Summary: Has only been running for a day but about as simple an install as you can imagine. Took about 5 minutes to put in a tower in a back bedroom to eliminate an ethernet cable snaking through the hallway. Windows 8.1 recognized and loaded drivers in moments.
Summary: Cheapest PCIe Wifi card I've been able to find. It works great out of the box with Windows; it's essentially plug-and-play. I haven't tried it on any other operating systems, so I can't speak for that.
Summary: This replaces an older card from a different company. Installation in the older computer was easy and straightforward. Connected to my TP-Link router easily. Has been working flawlessly since installed. I am using the Ubuntu Linux operating system and this card was recognized right away.
Summary: Had it work for a few hours and after adding a new graphics card to my system, it decides not to want to full connect to my network despite my laptop having full connectivity to write this review.
Pros: - Inexpensive - Plug and Play
Cons: Constantly hopping between limited and full connectivity
Summary: I'm a little surprised because I've never had problems with TP Link cards before, but maybe don't get this particular card.
Pros: Small form factor Easy to set up
Cons: I very rarely was able to get over a 3 bar connection to my network, regardless of how I positioned my router. After about 6 months, the card started to partially drop my network connection (i.e., it was still "connected to the network" but I couldn't see anything beyond my router). Spent some ti...
I had higher expectations given the reviews, but I've ...
8 June 2015
Summary: I had higher expectations given the reviews, but I've had this card for a while and it seems to struggle to keep signal strength and does lose connection frequently ( every ferw days). For the price however, I guess it's okay
Summary: Don't use the default Windows wireless card drivers. They suck. Also, don't use the TP-Link that come on the CD. They also suck. Instead go to Device Manager and have windows automatically update the drivers, because those will work correctly.
Summary: I am so glad I made the switch from a USB adapter to this one. I needed a wireless adapter for my 7 year old desktop and had been through several USB adapters including a LinkSys and a MediaLink.