What are the best USB Wi-Fi adapters for speeding up my laptop connectivity?

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    Ao Zou
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or Chrome and so far so good!"
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      TP-LINK Archer T4U

      TP-LINK Archer T4U is an AC1300 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter that comes with the next-gen Wi-Fi standard - 802.11ac, with transfer rates 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. It's ideal for 802.11ac networks and for Lag-Free work and Entertainment. Equipped with a USB Extension Cable for flexible deployment.

      Electronics

      $39.99

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      Carol Reid
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "I really like this adapter because it speeds up my internet connection on my laptop. It went from 35MBPS to over 50 in no time!"
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      Carol Reid
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "I really like this adapter because it speeds up my internet connection on my laptop. It went from 35MBPS to over 50 in no time!"
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      WIFOX Mini Wifi Adapter

      WiFox Mini WiFfi Adapter delivers you a little way to get fast upcoming technology wifi connections, by connecting it to the USB 2.0  interface of your PC, laptop or Mac, you can establish 433Mbps connection link at 5GHz radio or 150Mbps link at 2.4GHz radio with your wifi router. Ideal for gaming online and seamless HD video streaming.

      Electronics

      $29.99

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      Arnav Kadam
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "The WIFOX not only extends range but also speeds up my connection slightly a bit more, Which is great. It's also not as terrible looking or blocky as most adapters."
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      Arnav Kadam
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "The WIFOX not only extends range but also speeds up my connection slightly a bit more, Which is great. It's also not as terrible looking or blocky as most adapters."
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      USBNOVEL USB Wifi AC600

      USBNOVEL Wifi Dongle AC600 Dual Band is an innovative Wireless USB Wifi Adapter for your Personal Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Mac 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. His 5GHz at 433Mbps is ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming, while 2.4GHz at 150Mbps is enough for web surfing and online chatting.


      Electronics

      $33.99

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      Barbara Newman
      Written on October 16, 2017
      "This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I needed some sort of adaptor to speed up the internet on my laptop, and this little dongle does it. Very handy!"
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      Barbara Newman
      Written on October 16, 2017
      "This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I needed some sort of adaptor to speed up the internet on my laptop, and this little dongle does it. Very handy!"
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      Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter

      NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB 3.0 adapter update your legacy laptop or desktop to the ultimate range of performance to the faster 802.11ac WiFi speeds. Stronger coverage with high gain antennas. Simply plug into a USB port on the computer to enjoy fast, efficient data transfer, online lag-free gaming, and HD streaming. Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and compatible with 802.11ac/n and all legacy WiFi devices. Compatible with Windows and MAC OS. Works with any WiFi router.


      Electronics

      $69.99

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      Vishal Shah
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Great adapter. I needed one and I got it. Works great and easy to use. Good price and works great, what more do you want to know?"
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      Vishal Shah
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Great adapter. I needed one and I got it. Works great and easy to use. Good price and works great, what more do you want to know?"
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      ASUS USB-AC56 Wi-Fi Adapter

      The ASUS USB-AC56 is a Next-generation Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter with a USB 3.0 connection that brings high-performance wireless networking support to desktop and notebook PCs. Selectable 5 and 2.4GHz bands for faster speeds and backward compatibility with existing wireless hotspots. AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances and with an external high-gain antenna for 150% stronger Wi-Fi signal.


      Electronics

      $56.99

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      Jose Daniels
      Written on October 22, 2017
      "An excellent choice for boosting the weak internal wifi antenna on most laptops. The ASUS adapter is top of the line dual band adapter that lets you take advantage of 5g..."
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      Jose Daniels
      Written on October 22, 2017
      "An excellent choice for boosting the weak internal wifi antenna on most laptops. The ASUS adapter is top of the line dual band adapter that lets you take advantage of 5g networks on the AC routers that are commonplace today. Definitely pick this jewel up."
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      Patricia Hawkins
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "The Asus USB-AC56 is a powerhorse of a wifi adapter. It connects easily and boosts your connectivity to wi-fi easily. The only problem I had was the drivers had to be updated to get it working properly. Otherwise, I agree, this one is the best."
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      Leelbox WiFi Wireless Dongle
      Leelbox WiFi Wireless Dongle comes with a USB connector for up to 600Mbps Internet connection speed and reduces interference for a better connection. This device's dual-band technology supports Windows XP to 10, Linux, and Android.

      Electronics

      $14.99

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      Katherine Beck
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "This appears to be an adequate WiFi adapter with dual band technology. The price is only $15. You do not need to download drivers for any OS later than Windows 7. The..."
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      Katherine Beck
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "This appears to be an adequate WiFi adapter with dual band technology. The price is only $15. You do not need to download drivers for any OS later than Windows 7. The installation is automatic. However, there is a photo of it installed on a laptop, and it looks like a 1940s antenna sticking out like a tower from the side of the laptop. This thing is way too big and obtrusive! Your hand is going to strike this adapter over and over again while using a laptop."

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    Best USB Wi-Fi adapters for speeding up my laptop connectivity
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 TP-LINK Archer T4U Electronics 5 Paid
    2 WIFOX Mini Wifi Adapter Electronics 5 Paid
    3 USBNOVEL USB Wifi AC600 Electronics 5 Paid
    4 Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter Electronics 3 Paid
    5 ASUS USB-AC56 Wi-Fi Adapter Electronics 3 Paid
    6 Leelbox WiFi Wireless Dongle Electronics 0 Paid
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