Summary: My compliments to Newegg; Customer Service immediately issued me a CR. I will be ordering another one. This one was just bad- it happens. Stellar customer service like this is why I recommend Newegg on the computer help site I mod on, Suggest-A-Fix, and Bleeping Computer which I regularly post on.
Pros: I have been using TPLink adapters for years; I always have one in case a customer's unit has a failed NIC. I plug in the unit, install the drivers, and am online in 45 seconds.
Cons: This one DOA; installed the drivers, and the wizard asks for the unit to be plugged into a USB port even when it already is, and the drivers will not recognize the adapter. SIW hardware scanner and Speccy both do not register the adapter when plugged in. I plugged in an older unit, the WN321G and...
Summary: Claims N capability but have yet to see it even after updating driver and utility. Best it can muster is maximum G rate. Have it interfacing with same brand N router. Falls short of claim so would recommend another tried and truer model.
Pros: Good Value and cosmetically appealing. Included USB cable is a bonus. Works very well in Windows OS.
Cons: I got the V4 revision with the dreaded ralink chipset = No Linux Driver Support. Even ndiswrapper couldn't help me out here and the annoyance of compiling your own driver isnt worth the $20 to get another one.
Excerpt: I've only had trouble with this device. I use it on my Windows 7 64bit and whatever I do the problem is that the utility is always greyed out so I cannot select any options. Other than that it doesn't even detect the wireless connections nearby so this device is totally useless.