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BrosTrend Linux WiFi Adapter for Ubuntu, Mint, Kali, Debian, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Mate, Zorin, PureOS, Raspberry Pi 2+, Windows 11, 1200Mbps, 5GHz / 2.4GHz, Long Range 2 X 5dBi External Antennas, USB3.0

(9 customer reviews)

MULTI-OS SUPPORTED: Compatible with Linux Kernels up to 5.15, Ubuntu 21.10 ~ 16.04, Debian 11/10/9/8, Linux Mint 20/19/18, LMDE 4/3/2/1, Kali Linux, Pop!_OS, Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) 11/10/9/8, MATE, GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Budgie, Kylin, MX Linux, Elementary OS, Zorin OS, KDE neon, antiX Linux, Q4OS, Parrot OS, PureOS, Bodhi, deepin, Linux Lite, SparkyLinux, Peppermint OS, Devuan; Windows 11/10/8/7/XP; MAC OS X 10.9-10.15
SUPPORTED ARCHITECTURES: x86_64/x86_32 (PCs, VirtualBox..), aarch64/armhf (Raspberry Pi 2+, Odroid…)
FAST WI-FI SPEED: You can get 867Mbps Wi-Fi speed on 5GHz band or 300Mbps speed on 2.4GHz band, best choice for online 4K video streaming, gaming, high quality music and Youtube by using this AC1200 Dual Band Ubuntu USB Wireless Adapter for PC; it can work 4 times faster than 802.11b/g/n USB wireless adapter
BOOST YOUR WIRELESS RANGE: Comes with 2 Pieces of Long Range WiFi Antennas of 5dBi, this Linux Ubuntu WiFi USB Adapter Ensures Range Extended WiFi Connection and Superior Stability on Your Desktop, Laptop, PC; WiFi Antennas can be Rotated and Adjusted 360 Degrees
ADVANCED WPA3 SECURITY: Secure Your Devices and Network Privacy by Supporting the Latest Wireless Encryption: WPA3-SAE, WPA2/WPA/WEP, AES/PSK/TKIP, 802.1x
MULTIPLE WORKING MODES: This Linux compatible usb wifi adapter supports these mode: Monitor mode, IBSS, Managed, AP, P2P-client, P2P-GO
Currently it is NOT compatible with any other distributions based on RPM such as: CentOS, openSUSE, RedHat…


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Item Weight: 0.44 Pounds. Data Transfer Rate: 1200 Megabytes Per Second. Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE802.11g/b/a, IEEE 802.11n. Item Dimensions LxWxH: 9.84 x 3.98 x 0.71 inches. Color: Black. Operating System: Linux Kernels up to 5.15, Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, LMDE, Kali Linux, Raspberry Pi OS. Hardware Interface: USB 3.0. Brand: BrosTrend. Country of Origin: China. Manufacturer: BrosTrend Technology LLC. Date First Available: July 9, 2018. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No. Best Sellers Rank: #201 in USB Computer Network Adapters. Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars 920 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars. Item model number: AC3L. ASIN: B07FCN6WGX. Item Weight: 7 ounces. Product Dimensions: 9.84 x 3.98 x 0.71 inches.

Specification: BrosTrend Linux WiFi Adapter for Ubuntu, Mint, Kali, Debian, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Mate, Zorin, PureOS, Raspberry Pi 2+, Windows 11, 1200Mbps, 5GHz / 2.4GHz, Long Range 2 X 5dBi External Antennas, USB3.0

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 9.84 × 3.98 × 0.71 in

9 reviews for BrosTrend Linux WiFi Adapter for Ubuntu, Mint, Kali, Debian, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Mate, Zorin, PureOS, Raspberry Pi 2+, Windows 11, 1200Mbps, 5GHz / 2.4GHz, Long Range 2 X 5dBi External Antennas, USB3.0

