Looking to add wireless connectivity to your laptop or desktop computer? The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 may be the device you are looking for. This device can connect to wireless routers and WiFi extenders in your home or office at great distances.
If you do have an existing computer that is WiFi enabled, but has a problem connecting or discovering a particular network, the issue may stem from the band frequency. Some WiFi enabled devices have either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. For newer network devices and computers, both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands are the standard.
Why Choose The AC1900 Adapter
The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Adapter is compatible with 802.11AC/N and all legacy Wi-Fi devices, that means routers, hotspots, and extenders that use either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band frequency, will be able to connect with no problem. The antenna of the WiFi device flips up, giving you a extended boost in range.
The installation process is simple. Once you plug in the WiFi adapter to your computer using the supplied USB cable, the next step is to insert the CD that comes along with it to install the necessary drivers and software. Once installed, you will be able access Wireless Network screen using the provided Netgear software or directly from your system tray.
The AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter is compatible with both Windows PC (7, 8, 10, 11) and Mac OS X 10.8.3. Depending on the band you are connected to, you can transfer speeds up to 600Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1300Mbps on 5GHz. The adapter is compatible with both USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports. For the best speeds and performance, connect to a USB 3.0 port.
The AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter provides a lag-free experience for gaming and streaming videos. Inside of the antenna are 4 internal antennas for imporved performance. But to acheive maxium performance, expecially if you do alot of online gaming, make sure that your computer is not too farway from the Wireless Router.
AC1900 Adapter Features
- WiFi Band – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Ports – USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (Recommended)
- WPS & Beamforming
- OS Compatiblity – Windows & Mac OS
- Cradle for Sitting Adapter upright
- Adds connectivity to devices without WiFi.
- Adds an additional band frequency to WiFi enabled computers.
- Product is durable and has a sturdy build.
- Connecting to USB 3.0 Port provides a lag-free experience.
- Requires a CD to install drivers. While other WiFi adapters don’t need it.
- The Netgear Software isn’t as intuitive compared to the default OS network software
The AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter is the perfect choice for users looking to add WiFi to their existing laptop and desktop computers. This adapter also enabled computer with a missing band frequency to connect to routers and extenders with no problem. When this device is connected to a USB 3.0 port, transfer speeds are fast and provide you with a lag-free experience. The device is a bit clunky, but overall gets the job done.