Asus USB-N13 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter

MX26397 USB-N13 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter
MX26397 USB-N13 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter MX26397 USB-N13 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter MX26397 USB-N13 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.6 / 5 With 40 Customer Reviews

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
By: Mike Ch
From: Calgary

Good with a side order of ugh

Strengths:

Works great on Windows 10 until...

Weaknesses:

I disconnected it once while the PC was on and it never worked the same again (Windows 10 64-bit), now it always disconnects 2-3 mins after starting the PC then you have to go into your network connections and disconnect then reconnect it and you're good to go until you reboot again

Additional Comments:

When it works it's great and solid, the annoyance of having to reconnect it after every reboot is wearing thin on me. I expect that reinstalling windows would fix it but that's as good of a solution as buying a new house when you don't like a creaky door. I think I've had this for 5-ish years, I'm a bit bummed to see it's still one of Mem-Exs best options under $50.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
By: Bill
From: Edmonton west

Garbage *DO NOT BUY*

Strengths:

Good when LAN cable is plugged in

Weaknesses:

keeps disconnecting from WiFi and the driver looks like its for windows vista

Additional Comments:

Dose not stay connected
Monday, November 28, 2016
By: David
From: Edmonton

waste of $30

Strengths:

you get internet most of the time

Weaknesses:

it worked good at my old place where i was 2m from the router but in a real house it frequently disconnects and loads websites slow. You do have internet but not what youre paying the ISP for. Any game is 300+ ping, normally 600+.

Additional Comments:

bad if the router isn't in the same room
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By: Stephen
From: Edmonton

Wish I had returned earlier

Strengths:

Can connect to the internet.

Weaknesses:

Disconnects every half hour regularly, and won't reconnect until it's been unplugged, left for a while, and plugged back in. Sometimes not even then. It appears this is a known problem with this device.

Additional Comments:

Try something else.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
By: Joshua
From: Winnipeg

return immediatly

Strengths:

looks cool

Weaknesses:

barely loaded any webpages

Additional Comments:

it sucks
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
By: Stacy
From: Winnipeg

Returned immediately, couldn't see N networks

Strengths:

Easy setup, looks cool.

Weaknesses:

It could only read 2.4ghz networks. Works only on 20/40mhz frequencies. My 5ghz network is the one I use for torrenting and gaming and it could not find it.

Additional Comments:

Buy a proper dual band usb adapter and save the headache.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By: Peter
From: Calgary

Good so far

Additional Comments:

Bought this after my internal wireless card died on a TV media center computer. The computer is running Linux and this adapter came with Linux drivers right on the CD which was a refreshing change. Works well for the type of internet usage involved (downloading, hosting servers, etc.). See how well it holds up over time.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
By: Corey
From: British Columbia

Very Bad

Strengths:

-Connection to the router is decent -Does not need installing into the interior of the computer -USB

Weaknesses:

-If your ping fluctuates in any way, it will intensify the fluctuation -Bad for any type of gaming since it increases actual lag -Raises you to 1000-3000 ms (ping) at times -No software support for Windows 8

Additional Comments:

It is an atrocious wireless adapter for a computer and I would NOT recommend it. When I was building my computer, the salesperson recommended this product to me and I have regretted buying it ever since. This product is cheap and is decent for everyday casual browsing but can warrant major lag spikes at uncertain times. My 5-6 year old EEEPC notebook has a better interior adapter than this. Any type of fluctuation from your router will cause this product to go crazy (ping-wise).
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By: Derek
From: Winnipeg

Good stick

Strengths:

I have two of these. One I bought several years ago (A1 model), that works flawlessly in xp, vista and win 7 ultimate. Signal reception is awesome, speeds are great and connectivity is 99.9%

Weaknesses:

I recently (February 22nd, 2014) bought a B1 model of this. The drivers Windows has built in for this (Win 7 Ultimate anyway) do not work. Constant bsod. The tech at Memex in Winnipeg helped me figure out the issue. The B1 model is a Realtek chip, which requires a different driver than the A1 Ralink model. Search google for "Asus USB-N13 B1 drivers". Nowhere on the packaging, or on the stick itself does it specify B1 model

Additional Comments:

All in all, after the frustration with the drivers, this is still a great stick, especially for $20 on sale. I would highly recommend this product to others.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By: Adam
From: Edmonton

Not good

Strengths:

Easy to install

Weaknesses:

Stopped working after 6 months

Additional Comments:

Not a good product. For the value, it was expected to remain functional at least for a year, but after 6 months it stopped working