Summary: Although I've "been on" computers for 14 years, I'm still intimidated by technical jargon. I needed some help in getting my wireless router up and running, but this notebook adapter was a cinch to "configure", that dirty word for us non techies. The included CD pretty much guided me thru the process, though the self generated "key" was confusing. It's been working "just fine"...
Summary: I purchased this with D-Link DWL-G700AP 54Mbps Wireless Access Point. After I had the G700AP configured, I plugged the 1330, and, it configured itself, instantly. I was surfing in less than five minutes. FANTASTIC! This is the way products are supposed to work! (You can use the included CD, or, if you are advanced, you can configure it manually.) The range and reliability are great!
Summary: The problem with this item is that all the software referenced in the user manual DOES NOT EXIST! There are two utilities for managing the card that are just not available on the packaged CD or on the D-Link web site. This makes it absolutely worthless for using WPA2-AES encryption. "Customer Service" does not care and has stopped responding to my e-mails. Avoid this one!
Summary: I use this on a ThinkPad T30 running Fedora. Works automagically. Connects to WPA2-secured WiFi without a fuss. Holds connection well. It Just Works. I've also used it in a Dell D430 running XP. Works noticeably better than the onboard 1490 card for connecting to weak signals. Had to connect to the Internet to download the drivers, but XP did that automatically. I think I may buy another one of these. It's a winner.