Pros

  • Very good long-range performance
  • Excellent industrial design
  • USB cradle

Cons

  • Much slower than the Asus USB-AC56 at close range

At A Glance

If you need to connect just a single client, such as a laptop or a home-theater PC, to your 802.11ac network, a Wi-Fi client USB adapter is much cheaper than a wireless bridge. Netgear's A6200 is one of the best.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Netgear A6200 WiFi Adapter delivers next generation WiFi speeds. Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, it enables multiple HD video streams throughout your home simultaneously. With up to 300/867 Mbps speed and dual band technology, the A6200 avoids interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. The optional antenna positioning offers optimal performance and reliability, while the unique design features of the adapter make it easy to use with both laptops and desktops. The A6200 WiFi Adapter is perfect for upgrading your existing laptop or desktop to 802.11ac.

Manufacturer’s Website

A6200 WiFi USB Adapter

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