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TP-Link Dual Band N450 PCI Express Wireless Adapter

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• PCI Express x 1 interface
• Dual-band support - 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz channels bring an optimized HD video streaming, file sharing and online experience
• Today’s fastest wireless speeds of up to 450Mbps
• Three omni-directional, detachable (RP-SMA) 2dBi antennas increase wireless performance and stability
• Compatible with Windows 7 (32/64bit), Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows XP (32/64bit)
• Supports 64/128 WEP, WPA /WPA2/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES), supports IEEE 802.1X
• Seamlessly compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n products
• Manufacturer part number: TL-WDN4800

TP-Link’s 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter (TL-WDN4800) allows you to connect a desktop computer to a wireless network and access a high-speed wireless network connection. Complying with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, the device can use the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz channels and provide wireless speeds of up to 450Mbps which is ideal for users seeking a highly robust, bandwidth intensive wireless networking experience, particularly with HD video streaming and online gaming. Dual-band is the latest wireless technology allowing the adapter to connect with a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network. This allows you to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4 GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5 GHz band. The advantage of working on the 5 GHz band is that, unlike the crowded 2.4 GHz band shared with microwaves, cordless phones and other wireless networks, it has much less interference and can provide a more stable wireless signal, which is ideal for online gaming and HD video streaming.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid at all costs I can't vouch for it's performance with Windows 8 but I can safely say that (as far as my Win7 x64 computer is concerned) this card is a waste of money. Basically the drivers don't work. In fact none of the various drivers I have tried, whether on the installation disk, on the website or discovered through all the various forums and websites I have searched that have complained about TP-LINK's cards have worked. I have tried a bunch of other tweaks, hacks and what have you, including those tried by the other reviewer and none of them have worked. Normally you can find a compatible driver (for example on the Realtek site) if you know what chipset the card is based on, but even those drivers that supposedly fitted the chipset on which this card is supposedly based were rejected. Maybe if they wait long enough and look hard enough someone else will find a compatible driver. But right now this card is not fit for purpose and has not been assembled with sufficient care and skill. Check out what the forums are saying about TP-LINK's cards generally and avoid this one at all costs.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from tp-link dual band n450 pcie no problem bought this card for my win 7 64 bit pc had for about a year now and have had no problem with it on both 2.4 ghz or just now 5ghz easy to install no problem works fine .
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rocks on Linux Got this free from a friend - using it under Linuxmint 17.2. Will buy another one to use in kids PC.
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Specification

Operating Specifications

Number Of Antenna:

2

Is this Compatible with linux

Asked by: al2328
The manufacturer has not listed the item as being linux compatible.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-09-05

Is this compatible with windows 10 ie 802. 11b,g or n compliant please?

Asked by: Neil
The answer was yes!
Answered by: Neil
Date published: 2016-11-25
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