Summary: My laptop wifi card only can do 150Mbps max, and unfortunately it is an HP and they lockout the ability to upgrade to non HP wifi internal cards in the bios. Sometimes I have large files to copy to my home file server and I don't want to plug in. So, that's why I got this...it doubles the speed when connecting to my local LAN wirelessly. I don't use it all the time because I don't don't like having something sticking out from my laptop.
Summary: After my old USB adapter stopped working I had to run a cable through the length of the house to get any connection to my computer. Well that was no bueno and started looking for another. Luckily I stumbled onto this awesome little device. With my old DLink adapter I was getting download speeds of .7-2 Mbps and a PING of 100-400... Well that was unacceptable... However could I play online now?!
Summary: Prior to buying this wireless USB I purchased the ASUS S400CA ultrabook. The ultrabook has been fantastic except for the new 'green' Atheros on-board wireless card put into many new notebooks due to its small power footprint. Unfortunately the network cards range quite poor and there are multiple driver/compatibility issues with Windows 8. I purchased the USB-N53 to increase the poor range and reception I'm getting with the on-board card.
Pros: Great range, Great replacement for an underpowered wireless card in a laptop/notebook, Works beautifully with Asus RT-N65U
Cons: the unit isn't huge but it's not tiny either.
Summary: No configuration, setup, or fiddling is need on Fedora 19. Just plug in the dongle and connect to your wireless router. It's that easy! Wow! Linux has come a long way! As for the wireless speed, it's so fast that I don't even bother to measure or benchmark. It may be a placebo, but it actually feels faster than my wired connection. In short on Fedora 19 Linux, it's fast, very fast! I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
1 minute install, 300Mbps wireless connection at 5ghz
31 July 2013
Summary: I bought the Asus Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter with Graphical Easy Interface (USB-N53). I downloaded the latest driver from the Asus Website, plugged it in, voila! It took me one minute to install the Asus Adapter. Now I have a 300Mbps wireless connection. I kept it simple and did not install the utility that comes with the adapter, did not use the cd that came with it, and just downloaded/installed the driver only.