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TP-LINK TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

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  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Gregory C.
  • 5/2/2016 3:42:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent as Advertised

Pros: Small, LED Indicator, Recognized by older laptop, Works with Ubuntu

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I have an older laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) whose wireless card is recognized by Windows, but not Ubuntu/Linux. The process to get it to recognize it is painful and I have to go through it (including remembering how) every time I reinstall or upgrade the OS. This sub-$10 fix was perfect. The laptop recognized the adapter right away and the appropriate driver showed up under Ubuntu's additional drivers. One click and off to the internet wirelessly I went. With it I get wide open download speed of 65 Mbit (60 Mbit service)! Couldn't be happier.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/1/2016 5:07:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for Linux (Ubuntu)

Pros: I have to buy a receiver for Linux(Ubuntu), I saw someone saying this works, and it really worked for me on Ubuntu14. Thanks

Cons: None, so far

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  • Michael B.
  • 4/21/2016 10:46:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Nice Little Piece Of Kit!

Pros: Inexpensive
Works out of the box
Easy setup
Promptly recognizes networks
Small and unobtrusive

Cons: I'm hard pressed to find any dislikes...

Other Thoughts: I really like it. It does what it needs to do, which is to give the user quick access to a wireless network when a wired solution is not available. I'm using it in kind of an odd way: An old Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF which I recently gave an upgrade to. I know, why use a tiny WiFi adapter in an old desktop? Well, because reasons. Anyway, throughput is pretty good, as is signal strength. After running the usual Speedtest check I find that even though it's a Wireless N device I'm seeing 44/down, and 5/up which is pretty good considering that the service is for 50/down, 5/up.
So in conclusion, I can safely recommend this adapter for a quick and painless wireless solution.

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  • Trevor B.
  • 4/21/2016 9:57:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple, Reliable & Fast

Pros: impressive signal and speed works flawlessly on my macbook running el capitan and my windows 10 desktop would buy again

Cons: only con if you call it a con was that os x drivers weren't included on the installation disk

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  • P G.
  • 4/1/2016 1:50:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for the price!

Pros: Pop it in, run CD that comes with it and install driver - done.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Amazing little adapter. Even though router is two rooms over, my daughter's desktop still gets 5 bars on signal strength. One of the best little USB wireless adapters I have used. Great for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2016 3:01:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworked out of the box

Pros: Installation was as simple as plugging it in.

Cons: It's a small adapter so the range is not so good.

Other Thoughts: No complaints for what I paid for it.

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  • Scott H.
  • 3/25/2016 11:34:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the Low Profile

Pros: Low Profile, strong signal, low cost, easy setup.

Cons: None

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  • JakeSimm
  • 3/3/2016 8:25:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscomplete crap.

Pros: small and doesn't really affect the style of the pc.

Cons: Refuses to connect to the internet and when it does, it's so laggy that it's not even worth the hassle to get it working. First week or so was great! Worked like a charm. Now, a little over a month later and it would be better to go back to dial-up. At least that was reliable.

Other Thoughts: Unless you need for a day or two... don't buy... ever.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to review our product.

We're sorry to hear about the recent issues you've experienced with your TL-WN725N.

So we may properly address this concern, please email us your contact information and an available support agent will follow up with you directly to further assist.

We look forward to resolving this matter soon.

Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • N/A
  • 3/3/2016 6:33:19 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCuts out every 30 seconds or so

Pros: Cheap and works every now and then

Cons: Cuts out way too much.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused by our product.

Your satisfaction is very important us and our support team would greatly appreciate the opportunity to assist you with troubleshooting this device.

Please contact our 24/7 support team at the number and/or email provided below and an available technician will be happy to resolve this issue for you.

Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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4 out of 5 eggsGood but not great

Pros: The product was thoroughly protected in the box and shows through a window in the case to display just how small it really is. That makes it really nice for retail. The actual body of the adapter, not counting the USB plug, it about 3-4mm which makes it one of the smallest possible designs.

Loading the driver was simple be using device manager to target the correct folder on the disc that came with it. The only option on the disk's setup program if ran via autorun was to install the driver + the utility. Wireless utility programs are useless, pointless, and generally awful. I want Windows to handle my wireless connections because it's simpler, more reliable, and more stable. This is still under "pros" though because I was able to load the driver directly but it definitely lost an entire egg rating because of this.

The device connected right away without problems to my wireless network once the driver was loaded. Since the signal strength wasn't great on my PC from the front USB ports, which of course are surrounded by solid metal, I used a USB extension cable to move it farther away from the computer. This improved the signal immensely. It saw 8 more networks (an improvement from 3) and increased the signal strength to -47 to -51dBm. So ideally this adapter should be installed on a USB dock or extension cable away from the computer and up high, away from your desk. This would likely be less of a problem on a laptop. Obviously the device was meant to be low profile and compact so using it away from the computer seems like an odd choice, but it would be ideal for areas that have a large amount of networks. Because of its low sensitivity, it would pick up just nearby networks and not be affected by the other networks farther away. I would definitely use an adapter like this for a large apartment building.

Cons: The signal strength of this adapter was pathetic compared to the adapter I usually use with a 1 foot long 7dBi antenna on a USB dock/extension on top my desk. The TP Link adapter kept fluctuating between -45dBm and -58dBm. It never disconnected and the ping times to the router were all 1-4 milliseconds with a few disruptions around 20 milliseconds.

The concerning part was that my normal adapter can pick up about twenty wireless networks in the area and this one can see three. When I did the inverse test and moved the adapter/computer to a much farther distance from my own router, the adapter had a significantly worse signal strength than any other adapter I tested.

One strange thing I have to mention is that the product photos show a gold plated USB connector housing when in reality the one I received is not gold plated but the image on the front of the box I got was corrected to not be gold and all the red graphics were replaced by green ones.

Other Thoughts: When plugged in, it does not automatically load a driver from Windows' local database or from the microsoft update online database. That means you have to use the accompanying CD but that's typical for almost all wifi adapters.

Overall, adapters this small are a dumb idea and they don't work as well as ones with an external antenna. Comparing this to just other micro-sized adapters, it performed flawlessly but still appeared to require loading an awful wifi control utility just to load the driver. Because of that, it's getting a 4 out of 5 rating.

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