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TP-Link announces trio of affordable USB WiFi adapters

TP-Link today took the wraps off of three new USB WiFi adapters that won't break the bank. All three come under the wing of TP-Link's Archer brand, with the tiny Archer T2U Nano (opens in new tab) being the first to become available at a price of $20.

Here's a quick look at the three adapters TP-Link is launching today:

  • Archer T3U AC1300 Wireless MU-MIMO adapter: Featuring dual-band wireless AC technology and new MU-MIMO capabilities, Archer T3U delivers WiFi speeds up to three times faster than the previous wireless standard, up to 867 Mbps on 5 GHz or 400 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.
  • Archer T2U Nano AC600 Wireless adapter: Archer T2U Nano offers dual-band connectivity, with WiFi speeds of up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band or 200 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.
  • Archer T2U Plus AC600 Hugh Gain Wireless Dual Band adapter: The Archer T2U Plus offers 256QAM support, which increases the 2.4 GHz data rate from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps and offers speeds up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band, delivering a better WiFi performance. Additionally, the adapter is designed to be an adjustable, multi-directional antenna, which enhances the reception and transmission signal strength.

The Archer T2U nano is available now at Amazon (opens in new tab) for $20. The T3U and T2U Plus, meanwhile, are expected to launch on April 29 and April 19 for $25 and $20, respectively.

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  • Surly most computers these days has Wi-fi built in ok, some desktops may not, but to be honest with desktops it is best to connect via Ethernet.