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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
Good for auditing, not for home use – High Power 1000mW 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps USB 2.0 WiFi Wireless Network Dongle Reviews

posted by zakrion on 01/22/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

- Long range wireless routers detection
- Easy to use (Windows + Linux)
- Support injection and other features usefuls for auditing wireless networks
- Chipset Realtek RTL8187, wich is "famous" for being a bit cheater when showing signal strengh of wireless networks. It will show 5/5 o 4/5 green bars of signal on many networks, but when connecting to them the bandwidth speed will be slow as hell
- It's unstable, even if you uses to connect to your home wireless network, you will see that speed decreases with no reason, and this won't happend with a "normal" wifi adapter (i tested this with 2 laptops and both had better speed results in speed tests than the PC using this adapter, and they all were in the same place)
Conclussion: Nice and cheap for auditing wireless networks, bad for home use to connect to your home wifi network.
If wanting something more stable, then i suggest to buy an adapter with atheros chipset.


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