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  1. Lane Lester

    I brought the first scare on myself by ordering a product with only ONE review, something I virtually never do. But this device offered what I needed, so I took the chance. And I’m mighty glad I did. The Ethernet connection on my old PC (running KDE neon 5.13.1) had suddenly dropped from a download speed of 6 Mbps to a little over 1. Some tests indicated that the culprit was a degraded hardware component on the motherboard. My second scare came when the device arrived. The very attractive package was a blister pack you could actually open with your bare hands. However, the included Quick Installation Guide included instructions only for Windows and OS X. Uh, oh. A mini CD was enclosed and the Linux directory included a bewildering array of files, including PDFs and source code. Scare #3! I went back to the Amazon page and found this paragraph: Comes with an expertise Linux Support Ticket via email for installation on Linux OSes listed above, please send us an email at [email protected] for help, please tell us your OSes type and order number in the email. My email got a fast response that attached a PDF installation guide. I was pleased to see that the guide WAs brief and very specific for Ubuntu/Debian systems. You execute a command that installs software needed to compile the driver and then does the compilation and installation of the driver. The procedure requires a wired connection to the Internet, which could be a problem. A link is provided that would enable you to download the .deb file on another machine. However, they recommend that you not use this approach unless you have to. After the prompt was returned I plugged the device in and it was immediately recognized by the system. I shut down the PC, disconnected the Ethernet cable, and rebooted. I used the KDE System Settings to add the woreless device. My “perfect result” is that I am once again getting downlaod speeds of over 6 Mbps. Update: After using this device for a month, here are some added observations. On my hard drive I have three Linux systems in separate partitions with the device working on all of them: Linux Mint-XFCE, KDE neon, and Lubuntu. Doing a major update that included the Linux kernel caused me to lose the connection with the device. Help from TrendTech support got me going again. I just had to execute two commands: sudo dpkg-reconfigure rtl8812au-dkms sudo modprobe 8812au Today I did similar updates with Linux Mint and KDE neon. The fix was again necessary with the former but not with the latter. I continue to be very pleased with my purchase.Read more

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  2. J. E. Noynaert

    First, the wifi does not work with the native Linux drivers. You have to go through a ridiculous email process to get access to the drivers. The driver they sent me were deeply flawed. They only work with certain channels, so you have to have access to admin rights to your router. But it gets much worse. I stopped using the antenna, but left the driver. I found that the driver was making my regular wifi unstable. The problems did not go away until I purged the BrosTrend drivers from my system. I am only giving this 1 star because Amazon will not allow 0 stars or negative stars.Read more

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  3. Linuxuser

    I bought the Bros Trend 1200 to use with Linux. My intentions were to take an old under powered pc I had laying around and turn it into a hotspot to extend wifi to the bedrooms in my home. Currently I have a Netgear 7000 in my family room downstairs. The Fire Sticks hooked up to TVs in those rooms clock in at 15Mbsp and can drop to under 7Mbsp if there is a lot of other wifi in use. I have tried several solutions from powerine adapters to extenders and repeaters with no luck on a stronger or consistent signal. I use Ubuntu as my main operating system throughout my home and have to two Plex servers setup for streaming. Since this said it worked with Linux I thought I’d found a solution. It does work with Linux but it wasn’t plug and play. I had to track down drivers and install using Terminal but I did get it working. the problem is the hotspot option would not work with with drivers I found and after several days of trying to install and configure drivers to enable the use as a hotspot. I gave up. Luckily I still had a copy of windows 7 lying around with a working license. After installing windows I installed the the program that came with the adapter and it worked. I have the pc hard wired on lan directly from the Netgear 7000 with the antenna mounted high on a wall. The usb extension cord that comes with it allows for you to move it around quite a bit. Getting the hotspot set up with included software was a breeze. It gave me the option for either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz or auto and what channel I wanted. Once set up testing on the Fire Stick furthest away, down a hall and through two sets of walls, gave me 35Mbsp on the 5Ghz band. I’ve been using it since purchase with no problems and no drop in signal. this has allowed me to keep devices upstairs on a separate wifi and extend range to my patio and pool. I’m still trying to find a opensource alternative to getting hotspot to work in Linux but this will have to do until then.Read more

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  4. E. Rensi

    I got this working on Manjaro with 5.8.7 kernel. Basically if it works on any Linux distro it will work on all of them, but the package/installer might not be working right. I got it working without much trouble but I did accidentally try to install the wrong driver at first and it didn’t work untill I installed the correct one. The BrosTrend 1200 that I got has the rtl88x2bu chipset. You can tell which chipset you got by plugging it in and running lsusb in the terminal. Apparently there are two versions of this adapter and the older ones use a rtl88x2au chipset. Either way, there are plenty of packages on the AUR for these drivers. The one I had success with was rtl88x2bu-dkms-git. With dkms drivers you have to re-build the kernel headers after you install the driver and that’s where a lot of people get lost. After installing the driver, (re)install “linux-headers” and reboot and you should have a working adapter. As for performance, I’m getting a download speed of 100-150 MBps where I got 30 on my laptop’s built-in adapter (using speedtest terminal app). So it does increase performance quite a bit in my case.Read more

