The BrosTrend AC3 is an 802.11ac USB WiFi adapter that has two large 5dBi antennas to help get a better wireless signal.
The adapter is USB 3.0 compatible and has a WPS button on the top.
It is a large unit built for distance and would be a good fit for a Desktop PC.
A USB extender/cradle also comes with the unit if needed.
The cradle extension has a 5 foot reach and can be moved about to get a better signal.
*This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results below.
Frequency: Dual Band (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 10 MAC OS X 10.6-10.12
The package comes with the USB WiFi adapter, two 5dBi antennas, USB extender/cradle, Driver CD, and Installation Guide.
The unit can be plugged directly into a computer or extended with the included cradle.
While the cradle is not necessary to use the adapter, it can be a good fit in many setups and can help get a better wireless signal by setting the entire unit up higher.
Plugging the adapter into a Windows 10 PC the adapter was automatically found with no need to install drivers.
It is listed as using the Realtek 8812AU chipset.
WiFi Speed Test 2.4 GHz Band
All speed test were done to a Netgear Nighthawk 802.11ac router 10 feet away past a wall.
Using the online site Speedtest.net it gave the results of 44Mbps Download, and 20Mbps Upload.
The 44Mbps download speed is very good for devices using the older 2.4Ghz band.
While slower than the new 5Ghz frequency the 2.4Ghz band is compatible with all devices old and new using the Wireless-N protocol and is better getting a signal at a distance.
The 2.4Ghz frequency is necessary for use with legacy devices.
WiFi Speed Test 5GHz Band
Doing the same test again with Speedtest.net on the 5GHz band it gave the results of 225Mbps Download, and 20Mbps Upload.
This is some very good results and one of the faster USB adapters I have tested.
The 5Ghz band uses the WiFi-5 802.11AC which will get the fastest wireless speeds.
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The BrosTrend AC3 is a very nice wireless USB adapter with good distance and speeds.
While it is compatible with most any PC its size makes it a good fit for a desktop.
The cradle is a nice option to set the unit in the best place to transmit and receive a signal.
Setting a unit 4-5 feet off the ground is often the best position for a WiFi adapter.
I am still testing the unit so far with good results and will update if anything changes.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
I had one of these for about six months on my laptop but all the moving around of placing the antenna in various places was too much for its resilience and broke where the USB plug solders onto the PC board. Not as durable as it seems…
First, how fast your internet speed you subscribe to your isp?
He stated in the video his speed typically tops out around 200
How do u change it to the GHz frequency side?
He did not actually change anything but what he was connecting to. He would connect to a 2.4 GHz rated node to test that bandwidth, then he would connect to a 5 GHz rated node in order to test that bandwidth. He used two different connections in order to test the two different bandwidths. There was no actual adjustment to the adapter itself, they have both bandwidths available by default simultaneously.
it’s compatible linux?
works with USB 2.0 ?
Ok the antenna’s 5dBi is empty, see picture.