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TP-LINK Archer T4U - network adapter

Mfg. Part: ARCHER T4U | CDW Part: 3852542 | UNSPSC: 43201409
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  • Network adapter
  • USB 3.0
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Network adapter
  • USB 3.0
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
TP-LINK's Archer T4U comes with the Wi-Fi standard - 802.11ac, 3 times faster than Wireless N speeds. With 867 Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5 GHz band or 300 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band, the Archer T4U is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards: FCC , RoHS
Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit WEP , 64-bit WEP , WPA-PSK , WPA2-PSK

Antenna
Antenna Form Factor: Internal
Directivity: Omni-directional

Cable
Connectivity Details Type: USB extension cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Header
Brand: TP-LINK
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: TP-Link
Model: Archer T4U
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: TP-LINK

Line Properties
Line Coding Format: 16 QAM , 256 QAM , 64 QAM , CCK , DBPSK , DQPSK , OFDM

Networking
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.1x
Connectivity Technology: Wireless
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps
Features: Ad-Hoc Mode , Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Form Factor: External
Interface Type: SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Type: Network adapter
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz , 5 GHz

Processor
Type: None

Software
Type: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) , Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits) , Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 1.1 in
Height: 0.6 in
Width: 3.6 in

Cable Details
Form Factor: External
Included Qty: 1

Product Reviews
TP-LINK Archer T4U - network adapter is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great product, but doesnt connect to networks without pw The network card of my MacBook Pro broke and I got this product as a replacement. It worked great. But I quickly found that I can't connect to networks that aren't password protected due to the WPS - and it's seemingly impossible to disable!! There is at least no information online or in the product manual that came with it. Since I travel a lot for work, I need to be able to connect to hotel, airport and coffee shop networks that mostly aren't password protected but instead have a sign in page. This inability severely handicaps the utility of this otherwise great product.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no wifi connection Sometimes I restart my computer, there is no wifi connection.even i change the USB port. and also the connection will disconnect when i am playing my game. I dont think this product is really stable.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good USB Adapter This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. The Archer T4U is a dual-band wireless adapter. If you want to cut the cord for your desktop or laptop then this will help because you can just plug this in and connect to the internet just like your other wireless devices do. It can do 2.5 GHz or 5 GHz bands and comes with an installation disc. It is easy to set up and use basically a plug and play device. It works with USB 3.0 as well. Disclaimer: Submitted as part of a free sample program
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent wireless USB adapter I plugged this little device into my HP rack mounted server that only has a hardwire connection and it works great. The speedtest shows amazingly fast speeds due to the AC1200 capability. Wasn't much setup to do and started working instantly. This device was plug and play for me and took little effort to get it working. Disclaimer: Submitted as part of a free sample program
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but bulky Been using this on both a Samsung PC and a Macbook Pro. It works great and speeds are exceptional but it is a bulky and can issues if you want to be more mobile. It keeps connection to my AC Router with no issues, signal is strong, even with multiple floors and signal remains strong outside my residence. Overall, great product with no real complaints.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy upgrade to 802.11AC. Simple setup. Reliable and stable. The T4U is a Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11ac USB 3.0 adapter. Maximum speeds are 300 Mbps @2.4GHz and 867 Mbps @5GHz. That is why the T4U is designated as AC1200 (300+867=1,167). Speed tests are best with the T4U on a USB 3.0 port and with a reasonably fast computer. This is a review of a free evaluation sample received from TP-LINK. The T4U is a very good choice to upgrade a desktop PC (that has no Wi-Fi) or for a laptop not yet supporting Wi-Fi 802.11ac. My desktop PC was connected to a nearby router with an Ethernet cable. When it needed to be moved to the other end of the house, a Wi-Fi connection using the T4U did the job and proved to be the simplest and best solution. All my tablets and laptops have been upgraded to 802.11ac because it's so superior to 802.11n. While every 2.4GHz channel in my urban location is shared by multiple neighbors, almost all the 5.0GHz channels are empty. With a T4U you won't need to discard/replace an existing desktop or laptop just to get the 802.11ac capability. The 1-page single-sided Quick Installation Guide has simple 3-step instructions and diagrams. Setup instructions are elementary and worked. The T4U is very compatible. It connects with 802.11a,b,g,n,ac devices, works on both USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, includes drivers for Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, even XP), Mac OS X (10.9, 10.8, 10.7), and Linux computers. A Resource CD in the box contains an Autorun install program, Driver Installation Program, Driver Files, Utility Installation Program, and a 42 page User Guide. If you don't have a CD drive all this stuff is also available for downloading from TP-LINK's Internet website. The included USB 3.0 extension cable (40 inches long) serves two functions. You can position the T4U for the best Wi-Fi reception. Wi-Fi dongles plugged directly into a PC cabinet or into a laptop usually are not in an optimum place for the Wi-Fi antennas. With a long extension cable, the T4U can be moved about to locate the best location.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This product is not great First, it cannot connect wifi when there is a wall blocked. Second, always lost connect for a second, cant play any online connection game.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product sucks I cannot get the Wi-Fi to work on my brand new gaming computer.
Date published: 2016-12-04
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