|Wireless Type||802.11n, 802.11ac|
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TP-Link AC1200 PCIe WiFi Card for PC (Archer T5E) - Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band Wireless Network Card (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) for Gaming, Streaming, Supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32/64-bit)
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|Hardware Interface||Bluetooth, PCI|
|Operating System||Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP(32/64-bit)|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.76 x 3.28 x 0.85 inches|
|Data Link Protocol||IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Data Transfer Rate||867 Megabits Per Second|
|Item Weight||0.09 Kilograms|
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- Super-Fast Speed – Make full use of your network with AC1200 WiFi speeds (867 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band)
- Bluetooth 4.2 – Achieve 2.5× faster speed and 10× more packet capacity than Bluetooth 4.0
- Broad Wireless Range – Connect to your WiFi from further away with two external high-gain antennas ensuring greater range and enhanced stability
- Easy Installation – Plug the adapter into an available PCI-E slot to upgrade your desktop (both standard and low profile brackets included)
- Windows Compatibility - Supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 (32/64-bit)
- Please note that to utilize the Bluetooth function, the Bluetooth USB cable must be connected to a F_USB connector
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1. Specifications are subject to change without notice. TP-Link is a registered trademark of TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright ©2020 TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. †Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage, and the number of connected devices is not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, AP limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and AP location. 2. Functionality of Archer T5E may be restricted on some computing systems and platforms. Please try to update the device’s driver for feature compatibility.
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High-Speed to Meet Your Needs
Archer T5E PCIe adapter features a 5 GHz band with speeds up to 867 Mbps, perfect for smooth gaming, streaming, and downloading large files.
Productivity at its Finest
With a 2.4 GHz band reaching up to 300 Mbps speeds, get more done when you’re surfing the internet, emailing, and more.
Arm Your PC with Bluetooth
Archer T5E turns your PC Bluetooth-compatible with advanced Bluetooth 4.2 technology, achieving 2.5× faster speeds and 10× more packet capacity than Bluetooth 4.0. 
Better Range with High-Gain Antennas
Two powerful signal-boosting high-gain antennas greatly increase your existing WiFi reception, allowing you to enjoy fast and uninterrupted 4K streaming and smooth gaming from further away.
Disclaimers 1 Specifications are subject to change without notice TP-Link is a registered trademark of TP-Link Technologies Co Ltd Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders Copyright 2020 TP-Link Technologies Co Ltd All rights reserved. Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802 11 specifications Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage and the number of connected devices is not and will vary as a result of network conditions AP limitations and environmental factors including building materials obstacles volume and density of traffic and AP location 2 Functionality of Archer T5E may be restricted on some computing systems and platforms Please try to update the device’s driver for feature compatibility.
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2020
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Installation: 5 Stars
The installation for this product was extremely easy. I powered off the entire computer and unplugged the power cord from the power supply. I had a X1 PCIe port on my ASUS B450-F Gaming motherboard and I simply snapped in the card, then tightened the screw on the rear of the computer. That was it. Super simple and not difficult at all. After it was installed, I plugged the power source to the power supply then powered the computer back on.
Driver: 5 Stars
I saw mixed reviews about the drivers missing or difficult to download. I did NOT have to download drivers for the NAC. When I powered the computer back on it automatically recognized the NAC and showed on my available networks. However just to be sure, I navigated to device manager and ensured it populated in the window. I went ahead and clicked update driver to see if I had the latest and greatest driver and it was already installed. I am running Windows 10 and the drivers were no issue.
