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Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2016
The majority of the five star reviews for this product are from reviewers who received the product free or at steep discount with the intent to provide a favorable review and boost the products ratings. Those reviews are overinflated (just look at the number of 5 stars as well as the profile of the reviewers to prove it to yourself). Normally I shy away from products with these types of reviews but at this price point (< 20 bucks and free shipping with prime) I decided to take a chance and bought the item (for full price with no incentive from the seller or manufacturer).
If you'll look at my previous reviews you'll find that I've bought (again at full price) and reviewed at least four other AC network adapter in the last several months. Unfortunately, I’ve been disappointed in all of those products to date and returned them all (thanks to Amazon for the great return policy). I’ve been trying to upgrade a Rosewill N adapter that offered decent speeds, but wasn’t taking full advantage of may AC router network speeds. The purchase of the EDUP AC 600 adapter has finally allowed me to almost do that.
I have a Linksys EA7500 router that’s capable of 1300 AC speeds as well as a RA6500 extender capable of 867 AC speeds, so the speeds promised from the EDUP AC 600 adapter are certainly possible on my network. While I have yet to achieve the promised 600 Mbps of the adapter, I’ve more doubled the speeds from the Rosewill N adapter at 144 Mbps up to about 325 Mbps for the EDUP AC adapter.
Since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago, the EDUP adapter has been in constant use, with zero lost connections or downtime. I think that’s fairly remarkable since the adapter is one floor down and about 20 feet away from the router, and on the same floor, but about 30 feet away from the extender in a nearly 3,000 SQFT house.
It gets four stars for the poorly written and translated instructions, as well as, the outdated driver disk and set-up requirements. Recommend if you’re running windows 10 or 7 that you let windows search & install the drivers and that you use the windows WLAN management utility instead of the klunky Realtek utility on the disk. I’ve tried the EDUP on both a windows 10 desktop and a windows 7 HTPC with no issues.
I’m pleased enough to buy a second one for use with a laptop in my son’s room, but not so overwhelmed that I would give it 5 stars or spend more than 25 dollars for it.