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Patriot WI-FI USB Wireless LAN Adapter IEEE 802.11 B/G/N 300Mbps Compatible With Patriot PBO Alpine

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   Part #: PCBOWAU2-N
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Patriot's 802.11 b/g/n wireless USB Wi-Fi Adapter is the perfect solution to provide a fast, reliable connection to your home network. Designed to be used with Patriot's Box Office media player as well as notebooks and desktop PC's, the USB Wi-Fi adapter transmits using the WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) specification ensuring unsurpassed audio/video quality.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Weight (Approximate) 0.35 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbps
Height 2.1"
Width 1"
Depth 0.4"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band No
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.50 GHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Patriot Memory
     Manufacturer: Patriot Memory, LLC
     Manufacturer Part Number: PCBOWAU2-N
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: PCBOWAU2-N
     Product Name: Wireless LAN USB Adapter, 300Mbps
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: USB

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Linux kernel v 2.6.6

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 0.4" (9.7 mm)
     Height: 2.1" (52.3 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 10 g
     Width: 1" (24.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: Quality of Service (QoS)
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.50 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.31 GHz
     UNII Band: No
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • AES
  • WPA2
  • 256-bit WPA/WEP

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Customer Reviews of (Patriot PCBOWAU2-N)

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Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Works alright right next to router....
-Limited range
-Horrible performance
Just to test that it can work poroperly I basically had to put my desktop computer right next to the router just to get it up to speed. Putting my computer in the next room and the signal becomes slow and unreliable. (I'm in a rural area so I doubt its an interference problem)

Experience: 8 Months
Good speed, signal and cost
Bought to temporarily fix Mac 10.7 wi-fi issues, now just use it on my Windows PC because the network card died.
Is working good so far and no problems.

Experience: 1 Days
Easy set up, good signal strength, size not a problem for me. No trouble finding wireless network.
Trivial issue: will not automatically install driver, needs driver CD, requires system restart. Signal strength constant at 135 mbps, not 300 mbps.
Just bought one for my desktop PC. Signal strength good but nowhere near 300 mbps. Signal strength is constant, though, which is good.

Good use for first day, will see how it performs in the future.

Position is one ceiling away from the router so range is not an issue for me.

Experience: 2 Years
Works fine, found router on first try. easy installation.
signal strength gets a bit weak compared to some better wifi adapters.
bought this for a pc that is located at the other end of the house, picks up the signal fine, about a consistent 40% but the good thing is that it has yet to drop  signal or not find my router like other wifi adapters i have tried. would buy again when it's back on sale.

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
-Good reception
-none yet
A good wireless adapter. Gets the job done and has decent reception over 1 floor. Would definitely purchase again. It's a good deal for the money.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Works awesomely
Drivers only seemed to plug-and-install once
Had to reinstall my system and plugged it into the USB slot again but the drivers didn't install automatically. Not really a complaint since it comes with a small disc with drivers on that so it was still quite easy to install.

Excellent buy. :)

Experience: 14 Days
 Verified Owner
very cheap, works great in Linux
it's USB, but you probably wanted that.
I bought this for a Linux computer. Here is the device's output from "lsusb":

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

For Debian Linux (and possibly Ubuntu), the driver is contained in the "firmware-realtek" package.

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Good price with easy install & set up
none yet for price point
Set up was quick & easy with drivers on included disk. Haven't tested the range to verify signal strength distances. Very happy with speed & usage thus far.

Experience: 1 Years
 Verified Owner
Does what it's supposed to do.
Does what is intended well. Never experience any problems with the device. Being inexpensive definitely increases the attractiveness of the product. Product is simple, easy to install.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
connect my PBO in N mode to my pc for $10
too big for PBO
got this adapter for $10 with the purchase of the patriot box office.
was easy to set up using wps
the only bad thing is the adapter is kinf of too large to fit in the back of the pbo

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Product Warranty
NCIX provides a 30 day limited warranty on this product.  The remainder of the 1 year warranty is provided by the manufacturer.    Warranty length may vary depending on manufacturer and product.

All Patriot Memory DRAM modules are offered with a limited lifetime warranty.
All Patriot Memory Extreme Performance Secure Digital (SD) offer a limited lifetime warranty. 
All Patriot Memory Extreme Performance USB Flash products are offered with a two (2) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory "Express" USB and "mini II" USB products are offered with a two (2) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory Signature SD, SDHC, and Compact Flash products are offered with a five (5) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory Signature USB flash drives are offered with a two (2) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD 100GB and 200GB "Inferno" Solid State Drives are offered with a five (5) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD 60GB, 120GB and 240GB "Inferno" Solid State Drives are offered with a three (3) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD "TORQX" and "TORQX m28" Solid State Drives are offered with a ten (10) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD "WARP", "WARP v2", and "WARP v3" Solid State Drives are offered with a two(2) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD "Zephyr" and "PS-100" Solid State Drives are offered with a three (3) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory SSD "Lite" Solid State Drives are offered with a one (1) year warranty. 
All Patriot Memory "Vortex" cooling products are offered with a three (3) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory "CORZA", "GEARBOX", "VALKYRIE", "CONVOY", and "CONVOY XL" products are offered with a two (2) year warranty.
All Patriot Memory "BOX OFFICE" products are offered with a two (2) year warranty.

**Note: Effective January 31, 2011, Patriot Memory will be adjusting the warranty period from 5-years to 2-years and from lifetime to 5-years on selected USB flash drives. Patriot Memory believes that the new warranty period better reflects current industry standards. Patriot Memory's AES security enabled Bolt USB flash drive has a 5-year warranty period will not be affected by this change.

USB flash drives affected by this change include:
- Supersonic
- Xporter Rage
- Xporter Magnum
- Xporter Boost
- Xporter Dash
- Xporter mini
- Xporter

Drives purchased prior to January 31, 2011 will still carry lifetime or 5-year warranties.

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