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TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U dual band wireless adapter

TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U dual band wireless adapter - test and review

TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U review

We have bought and tested many TP-Link devices in the last couple of years and most of them left very positive impressions. Today we are reviewing another of their products, dedicated to fast wireless technology - the TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U dual band wireless adapter.

This USB adapter is the perfect add-on for desktops and laptops with low-end Wi-Fi card for improved range and speed of the wireless network. 

Previously we tested and actually we are still using the compact TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano Wireless USB adapter which does a great job, especially for a device of its size and price. 

Archer T4U tested

The AC1300 Archer T4U on the other hand has bigger dimensions and is more powerful. To learn more about its performance specs, check the list below:

TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U - product specifications

InterfaceUSB 3.0
ButtonWPS button
Dimensions ( W x D x H )3.64×1.24×0.55 in. (92.47×31.55×13.9mm)
Antenna2 High Gain External Antennas
Antenna typeOmni Directional
Wireless standardsIEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a,
IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Signal rate5GHz
11ac: Up to 867Mbps(dynamic)
11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic)
11a: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)

11n: Up to 400Mbps(dynamic)
11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
Transmit power<20dBm (EIRP)
Wireless modesAd-Hoc / Infrastructure mode
Wireless securitySupport 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Modulation technologyDBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
CertificationCE, FCC, RoHS
Package contentsAC1300 High Gain Wireless MU-MIMO USB Adapter Archer T4U
Quick Installation Guide
Resource CD
System requirementsWindows 10/8.1/8/7/XP, Mac OS X 10.9-10.13
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

As you can see from the table, the Archer T4U is highly capable device for fast Internet connection at home or on the go (internal use only). 
TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U unfolded

The device itself is foldable so you can also save space when not in use but if you want to get maximum range than unfold after plugging it in the USB port (Super Speed USB 3.0 Port supported).

TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U - product video

TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U - product price

We researched this product prior making this review and noticed that prices for the Archer T4U vary a lot depending on your location - in United States and North America in general it was usually between $25-40. The average asking price in UK was around £20-30. For EU customers prices vary around 30 Euro.

Purely from consumer perspective the TP-Link AC1300 Archer T4U is a very capable and reliable dual band wireless adapter which achieved better performance than the smaller TP-Link Nano adapter that we have, both in range and speed. It is also relatively affordable for a product in this segment. 

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