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  5. Richard H (UK)

    This is a review for the third of these USB dongles I have purchased over the past two years or so. This one, purchased in September 2021 is a V2 dongle. It loses a star for the lack of clarity on chipset change, and for badging the thing as the same product as its predecessor. Linux The new V2 dongle is based on the Realtek 8812bu chipset, not the 8812au chipset as were the previous ones. This caused a bit of a hiccough in my setup. I used the driver based on the github user “morrownr” repository morrownr/88x2bu. This compiled fine using gcc 11.2.0 (with a few warnings). It worked well with a 5.14.x kernel. If you edit your wpa_supplicant.conf file, don’t use a -Dwext driver. Just remove the -Dxxxx switch completely (the default is nl80211 but it’s not needed on the command line). My feeling is that the stick is a few percent slower in downloads than the v1 device, but this test was done in a very ad hoc manner. It’s v2 dongle definitely still in the same ball park for speed. Windows The dongle worked out of the box under Windows with speeds comparable to the V1 dongle over the same distance. It’s plug and play. Mac I have not tested the Mac driver, but the dongle is definitely not plug and play on the Mac (at least not under Catalina). You’d have to download a driver. I don’t know if Apple approve this driver.Read more

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  6. Bob

    After many months and many USB devices that said they work on Linux but after much command prompt typing just don’t I had just about given up. Then I saw this and thought 1 last go most reviews said it did work and I really don’t like having to use my phone USB tethered all the time to use Wi-Fi. So plugged it in and my phone as you need an Internet connection (so looses a star for that) inserted disk, opened manual and clicked on Linux instal link. The website then guides you through a very simply process to install drivers (all commands can be copied and pasted there are only a couple) and job done. I use Linux Mint 20 and I’m def no Linux expert. Clearly the issues I have had with other USB Wi-Fi devices have been down to badly scripted drivers and useless install instructions for the device not an issue with LinuxRead more

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  7. John Wormald

    It certainly does the job of enhancing signal strength. I have both Windows 10 and Linux Mint operating systems on my desktop, which communicates with the BT Home Hub via WiFi (no possibility of an Ethernet cable). With the mini-discs supplied, I easily installed the driver for Windows 10. It didn’t work for Linux. I was reminded that I had been sent an installation manual, with a link to a page for downloading and installing drivers. This required me to be connected (via WiFi) before I could download the Linux driver, which I could not be under the Linux OS, until I had that driver installed. Which is Kafkaesque. The suggestion was to use an Ethernet cable, which I can’t. I solved the problem by connecting to WiFi through an old feeble Linux-compatible dongle that I had by chance, downloading the driver, and then inserting the BosTrend dongle. All working fine now, under either OS. But that’s not an elegant way to do things. Why not simply provide a mini-disk with Linux driver ? The one in the package didn’t work.Read more

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  8. Lodestone

    I purchased this item as I saw it advertised as a wi-fi adapter that was suitable for LINUX as well as Windows and Mac devices. I had lost my wi-fi after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 using an adapter and nothing I could do would get it working again. I installed the BrosTrend AC3L using the method supplied by the company and straight away I got a wi-fi connection (both 5 GHz and 2.4GHz were available). I did have a slight worry the first time as the wi-fi disconnected straight away but discovered it was a faulty socket on a usb hub I have. Once connected to another socket the wi-fi connection has been perfect. As I dual boot with Windows 10, I installed the driver from the supplied disc and everything worked perfectly. Thank you BrosTrend – a highly recommended device. By the way, for penetration testers, I could see quite a few nearby wi-fi connections along with their signal strength.Read more

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  9. Stephane

    After receiving the adapter I made the mistake of searching for a driver and trying to install it myself on my Ubuntu PC (unsuccessfully). Don’t bother! The adapter came with an invite to contact the support to get instructions on how to install the correct driver. These guys are dedicated and quick to respond. They send me clear instruction and it is basically one command to execute to install the driver. This went without hickups and within 5 minutes the adapter was working. All thumbs up for and excellent product with Linux support and outstanding support team.Read more

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