While all laptops these days have built-in wireless connectivity, it is still not included in every device on the market. For those unconnected pieces of hardware there is still the trusty USB stick wireless adapter, and D-Link has pushed the envelope a bit for those devices by releasing a new 802.11ac dual-band adapter.
The AC1200 comes with a host of new features that will hopefully improve your connectivity. In fact, the company refers to this as “next generation” technology, but benchmark tests are still needed to bear that statement out.
- Wireless AC Technology for Superior Wireless Performance – Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Dual Band N Technology for use in 2.4GHz or 5GHz Networks
- Compatible with Existing Wi-Fi Networks (a/g/n)
- Access Secure Networks using WPA™ or WPA2™
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Push Button for Easy Connection to a Wireless Network
- USB Extension Cradle for Placement Flexibility
The new D-Link AC1200 is available right now online from retailers like Amazon for $69.99, which isn’t a bad price providing it lives up to it’s billing. It certainly sounds promising enough. As with all of the modern wireless standards, it is backwards-compatibale with earlier standards and uses a simple WPS button for easy setup. You can learn more by visiting D-Link.