The above video shows you how to create a Wireless AC network & Wireless N network with a TRENDnet Wi-Fi AC router. However, working with a Wireless AC network requires that your computer/laptop also be compatible to the Wireless AC standard (Gigabit Wi-Fi standard) that offers high speeds. Unfortunately, most laptops have built-in Wireless N adapters and not Wireless AC adapters.
So, how do you upgrade your laptop to work with the latest Wireless AC network for higher speeds/performance?
Simple. Buy an external USB Wireless AC adapter and attach it to the USB port of your laptop/computer!
TRENDnet has recently released their TEW-804UB Wireless AC adapter that is compact, connects to and is powered by the USB port and supports a bandwidth of up to 433 Mbps. This wireless adapter is backward compatible with Wireless N network, just in case you have to connect with older routers.
TRENDnet TEW-804UB is powered through the USB port (no separate power source required), but the only caveat is – It supports only USB 2.0 and not the latest USB 3.0. Possibly, the older USB standard is sufficient to offer the advertised speeds, but including USB 3.0 might have been better. Keeping the price down might have been another reason why it is not supported.
The device is small (and looks cute) and the 5g weight makes it almost non-existent! There is a WPS button/LED indicator behind it to enable you to connect securely to your wireless network over an encrypted connection. WPA2 encryption standard offers highest security and is recommended.
The device is mostly plug and play, if you are going to install it from Windows/Mac devices, but a small guided-setup program might run when it is installed for the first time. The company offers a 3-year warranty for the device.
If you feel that Wireless N network is not sufficient for your current needs/doesn’t offer enough speed, you might want to try the bigger/faster/meaner Wireless AC network. It is comfortable to have a built-in Wi-Fi AC adapter, but if that option is not available, an external AC adapter might be your second best (and only) option.
Further info: Manufacturer’s web-page.
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