Summary: I have an older PC that had Windows Vista (yuck) on it, and I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit). When I upgraded, the wireless G card I had previously installed no longer worked with W7. So, I had to get something to replace it. I have an Asus motherboard, Asus wireless N router (RT-N16), and have always loved their products, so it was a no-brainer for me to get the wireless N card.
Summary: I own 3 of these and they all work great. The connection speed is fast and the two adjustable antennas allow you to adjust them just right to get maximum signal strength. Two of them are used for home theater PCs so they need to be able to handle streaming Netflix. They also work quite well for streaming DVDs across the network from my other computers. Make sure to spend some time adjusting the position of each antenna to get the best possible signal strength.
Summary: I bought this after I couldn't connect directly to my router, and it gave me a better connection than the last card I tried, a Wireless-G PCI model from Linksys. I haven't tried the utility to make a hotspot, and I didn't even install drivers. Windows 7 found and installed what was necessary, and I'm connected again. I can play mostly lag-free video games, and streaming video from my server connected to the router works as well, even with higher-bitrate files.
Summary: It can't get any simpler than this little pci-e x1 wireless card... installed on a win 7 64 bit ultimate machine and bam no drivers needed... it just picked it up... and it connected to my Netgear WN802T V2 access point at 150Mbps... it is really an N150 as I realised my Acer laptop connected at 300Mbps and my Qosmio connected at 150Mbps... all in all it is still dang fast... Folks it is time to get a second access point... you need a G and an N...
Summary: Pros I bought this card mainly to fill my PCI-E slot, and for future wireless N use. Right now I'm using a wireless G signal provided by the cable company. I figured I would try this card before doing a costly upgrade to a wireless N router. Testing my connection via Ethernet I'll top out around 20Mbps down, and 2 Mbps up. I have my desktop about 50 feet away from the modem, and through 3 walls. I'm constantly pulling 12 Mbps down, and 2 Mbps up.
Summary: We have an HP computer with a pretty small tower. We had to move a few things around on the motherboard to open up a space for this guy, but it fit in the tight quarters just fine. We hooked it up a few rooms over from our router and voila! We get a nice download speed (I clocked 800 M) with no glitches or resets needed so far. I give this adapter 5 stars.