10 Best Usb Wi Fi Adapters Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best usb wi fi adapters that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good usb wi fi adapterss, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 usb wi fi adapters : Editor’s Pick

10 Best usb wi fi adapters Reviews:

1. TP-Link Nano AC600 USB Wifi Adapter(Archer T2U Nano)- 2.4G/5G Dual Band Wireless Network Adapter for PC Desktop, Mini Travel Size, Supports Windows 11,10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP / Mac OS X 10.9-10.14

Features :

  • AC600 Nano size wireless Dual band USB Wi-Fi adapter for fast and high speed Wi-Fi connection.
  • Strong 2.4G/5G connection allows the user to use the Internet with lag-free experience.
  • Sleek and miniature sized design allows the user to plug and leave the device in it’s place.
  • Industry leading support: 2-year and free 24/7 technical support
  • Supports Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP/ Mac OS X 10.9-10.14
  • Driver installation may be required, Please go to TP-Link website for the latest driver for your operating systems.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.73
Width 0.28
Length 0.59
Weight 0.2
Release Date 2019-03-11T00:00:01Z

2. TP-Link AC600 USB WiFi Adapter for PC (Archer T2U Plus)- Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop with 2.4GHz, 5GHz High Gain Dual Band 5dBi Antenna, Supports Win11/10/8.1/8/7/XP, Mac OS 10.9-10.14

Features :

  • AC600 USB Wi-Fi Adapter – This compact USB Wi-Fi adapter provides long-range and lag-free connections wherever you are. Upgrade your PCs or laptops to 802.11ac standards which are three times faster than wireless N speeds.
  • Smooth Lag Free Connections – Get Wi-Fi speeds up to 200 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. With these upgraded speeds, web surfing, gaming, and streaming online is much more enjoyable without buffering or interruptions.
  • Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bands – Dual-bands provide flexible connectivity, giving your devices access to the latest routers for faster speeds and extended range.
  • 5dBi High Gain Antenna – The high gain antenna of the Archer T2U Plus greatly enhances the reception and transmission of WiFi signal strengths.
  • OS Compatibility – This USB Wi-Fi adapter supports Windows versions: 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Mac OS: X, 10.9-10.14. OS driver installation may be required. Please visit the TP-Link website for the latest drivers for your operating systems.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 6.83
Width 0.71
Length 2.28
Weight 0.04
Release Date 2019-04-15T00:00:01Z

3. TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for Desktop PC, AC1300Mbps USB 3.0 WiFi Dual Band Network Adapter with 2.4GHz/5GHz High Gain Antenna(Archer T3U Plus), MU-MIMO, Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP, Mac OS 10.9-10.15

Features :

  • USB Computer Network adapter w/ Lightning-Fast Speed: AC1300 dual-band WiFi to ensure your device runs at full speed (867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band or 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band)
  • MU-MIMO Technology: Improves the throughput and efficiency of the whole network with MU-MIMO technology.
  • Dual-Band Wireless: The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands provide flexible connectivity, giving your devices access to the latest dual-band WiFi router for faster speed and extended range.
  • 5 dBi High-Gain Antennas: Advanced external high-gain antennas greatly enhance the reception and transmission signal strength of the USB adapter.
  • Supports the Latest Operating Systems: Fully compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP and macOS 10.9-10.15

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.83
Width 0.71
Length 2.28
Weight 0.0375
Release Date 2020-09-20T00:00:01Z

4. Wireless USB WiFi Adapter for PC: 1300Mbps WiFi USB, 802.11AC WiFi Adapter for Desktop PC, Dual Band WiFi Dongle Wireless Adapter for WIN7 8 10 XP Vista MAC Linux, USB Computer Network Adapters

Features :

  • AC1300Mbps High WiFI SPEED 5G/2.4G – USB Wifi Adapter for PC, 802.11AC Wifi USB, Dual Band WiFi Dongle, up to 867Mbps on 5GHz band or 400Mbps on 2.4GHz band.
  • Dual High Gain WiFi Antennas – USB Computer Network Adapters with Dual 5dBi High-gain antennas greatly enhances the reception and transmission signal strength.180° rotatable antenna provides a stronger wireless transmission and receives signals from any angle.
  • Super USB 3.0 – WiFi adapter for PC, using the USB 3.0 interface.Works more stable and 10 times faster than USB 2.0, Wireless usb adapter brings 10 times faster and more solid wireless network connection.
  • Easy to Use – Before plugging the USB Wifi Dongle into the usb port, please FIRST install drivers via MINI CD disc, or download driver from a link to install. Once you’ve run the software, you can simply insert Wireless Dongle to get connected.
  • Warranty Service: Online Technical Support. Please contact us if you have any problems about the USB wireless network adapter we will respond to your issue within 24 hours.24Month Warranty.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.39
Width 0.82
Length 2.6
Weight 0.110231131

5. TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for PC(TL-WN725N), N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop – Nano Size WiFi Dongle Compatible with Windows 11/10/7/8/8.1/XP/ Mac OS 10.9-10.15 Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4.4.3

Features :

  • USB Wi-Fi Adapter: Upgrade your Wi-Fi speeds up to 150 Mbps for lag free video streaming and Internet calls
  • Stronger Wi Fi Coverage: 2.4GHz band Wi Fi covers your house everywhere
  • Mini Design: allows you to plug it in and forget it is even there; Wireless modes ad hoc/ infrastructure mode; Wireless security supports 64/128 WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA psk/WPA2 psk (TKIP/AES), supports IEEE 802.1x
  • Industry leading support: 2 Year and Free 24/7 technical support
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Windows (XP/7/8/8.1/10/11) Mac OS (10.9 – 10.15) Linux Kernel (2.6.18 – 4.4.3)
  • Driver installation may be required, Please go to TP-Link website for the latest driver for your operating system

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.27
Width 0.58
Length 0.73
Weight 0.004375
Release Date 2012-06-07T00:00:01Z

6. TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter, AC1300Mbps Dual Band 5dBi High Gain Antenna 2.4GHz/ 5GHz Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop PC (Archer T4U Plus)- Supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, Mac OS 10.9 – 10.14

Features :

  • Super-Fast WiFi: AC1300 wireless speeds to meet all your gaming, downloading, and streaming needs
  • Dual Band USB WiFi Dongle: 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for flexible connectivity (400Mpbs on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band)
  • Dual High-Gain Antennas: Improved range, signal quality and transmission performance, ideal USB wifi adapter for desktop pc
  • MU-MIMO: Delivers highly efficient wireless connection, perfect for busy networks
  • Wireless USB Wifi Adapter with Super Speed USB 3.0 Port: Up to 10x faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0
  • Adjustable, Multi-Directional Antenna: Enable flexible deployment for the best reception with adjustable antennas and flexible desktop design
  • Compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and macOS X 10.9 – 10.14

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.76
Width 6.15
Length 3.31
Weight 0.15
Release Date 2020-10-27T00:00:01Z

7. Wireless USB WiFi Adapter for PC – Nineplus 1200Mbps Dual 5Dbi Antennas 5G/2.4G WiFi Adapter for Desktop PC Laptop Windows11/10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP, Wireless Adapter for Desktop Computer Network Adapters

Features :

  • Fast 1200Mbps USB WiFi Adapter – Nineplus wifi adapter provides long-range and lag-free and stable wifi connections,Upgrade your PCs or laptops to 802.11ac standards which are there times fast than Built-in wireless N adapter speeds
  • Dual-band 5GHz and 2GHz Bands – 5G wifi speed up to 867Mbps,2GHz 400Mbps,With these upgraded speeds, web surfing, gaming, and streaming online is much more enjoyable without buffering or interruptions.
  • Two 5dBi High Gain Antenna – The high gain antenna of the wifi adapter greatly enhances the reception and transmission of WiFi signal strengths.Make wifi stable
  • Super Speed USB 3.0 – Wireless USB wifi adapter Connect speeds Up to 10x faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0
  • Compatibility systems – This USB Wi-Fi adapter supports Windows : 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP and Mac OS: 10.9-10.15. Linux
  • Easy Setup and Online Setup Technical Support – Just plug and play usb wifi for Windows 10 (no drivers required);Awesome compatibility Simple for windows 10/8.1/8/7/2000/Vista and Mac 10.9-10.15, Linux Kernel (2.6.24-4.7): 1) Plug it in 2) Install the Driver and 3) Go enjoy the fast wifi.
  • We provide 2-Year Service. We do new pcs replacement for any problem of wifi adapter,You just need email us.we will respond to your within 24 hours.Please contact us first if you have any problems about the usb wireless network adapter

