The USBNOVEL 1200 is an 802.11AC dual band USB WiFi Adapter built for fast transfer speeds and distance.
802.11AC is currently the newest wireless protocol working in both the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz bands.
It is backward compatible so will also work with older devices.
This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results below.
Frequency: Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz
Chipset: Realtek 8812BU
Dual 5dBi High Gain antennas
The box comes with the WiFI dongle, two 5dBi screw-on antennas, instruction manual, and driver CD.
The two 5dBi antennas simply screw-on and the adapter is ready to be used.
Plugging it into a Windows 10 laptop the adapter was automatically found with no need to install drivers.
It uses the Realtek 8812BU 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 41Mbps Download, and 21Mbps Upload.
This is some good results for a WiFi adapter in the older 2.4GHz frequency.
If the 2.4GHz band is used all wireless devices will default to Wireless-N. Only the 5GHz band uses the new Wireless-AC.
The 2.4 GHz band is backward compatible with older devices and better with range so is still nice to have available.
WiFi Speed Test 5GHz Band
Doing the same test again with Speedtest.net on the 5GHz band it gave the results of 216Mbps Download, and 21Mbps Upload.
This was some very good results with then unit maxing out my internet connection and likely able to go faster.
The Wireless-AC works in the 5GHz Band and can transfer data much faster compared to the older 2.4GHz Wireless-N protocol.
While it can transfer faster than Wireless-N it does not transmit a signal as far as 2.4Ghz.
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New USB WiFi Adapter-1200Mbps USB 3.0 Wireless Network WiFi Dongle with Dual Antenna for PC/Desktop/Laptop/Mac,Dual Band 2.4G/5G 802.11 ac,Support Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS 10.6-10.14
The USBNOVEL 1200Mbps is a good low-cost USB adapter that has good compatibility and speeds.
It uses the newest WiFi protocol 802.11AC and is a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz unit.
This makes it able to work in most any network old or new.
While testing the transfer speeds were very good with the 5GHz band transferring at 216Mbps Download, and 21Mbps Upload.
Keep in mind this maxed out my internet connection with the unit most likely able to go faster.
The USBNOVEL 1200Mbps would be a good fit for a desktop or laptop that needs to pick up a signal from father away.
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.