Summary: This Card is Terrible, it lasted about 2 weeks until I would get ridiculously slow connections (slower than a kb/s) when we have 500 kb/s internet speeds. THIS CARD IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE DO NOT BUY, LOOK ELSEWHERE. I cannot even begin to express how maddening it is to have a card that doesn't work, I mean how hard is it? to hard for Asus obviously.
Summary: I built a new Home Theater PC to use at home, and as is typical I had to update software over the internet. My town has provided free WiFi to all of its residents (how awesome is that?!?), but the signal strength is moderate where I am at. To say the least, the signal strength and receive strength are really poor on this particular card.
Summary: I am running Ubuntu 11.10, and it took some fiddling around to get a connection to a MiFi 2 feet away. The antenna placement seems very critical. The driver included with the Ubuntu distro ultimately did work, which is good. All available source code for the chipset is for the 2.6 kernel and will not compile with the 3.0. Installation and perhaps performance probably would be a lot smoother on a Windows box.
Disappointed in ASUS. Great price, bad just would not keep working
G. Schoep, Amazon
11 December 2011
Summary: So I saw the price, and thought, that sounded a bit too low. But then I saw ASUS made it, and I trust them. I like their products. Card installed in a second(WinXP SP3, avoided the CD drivers, just used the ones off ASUS support) Card quit working after about 24 hours. Rebooted and it came back to life... then the next day it stopped working. Rebooted, Windows said it couldn't identify it. When I selected to the correct drivers, it said "this is not the correct device.
Summary: I got this for my parents computer so I could move the router away from their desk. It works great so far. It was easy to install and Windows 7 recognized it immediately. I can't comment on range since the router is in the same room. I'm thinking about getting one for my computer since the price is so nice and Asus has always been a quality brand for me.
Summary: Moving out on my own, I got the family's 3-4 year old emachines desktop computer for free. My roomate had already gotten AT&T internet with the wireless router for our new house since he has a laptop. I was already going to upgrade the desktop with Windows 7 and a PNY graphics card for the HDMI input to connect my computer with my TV, so I went ahead and installed the wireless adapter as well. This thing works great!