Summary: I've spent 5 years using a $20 wireless USB adapter and never realized what I was missing. As usual, those components are the last things you think of upgrading every time you change components, but this made a world of difference. I didn't have to use the external antenna since my router is in the same room, but this thing keeps a rock-solid and fast connection. Zero Issues. Would recommend.
Summary: Unlike other reviewers, I had no issues setting this up on a Windows 8.1 PC. I opted to use the external antennae to get a bit better signal, and it works like a charm. Before swapping this for my other adapter, I went to the ASUS website to download the drivers for it instead of using the provided CD. I do this for all of my hardware, but a previous review hinted that it may be the best plan for this, since it's fairly new tech.
Summary: Worked for a day, then just stopped. Wouldn't show up, tried using the utilities that came with it, but that program said the thing wasn't even plugged in. Tried the utilities from the website, same thing. Attempted to plug it into another slot in the computer, same deal. All in all, 100% failure. While it did work, it was able to get the needed data transfer rates, but overall, not worth a god dang penny.
The card itself is awesome. The software thats bundled in with the cards ...
Jacob Tibbs, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this product based on the numerous positive reviews, and as very dissapointed. Not in the physical hardware, though. The card itself is awesome. The software thats bundled in with the cards drivers however nearly drove me insane. Somehow the software wrapper ASUS created to display the cards functions and available networks conflicted with the clean Windos 8.1 install i had on a brand new computer.
Absolute NIGHTMARE! Drivers cause win8.1 to BSOD constantly, overfill event log with errors!
23 August 2014
Summary: TECH SPEC REFERENCE: Win 8.1 Pro 64bit Maximus VI Formula i7-4770k 2x GTX 770 Probably the worst experience I've ever had with a network adapter. Cool looking and fairly simple to physically install, the nightmare began the moment the drivers finished installing from the CD. Windows began stuttering, freezing for seconds at a time and all network connectivity was lost, eventually BSODing.
Summary: Using this card at home for my main PC where it isn't feasible to run cabling. Able to copy files at over gigabit speeds. Latency is good relative to most routers, does well with gaming FFXIV, ESO, some Counter Strike GO.