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Costco.ca: NETGEAR A7000 AC1900 Wifi USB Adapter - $79.99

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[Costco] Costco.ca: NETGEAR A7000 AC1900 Wifi USB Adapter - $79.99

I bought it when it was 99.99 and Costco did a price adjustment. To take full advantage (mine says 1.1GHz link) of this USB adapter you need USB 3.0 (it works on USB 2 however the speed will be limited to USB2 speed). Works fine on my son's laptop for gaming and school. I did install the driver (standalone version which installs just the driver and not their app) from their website (netgear.com/support/product/A7000.aspx). Never got disconnected from my access point Amplifi Alien (Ubiquiti).
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vivibaby wrote: Don’t all laptop comes with wif?
Yes, but this might be good for older laptops which don't support 802.11ac which supports higher bandwidth. Also, external adapters tend to have better antennas, so they can provide better real-world throughput.
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vivibaby wrote: Don’t all laptop comes with wif?
Some PCs don't (some MOBOs don't have a wifi card)
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Rishi wrote: Yes, but this might be good for older laptops which don't support 802.11ac which supports higher bandwidth. Also, external adapters tend to have better antennas, so they can provide better real-world throughput.
Still depends on the USB bus speed on older laptops. If it doesn't have USB 3.0 then the adapter is not going to provide the best throughput.
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Any try this with Linux, and if so what were the results including the distro used and kernel version?

Thank you in advance.
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Definitely a bit overkill of a wifi adapter for most people, however it is 3x4 MIMO which isn't something you see widely for client-side wifi devices. If you have gigabit internet and a 4x4 router, and wanted to be able to fully saturate your internet connection to one device wirelessly for whatever reason, this would be able to do it.
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Seems over priced compared to say TP-Link or aXGEAR USB adapters (I've deployed TP-Link ones and had zero problems with them nice and fast)...This doesn't even have 802.11AX (WiFi 6) and costs 2x MORE than TP-Link or axGEAR USB Wifi Adapters that are the same standard/speed.

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