TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB
The TP-LINK Archer T4U wireless dual band USB adapter
comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, with transfer rates 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. With this you can experience blazing speed data transfers of up to 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0- the latest USB standard, which is up to 10X speed of USB 2.0. With high-speed USB 3.0, Archer T4U breaks through the low-speed USB 2.0 limitation for 802.11ac high-speed experience.
The T4U’s 5GHz band at 867Mbps is perfect for HD video streaming and lag-free online gaming, while its 2.4GHz 300Mbps WiFi can be used for normal use such as web surfing with legacy devices. For better performance, use the T4U with TP-LINK’s Archer series 11ac router.
Archer T4U equipped with the extension cable, which extend the USB connection length, making it more convenient to plug the USB device in & out of the USB socket.
Device Type :
- USB wireless adapter
- USB 1.0
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0
Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11ac
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11a
Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
11ac: Up to 867Mbps(dynamic)
11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic)
11a: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic)
11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
- Support 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, 802.1x
11a 6Mbps: -88dBm
11a 54Mbps: -71dBm
11ac HT20: -65dBm
11ac HT40: -60dBm
11ac HT80: -56dBm
11b 11Mbps: -90dBm
11g 54Mbps: -73dBm
11n HT20: -71dBm
11n HT40: -68dBm
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User reviews on www.amazon.com:
TL-WDN4200:: Works with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit after tracking down an updated driver from MediaTek
R. DECASTRO September 10, 2014
Like many Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit users, this dual-band adapter failed to see the 5 GHz band of my router out of the box. Great 2.4 GHz speeds (195 Mbps), but disappointing not to have get the expected 5 GHz speedball. The problem is with the PlugNPlay-installed driver from Microsoft (dated 5/15/2013, v.184.108.40.206). The adapter can see and connect to the 2.4 GHz band just fine. After a friendly but ultimately unhelpful interaction with TP-Link support, I checked the adapter's chipset (Ralink RT3573) and tracked down a later driver (dated 6/27/2014, v.220.127.116.11) from MediaTek (http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/). The download installs the driver into Windows. Then you access the Update Driver... button for the TL-WDN4200, pick Browse my computer for driver software, Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, then pick the MediaTek driver. Afterwards, the 5 GHz band should show up. I now joyfully get 405-450 Mbps, as advertised. I dropped my rating one star for the trouble this product caused me.
Good for the price--better because it is small
Dusty White February 26, 2013
I know there are almost a hundred reviews already, but I hope you will give me just a minute. By the way, I even uploaded images to help you see more about this product. I testes this head-to-head for an hour straight against a Sinmax 300 mbsEtekcity High Power 802.11 B/N/G 300M USB Wireless 1000mw Wifi Network Adapter with Dual Antenna. Of course the Sinmax gave me 5 bars of reception from my 4620LE Jetpack (cellular modem -- 30 feet away) and this gave me 3, but this is more designed for laptops and portability. The Sinmax (made by Elekticity) is portable, but it has those 6" bunny ears. So, what is the verdict? this old up. It gets better reception than the built-in PCI-express wireless card (that has a 5" antenna I had to screw into the card) that came standard with my i-7 Windows 8 ASUS. So if that card is new and this tiny USB antenna can whomp it, it is not a bad portable antenna.
I remember my old T-Mobile USB antenna "dongle" came with m micro card slot and you would use it as a flash drive. This does not--just so you know. It has one function, and it does it reasonably well. I had bad luck with Windows 8, but it did work once I went into Device Manager (Start: search "Device Manager" and click that, look for Network Adapters, and see the images I uploaded). On a separate machine I tried it (the 3200) on Windows 7 and Windows found it right away--the mini-CD is useless.
The speed is good, and the signal strength is better than adequate, but IMHO, if you need a strong signal and you don't mind bunny ears, get the Sinmax (Elekticity). But if you need a LAPTOP or tablet antenna or antenna booster (if yours is weak) this is a great little product. It looks cool, it is small, and pops right into a USB, USB 2, or USB 3 port. Just to be fair I used a USB 3 port for my tests to max out the data transfer speeds.
I am keeping this thing. It won't be obsolete any time soon and it is small enough, and cheap enough that it can fit anywhere and I am not concerned about losing it. This is the perfect device for travelling. Anyway, thanks for reading--hope this helped.
Not very fast.
Mr.Knowall October 21, 2015
Could not achieve higher download speeds.
It's gonna take up a couple of USB ports...
DL October 19, 2015
Works well. The only problem one may run in to is that, for PCs, this is a bit large for USB - both in its thickness and width. I can stick it in the front of the PC usb and i don't care, but if you're looking to stick it in the back and out of sight, you're gonna need to sacrifice a couple of ports to make room for this. They do provide a short usb cable so you can attach it easier on a line, but who wants that. Otherwise, can't complain.
Great thru put!
Fred September 19, 2015
Getting 230 mbps on 5ghz in next door room using my AC1200 TP-LINK c5 router with a Time Warner 200 mbps plan
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