Review: BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band

By | March 28, 2019

Review BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band
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.
Review BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band Laptop
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.
Review BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band Anttenas
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.
 
Specifications
Frequency: Dual Band (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
USB 3.0
Protocol: 802.11ac
Chipset 8812AU
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.
Review BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band ALL
 
The unit can be plugged directly into a computer or extended with the included cradle.
Review BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band 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.
Review Brostrend AC3 1200 MBPS USB Adpater Chipset
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.
Review Brostrend AC3 1200 MBPS USB Adpater 2.4 GHz Speed Test
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.
Review Brostrend AC3 1200 MBPS USB Adpater 5.8 GHz Speed Test
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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Read More Reviews Here on Amazon
BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB WiFi Adapter; Dual Band 5GHz Wireless Network Speed 867Mbps, 2.4GHz 300Mbps; 2 X 5dBi Wi-Fi Antennas; USB 3.0; For Desktop, Laptop PC of Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP

Summary
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.
 

2 thoughts on “Review: BrosTrend AC3 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter Dual Band

  1. Lamber

    First, how fast your internet speed you subscribe to your isp?

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