Ping, Download and Upload: 5 Stars
The ping before installing this NAC was ok. I was running about a 25MBps ping and you can play most FPS games. After installation, the lowest ping I received was 13. This is a huge difference from my previous ping and did not experience any lag when playing for extended periods of time. My previous download speeds were around 40MBps which is not bad, but when other people are using the same wifi it can make gaming somewhat difficult. After installing the NAC, my ping went to around 111 to 125 MBps. This is a SIGNIFICANT jump and could tell the difference when playing. Upload speeds held steady around 5.8 to 6 MBps. This didn't change much from my previous setup, but did increase a little. You are able to stream in HD a little better with this upload speed if that is what you are going for. My router is located on the second level of my house and of course if I moved closer I would get even better results. I am pretty content with what I am getting so no need for that. I did play around a little bit between the 5Ghz and 2.5Ghz settings for the driver switching the 802.11 options around, but the default option gave me the fastest speeds for my setup.
Bluetooth: 3 Stars
This is where the product could improve and where some of the reviews were negative. The supplier needs to elaborate on needing a USB internal slot for the Bluetooth to be functional. I felt this was a downfall of not informing the customer of this and also the NAC not having the capability to draw power from the PCIe slot it is placed in. I only have two slots available on my motherboard and both are occupied for use with my pc. Although, most NACs require the use of the USB port in order for you to use the Bluetooth. I gave 3 stars for the lack of communication from the supplier. I don't have many uses for the Bluetooth except for my gaming mouse, but since I am a FPS gamer I need a more reliable connection. Honestly, if you do not need the Bluetooth stick with the basic option.
I did not experience a BSD (Blue screen of Death) or had to reload Windows. I am not saying that some people did not receive a BSD when installing this product. I think it is very possible that could happen. The software driver installed on the product can and will give you a BSD, but that is not the case with every NAC that they sell. If this happens I suggest doing the following:
1: Click "Start | Control Panel | View Network Status and Tasks | Change Adapter Settings."
2: Right-click "Local Area Connection" if the error occurs when attempting to connect to a wired network. Right-click "Wireless Network Connection" if the error occurs when attempting to connect to a wireless network.
3: Select "Properties" from the context menu. Click "Configure" and then select the "Driver" tab.
4: Click "Uninstall." Click "OK" to remove the network adapter from the computer.
5: Restart the computer. Windows will reinstall the original network adapter to the PC
This is an honest review on the product when installed on my computer and using my setup. I did not receive any royalties from this company for writing this review. My purpose is to provide customers like myself a great review to ease the anxiety of purchasing products when there are some grey areas. I would recommend this product to other people for a better experience in overall connectivity with the internet.
This is a great product and as mentioned previously I would recommend to other people looking for a better experience in internet connectivity. This greatly improved my overall connection and I am happy with the product. Is this the best card that you could buy? No, but is a great budget card that will give you a boost. The only drawback is the Bluetooth option and having to occupy a USB internal slot on your motherboard. I believe the manufacturer could develop a more efficient board and also the supplier to elaborate of needing a USB port for the Bluetooth to function.
By RateMe on September 20, 2022
-- Confirmed works perfectly with Ubuntu Linux 21.04 and 21.10. Card was picked up seamlessly.
-- Confirmed works with Linux Kernel 5.15 also.
-- Works with Windows 10 21/H2 update perfectly.
-- Windows 11 also picked up the card and installed it with no issues.
Summary: If you're looking for a WiFi & BlueTooth card that'll work seamlessly out of the box for Linux up through 21.10 and Windows 11, you should consider this WiFi card. I continue to be very satisfied with having purchased my first of two almost two years ago now. It's been rock solid.
Update June 30th, 2021
I ordered and installed my second of this card in my Linux Server. Works flawlessly! Works with Linux 21.04 perfectly. It also works with Win10 and the new Win11 Preview Edition. You will not regret buying this card.
** Update June 22nd, 2021 **
This card works on Ubuntu Linux 21.04 with Linux Kernel 5.12.xx flawlessly. If you're a Linux user and are looking for a stable, reliable Wifi card -- this is it. I've been running with it for over a year now and have gone through several Ubuntu Linux version upgrades and numerous Linux Kernel updates all flawlessly. I've experienced zero issues with this Wifi card. If you're a Linux user, rest assured this Wifi card works well.
