I prefer simply letting Windows handle Wi-Fi connection. The device is a bit thicker than most USB sticks, measuring 0. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I find wireless managers that take over wireless networking settings in Windows can cause issues with the adapters and connecting to wireless networks. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Use , you can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment.

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It could very well be a Windows issue, though I routinely install wireless adapters on this particular Windows PC and have never had to constantly confirm files to install.

It’s a 2×2 adapter supporting double spatial streams, whereas the router is a more-powerful 3×3, triple-stream device that can support up to Mbps on the 5GHz band and Mbps at 2. Installing the AC The setup utility on the disc, gives the option of installing or not installing an available wireless client manager along with the drivers.


AirStation HighPower N150 Wireless USB Adapter

Flaming or offending other users. I was only able to enable the device after reseating it my laptop’s USB port. A right- click on the Buffalo adapter icon refused to place the adapter in an enabled state.

Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: More From Samara iCPooch. Select type of offense: The adapter ships with a quick setup guide, USB extension cable, and a setup disc containing drivers, product manual, and a client manager utility. Performance Alan The AC’s performance in the 2.

Specifications The AC is a dual-band adapter, capable of up to a theoretical Mbps at the 2. Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. This was not the only odd behavior I observed while installing the AC Click here to review our site terms of use.

Buffalo AirStation AC866 IEEE 802.11ac USB – Wi-Fi Adapter

The Best Tech Gifts for Women. I prefer simply letting Windows handle Wi-Fi connection. This is a big plus for me—I have tested wireless adapters that force you to install the vendor’s proprietary wireless utility. Proprietary wireless manager utility optional.

It was a fairly lengthy installation process, so there were quite a few files to confirm. Setup software kept prompting for file install confirmation.


Still, when it comes to The Best Wireless Routers for The adapter also sustains throughput at farther distances from the Buffalo router well, but there appear to be software issues with the setup.

Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! Once installation completed, the adapter was placed and remained in a disabled state when I viewed it in Windows network settings. During setup I kept receiving a pop-up alert asking me to confirm if I really wanted to install a file as files were being loaded to install the drivers. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

Advertisements or commercial links. The AC is not quite the ultimate wireless adapter for the AirStation AC, but pairing it with this router provides decent performance and range. The slower speed of USB 2. Your message has been reported 80.211 will be reviewed by our staff. Adapter would not enable after install.