Wireless networking and connectivity in the home is great, when it works; however, it is not uncommon to run into spots where connectivity can fluctuate from good to bad to dropped connectivity altogether. I have been experiencing just that with my Lenovo Nettop Computer that is in my garage. It became quite frustrating; and just about the time I thought I resolved the issue, the issue would laugh back at me and surface again.
To resolve the problem, once and for all, I decided to give the TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter a try. For under $20 bucks, what did I have to lose.
This adapter sort of reminded me of a flat headed rabbit (with its’ dual external antennas). It simply plugs into a USB port on the computer via the supplied 1.5 meter cable. I do recommend, prior to the install that you disable your existing wireless adapter (in device manager) and that you do not install the software that comes with this adapter and only install the driver. I found that the built in wireless management software built into Windows will do a much better job, with a smaller memory footprint. In the end, my wireless connection is now in the awesome category with no dropped connections.
Dual External Antennas Provide Strong Signal Strength
The TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter offers wireless transmission speeds of up to 300 Mbps and complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards. Dual external, 3 dBi, omnidirectional antennas deliver stronger signal penetration strength and wider wireless coverage, making the adapter ideal for sharing files, making Internet calls, or watching HD streaming media.
Worry-Free Wireless Security with QSS
This product’s QSS (Quick Secure Setup) function complies with the WPS standard to ensure the security of your wireless network. The Wireless-N USB Adapter supports 64/128-bit WEP encryption, as well as WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption and mechanisms. These combined security measures are designed to deliver stronger, safer protection and guard against intruders.
Product and Warranty Information
The Wireless-N USB Adapter measures 7/10 by 3-1/2 by 2-7/10 inches (H x W x D) and is supported by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It is compatible with other 802.11b/g/n protocol wireless products, as well as Intel Centrino technology.
The Wireless-N USB Adapter is backed by a two-year warranty.
What’s in the Box
Wireless-N USB Adapter, quick setup guide, USB cable, and resource CD.