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USB Wi-Fi Adapter - AC600 - Dual-Band Nano Wireless Adapter

Add reliable wireless connectivity to your laptop or desktop computer, compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks

Product ID: USB433ACD1X1

  • Add dual-band wireless connectivity to your laptop, tablet or desktop
  • Compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks (802.11ac is 5 GHz only)
  • Data rates of up to 433Mbps on 5GHz and 150Mbps on 2.4GHz
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  • USB 2.0 host interface
  • Compact Nano form factor
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant
  • Supports WEP (64-128-bit), WPA and WPA2 wireless security
32,99 € EUR exc VAT
41,24 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This USB Wi-Fi® adapter adds dual-band wireless connectivity to your laptop, tablet or desktop computer, and features a compact nano-sized form factor. It makes it easy to replace or upgrade your computer’s existing wireless capability with access to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi® networks.

Wireless connectivity you can count on

The dual-band USB Wi-Fi adapter adds reliable Wireless-AC connectivity to your laptop, tablet or desktop computer. As bandwidth-intensive applications such as online conferencing, HD video streaming, file transfers and gaming become more demanding, the USB Wireless-AC adapter provides greater speed and range for your office or home wireless network. The dual-band Wi-Fi adapter supports maximum data rates of up to 433 Mbps on the less congested 5GHz band, plus up to 150Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

Conveniently small form factor

The USB nano wireless adapter features a compact form factor, so you can plug it into your laptop or tablet with minimal obstruction. The perfect accessory for your laptop, the Wi-Fi adapter is so compact that you can leave it plugged in without worrying about it getting in the way or snagging on something while you're on the go.

Versatile use

The versatile network adapter features a 1T1R (1 transmitter, 1 receiver) antenna design. To integrate with all of your networking devices, the USB 802.11ac adapter is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks. The USB Wi-Fi adapter supports USB 2.0 for wide compatibility.

The USB433ACD1X1 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, with free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Replace or upgrade the wireless capabilities of your laptop, tablet or desktop computer to the latest wireless-AC connectivity

Upgrade your laptop to connect to the less congested 5GHz Wi-Fi band to avoid interference from common wireless devices such as cordless phones

Add Wi-Fi networking to your desktop computer without internal expansion

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® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks (802.11ac is 5 GHz only)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~ 104°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 70°C (-40°F ~ 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 8.5 mm [0.3 in]
Product Length 16.6 mm [0.7 in]
Product Weight 24 g [0.8 oz]
Product Width 22.3 mm [0.9 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 67 g [2.4 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB wireless adapter
1 - driver CD
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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

Certifications

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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.

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.