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[Amazon.ca] BrosTrend AC1 1200Mbps WiFi Adapter Dual Band USB 3.0 / 5GHz -- Lightning Deal $20.99 all-in

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[Amazon.ca] BrosTrend AC1 1200Mbps WiFi Adapter Dual Band USB 3.0 / 5GHz -- Lightning Deal $20.99 all-in

High reviews and one of the most popular Wi-Fi dongles on amazon.ca

Lightning Deal, so this means only 1 purchase per account and stock can run out before day ends.

Also, no taxes are charged at all, $20.99 all-in price.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01BV9 ... UTF8&psc=1

BrosTrend AC1 1200Mbps WiFi Adapter Dual Band USB 3.0 / 5GHz Wireless Speed 867Mbps, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 300Mbps / AC1200 AC Wireless Adapters Gold Plated / Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP | MAC OS X 10.10~10.6
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It seems to have a bunch of 1 star reviews, of people complaining about connection drops, among other issues.

Also FakeSpot says many of the positive reviews might be fake.

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I can't really find any independent reviews.

Doesn't mention Linux support, so might have some proprietary driver, not sure.
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Thanks Zentro. These days, Amazon reviews are about as trustworthy as new 3rd party sellers on the site. There's enough complaints about this company out there to think twice before purchasing. I think I'll hold off for the time being.
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According to one reviewer, it uses the Realtek 8812AU chipset. Some Linux distros should support this without any additional drivers. I'm planning to use it with OpenELEC, which does have driver support for 8812au.

Connection drops could mean anything. Could be a bad adapter, incorrect configuration, router chipset compatibility, distance, walls, etc.
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Alright, hope you post an update and let us know if you buy it.
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BrosTrend, nice. But BroLink or BroSys, or maybe Brotorolla would of been better names for their brand.
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For those who are looking to add wifi to their desktops etc.
I suggest you spend that money, or a bit more, and get some of those routers that can act as a wireless bridge, or PCI wireless card. These are way more staple, speed and range don't drop.
I have a few USB from brand to no-brand (asus, tp-link, some chinese brands), they would work well, but occasionally drop, and it bugged my bum so much.

Now I have 1 asus n10p (bought for $10) act as bridge.
Another T-mobile branded asus rt68u, that was for $60USD, but speed on this is amazing.

Don't go cheap, save up and buy something that's worth it
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Got the BrosTrend adapter in the mail today. Plugged it into the USB 3.0 port on my mini-PC, which is running OpenELEC. With the Intel 7260 card I installed in the PC, I'd get 60-70% signal strength. With the BrosTrend adapter, I'm hitting 100% signal strength!!! This is also on the 5GHz band. I'm thoroughly impressed. I'm happy I purchased the Dodocool adapter with the same Realtek chipset for $1 more the day before. I plan to install that one in my other mini-PC running OpenELEC.
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H-how did I miss this deal? I check RFD 1st thing in the morning and during the day.

I just installed a Link-sys AC1900 (EA7500) router and I found out that I need certain adapters to take advantage of its MU-MIMO and beam forming features.

Would this adapter take advantage of my new router's features?
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RSole wrote: H-how did I miss this deal? I check RFD 1st thing in the morning and during the day.

I just installed a Link-sys AC1900 (EA7500) router and I found out that I need certain adapters to take advantage of its MU-MIMO and beam forming features.

Would this adapter take advantage of my new router's features?
Do some research on the Realtek 8812AU chipset to see if your Linksys router will place nice with it. I'm finding that the Intel wireless cards are sh!tty compared to the Atheros and Realtek based wireless cards/adapters.

This adapter is a significant improvement over the Intel 7260 card I was using.

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