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I really love laptop manufacturers who continue to support their products for years! There arenít too many of
them left, though.
Most hardware vendors are more than happy to sell you a new laptop, rather than provide updated drivers for
an older model.
Unfortunately, laptop Wi-Fi cards fall into this category as well. And no matter how fast your laptop continue to
run, if itís got outdated Wi-Fi drivers, or if a Windows 10 upgrade has rendered its Wi-Fi module useless, youíll
need to do something about it.
People who work in the hardware industry can try to disassemble their laptops, and then replace the old Wi-Fi
modules. For most people, though, this is an impossible task.
Fortunately, there are several external Wi-Fi adapters that not only fix the problem, but often times work much
better than the internal modules. How is this possible?
Their chips make use of newer technologies and the larger, external Wi-Fi antenna is able to send and receive a
much stronger wireless signal.
Here are some of the best USB wireless adapters that your money can buy.
Few external Wi-Fi adapters offer so many great features for such a small price!
Top 3 Wi-Fi adapters to upgrade your laptop wireless connection
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For starters, Net-Dyn AC1200 can connect to any laptop, be it Windows or macOS-based.
In fact, the installation CD also includes Linux drivers for several popular distributions. Itís a surprising, but very
welcome addition, because a good Linux distro runs much faster than its Windows or macOS equivalents, so it
can quickly turn an old laptop into a fast computer.
This Wi-Fi adapter can run using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Itís a fantastic feature if you are interested in
squeezing the maximum speed out of your Internet connection, by using the 5 GHz band whenever you are in
the vicinity of the router. For longer distances, it is best to use the lower frequency band, of course.
Tests run by several people have demonstrated an amazing 50-100 feet signal range on the 2.4 GHz band.
Frankly, I canít understand how this is possible, considering the fact that this low-priced, external Wi-Fi adapter
uses an internal antenna.
Itís an amazing device, and itís got a lifetime warranty. If you need to upgrade your laptopís Wi-Fi, Net-Dyn
AC1200 is a great option.
This adapter utilizes not one, but two external antennas! And they are foldable, so they wonít use extra space,
when it's not possible to do so.
But when you extend them, theyíll work in conjunction with the third, internal antenna, creating the most
compact, and yet one of the most powerful MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) systems I know of.
The adapter works on both Wi-Fi bands, and its beamforming technology ensures that wireless signal is strong
no matter where you are.
Asus USB AC68 comes with a cradle, or you can connect it straight to your computer by using a USB 3.0 port.
Yes, a single USB 2.0 port wonít be enough, because the adapter needs to draw in more power, and its data
transfer speed would be heavily limited by a USB 2.0 connection.
But even if your laptop doesnít have a USB 3.0 connection, you can fix the problem by adding a powered USB
3.0 hub to it.
So, you still think that Asusí 3 antennas arenít enough for your needs? Meet TEW-809, which has a four-antenna
I know that this adapter may look a bit scary in the beginning, but if space is not a problem, it may prove to be
the only option youíve got to bring a super-powerful Internet connection to your laptop!
TEW-809 allows each antenna to be adjusted independently, helping you tweak their positions until you get the
maximum range and signal strength.
Field tests show a Wi-Fi range that exceeds 100 yards, so it can easily rival real-sized routers.
Whatís not to like about it? Well, maybe the price could be a bit smaller, but as always, you get exactly what
youíre paying for.