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April 11, 2013

Trendnet releases USB 3.0 adapter compliant with 802.11ac

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Trendnet announced today the availability of the AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter (model TEW-805UB). This is the networking companies first AC adapter, and one of a very few on the market.
You now can officially upgrade your Windows computer to the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard .

The TEW-805UB supports USB 3.0, which is a must if you really want to get the speed of 802.11ac. Although the device is compatible with USB 2.0 as well, that connection caps at just 480Mbps, while the new Wi-Fi standard peaks out as fast as 1,300Mbps. The TEW-805UB doesn’t offer quite the top Wi-Fi speeds; rather just the second tier of 802.11ac, which is 867Mbps — still much faster than the existing and popular 802.11n Wi-Fi standard (aka Wireless N).

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  • Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n standards
  • High-speed data rates up to 867 Mbps with 802.11ac technology and 300 Mbps with 802.11n technology
  • USB 3.0 connector
  • LED indicator
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11a networks
  • Compatible with Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and XP(32/64-bit) operating systems
  • One-touch network connection with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • Dynamic Data Rate Scaling from 867 Mbps to 1 Mbps
  • Supports advanced wireless encryption up to WPA2-RADIUS
  • Easy user setup and diagnostic utilities
  • Coverage of up to 100 meters indoor (330 feet) and 300 meters outdoor (980 feet)*
  • 3-year limited warranty

TRENDnet’s AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter, model TEW-805UB, connects a laptop or desktop computer to a revolutionary Wireless AC network. Connect to a Wireless AC network at an amazing 867 Mbps or to a Wireless N network at up to 300 Mbps. A SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port maintains a high speed connection to your computer.
Quickly connect to a Wireless AC or N network at the touch of a button with the convenience of one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). An LED on the front of the adapter conveys device status. Upgrade your computer’s wireless connection to experience the speed of revolutionary Wireless AC.

Wireless AC: Next generation Wireless AC
Dual Band: Up to 867 Mbps Wireless AC or 300 Mbps Wireless N
Compatible: Connects to standard Wireless N networks
USB 3.0: SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 connection to computer
Coverage: Expanded coverage with MIMO technology
One Touch Connection: Connect to a router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
To enjoy the new speed, your home router must also support the 802.11ac standard, such as Trendnet’s recently reviewed TEW-812DRU router or one of those on this list.
The TEW-805UB is a dual-band adapter and also support Wireless N with up to 300Mbps throughput speed. It does not appear to be  available in the UK just now but a list of stores are on their website who should be stocking it.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini