Netgear A6200 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi Adapter ReviewThu, Aug 08, 2013 - 12:00 AM
Netgear’s Under-$60 802.11ac Solution
Today we look at the Netgear A6200 USB (2.0) 802.11ac Network Adapter. This adapter is designed for those users who are looking to upgrade their current network equipment to match that of the newest Wi-Fi protocol, 802.11ac. 802.11ac provides the fastest wireless speeds theoretically topping 1GBps.
The Netgear A6200 WiFi USB Adaptor has been designed to connect your notebook or desktop computer to an 802.11ac network to give you lag-free HD streaming of multimedia or maximum throughput on wireless data transfers. This, of course, is tremendously important for those trying to wirelessly game or who just want the fastest speeds that their network can provide.
You can find the Netgear A6200 USB adapter today for $59.49 shipped from Amazon. We think this a great price point that will attract a number of users who have already upgraded their home or office network and who still have the need to upgrade their ‘legacy’ laptop or PC.
The Netgear A6200 has a number of features that should separate this adapter from others on the market including the Netgear “Push ‘N’ Connect” feature that lets you securely connect to your router (and thus the internet) with the simple push of a button. No more fussing around with remembering complicated passcodes.
The A6200 is designed to work with different computer form-factors. Whether it’s your laptop or your desktop PC, the engineers at Netgear have provided a dongle that is versatile in how you place it to use on your machine.
Of course the biggest feature of the adapter is its ability to connect with the fast routers on the market using 802.11ac speeds. This dual-band adapter functions over 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz frequency bands for speeds up to 1200 Mbps. Be careful when you look at these speed numbers since the 2.4GHz channel tops out at 300Mbps and the 5.0GHz channel provides theoretical speeds of up to 834 Mbps.
Netgear A6200 802.11ac Wireless Adapter Key Features:
- Ultimate range and performance with 802.11ac
- Adjustable antenna for improved performance
- 802.11ac provides gigabit Wi-Fi with speeds up to 1.3 gigabits/sec
- HD streaming throughout your home
- Compatible with next generation Wi-Fi devices
- Backward compatible with 802.11n.
- Window 8 compatible
- 1 year parts & Limited warranty
Let’s now take a look inside the box to see what you get and just how easy the A6200 setup is.