Summary: My laptop' network interface broke so I bought this one as a substitute. Although the laptop also has the build-in wireless connection, it's too slow for my need (I usualy transfer 20 GBs every week from my desktop to my laptop for backup purpose). This unit is very easy to use. Plug it in and install the driver, then it starts working as it should.
Pros: It's cute (about 1"x2"x3"), like a small mouse with tail :) Functions as it should.
Cons: On a USB 2.0 port, the transfer rate is lower than my laptop's build-in network interface.
Summary: The network adapter was purchase to hardwire my TIVO to a wireless network. Connection was quick and painless and required no additional software installation. While the initial intent was to increase transfer speed, TIVO still has USB limitations and transfer speed was only marginally improved. The integral USB cable is nice but was a little short when trying to reach around a stack of A/V equipment.
Pros: Quick out of the box connection to TIVO DVR, integral USB cable.
Summary: What’s to say, it’s an Ethernet adapter, performs as advertised. Integral 4” USB cable may or may not be an issue depending on your requirements (some people like a removable cable, but I find they tend to slip out over time). I debated whether to get this device, the Linksys USB200M, or Netgear FA-120.
Pros: Simple to install (no need to open case), integral USB cable, well vented (if that matters), Tivo compatible (and by extension, Linux compatible).
Cons: Somewhat bulky styling (a smidgen too big), would prefer slimmer, more streamline design.
Summary: I had a notebook that needed an ethernet adapter, and its cardbus slot was already occupied by a USB 2.0 adapter. This USB ethernet adapter fit the bill perfectly. While it does take up a little desk space, it was very easy to install. Its external location also allows easy swapping from one computer to another, if necessary. I tried it with both USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, and even with the USB 1.1 port, it was fast enough for my DSL connection.
Pros: easy installation; can be moved easily from one computer to another; works with USB 1.1 (lower maximum speed) or 2.0
Excerpt: "In my house we have two computers and a broadband internet connection, but we couldn't use both PCs on the net at once. To sort this out, I decided to set up a wireless network but was a bit worried it would be too complicated. Thankfully this network adapter proved to be very easy to use. I bought two, one for each PC. The card comes with a CD, with all the software needed on it. You have to install the software BEFORE you put in the card. Installing ...