TECH KEY USB WiFi Adapter – REVIEW

Manufacturer Description:

  • SAY GOODBYE TO SPOTTY WIFI DEAD ZONES- You shouldn’t have to put up with slow internet speeds at home, even if you’re outside. Thanks to this 2.42 GHz and 5.8 GHz USB Adapter you won’t have to! With 100 yards of coverage feel FREE to surf from your bedroom porch or garage. It’s perfect for gaming as well! IT’S SIMPLE: 1) Plug it in 2) Install the Driver and 3) GO. That’s true whether you’re using Windows 10 8.1 8 7 Vista XP Mac OS/10.4-10.15
  • YOUR OWN SECURE WIRLESS NETWORK- The AC1200 series is supported by all WLAN routers: WPA/WPA2/WEP. And it’s undisturbed by other normally interfering devices like Bluetooth or cordless phones. Which means you won’t have unexpected dropped calls or loss of signal quality Period.
  • REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL – You may be fed up with your old modem or router or have a broken internet card or antenna but you don’t need to replace it! At up to 300Mbps 802.11n or 867Mbps 802.11AC, this Wifi Adapter is guaranteed to get you FASTER speeds.
  • WE CARE – Techkey has been in business for over ten years and have been the solution of choice for large corporations who need reliable technology. With a super fast and reliable customer service team, we believe that connection and communication is one of the most important aspects of life. We know that technology can be an incredible gift and are proud that our products can help you connect to the world more seamlessly.
  • WE OFFER THE REAL WIFI ADAPTERS – We want to make sure that you are happy with our products for a LONG time, not just a couple of days. That’s why we’re constantly updating our drivers for you. Because we stand behind EVERY Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter we make.

MY REVIEW

My Wi-Fi card had stopped functioning so I had to find a replacement. I wanted a Wi-fi USB Adapter for Windows 10.

When searching online, I came across TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series on Amazon and while most of the Wi-Fi Dongle were in the $5-10 USD range, this TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series was a bit on the higher end about $20-30 USD. 

After reading the reviews and specifications, I decided to give it a shot and made the purchase. 

Within 3 days, I received the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series in the mail and it was in a nice plastic box. Apologies for not having the photo, I tossed it out prior to writing this review.

The TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series came with a manual, CD driver, antenna and USB dongle.

Setup & Configuration

The antenna and USB dongle (memory stick) comes as two separate pieces. To assemble the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series, you simply take the end of the antenna and screw it to the USB dongle. 

There’s no special configuration when connecting to Microsoft Windows, as it’s a plug-and-play. Simply plug the USB dongle into a USB 3.0 slot and Windows should detect it. 

The TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series does come with a driver CD, just in case your system does not have the driver.

TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and 2000; Windows Vista; Windows XP and Mac OS/10.4-10.15. It does not support Linux.

Performance

Prior to purchasing the TECHKEY Wi-Fi USB dongle, and was connecting through a built-in wireless network card on the motherboard. 

The connection was fairly good, occasional 3 or 4 bars with the wireless router located about 15 feet away.

With the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series, we’re often getting 4 to 5 bars which was very impressive. 

For best results, the USB dongle should be plugged into the usb ports behind the computer to ensure it receives enough power.

Due to it’s fast and consistent connection speed, and simple setup, the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series receives a score 5 out of 5 from TGR. 

Quick Look

As you can see, this was the lowest connection speed we received all week, but was consistently with 5 bars. The TECHKEY USB Wi-fi outperformed the built-in Wi-fi card.  

TGR Reviews - TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter

Key Technical Specs

Compatible Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10/ 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000. Mac OS/10.4 to 10.15 – does not support Linux

Dual Band: 2.42 ghz or 5.8ghz. (Must have a dual band router with 5.8ghz for the signal)

Supported by all WLAN routers: WPA, WPA2 and WEP

Maximum speeds up to 300Mbps (2.42 G) with 802.11N or 867Mbps (5.8 G) with 802.11AC

Item Dimension: 2.50 x 1.50 x 0.30 inches

Item Weight: 2.72 ounces

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My Final Thought

I was a bit skeptical with how much the wi-fi speeds could improve. When shopping around, I just wanted to find a wi-fi adapter that would get me on the Internet. To my surprise, the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series exceeded my expectations.

If you are looking for a very fast performing USB Wi-fi adapter for Windows or Mac OS, you should consider the TECHKEY USB Wi-Fi Adapter AC1200 series. For a few extra bucks, you can have yourself a very strong wi-fi connection with super fast speed. 

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  1. idapt

    Interesting. This looks super cool. I’ll be back to read more!

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