Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: BrosTrend 600Mbps WiFi USB Adapter Dual Band AC600/Wireless Adapters for PC, 5GHz WIFI 433Mbps/2.4GHz Wi Fi 150Mbps, Works with Laptop or Desktop of Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2K; WNA016 Model
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Bought this to put my printer on the my WiFi network with its Ethernet cable, Very easy to install, however I do have to restart it (by switching the power on and off) whenever I want to use the printer that is connected to it as its always off line, wasn’t a problem with my old setup which I had to change when changing WiFi supplier. It appears to drop off the network daily. The WiFi is only about 5 metres away. When online it works great.
Good for increasing WiFi speed to PS4. The older PS4s only came with 2.4g WiFi, so WiFi speed can be slow, this BrosTren adapter picks up 5g WiFi router signals and provides a direct ethernet cable connection to the PS4. Your actual speed will depend on what internet service package you have. 5g WiFi offers wider channel so faster speed. The Brostrend adapter allows you to select whether to extend either 2.4g or 5g WiFi, the setup is best performed with the adapter located next to your router, once the adapter is powered use a phone to search for the Bostrend WiFi, it will search for your home WiFi network, follow the instruction on screen instructions to setup the WiFi extension. Works good with Virgin media routers, and gave me 100Mbps download speed to PS4 located upstairs, which is close to my ISP speed, prior to use of the bostrend adapter the WiFi speed to the PS4 was at best 30Mbps and would cut out when the microwave oven was switched on which is not ideal if online gaming. The bostrend adapter has two external antennas so picks up 5g WiFi very well. Can reccomend for anyone wishing to increase WiFi speed to older PS4, or for use with Smart TVs which only have 2.4g WiFi connection. As a bonus the bostrend creates a 2.4g and 5g WiFi hotspot, which give better speed performance. The bostrend adapter is much cheaper and better performance than other Powerline type WiFi extenders which relay WiFi via house mains wiring.
This item is working fine, bought this to set up PC in the spare room upstairs, also tried it in the back extension in the house to see if it worked in there, unfortunately it didnt, I think this must be due to it having to go though to many rooms (ie walls), but fine upstairs so overall a good item easy to install and loads easier than having to run wires from the back off your internet router. Would off given 5 stars if it would off worked in back extension.
although it provides a 2.4 and 5 GHz Wireless, As a wireless extender (or wired to wireless converter) it can ONLY be connected to a 2.4Ghz band so you will never get the speed and performance. Wireless range was a little disappointing and did not have the range of my laptop wireless card so not sure the antena actually do anything. Overall the product is not Bad. it is easy to install and configure and performs well in the application I used it (get my old 100Mbps network printer connected wirelessly) and should perform to its full potential if used as an access port rather than an extender
I find they work fantastic and did the job how it should be. The packaging was great and even came with a CD for the drivers even though i didnt need it as it works right off the bat. My only problem is that I found that my router is not far from my PC you could say its like a room away and there isnt any thick walls in the way of connection and i was amazed at how it struggled to even reach 5mb, and so I had to get like an extended USB wire so I can place it much closer and I manage to get 50mb. So Rage wise I would say its not that great, even my phone can get 50mb easily all the way from downstairs and yet this cant even get past 1 room. Besides the range I think this is perfect if you live in a small flat or have a pc near your router or get an extended USB cable to get it near the router, besides that I wouldn't recommend it for anything else.
Good speed as it can use 5G Hz signal and then you can use cable to to the PC. It does the job what I want. It will be better if I can change settings as the router and have the option to disable the wifi signal as I only need the ethernet port.
i Bought this dongle last week, tried installing but my laptop wouldn't have it, so i tried with the disc, still nothing, then a few days ago, i connected extra usb slots, stuck the dongle in the end, along with other items, my laptop picked everything up on hardware installer and installed the dongle no problem without the use of the disc, instead of just 2G i now have 5G as well it came up as WI-FI 2. so i have "2G on WI-FI and 5G on WI-FI 2... good signal for both average 3-4 bars all the time.
Had to change previous dongle when I upgraded to Win 10. Other than having to down load the Windows 10 compatible driver the Bros Trend unit worked with no problem and is much quicker and reliable. Excellent piece of kit. Very pleased.