Summary: i bought these adapters because they used to use the atheros chipset, which is basically plug and play in linux. the adapters amazon has in stock now at the v4 adapters, which use the realtek chipset. if you aren't familiar with linux, it's a real headache to get the drivers installed and working.
Works great but just seems to have an issue with heat
3 November 2012
Summary: After my OpenSuSE box's wireless kept on dying perfectly synchronized with kernel updates, I went out and got this wireless usb adapter. For the most part it works out of the box and I did not have to any extra configuration on an OpenSuSE 13.1 box. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: 1. The device is just Plug and Play and works out of the box. Now this might not mean a lot to most people, but for people like me who only use Linux this is always a welcome Pro. 2.
Summary: I bought this usb adapter after reading Christopher J. Davlin's review. I plugged in the usb adapter in my Linux PC, powered it on and it "saw" the wireless adapter. I configured the adapter to connect to my secure wireless LAN. It would connect via WPA security but only for seconds before disconnecting. I then used the wired eth0 adapter (to conect to the Internet) in order to run Update Manager.
Summary: It was very easy to set up on windows 7, up and running within 5 mins. Speed steady at 130 mbps, much faster than the laptop built-in adaptor, and even faster than most other usb adaptors tested. It is quite bulky, but it does continue to maintain a steady 130 mbps signal, have not seen any other wireless adaptors, including the built-in ones deliver that kind of steady performance.
Summary: Win 7 recognizes the usb wifi adapter and installs driver for it automatically. Connection is reliable and has good distance, particularly on n Wifi. Product price is very competitive for R2T2 300Mbps usb wifi n adapter. I am considering to purchase a few more TP-Link TL-WN821N adapters to upgrade the whole wifi network.
Pros: Transmission power up to 22db R2T2 for optimum data transfer up to 300Mbps both ways.
Summary: I bought this adapter specifically for my hdx1000 set top box hoping i would no longer require a network cable. boy was i wrong. the HD streaming is just as bad as any wireless. other than that it's a great product. installation was very easy if you know a bit about networking. I recommend if you're just using it to browse the internet, but definitely not for HD streaming or file sharing.
Pros: Easy installation, Works great, win7 compatible, HDX1000 compatible
Summary: Bought this in-store start of april and it has worked perfecvtly trhe whole time. While it does get quite warm and is huge for a adapter. it worked fine on a friends Windows 7. I have yet to find a distro of Linux that does not like this adapter. I have a dev-box that has approx 10 different releases of Linux and all of them recognised the adapter. Debian 5.0, ubuntu 9.04,9.10, 10.04 even server editions 64 bit all had no issue with the adpater.
Pros: Solid signal, and no issues with any router so far when roaming coffee shops., Loves Linux
Cons: Gets pretty warm when used for long periods of time., Very bulky, its like plugging in a brick.
Summary: I've had a Wireless N Router for some time now, but I always had a Wireless G Network adapter built into my laptop. I figured I'd go for the upgrade, because I could use a better signal with the extended range. I did my homework. I read reviews on EVERY Wireless N Adapter on the web. I came across this TP Link one, and figured it was the best bang for my buck. Well, that couldn't be further from the truth.