Summary: Overall, this antenna accomplishes what it says it does in terms of performance and reliability. I have to say, though, that I am a little disappointed with it because of the noise. This adapter is bar-none the loudest component in my entire desktop--it's substantially louder than my fans and GPU. You can tell when internet packets are being sent/received because this thing makes a prolonged stalling sound.
Pros: - Fast connection, - Reliable connection, - Easy setup, - Intuitive and straight-forward software, - Antenna stand option improves connection slightly when used
Cons: - INCREDIBLY loud, - Antennas are large, antenna stand is cumbersome
Summary: It drops my connection under heavy usage even though my motherboard is Asus Maximus Vi Formula! It cannot handle wireless at all despite being 5 meters away, my £3000 PC is forced to use Ethernet cable!
Summary: Purchased this card as a replacement for the ASUS AC66 card that proved to be incompatible with Z87 chipset. Unfortunately I've seen similar problems with this card. No BSOD this time but problem loading the utility and driver in Windows 8. The AC68 utility (latest from ASUS site)loaded and ran as administrator, locked up windows desktop when starting, only way to recover was to go into Task manager and stop it to get access to desktop.
Summary: Initially I thought.... some bogus card or I get more stupid every day... Lets start from beggining. I updated router to one of those fastest Nighthawk 7000 (sweeet router!!!), immediately seiing extreme smoothness back with my virgin internet (and i mean it! i prune network properly every day!). I tested then some speeds versus my devices, and i realised that my galaxy phone was faster than my powerful desktop!
Summary: Installed in a matter of minutes, provides a great connection for streaming HD video etc. This is probably the best wireless card I've seen so far. And it's Haswell compatible too - a must for the wireless gamer, definitely worth the extra few bucks.
Summary: Bought this item to replace a Netgear WNA3100 USB adapter that only connected to the internet intermittently, meaning I spent almost as much time reseating the dongle and booting and rebooting my PC as actually using it; and when it did work, its download speed was pathetic. So I decided to go the internal card route this time, and am I pleased I did!
Summary: I have fitted this to my tower today and had it up and running in 5 minutes. The card was fitted easily and the installation disc did it's stuff without issue. There is an increase in speed according to the software when compared to my previous adaptor which was an edimax usb (300mbps). I've also tried streaming movies to a smart tv using the AC68 and all is well.