Now my original review of this card:
I purchased this card after reading reviews that stated it works with Ubuntu Linux 20.04 as that is the desktop I run.
Ubuntu 20.04 w/kernel 5.4.x picked up the card and installed it right away. Did not have to locate a driver online, compile and install manually. It just worked. Just for giggles, I popped in a separate SSD and performed an Ubuntu 20.04 install from scratch to see if the install would recognize it. It did. Saw the card, I selected it, put my WiFi password in and off the install went, downloading updates as well.
If you're looking for a blazing fast WiFi card for Ubuntu 20.04 - this is absolutely it. No muss, no fuss, it just works.
I also have a Windows 10 boot disk in this computer so I booted Win10 to see if it'd pick up the card automatically - and it did. No surprise there.
Conclusion: Solid WiFi card for Ubuntu Linux 20.04 and up to kernel 5.4.3 Same for Windows 10.
I may buy another just to have a spare.
Update June 3, 2020: I'm noticing some reviewers are reporting that the Bluetooth works for them but the WiFi does not. There's a simple explanation for this: you're installing the card in the wrong slot on your motherboard. The Bluetooth gets its power from a separate connection (USB) on the motherboard, thus the "bluetooth works, wifi doesn't" reviews. Before returning the card as "defective" please make sure you install the card in the proper slot first. If in doubt, it should be the slot closest to the processor (on many motherboards.) Hopefully this helps those who purchase the card and don't know the difference between the "short" and "long" slots on their motherboards.
Update Nov. 6th, 2020:
Had this card a few weeks shy of 6 months. So far, working flawlessly. I've updated my Linux Kernel to Ubuntu 5.8 and am having zero issues with this WiFi card. I'm purchasing another to go into a legacy AMD FX-8350 build so I can connect it wirelessly with Linux also.
I've also updated my WiFi router to a TP-Link WiFi6 model and the wireless speeds I'm getting back to my router are blazing fast. Fully taking advantage of the 300mb Comcast internet connection I have. Very happy with this adapter.
and it holds a pretty good WiFi connection and the price is really good for what it can do.
By MATTHEW on September 12, 2022
and it holds a pretty good WiFi connection and the price is really good for what it can do.
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Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on January 20, 2022
Hice pruebas con varios dispositivos, como laptops, tabletas, celulares en el mismo lugar donde esta colocado el PC donde use esta tarjeta y observé que hay señales WiFi que la PC pudo ver y el resto de dispositivos no logra; me sorprendió mucho el alcance de esta tarjeta de red, además que es bastante friendly con Windows10 y Windows11.
En redes 5Ghz y 2.4 Ghz me ha alcanzado velocidades de casi 100 Mbps (velocidad máxima de mi ISP), los controladores en Windows son totalmente plug and play, incluso sin conexión a internet y con Windows recién instalado, la tarjeta de red trabaja muy bien.
The card comes with a mini dvd for drivers. Like on most modern computers, I don't have a drive bay but in the end, it was not needed: bluetooth and Wifi worked right off the bat on Windows 11.
Just make sure you have the available USB connection on the motherboard (if I remember correctly, it's 2 rather large rows of 5 pins with the bottom right missing , otherwise, the bluetooth won't work.
Drivers installed themselves automatically on Windows 10 (install disc not required).
Bluetooth range is good. Wandered outside with my Wonderboom 2 wireless speaker and it worked fine 50 feet away.
WiFi range seems fine. Cannot really speak to maximum speed. Was able to max out my 50 MBPs internet connection, which is nowhere near the rated speed of this card.
- antennae are massive compared to the N300 card on my other machine
- swapping out to the smaller bracket was a bit difficult; took me a while to find the right tool to loosen the locking nuts on the antenna bolts
- that extra little provided wire _must_ be connected to F-USB port on your motherboard for bluetooth to work
- there were more pins on my motherboard (6x2) than the adapter (5x2) but you can use the missing pin in the array to figure out how to attach it