WiFi 802.11AC Dual Band Adapter from Sabrent makes connecting to WiFi networks quick and easy.
I sometimes have the luxury of working from home. Most of my work is done via email and other internet-based activities. Working from home is something that has come in quite handy when emergency circumstances or illnesses arise, but I admit, that I’ve run into issues before with my work laptop (Lenovo) connecting to our home wireless network. We have the highest option available for internet speed and all our other wireless devices have no lag time when connecting. Sometimes, it takes up to 5 minutes for my work laptop to finally connect to our WiFi. We determined that it might be because the wireless card in the laptop isn’t built for 802.11AC. So, we tried out a very nice little USB adapter from Sabrent to upgrade that signal.
As a bit of history – because I myself wasn’t sure of it – is that 802.11ac is a wireless networking standard that provides high-throughput to wireless local area networks. Our wireless router is an Apple Time Capsule, which is both compatible with 802.11ac technology and has dual band support. So, the WiFi 802.11AC Dual Band Adapter is a great addition to our house. If any laptops come into our home that aren’t compatible with that type of network, it can be very quickly with the addition of this device.
The adapter helps to deliver wireless AC technology to desktop or notebook computers by simply plugging it into a USB port. When your computer connects to the high-speed network, you will experience less WiFi interference and therefore have a faster throughput to the internet.
Some of the features of the WiFi 802.11AC Dual Band Adapter from Sabrent include:
- Ultra-fast 433Mbps and 150Mbps wireless speed with 802.11ac
- Compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n products
- Dual band connections for lag-free HD video streaming and gaming
- Easy wireless security encryption at a push of the WPS button
I was completely surprised about how quickly the adapter allowed my work laptop to connect to our home network. The 5 minutes was instantly turned into 5 seconds after I installed the WiFi adapter from Sabrent. It’s been a great accessory to have since it makes my workflow much more efficient.
The one drawback to this handy little device is that it comes with software to install on a CD. The install process for that was very easy, but I would love to see this software available via download on Sabrent’s website.
The WiFi 802.11AC Dual Band Adapter has an MSRP of $39.99. In my opinion, this is well worth the price as it makes connecting to high speed WiFi Networks much less of a headache. Also, it allows you to continue using your current computer with newer networks rather than replacing an entire wireless card or even the computer itself.
For more information, visit sabrent.com/category/networking/NT-WSAC.