Works good if your house does not have a lot of walls.
John Salv, Amazon
11 December 2013
Summary: I bought this usb wireless adapter to get a better signal from our kitchen on my wife's Toshiba Satellite with a Realtek RTL8191se wireless card, plus I've always had good experiences with Asus products.
Avoid if using Windows 8.1(as of October 21, 2013)
21 October 2013
Summary: These Asus networking products are robust and full of features. I own a RT-N66U router and this N53 usb network card, both are far superior compared to products I previously owned from DLink, TrendNet and Linksys(Cisco).
Summary: I Bought this to allow my desktop to have wireless capability. PROS: -Looks great. -Includes flexible USB dongle to position it to receive best signal. -5 GHZ support CONS: -Difficult setup with windows 8* -For the money I paid for it, connection isn't what I expected.
Summary: I was having connectivity issues with this until I stopped using the USB-N53 Utility. Could not stay connected to 2.4GHz or 5GHz network and software errors when more than one user is logged in. Switched to the built-in Windows wireless manager and have had no issues since. Great product.
Pros: Very fast. Easy installation.
Cons: Huge. The USB-N53 Utility software leaves something to be desired.
Summary: seems to work well but I use it mostly for the 2.4Ghz band, so not sure how well it works in 5Ghz band. The dongle is very big and the end cap doens't mount on the other end like many similar dongle.
Summary: Bought this ASUS N-53 USB Dual-Band WiFi adapter because the internal Airport WiFi in my 4 year old MacBook Pro was becoming erratic at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz links and constantly lost the signal. So much for Apple's famous quality!
Summary: I have tried many usb network adapaters and pci network cards. I must say that this one is faster and reliable than some pci networks cards I tried. Though it is not as fast as I expected, it still provides me a very nice ping for gaming and doing any network related activities.