TP-Link AC600 Wireless Dual Band USB WiFi Network Adapter

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About this product


  • 600 (433+150)Mbps wireless speed with 802.11ac
  • A tiny way to get speedy next generation Wi-Fi connections
  • Selectable Dual Band connections for lag-free HD video streaming and gaming

Product overview

• 600 (433+150)Mbps wireless speed with 802.11ac
• A tiny way to get speedy next generation Wi-Fi connections
• Selectable Dual Band connections for lag-free HD video streaming and gaming
• Advanced Security: Supports 64/128 WEP, WPA, PA2/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)
• Supports Windows 8/7/XP, Mac OS X 1.7-10.10 and Linux
• Manufacturer part number: Archer T2U

802.11ac - The Next Generation of WiFi
TP-LINK’s Archer T2U comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. With 433Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band or 150Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, the Archer T2U is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

AC600 Wireless Speed
The 5GHz 433Mbps is perfect for HD video streaming and lag-free online gaming, while using 2.4GHz 150Mbps Wi-Fi for average use such as web surfing.

The Best of Both Bands
TP-LINK’s Archer T2U is a dual band USB Adapter that provides selectable 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for the latest standard and backward compatibility to existing Wi-Fi network. It gives users the ability to access crystal clear 5GHz connections to upgrade their notebook or PC’s wireless capabilities, while ensuring that they can still access legacy 2.4GHz band wireless networks.

WPA / WPA2 Encryptions - Advanced Security
The T2U provides WPA/WPA2 encryptions created by the WI-FI Alliance, promoting interoperability and security for WLAN, which effectively and efficiently protects the wireless network.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for my needs I have had this adapter for a while now, I have a none WiFi PC this works great. Typical Maplin whenever I am looking for product I can't find elsewhere they seem to come up trumps every time. Mike27
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work on linux I bought this with the label stating supports linux - well it does but not for anything newer than a 3.x kernel. Its like saying it only supports windows 7. Poor poor support. Returning it as doesn't work
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited Value We have Virgin's 150mps high-speed internet at home, but with an older laptop, I only have 2G capability, so I bought this to add 5G connectivity, but what a disappointment. Operating 'Windows 10', (as we're all forced to do these days), installation was simple enough and it identified both channels, but streaming on 5G was intermittent at best and signal kept on being lost, so after a day of trying I stopped, unplugged the device and relegated it to my drawer full of electrical odds'n'ends that aren't used anymore. The theory is good, but in practice, perhaps I bought too cheap a version, as the true value of the item is nil, bearing in mind that it worked, then it didn't, then it got filed under 'Do Not Bother Using'. Buy with limited expectations, as if you figure on plugging, playing and flying, you might not get what you expect!!
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says on the tin! Decided to get rid of Ethernet interconnections because of noise on amateur radio equipment, and go over to wirelss links for internet etc. At the same time I was prepared to accept the slower speed of wirelss connections even using 5GHz band, compared with Ethernet. This unit on an old Gigabyte board with AMD processor works a treat.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Laptop Saver! Really impressed with this little fella. My wireless card upped and died and I thought that meant either a new laptop or an annoying trip to the repair shop. Simply plugged this in and the Internet was not only back but is now way faster. Chuffed.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for money Bought this to breathe new life into my daughters laptop. Immediate difference in speed and for a reasonable price. Very easy to setup as it was pretty much plug and play. Overall a good purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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USB Network adapter

Operating Specifications

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System Requirements & Software

System Requirements:

Windows 8.1/8/7/XP
Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.10


Package Contents:

T2U Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide



2 years

Can you advise i have a epson multimedia 3lcd projector i want to connect it to either my tablet mobile or computer through a tp link wireless dual band usb Wi-Fi Bluetooth network adapter thanks

Asked by: Watson
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2018-01-19

Do you need broadband / wireless router set up at home in order for this adaptor to work?

Asked by: James
This device just adds wireless capablilitys to the device plugged in... It still needs a wireless signal in order to connect to... Just like a device with wireless functionality out of the box
Answered by: Kieron
Date published: 2017-11-21

is this what I need to connect Humax HD FOX T2 to my wireless router in another room

Asked by: figsbury
Sorry but the device does not support that use. This dongle is for use on a PC. HUMAX official website recommends use of an optional USB Wi-Fi dongle (WLAN Stick) You would need to ask Humax as to which dongles are suitable for use with their hardware, or use a powerline device to connect to a router in another room.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-21

Will this work with my Dell pc Windows 7 which is two rooms (10 metres away on the same level)from my DSL3680 talk talk router.

Asked by: Roger
The item will work if the WiFi signal reaches the point the pc is at.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-21

Would this work instead of my sky Wi-Fi connector ?

Asked by: Shazz
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can I use this device to stream my laptop to my LG smart TV? I'm using Win 10.

Asked by: MarcoMarcusArelius
Unfortunately, we can not guarantee compatibility for this use. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer of your TV.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-09-04

does this connect my laptop to my monitor

Asked by: jaybird
No, this would not be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-28

can i use this to wireless stream from my internet on my onkyo 515 recever

Asked by: grah
Only if this receiver supports this USB adapter.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-28
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