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MaxPower USB Wireless Adapter

Plug and play direct or with extension cradle
Just plug the MaxPower USB Wireless Adapter into any USB port on your notebook or desktop computer to access the Internet wherever Wi-Fi is available from much greater distances than previous generation wireless adapters!
MAXimum Performance & Range
Smart antenna technology for the fastest wireless data transfer rate up to 300Mbps and up to four times greater reception range compared to 802.11g.
MAXimum Security and Privacy
The latest encryption and security features protect your computer from hackers and unauthorized users.
MAXimum Compatibility
Backward compatible with 802.11n/g/b wireless standards to maintain existing network investment.

Please note: MAXPower 802.11 n/g/b USB wireless network adapter is supported in OS X 10.5 through OS X 10.9. There is no driver support for OS X Yosemite 10.10 or OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Features

  • Ideal for bandwidth-sensitive applications
  • Designed to stream movies, music, photos, HD video, VoIP phone calls, and large files
  • Easy to connect via USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1**
  • Cradle base for optimal positioning reception
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for advanced encryption with the push of a button.
  • MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antenna technology for more range, speed.
  • WMM QoS support to prioritize video and voice streaming.
  • Spread spectrum transmission method: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Auto rate sensing data transmission rate: up to 300Mbps
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**Operates at reduced speeds due to interface limitations.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • MXP3802NU2C

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and later1 (OSX 10.5.x is supported for both PowerPC and Intel).

    Please note: MAXPower adapter is supported in OS X 10.5 through OS X 10.9. There is currently no driver support for OS X 10.10 or OS X 10.11.
  • Windows® Requirements: Windows XP and later
  • An available USB port

Operating Channels

  • Ch. 1 to Ch. 11 (US)

Transmit Output Power

  • 17dBm

Spread Spectrum Transmission Method

  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Wireless standards

  • IEEE standard 802.11n, 802.11g/b

Chipset

  • Ralink RT5372L

Security

  • 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2

Transmission distance2

  • Indoor: 230 feet
  • Outdoor: 820 feet

Data Transmission Rate

  • 11b: 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps per channel
  • 11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps per channel

Certifications

  • FCC, CE, RoHS

Warranty

  1. Operates at reduced speeds due to interface limitations.
  2. Actual data throughput and reception range can vary depending on network conditions and environmental factors.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n MXP3802NU2C UPC#: 811643012257

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 10 out of 10 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Limousin France Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 4/5 Good product July 11, 2015 Seems a very good product. However I`m finding my G5 Power Mac working better by using Ethernet rather than Wireless at the moment.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sydney, Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 GREAT PRODUCT VALUE FOR MONEY April 4, 2015 I have to say I did not expect this product to arrive so quickly. It took only about 6 days to get to me (Australia). Very happy!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nassau County NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Product worked as advertised ! February 6, 2015 Gave me wireless as promised!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: cary, illinois Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works great in Mavericks January 10, 2015 Bought this for my son's 2008 Mac Tower. It was an old tower that was being thrown out at work. Since it was bought for the office, it had no Airport card. I managed to get Mavericks working on it even though it was not officially supported. After installing the software and going thru the setup instructions (this is important) it found my wireless router and my son was surfing. Cheap, small and gets the job done.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Juan, PR
Rating: 5/5 Very good May 23, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Rochester NY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Inexpensive and convenient once you get it set up December 24, 2013 Got this last week. So far very happy with it. Inexpensive and convenient. The software install is a bit clunky and took some patience to get the prefs right - the third party drivers seem a bit old. But it works fine after that and the tweeking is only necessary the once. After that it is plug-and-play. Once set up it seems to work great so far. I have a few older iMacs I brought home from the office (couldn't stand to throw them away). They don't have airport cards and I didn't want tot spend for them and have to install. With this I can easily share the one device and update software or use the internet on any one of the computers - without having to open it up. Good stuff.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Great replacement for my Mac Pro's card but some issues. December 10, 2013 My 2009 Mac Pro and I suspect entire Mac Pro line has always had Airport issues. The card and antenna are surrounded by several millimeters of aluminum and I've noticed that this would cause connection issues the farther away from my Airport. I bought this with hopes of it alleviating my problems and it did. Once set up it connects instantly to my Airport upon startup, it connects faster than Skype can open. I have yet to have any connection errors while online gaming or while other computers accessing my Pro over our shared network. There is one major issue though and this may be restricted to only me, my Pro cannot wake from sleep while the Ralink connection software is running. Upon trying to put my Pro to sleep, the fans kick up and the white powerlight never dims, and pressing buttons does nothing. This is only a minor inconvenience for me as but if you frequently put your computer to sleep I would think carefully about purchasing this. My issue may be related to the OS, I am still running10.6 and will be upgrading to 10.9 soon. I will update this review once I upgrade.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Great range & speed. June 2, 2013 Far better than any Airport card I have. Tried on G4 Minis, eMacs, G5 Quad, Intel iMac 2007, & lastly on Intel Mini, which gets indoors through 2 walls & many obstacles on the walls to a Router 30' away, & delivers about 2/3rds the speed of direct connection to the Router. Airport cards could not even pick up the Router one bit from the same room. Using 802.11G, as that is all the Router has & I hear 802.11n doesn't do walls well anyway. :)

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: BenM Location: Fox River Grove, IL Age: 18-24 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Affordable and Effective February 22, 2013 I have bought two of these adapters. One was setup on an older HP with Windows XP and the other on a Mac Mini G4 with 10.5.8. Both were setup within minutes.

The HP machine previously had a Belkin adapter that would only get a single bar of connectivity. This NewerTech adapter is receiving 4 bars and gives the machine a huge boost in connectivity performance.

My Mac Mini G4 was setup within minutes as well.

I would recommend knowing your WiFi's security encryption and authentication type before beginning the setup process.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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