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USB 2.0 AC600 Mini Dual Band Wireless-AC Network Adapter - 1T1R 802.11ac WiFi Adapter

Add dual-band Wireless-AC connectivity to a desktop or laptop computer through USB 2.0

Product ID: USB433WACDB

  • Wireless AC600 compatible (433 + 150 Mbps)
  • Compliant with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards
  • USB 2.0 host interface
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  • Dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz support (802.11ac is 5 GHz only)
  • 1 Transmitter / 1 Receiver (1x1:1) antenna configuration
  • Supports WEP (64-128-bit), WPA and WPA2 wireless security
  • WPS hardware button
  • Supports WMM Quality of Service
  • Compact design
41,99 € EUR exc VAT
50,39 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The USB433WACDB USB 2.0 Mini AC600 Wireless Network Adapter lets you add Wireless-AC connectivity to a desktop or laptop computer, through a conveniently small USB adapter.

With bandwidth-intensive applications like streaming HD video, online conferencing, file transfers and gaming becoming more demanding, this Wireless-AC adapter gives you added speed and range for your office or home wireless network when paired with an 802.11ac router. The dual-band USB WiFi adapter supports maximum data rates of up to 433 Mbps on the 5GHz band, plus up to 150 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

This versatile network adapter features a 1T1R (1 transmitter, 1 receiver) antenna design, with a physical WPS button for secure, one-touch device registration. To integrate with all of your networking devices, the 802.11ac USB adapter is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, with free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Experience faster wireless speed and better coverage with 802.11ac compatibility
  • Ensure fast WiFi with less interference through dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz operation
  • Connect to existing wireless networks with 802.11a/b/g/n backward compatibility

Applications

Replace or upgrade the wireless capabilities of your desktop or laptop to the latest standard

Connect to the less congested 5 GHz WiFi band to avoid interference from common wireless devices such as cordless phones

Conference online, transfer files, stream HD video or game without lag, through faster wireless performance

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Antenna Configuration 1x1:1 (TxR:S)
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL8811AU
Industry Standards IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b
Interface Wireless Ethernet
Performance
Frequency Range 2.4000~2.4835GHz
5.150~5.825GHz
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 433 Mbps (5 GHz)
150 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
Modulation DSSS with DBPSK and DQPSK, CCK with long and short preamble, OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM, 256QAM
Security Features WEP Data Encryption
WPA and WPA2-PSK Data Encryption
TKIP/AES
WPA and WPA2 Enterprise Data Encryption
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - Wireless AC (IEEE 802.11ac)
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link / Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~ 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C ~ 60°C (-4°F ~ 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 7 mm [0.3 in]
Product Length 35 mm [1.4 in]
Product Weight 4 g [0.1 oz]
Product Width 15 mm [0.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 101 g [3.6 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Wireless Adapter
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.13

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Double-click Setup.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.