Dual band USB wi-fi adapters

By Prabhat Bhor | Published on 05 May 2020
Dual band USB wi-fi adapters
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Staying connected to your network is essential these days. Whether it is for the internet, controlling a smart device or file transfers, an increasing number of devices worth in sync with Wi-Fi. A good Wi-Fi adapter makes internet connectivity stronger and smoother. But, what if there are multiple devices in the house working on the same bandwidth, creating interference between the networks? 

The dual-band adapters are designed just to solve the interference issue entirely as they can support dual bandwidth frequency. We have curated the list of such dual-band USB Wi-Fi adapters available on Amazon. Check it out.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 is a dual-band adapter that can transmit up to 600 Mbps on a 2.4GHz bandwidth and 1300 Mbps on a 5GHz bandwidth. This dual-band Wi-Fi adapter ensures you have a fast and smooth connection. It has four high-gain internal antennas and USB 3.0. You can control the settings using Netgear Genie app which allows you to monitor, connect and control the home network. It has a magnetic cradle that makes it easier to mount on metal surfaces. The adapter also features a WPS button that allows users to connect to a fast and secure connection by just simply pushing the button.

TP-Link AC600

The TP-Link AC600 is a wireless dual-band USB adapter. It brings support for dual bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) to provide flexible connectivity. It has 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) support which claims to increase the 2.4GHz data rate from 150Mbps to 200MBps. So, the 200Mbps on 2.4GHz band and 433Mbps on the 5GHz should ensure a snappy Wi-Fi connection. It also features a 5dBi high-gain antenna that essentially enhances the reception and transmission signal strength of the USB adapter. The adapter is fully compatible with Windows as well as iOS. The antenna on it can be rotated and adjusted in multiple directions to improve the performance in different environments. It has a USB 2.0 interface and provides an 802.11b/g/n/a wireless type connection.

D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC600 

The D-Link DWA-171 adapter is also a dual-band wireless adapter with a compact design and is compatible with many devices such as iPhones, Androids, tablets and laptops. It features an easy WPS push-button setup to easily establish a fast and secure home network at just a push of a button. This adapter is an AC bandwidth compatible adapter which is claimed to provide around three times faster connection than the regular N bandwidth-based adapter. This adapter is also compatible with almost every Wi-Fi router and range extender.

TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600

The TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 adapter provides 6000Mbps wireless speed with 802.11AC while the high-gain detachable external antenna strengthens the signal power of the USB adapter even more. It has dual-band features which you can select for different devices as per your convenience. It can provide around 150Mbps speed on a 2.4GHz bandwidth and around 433Mbps on a 5GHz bandwidth. The adapter also comes with a one-meter USB 2.0 extension cable for added convenience.

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