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Edimax

AC450 Wi-Fi USB
802.11ac Wireless Adapter

Mac / USB 2.0 / 802.11ac
Next Generation 802.11 WiFi
The New WiFi Standard
The Edimax AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter is the next generation of Wi-Fi adapter, compatible with the draft 802.11ac standard and delivering speeds of up to 433Mbps at 5GHz - almost three times as fast as 802.11n. Upgrade PCs and notebooks to super high speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi and enjoy streaming video and data.
5GHz Connectivity*
Enjoy a better, smarter wireless experience with the super-fast, interference-free 5GHz frequency band. At speeds of up to 433Mbps, the AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter is great for online gaming, video streaming or other bandwidth-intensive tasks which are too much for the standard 2.4GHz Wi-Fi frequency to handle. As the world's first dedicated 11ac 5GHz adapter, the AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter unlocks a new world of intelligent Wi-Fi performance and applications, future-proofing your laptop to communicate and sync with the next wave of 802.11ac ready smartphones and tablets.
Nano, Stylish, And Minimal Design
The AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter's nano design is the perfect design for mobility and convenience for you to take the advantage of 802.11ac 5GHz super-fast speed anywhere. With it's stylish and minimal design, the AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter perfectly fits your MacBook and Ultrabook as part of it's original design.
Download and Stream Anywhere
Use the AC450 Wi-Fi USB Adapter to download and stream media from YouTube, Netflix or other services without waiting for buffering, or stream media across your network from a NAS (network-attached storage) at lightning speeds. Streaming HD movies or downloading is faster and more reliable than ever with 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

*The AC450 Wi-Fi USB is a dedicated 5GHz Wi-Fi adapter and does not support the 2.4GHz frequency band. Ensure that your wireless network(s) is dual band or a dedicated 5GHz signal.

Product Specifications:

Edimax Part Number

  • EW-7711MAC

Interface

  • USB 2.0 Type A

Wireless Standard

  • 5GHz: IEEE 802.11ac (draft), 802.11a, 802.11n

Operating Range

  • 11a: 6/9/12/24/36/48/54Mbps
  • 11n (20MHz): MCS0-7 (up to 72Mbps)
  • 11n (40MHz): MCS0-7 (up to 144Mbps)
  • 11ac (80MHz): MCS0-9 (up to 433Mbps)

Security

  • WEP 64/128-bit, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x

Frequency Band

  • 5.150 - 5.825GHz (subject to local regulations)

Output Power

  • 11a (54Mbps): 13dBm±1.5dBm
  • 11n (20MHz, MCS7): 12dBm±1.5dBm
  • 11n (40MHz, MCS7): 12dBm±1.5dBm
  • 11ac (80MHz, MCS9): 11dBm±1.5dBm

System Requirements

  • Available USB 2.0 Port
  • 100MB available Hard Disk space
  • 5GHz Wireless Network

Supported OS

  • Mac OS 10.7 to 10.101, 2

Package Contents

  • EW-7711MAC
  • Quick Installation Guide

Installation

  • Multi-language EZmax Setup Wizard

Humidity

  • Max 95% (non-condensing)

Temperature

  • 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Certifications

  • CE/FCC

Dimensions (l x w x h)

  • .75" x .66" x .25" (1.91 x 1.68 x .64 cm)

Weight

  • .11 oz (.003 kg)

Warranty

Notes:
  1. Supports 802.1x encryption at OSX 10.7 to 10.9 .
  2. Drivers for Mac OS 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11. Please uninstall existing EW-7711MAC drivers before proceeding to upgrade.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Edimax p/n EW-7711MAC UPC#: 649659025066

