NETGEAR AC600 Dual Band WiFi USB Mini Adapter (A6100)

NETGEAR AC600 Dual Band WiFi USB Mini Adapter (A6100) by NETGEAR

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on 10-25-2018

Product Features
  • Wireless AC technology
  • Up to 600Mbps combined data transfer speeds
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Item Description

    NETGEAR A6100 Wireless AC USB Mini Adapter:
    • The NETGEAR A6100 WiFi USB Mini Adapter uses wireless AC technology
    • Up to 600Mbps combined data transfer speeds with dual band technology
    • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n
    • USB connection
    • NETGEAR genie setup
    • Ideal for use in the home or office
    • Easy to use

    What buyers say about this item
    Installation is quick and easy. Apparently this works with any wifi router. Mine is an Arris Surfboard SBG6580. One point to note with this: almost every time I start my PC, the connection status says I am connected to wifi with internet access, but the internet does not work. The trick for this is to click your connection, disconnect, then reconnect. This seems to work every time. It's a little unnecessary pain and the main reason I'm giving this 3 stars instead of 5. The other reason is connection speed.My wired connection gets me about 65MB/s. Obviously, wifi will not be as fast but I noticed the adapter is susceptible to whether it's on the front of my PC, facing the router, or on the back, next to the wall. On the front, I can get about 40MB/s. On the back, more like 10-15. Quite a difference, and enough to prevent me getting onto some gaming servers. So it seems like it needs line of sight in order to connect at decent speeds, which is odd. For the price, it's not bad and does the job. But for those who want something that's plug and play, this may be a little bit of extra hassle.