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TP-Link TL-WN881ND N300 PCI-E Wireless WiFi network Adapter card for pc

What This Product Does: Wireless N PCI Express Adapter TL-WN881ND allows you to connect a desktop computer to a high-speed wireless network. Using MIMO (multiple input multiple output) and CCA (Clear Channel Assessment) technologies, it provides a f...

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Reviews around expect (4.42 of 5)

  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • Good card from a great company, works as expected and has fairly good pick up range for it being a stock antenna set.
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • Works as expected, very much so a "plug-and-play" product for most modern machines.
  • Not always the strongest signal, but works as expected.
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Reviews around price (4.40 of 5)

  • It may work just fine in your situation, the price is very reasonable.
  • A quality product that works well and is at a good price
  • My overall experience with the card has been very poor, but at the dirt cheap price I guess I should have expected it
  • It may work just fine in your situation, the price is very reasonable.
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
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Reviews around problem (4.35 of 5)

  • No problems, no lost WiFi over the last couple of weeks at all.
  • no problems it all to install easy to do it handling very good on my network
  • The problem got worse and worse until finally I couldn't reliably establish a connection to my wifi access point
  • Doesn't hurt that the price was $18Difficulties with installation came right away; The PCI bracket that came pre-installed with the board was slightly bent and not entirely linear - causing problems with lining up the screw hole with my Antec 300 Mid Tower's pre drilled spots which I know to be manufactured well
  • This NIC works great easy to install and haven't had any problems out of it
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Reviews around install (4.30 of 5)

  • Pros: noneCons:-Loses connection to internet every five minutes (old adapter had 4/5 bars, this one has 2/5).-Slow as all hell (1/3 my normal download speed and 1/5 my upload rate)
  • Once it was installed and connected... performance was very sketchy.
  • Drivers needed to be installed - but no major issues since
  • Easy install and works great even down in the basement.
  • The install was easy and the wireless reception works really well
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Reviews around installation (4.00 of 5)

  • Dead simple installation and great value and performance
  • The installation was very easy and installing the software was a breeze.
  • Configuration does require the CD on Windows 7 but installation was trouble free (a great relief for those wary of evil beasts like Netgear's driver installers) and indeed trivial
  • Not only was it an easy installation, but the connection was much faster
  • Warning: Does not work on Windows 10 as of Aug 4, 2015 as previous reviewer mentioned.
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Reviews around work (3.99 of 5)

  • I was suggested to get this by a friend, I bought it, came quickly, was in perfect shape, worked perfect for the first week then suddenly kept losing signal, I tried to adjust it but just wouldn't get passed 70% signal
  • Product was just as described and was very self explanatory to install, worked perfect , :) 10/10
  • Installation was quick and easy, driver installation was seamless, works great with the Windows wireless controls.
  • Other cons: the included software is terrible, make sure to just install the driver and don't install the utility, but it does work great with the regular Windows wireless apps
  • The wireless worked alright in the beginning but has since started to randomly lose connection even though my signal strength is at 90% minimum.
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Reviews around advertise (3.95 of 5)

  • Never heard of TP Link, but works as advertised and was an easy installation with Windows 10
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • Warning: Does not work on Windows 10 as of Aug 4, 2015 as previous reviewer mentioned.
  • I get a full five-bar signal where I'm at, 'net speed as fast as I can get anywhere else in the house, and when I installed Arch linux, the standard linux driver made it work perfectly
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Reviews around product (3.93 of 5)

  • So it gets 3 stars for being a mediocre overall product
  • bad connection strength, terrible driver design and just flat out a cheap terrible product that died on me in less than a DAY stay away for the love of god heed my
  • I highly recommend this product to anyone who needs or desires top-notch wireless wi-fi on their PC.
  • so yes I would recommend this product to anyone looking to make their computer wireless
  • Product has intermittent connection issues despite having a good quality connection.
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Reviews around speed (3.78 of 5)

  • Slow speeds, adapter would just vanish for no reason from time to time
  • The speeds I'm getting are as good as I was getting with the cable
  • Only pro is that the speed of my internet is good on the card.
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • these are awesome for the price and they get amazing download speeds.
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Reviews around thing (3.69 of 5)

  • It is faster than the USB ones I had before, good thing I returned it and got this
  • Works pretty good, only thing I can say is that it could use some nice antennas for a touch better range
  • It came a bit earlier than expected which is a good thing!
  • Other than the fact that there's a gaping hole in the back of my case, this thing works great even 2 floors away from the router.
  • The odd thing was that it did not include built in wifi.
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Reviews around signal (3.66 of 5)

  • Signal is not great, but good enough for everything I've used so far.
  • Signal is not great, but good enough for everything I've used so far.
  • THIS CARD IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO HAVE A GOOD SIGNAL ACROSS THE HOUSE.
  • I get terrible signal when I am directly under the router
  • And it keep losing signal sometimes don't work at all this card will be out of my PC soon throwing it out this is garbage.
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Reviews around range (3.57 of 5)