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 10 out of 11 (91%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Singapore, SG Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Brought Wi-Fi back to the Macbook! February 22, 2016 I bought this to install in my wife's Macbook5,1. After years of use, the wireless card finally failed. Looking through the internet, many advised to change the card. However, doing so would either cost me a relatively obscene amount of money or to rip open the Macbook. The Edimax adapter is a much simpler and cheaper solution compared to replacing the card. It works with El Capitan too! It's worked well and fast so far for the past month.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Idaho Falls, ID Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect! January 13, 2016 This tiny WIFI adapter allows me to connect my Mac Pro from my new office that does not have a hard-wired connection. Good signal strength and flawless operation.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Glen Carbon, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 2/5 Wishy Washy Connectivity October 2, 2015 This device, when it works, does a good job; however, it frequently hangs up in the searching for networks routine and cannot connect to the network without a power down and boot up. rebooting doesn't seem to always fix the issue.

but, when it works, there is a noticeable improvement in network speed.

i signed up for notifications of the 10.11 beta driver shortly after getting it and haven't seen any updates. 10.11 has now been released and still nothing on the vendors web site.

Response from MacSales.com, Technical Support October 30, 2015 As stated on the website, this product is only compatible with Mac OS 10.7 to 10.10, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1. We have heard that Edimax is working on an update, and when available, our site will be updated with that information as well.
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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 So far so good September 25, 2015 Bought this to connect to a 5 GHz network, because my Mac Pro's internal card wasn't doing well on 2.4GHz and OS X doesn't let you choose which frequency to connect to using the built-in wifi card.

Plugged it in, downloaded and installed the latest driver, restarted, and connected to the network without any issue. You can select exactly which network to connect to, including the channel. Seems fast enough to me, and I am easily annoyed by slow/unreliable connections. The only thing some folks might not like is that the adapter has a little light on it. It flashes when Tx/Rx data. It's not that annoying as long as it is not in your face. I kind of like it just out of my periphery, so that I know the data is flowing.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sidman, PA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I've got WiFi again! September 13, 2015 Works great on my 2009 MacBook Pro running Yosemite. My airport card ceased to function & this solved it. Yosemite users: DON'T install the driver from the disc. Download the most current one from their website. If you don't then you have to remove the driver from the CD before you install the new one.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Darwin NT Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works like a dream, eventually. September 6, 2015 Bought this to use with a 2010 Mac Pro, which doesn't have 802.11ac. Tiny device that plugs into any free USB port. I had initial problems with what looks like, version 1 software, and required a a couple episodes of tech support. The tech suport was excellent, and subsequently the device now works like a dream and has clearly increased downloads speeds from my 802.11ac capable Airport Extreme.

Have been running it for a few weeks with no probs. Have now bought a 2nd one for a mac mini.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Denver, CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised! August 7, 2015 Excellent product. Am using on both a PC and older Mac. I receive cable internet on 5MHz band at 120Mb/sec, and full speed is now attained over wi-fi. Reception was full strength at appx 35-40 ft.Installation of software was very easy on both PC and Mac. Highly recommended!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Josh12 Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Edimax Wi-Fi USB adapter August 6, 2015 Works well...needed to download software from website to get it to work properly. Does what I need it to do.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great July 28, 2015 Works great in my Mac and on my Windows machine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chile Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Genial! April 25, 2015 it works fine, I use it on my MBP 15-inch mid 2009.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Christchurch NZ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 WiFi boost September 30, 2014 I have a MM 2010 and wanted to improve the transfer rate between it and the new modem router I got which is an ac type. The MM own wifi rate was 300 with 5GHz and 130 with 2.4Ghz. I did some testing transferring the same file (106MB) from the MM to a NAS. 2.4Ghz 'n' (130)= 14.08sec = 7.53MB/s = 60.2 Mb/s 5Ghz 'n' (300) = 6.32sec = 16.77MB/s = 134.14Mb/s 5Ghz 'ac' (433)= 5.1sec= 20.78MB/s = 166.24Mb/s which is 2.76x the 2.4Ghz rate very close to the 3x as advertised I have very few buffering rings when watching BBC iPlayer here in NZ

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Edimax AC450 Wi-Fi USB 802.11ac Wireless Adapter Mfr P/N: EW-7711MAC OWC SKU: EDMEW7711MAC Dedicated 5GHz 802.11ac Wireless USB adapter Edimax 2 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $39.00MacSales.com Price $22.75
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