Review of the budget WI-FI adapter UGREEN AC650 (CM448)

Jake MyersJune 16, 2022

On Windows 10/11 it is claimed to work without manually installing drivers (did not check). Encryption: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/64bit WEP/128bit WEP OS Support: Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11、Linux 2.6.18~5.3、Mac 10.11~11.6 (Doesn’t support M1/M1 Pro/M1 Max, and SIP needs to be disabled).< /p> In this article, in fact, there will be only tests, with an emphasis again on 5GHz.

Review of the budget WI-FI adapter UGREEN AC650 (CM448)

Let’s now move on to the specifications of the adapter. Transmission speed at 5GHz – up to 433Mbps, at 2.4GHz – up to 200Mbps As you can see, the package and bundle https://jiji.com.et/25-tops/african are similar to the AC1300 adapter. So, according to tradition, let’s start with unpacking. Operating mode: Client/Access point. Hello everyone. Specifications The manufacturer promises us up to 433Mbps at 5GHz at a price of less than $10, let’s see if there will be a big difference in speed when using the same router, under the same conditions, compared to the more expensive AC1300 model. Supported standards: IEEE802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac (in fact, everything is the same as the AC1300 model, only the maximum speeds are lower).
Dual frequency range: 5GHz 2.4GHz If you wish, of course, you can damage and break anything, but the hero of today’s review has a more modest size, which means it is safer when used inaccurately, and does not stick out much from the port.
Looking ahead, I will say that the driver disk was read this time, but Virustotal showed the presence of "life", according to DrWeb.
Despite the high probability of false positives from one of the antiviruses, I decided to try the driver from the Realtek official website first, and I was lucky, with this driver the adapter was able to connect to the WI-FI 6 network. Not so long ago, I came out with a review of the USB WI-FI adapter UGREEN AC1300, which not everyone liked because of its size, supposedly, during its operation, you can easily damage the USB port.
This time, I will be extremely brief, since I outlined the basic information on the problems of wireless networks (in my understanding) in “densely populated” houses in a previous article. Controller used: Realtek 8811CU.

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