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.39
Width 0.82
Length 2.6
Weight 0.005291094288

8. Cudy AC 650Mbps USB WiFi Adapter for PC, 5GHz/2.4GHz Wireless Dongle, WiFi USB, USB Wireless Adapter for Laptop – Nano Size, Compatible with Windows XP / 7 / 8.x /10/11, Mac OS

Features :

  • Upgrade to 433Mbps +200Mbps WiFi Speed. Combined with 802.11ac technology, Cudy WU650 brings a 300% speed boost compared with other N150 wireless usb adapter on the market. The maximum speed reaches 433Mbps on 5GHz and 200Mbps on 2.4GHz, greatly improve the performance.
  • Enjoy ultra fast 5GHz. Unlike other 2.4GHz single band 150Mbps wireless adapter, WU650 provides a better user experience by providing both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands, making it possible to enjoy 433Mbps ultra-fast 5GHz Wi-Fi speed, no longer have to endure the slow and crowded 2.4GHz.
  • Compact Design. WiFi USB adapter WU650’s compact design is convenient to carry for mobile users, you can just plug it into the port, and take it everywhere, no need to worry about blocking adjacent USB interfaces or that the adapter may fall out.
  • Good Compatibility.Whether you are a Windows user, an Apple fan, or a professional user of Linux, as long as you need a wireless usb adapter, USB WiFi adapter WU650 can meet your needs. It is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mac OS, Linux etc. We offer a resource CD which contains the driver , you can follow the manual instructions to install driver. While if a CD ROM is not convenient for you, you can also download the driver from the address printed on the manual.
  • Soft-AP Mode. With Soft-AP mode, Wireless USB adapter WU650 can turn a wired internet connection to a PC or Laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot, offer wi-fi signal to your mobile devices.
  • Not support macOS Big Sur

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.74803
Width 0.27559
Length 0.55118
Weight 0.01322773572

9. NETGEAR AC1200 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter for Desktop PC | Dual Band Wifi Stick for Wireless internet (A6210-100PAS)

Features :

  • Ultimate range and performance
  • Faster access with USB 3.0; compatible with USB 2.0
  • High gain antennas for improved performance.Compatible with USB 2.0 and the latest 11ac WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices.
  • Beam forming+ technology boosts speed, range and reliability.Desktop Dock for flexible placement
  • WiFi Performance:AC1200 (300 Mbps / 867 Mbps)
  • USB 3.0 Adapter
  • High-gain antennas.System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista: (32/64-bit). Intel Pentium class PC
  • Lag-free, multiple HD streams throughout your home and device
  • Beamforming+ for maximum range
  • Supports Windows PC, does not support Apple Mac

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.61
Width 5.31
Length 6.38
Weight 0.55
Release Date 2019-05-16T00:00:01Z

10. D-Link USB WiFi Adapter Dual Band AC1300 Wireless Internet for Desktop PC Laptop Gaming MU-MIMO Windows Mac Linux Supported (DWA-181-US)

Features :

  • Adds fast AC1300 MU-MIMO WiFi connectivity to your laptop or desktop computer (Speeds up to 400Mbps (2.4GHz) or 867Mbps (5GHz))
  • Nano-sized, low-profile design can stay plugged in to a USB port without being obtrusive, perfect for laptops and ultrabooks.
  • Supports MU-MIMO and Dual Band technology for use in 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi networks
  • Compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless standards
  • Supports WPA3/WPA2/WPA Encryption, Linux 5.6.1.5, MacOS 10.09-10.14, Windows 10/8/7

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.19
Width 0.5
Length 0.75
Weight 0.00375
Release Date 2019-10-23T00:00:01Z

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select usb wi fi adapters

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to usb wi fi adapters, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best usb wi fi adapters for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their usb wi fi adapters!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to usb wi fi adapters. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a usb wi fi adapters, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a usb wi fi adapters that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the usb wi fi adapters and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their usb wi fi adapters online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online usb wi fi adapters the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the usb wi fi adapters for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online usb wi fi adapters are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of usb wi fi adapters

Before even thinking about all the different usb wi fi adapters available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these usb wi fi adapterss will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these usb wi fi adapters will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer usb wi fi adapters every few months. This is because they know that people want the better usb wi fi adapters. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good usb wi fi adapters tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.