Summary: I bought this with my eyes covered and my fingers crossed after purchasing the Rangebooster N version of D-Links PC Card lineup and having a really, really touch time getting the wireless version to install. Unlike the N card, the gigabit cards install CD doesnt install any annoying desktop shortcuts or replacement utilities that you have to fumble around with to get it working - just the driver for this one, and it works just fine.
Pros: This card is a straightforward, easy install to my outdated Cardbus slot and makes for the cheapest way to triple my private network transfer speed over USB 2.0.
Cons: The form factor has limited use after being replaced by the Expresscard, especially version 2.0 of the slimmer standard. You will need to get it for cheap to justify the shorter timeframe that this is likely to be useful to you.
Summary: I installed the product on a laptop that I am using as a server on my home gigabit network, though I noticed it works just as well on any other type of network. The device has been in constant operation, transferring many massive files simultaneously, for the last two months and has never let me down once. It also seems to be perfectly compatible with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which is present on the laptop.
Summary: I have a Dell Inspiron 500M and I am looking for a dramatic increase in LAN speed, mainly for backup and replication purposes. I was hoping for 10 times faster (100MB to 1GB), but got 10 times slower. As other reviewers are having the same problem with other cards I wonder if there are limitations in the notebook or Cardbus architectures. My past experience with D-Link products have been generally good.