Summary: I pluged this into my old Dell Inspiron 8200, and it work as promised right out of the box.It only sticks out from the laptop about 1 inch.Runs any USB device I have attached without using additional power connection. I purchased it to use my new Linksys WUSB300n WIFI adapter on my old Dell laptop.
Pros: Easy to install, A no Brainer. Compact.Does what it is suppose to do. Excellant results compared to the old USB 1.1
Summary: This item worked out of the box on my C640 with Ubuntu 7.10 and PClinuxOS as well. One is Debian based and the other is Mandriva based. I DID NOT test it with Windows. I managed to squeeze my typical Netgear wireless card in underneath it. Tight fit, but there seems to be no problem.
Pros: Hey, I popped it into my old Dell C640 that only had one USB 1.1 slot. Now my laptop transfers data to and from my flash drive faster than my USB 2.0 equipped desktop!!!