Performance and Conclusion
Having knowledge of the fact that this Netgear A6100 WiFi adapter was going to be 100% used for 5GHz connectivity with a 802.11AC wireless network, I knew it would probably meet my expectations for performance. It’s capable of 433 Mbp/sec connectivity and I never saw the speed less than this for the connection rate even though my test system sits 40 feet and has three walls between it and my Asus RT-AC68P AC1900 wireless router.
However, where the 5GHz band see’s good performance the 2.4Ghz band was extremely lacking in performance at 150 Mbp/sec. So if you are thinking about this WiFi adapter, make sure you have a 802.11ac capable wireless router or access point.
To recap, the 5GHz performance is good but the 2.4Ghz not so much. This USB wifi adapter is TINY which is a good thing and it also has a WPS button as well for ease of use. There does not seem to be any native Windows 10 support currently, so you must install a different driver than what came on the disk if you are running or will be soon running Windows 10. The cost of this device is around $35 bucks which is pretty cheap for a 802.11ac capable mini USB adapter but I would stay away from it until Netgear officially supports it on Windows 10 as you may find no support when it comes to upgrading to the new operating system.