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Linksys USB Dual Band Adapter $3

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I'm guessing Starbucks!
 
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lol Sorry added link

Edit: Ok so its not working anylonger
 
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Sweet deal!
 
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I have the AE2500 and I can say for absolute certain that it is terrible when it comes to reliability. Over-draws on USB and can overheat. It works great when it works, it will run at 300Mbps @ 5Ghz but it stops working so often that it's not worth it unless you're going to supply 5v@1a and cool the BCM chip to keep it from overheating. At this point I've stopped using it and I've given up on it. One of the worst investments I've made. In fact USB wi-fi adapters I've owned have always been pretty piss poor regardless of the manufacturer.
 
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I have the AE2500 and I can say for absolute certain that it is terrible when it comes to reliability. Over-draws on USB and can overheat. It works great when it works, it will run at 300Mbps @ 5Ghz but it stops working so often that it's not worth it unless you're going to supply 5v@1a and cool the BCM chip to keep it from overheating. At this point I've stopped using it and I've given up on it. One of the worst investments I've made. In fact USB wi-fi adapters I've owned have always been pretty piss poor regardless of the manufacturer.
Hence the low price :rolleyes:
 

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Hence the low price :rolleyes:
In my personal opinion, if the hardware can't work as designed it shouldn't even be sold. :shadedshu
 
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Just picked up 2 x for $6 with 1 yr extended warranty.

Thanks for the sweet deal. Even if they do end up sitting in a drawer.
 
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I received it today. Put it upstairs on my laptop connected to my 5.0GHZ network and 17 MB/s or 137 mbps fastest wireless Ive ever seen. As far as reliability Im not sure yet
 

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I received it today. Put it upstairs on my laptop connected to my 5.0GHZ network and 17 MB/s or 137 mbps fastest wireless Ive ever seen. As far as reliability Im not sure yet
If your router supports MIMO, if you're within 25-30 feet of the router (if there is only a wall,) it should go up as high at 300Mbps. Don't get me wrong, it's a fast adapter, it just cut out on me so often. :confused:
 

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I buying this Driver for detail:
Linux driver
depends on chip revision
brcmfmac (in compat-wireless) supports r3 chips
r1/r2 chips appear to be more common and do not use the fullmac driver model
this driver is so fastest loading.
English is my primary language and I'm usually pretty good at deciphering what people are trying to say when grammar and sentence structure are at a premium, but I'm pretty confused with what is trying to conveyed here. :confused:

Are you trying to say that the first two revisions don't have a linux driver and the third does? I wasn't aware of any linux driver being available for any revision of this adapter.