The TRENDnet AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter comes with the same looking chassis as we have seen before at the older products from the same family, but this time we have an USB 3.0 bus. The initial drivers had some issues (were not signed) and on Windows 8 we had to disable driver signing enforcement, which is not an easy task for people which expect everything to go smoothly right out of the box. TRENDnet have updated the drivers and now this issue is gone and with them we were able to set a record speed, while using the AC band. If you guys are planning on using this product with regular non-AC routers, do not expect to achieve better speeds than the older models.
During the 50 second test, the speed is not consistent and the graph looks mostly like a saw tooth; we think that with further drive updates, this issue will be fixed; this was to be expected since the adapters arrived quite a bit late compared to the routers sporting the same technology.
The Wi-Fi USB adapter is available from TRENDnet for about 35 Euros. We will happily wait for the 1300Mbps AC adapters too, maybe with these we will break again another record.
TRENDnet AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter is Recommended For:
We would like to thank again to TRENDnet for making this review possible!