The ZyXEL AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band USB Adapter costs around $40. It supports two-stream 802.11ac Draft, and supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. Being manufactured by Edimax, this adapter has the same exact physical form as Edimax adapter Unlike with the Edimax adapter, ZyXEL includes an extender USB cable. However, it's a simple extension cable (not a base) and is only about 1-foot long. Nevertheless, when using with desktop PCs it could possibility help you place the adapter in more optimum location to help increase signal reception.