  • I watch youtube and it buffers quick, has good signal range
  • Warning: Does not work on Windows 10 as of Aug 4, 2015 as previous reviewer mentioned.
  • Pros: noneCons:-Loses connection to internet every five minutes (old adapter had 4/5 bars, this one has 2/5).-Slow as all hell (1/3 my normal download speed and 1/5 my upload rate)
  • It connected quickly when I booted my computer (compared to cheap ones), and has fairly good range
  • this TP-Link is in my computer that is 2 floors above the router and still getting great download speeds, so the range must be decent
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Reviews around connection (3.42 of 5)

  • Other devices connected to the same router have fast and stable connection
  • Even worse, my computer lose the wireless connection once a
  • The TP link software that works alongside with this wireless card did give me troubles at times and would sometimes lose the connection, but I just stopped using the software and let Windows do its own thing and since then I've had no problems at all.
  • Starting getting intermittent connection during the second week.
  • works perfectly, good steady fast connection for games and streaming
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Reviews around card (3.34 of 5)

  • but if you can afford the higher quality wireless card, do it
  • The card has the uncanny ability to both work and not work simultaneously
  • great card for the most part does the job requested, does it well
  • Terrible wireless card that constantly drops connection to the router
  • I would buy this card again and recommend it to my clients.
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Reviews around adapter (3.28 of 5)

  • I do like this adapter because when it does work, the internet is super fast
  • Not all the wireless adapter works in Linux computer without lengthy configuration
  • About 1 day per week, without any rhyme or reason, this adapter takes a dumb and gives me dial-up speeds of internet
  • This adapter is horrible, I've tried updating drivers, everything with no luck
  • This wireless adapter works pretty well, but not as advertised
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Reviews around money (2.05 of 5)

  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • This thing is junk don't waste your money, it did work for about two weeks then just quit tried everything no go.
  • Thanks for making me waste my money with this purchase Tp link.
  • I have since had to go wired, since I don't want to risk more money on something that doesn't work well.
  • My TP-Link card automatically defaulted to the fast 802 N standard
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Reviews around software (1.85 of 5)

  • Simple to install, easy software installation, works great
  • Also I really don't like the software that comes with it.
  • I get a full five-bar signal where I'm at, 'net speed as fast as I can get anywhere else in the house, and when I installed Arch linux, the standard linux driver made it work perfectly
  • I'd suggest just using the built in wireless software rather than the included software unless you have a specific reason to use it since the wireless software in Windows is perfectly good on its own.
  • Other cons: the included software is terrible, make sure to just install the driver and don't install the utility, but it does work great with the regular Windows wireless apps
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Reviews around packet loss (1.25 of 5)

  • As a result, you'll get packet losses, time outs and extremely slow speeds
  • The speed test is good with this card, but I get so much packet loss, it makes viewing videos a -- buffering -- chore, and gaming impossible
  • I think there is frequent packet loss which causes the connection to seem so slow at times.
  • I am getting massive packet loss and latency with this adapter
  • 15ft away and has bad packet loss and connectivity stability even when there is good signal
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Reviews around wire (1.00 of 5)

  • This is a good alternative to a wired connection if you don't want to run a hard wire to your PC.
  • Moved my computer and needed wireless access from what was once hard wired
  • Very irritated, decided to just hard wire internet instead
  • I love hard wiring stuff, but this made it so much easier to have an Internet connection in the basement.
  • Great way to make my desktop work anywhere in the house without hard wiring.
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Reviews around spike (1.00 of 5)

  • Got this card in January and it worked great to start, but over time it has gotten flakey to the point where if I'm online gaming I'm lucky to get a connection for more than 5 minutes and very lucky if I only get lag spikes to 600 or more milliseconds.
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • I'm trying to use this computer for gaming, and this thing gets TERRIBLE lag spikes.

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Reviews around utility (1.00 of 5)

  • I hate their stupid utility.
  • The software is installs has an annoying utility for connections, and displays them as wired connections to Windows, and I cannot imagine why.

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Reviews around driver issue (1.00 of 5)

  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • Now on to the driver issues: The TP-Link drivers come with a configuration utility
  • It's performed reliably, with no dropouts and no driver issues
  • This card self-buffers using system RAM, which reduces processor load, and as it is directly on the PCI-e switch the overall lag is dramatically reduced as we have removed it from the PCI-to-USB bridge
  • I had a ton of driver issues but besides that it worked good
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More about TP-Link TL-WN881ND N300 PCI-E Wireless WiFi network Adapter card for pc

  • What This Product Does: Wireless N PCI Express Adapter TL-WN881ND allows you to connect a desktop computer to a high-speed wireless network
  • Using MIMO (multiple input multiple output) and CCA (Clear Channel Assessment) technologies, it provides a fast and reliable wireless connection with speed up to 300 Mbps
  • Key Features: 300 Mbps Wireless N with MIMO and Increased Stability with CCA Technology
  • Specifications: Support 64/128 WEP, WPA /WPA2/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) wireless encryption; Support Windows XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit.