This adapter will work well if you have an older computer at home or at work that you want to connect to a wireless network and get a good connection behind several walls or floors.
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Pro The wireless signal reception is very reliable
This adapter has an antenna that helps it maintain a reliable connection to a Wi-Fi network even if your router is in another room or floor, or just pretty far away.
Pro The connection speed is decent
As long as your computer supports the latest wireless protocol, 802.11ac, you will get a pretty fast connection. The fact that this is a dual-band adapter also helps with alleviating some of the Wi-Fi congestion that arises when too many devices are connected to a network (but you have to make sure that your computer has 5 GHz network support).
Con There are faster adapters for newer computers
This adapter only supports the USB 2.0 standard, which is significantly (more than 10 times) slower than the USB 3.0 in data transfer. If you have a newer computer with a USB 3.0 port, you could get a much faster connection by getting a compatible adapter.
Con It's bulky
This adapter has a large antenna, which makes it less convenient to carry around and use outside of home or office.
Con Poor support of newer OS's
If you use Windows 10, there could be some driver issues you'll have to solve before using this adapter. You can contact Edimax Tech Support if you're having problems with installation.