EDUP EP-AC1621 AC1900 WiFi Adapter Review

EDUP EP-AC1621 AC1900 WiFi Adapter Review

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Introduction
Need a WiFi adapter that can cover whole of your house? Check out EDUP EP-AC1621 AC1900 WiFi Adapter that I got from GearBest. Yup, EDUP EP-AC1621 is a 802.11ac 1900 Mbps USB 3.0 wireless adapter with dual band support – 1300Mbps for 5GHz and 600Mbps for 2.4GHz. Furthermore, it is loaded with 4T4R MIMO technology and 4 powerful 6dBi antennas. Powered by Realtek RTL8814AU chipset that provide maximum transfer rate up to 1900Mbps. Interested? Continued reading to find out more…

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Package Content & Design
There are EDUP EP-AC1621, micro USB 3.0 cable, 4 removable antennas, mini CD driver and user manual in the package. Build quality is decent with plastic glossy housing. There is a WPS button in front of EDUP EP-AC1621 as you can see. It is also acted as LED light indicator when connected to network. The micro USB 3.0 port is located at the bottom. And the long cable is enough for you to connect desktop PC that located on the floor. Finally, the 4 long and powerful antennas are able to help you get connected no matter where you are.

Performance Result
No manual driver installation is needed in order to use EDUP EP-AC1621 with Realtek RTL8814AU chipset. Yes, Windows 10 helped me to install proper driver correctly. Surely, plug and play here. You can also download latest Windows, Mac and Linux driver from EDUP website as well.

1300 Mbps on 5GHz is not a dream anymore. Yes, no issue to do so with Xiaomi Wireless Router Pro. And up to 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz. Wireless range is outstanding thanks to high performance 4T4R 6dBi antennas. For your information, tests were done in kitchen at ground floor that is the farthest distance from wireless router that located at middle 1st floor. My laptop with wireless N network card manages to get up to 18.5Mbps on 2.4GHz. EDUP EP-AC1621 is able to reach 195Mbps there. And still able to transfer file with 11MB/s while laptop reach 2MB/s only. Excellent wireless range no doubt.

147 Mbit/s on 2.4GHz is the top performance that you can get from N600 device based on speed tests from iPerf3. EDUP EP-AC1621 performs very well here. On the other hand, I am also getting the same result for 5GHz AC1300. Hmm… It should be much higher at around 450 Mbit/s but that’s not what I got. I suspect sometime wrong with iPerf3 result.

Result of 33MB/s speed by reading files from Xiaomi Wireless Router Pro proves that iPerf3 result indeed inaccurate. It should have a least 264 Mbit/s bandwidth on 5GHz connection. Else it can’t achieve 33MB/s file copy rate. However, it does not perform as AC1300 but AC866 only. Nonetheless, it is still more than enough for normal daily usage as 4K movie ISO is around 70 Mbit/s.

Advantages

  • Outstanding wireless range
  • Excellent 2.4GHz transfer rate
  • AC1900 4T4R IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac Draft 2.0
  • Plug & play support
  • Decent build quality
  • Portable

Limitations

  • 5GHz transfer rate could be better

Conclusion
Need the widest wireless range support? Give EDUP EP-AC1621 AC1900 WiFi Adapter a try. Easily get yourself covered with fast Wi-Fi connection anywhere at your house. Interested? You can get yours at GearBest Website with their best deal ever. Don’t miss it!

  • mike

    do u recommend this or the previous one u reviewed? EDUP EP-AC1617?

    • AC1617 for portability. Use this on my laptop. You can get the dock version for desktop use as well.

      AC1621 for farthest range. This one for desktop.

      Depend what is your need. Portable or range. Speed wise both are the same when close to router. AC1621 wins when go far further away.