D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter

MX42544 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter
MX42544 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter

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Don't Buy This

Submitted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
By Jesse
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

Worked good for the first month.

Weaknesses of the product

Randomly drops signal despite good signal strength (Cell phone in same room full signal strength on WiFi as well). It appears it is a USB issue as it isn't actually losing a signal it is randomly disconnecting from the USB Hub.

Additional Comments

DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE

Piece of Junk

Submitted on Friday, April 28, 2017
By M.W
From Richmond BC

Strengths of the product

Good signal strength for the first few days.

Weaknesses of the product

Stopped working after a week. Random disconnection first, then just completely stopped working.

Additional Comments

Bought the device to use on my desktop. Worked for the first week, then it stopped. Which is very frustrating, cuz it's just passed ME's refund period. Its like they know this device would stop working after 7 days lol. Oh well, lesson learned, never trust these USB devices for wifi access.

Works fine in Windows 10

Submitted on Monday, October 17, 2016
By Collin
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Windows 10 is plug 'n play with this device. Don't install software from the CD that comes with it. Just plug it in and windows will see it and install drivers for it immediately, then all it takes is pushing your WPS button on your router and it will connect automatically. I had this installed and connected online within 30 seconds on two different computers with two different versions of Windows 10.

Weaknesses of the product

None I have seen so far, anyone with issues installing this either have a bad unit or some issue/problem in their windows install. I guess the physical size of the device can be a weakness for some, it's not an issue for me.

Additional Comments

Plug 'n play in both Windows 10 Pro 64bit and Windows 10 Home 32bit. Connection strength is excellent and so is the network transfer speeds connected through either USB 3 or USB 2 ports.

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Submitted on Friday, April 29, 2016
By Neel
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

None

Weaknesses of the product

Doesn't work on Windows 10. Invested almost 1 day in fixing installation issues. Seems digital certificate is already expired for the product in year 2015 which is a issue on Windows 10 Though release note from vendor say supported for Win8.1 x86/x64 support However, I haven't tried that because my windows 10 is x64 only.

Additional Comments

I strongly do not recommend

Worked fine for the first few months but then started to randomnly disconnect

Submitted on Sunday, April 24, 2016
By Ryan
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Supports the newer AC wireless protocol. Current hardware revision (C1) supports USB 3.0 for greater-than 35MB/s throughput. USB stand and cable included. Be sure to extend the cable for better reception.

Weaknesses of the product

Loses its reliability after a few months. Adapter will disconnect at random.

Additional Comments

Tried to resolve disconnection problems by installing latest drivers from D-Link, and then I tried drivers from a different company that was using the same Realtek chipset. Also tried swapping USB ports (including between USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports). Running on Windows 7 64-bit. My only guess is that the chipset could be overheating; similar to what happens to routers after a few years with no internal fan to cool them. I'll probably resort to replacing this with a PCIe-based network adapter.

Works well

Submitted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By CGY Computer Guy
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Default windows 10 drivers works very well. Fast speeds with no noticeable latency.

Weaknesses of the product

Adapter us large and may not be ideal for portable use.

Additional Comments

Overall, very good. It simply works. This replaced my Asus N53 USB which had various driver issues in Windows 10.
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