Buffalo AirStation Dual Band USB Wi-Fi Adapter

I bought this hoping to replace and upgrade an aging Belkin wireless adapter (4 years old). The Belkin was an 802.11n adapter, so I figured the 802.11ac adapter would deliver faster speed even if I didn’t have an ac-specific router.

Speed tests on my Belkin show 24mbps+ download speeds. The Buffalo maxed out at 15mbps. ):

It works, but wasn’t what I was hoping for. Sad times.