews

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 »

Best USB 3.0 Wireless-AC Adapters

802.11ac was introduced in 2013 and is the newest WiFi protocol.   802.11ac also called Wireless-AC has a number of new features that give it advantages, and even some disadvantages, to the last WiFi protocol Wireless-N.   Speed The biggest advantage a 802.11ac USB adapter has over older protocols is speed.   Depending on the version of 802.11ac… Read More »

What Is A Wireless USB Dongle?

A wireless dongle is a small device that converts WiFi signals to a USB signal.   Adapter and dongle are often used interchangeably to describe a small wireless electronic device.   For example a wireless mouse that has its own USB adapter that transmits wirelessly to the mouse is often called a dongle.   Most often though when… Read More »