1. EDUP Wi-Fi Adapter

Edup WiFi adapter

Edup WiFi adapter

Upgrades PCs to 802.11ac, the latest & most powerful Wi-Fi technology – 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. 5G WIFI Ideal for gaming online and seamless HD video streaming. Wi-Fi USB adapter up to 600Mbps Wi-Fi speeds on 5.8GHz (433Mbps) and 2.4GHz (150Mbps) bands. Dual band reduces interference for better connections to more Wi-Fi devices, Use Roaming technology, promise high effective wireless connect. 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and detachable 2dBi Omni-directional dual band antenna for increased coverage and stability; Dual band wireless USB adapter downward compatibility 802.11g/n Internet device. This adapter is nearly as fast as another PC on a wired connection at my location. I connected wirelessly to an 802.11ac router. Installation was easy on Windows install the driver with the included disk, then plug it in. The whole process took 2 minutes. Lastly, the packaging was pretty nice but that doesn’t really matter.

2. Netgear Wifi USB Adapter

Netgear Wi-Fi USB Adapter

Netgear Wi-Fi USB Adapter

Netgear AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter High Gain Dual Band. The Netgear AC1200 is a USB 3.0 Dual Band USB wireless adapter built for high wireless transfer speeds. It can deliver a theoretical speed of 300Mbps on 2.4GHz Wireless-N, and 867Mbps on 5 GHz Wireless-AC. The NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi USB 3.0 Adapter with high-gain antennas provides 3x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to an 11ac network for applications such as lag-free, multiple HD streams throughout your home. Once the software has installed, NETGEAR genie will prompt you to insert your adapter. Insert the USB adapter on your computer (with or without the desktop dock). To use the adapter with the desktop dock, insert the wireless adapter into the dock and then connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port.

3. Edimax Wi-Fi Nano size Adapter

Edimax Wi-Fi Nano size Adapter

Edimax Wi-Fi Nano size Adapter

The Edimax EW-7811un 150Mbps Wi-Fi 11n Nano Size USB Adapter packs superior performance in its compact size. It supports maximum range and speed and provides higher data rates of up to 150Mbps when connecting with a Wi-Fi 802.11n device, which is three times faster than your normal 11g connection. There is a vendor driver which can be compiled and installed, but it’s beta-quality intern-coder garbage and includes a binary blob. This Realtek driver spams syslog constantly, even when the network interface is down. A built-in laptop Wi-Fi generally has a hidden and sometimes large antenna under the case. The Edimax may not work in Wi-Fi marginal areas of your home. There are Edimax products with large external antennas but these will not have the small form factor of the Edimax EW-7811Un. If the connection is very poor the Edumax is flagged as “Turned Off” and you may have to use Windows-10 to re-enable the Wi-Fi. This could be a bug!

4. Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

A good wireless adapter for gaming is the USB Wireless Adapter. … They may suffer from being a little slower than the PCI-E wireless card, but in today’s world with USB 3.0 which is a lot faster than the USB 2.0, along with 802.11ac wireless you should have no problem gaming on this type of adapter. It got progressively worse over another 4-5 months. From researching my conclusion is that it overheated multiple times and damaged the device, though it was not positioned in front a fan or any place excessively hot. This card is great, plug and play with newest kali linux, packet injection and monitor mode work great, its small size makes it perfect to stash away in your bag when you’re done, its got that radio sealed plastic packaging thats a pain to open and doesn’t bode well for returns. Running this card against an ALFA awus036nha with an atheros chipset the performance differences show however. The atheros chipset in the alfa seems to inject packets better at range with lower tx power than the panda cards chipset. Raising the tx power on the panda did make it a little hot which was to be expected for such a small card with no heatsinks.

5. TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano AdapterTP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter. This wireless adapter has a sleek design and a Nano size. It permits connectivity of your laptop or PC to a wireless network. The adapter transfers data only at a frequency bandwidth of about 5 GHz, and at a super-fast data transfer rate of about 43Mbps. TP LINK Wireless Standards – For gaming purposes, you need a product that supports the 802.11ac standard. Also look for the best dual-band speeds, for example, an AC1200 USB wireless adapter will offer 300Mbps at 2.4GHz for general use and 867GHz speed at 5GHz which would be for gaming. A USB wireless network adapter is about as simple as it gets: you plug it into a USB port on your computer and it connects your device to a Wi-Fi network. And that’s the single biggest advantage of using a USB wireless adapter.

5. TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano AdapterTP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter

TP LINK Wireless 5 GHz Nano Adapter. This wireless adapter has a sleek design and a Nano size. It permits connectivity of your laptop or PC to a wireless network. The adapter transfers data only at a frequency bandwidth of about 5 GHz, and at a super-fast data transfer rate of about 43Mbps. TP LINK Wireless Standards – For gaming purposes, you need a product that supports the 802.11ac standard. Also look for the best dual-band speeds, for example, an AC1200 USB wireless adapter will offer 300Mbps at 2.4GHz for general use and 867GHz speed at 5GHz which would be for gaming. A USB wireless network adapter is about as simple as it gets: you plug it into a USB port on your computer and it connects your device to a Wi-Fi network. And that’s the single biggest advantage of using a USB wireless adapter.

6. Linksys Dual Band USB Adapter

Linksys Dual Band USB Adapter

Linksys Dual Band USB Adapter

A good wireless adapter for gaming is the USB Wireless Adapter. … They may suffer from being a little slower than the PCI-E wireless card, but in today’s world with USB 3.0 which is a lot faster than the USB 2.0, along with 802.11ac wireless you should have no problem gaming on this type of adapter. Upgrade your computer with the freedom and reliability of Wireless-N. Just plug the Adapter into your computer’s USB port to wirelessly connect to your network. With transfer rates up to 300 Mbps you’ll enjoy a powerful networking experience for surfing, chatting, sharing or playing online. Plug this Linksys USB adapter into your computer for a Wi-Fi networking boost. It upgrades laptop, game console or desktop capabilities to Wireless-N functions, letting you transfer files at rates as fast as 300 Mbps.