Works great but just seems to have an issue with heat
17 June 2014
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.
Summary: I use this little wireless N adapter whenever I am setting up or fixing a computer and don't have access to an Ethernet connection. Just plug the adapter into a USB2 or USB3 port (no extra speed advantage when using USB3), install the driver and it is good to go.
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.
It's good, but there are a couple little things...
7 October 2013
Summary: Okay, so I bought this to use with my desktop. I needed something that was NOT extremely expensive, and that would work with my compute. So after looking at multiple different Wi-Fi adapters, lots of researching and a lengthy conversation with my Dad, I picked this one.
Summary: I purchased two of these one to upgrade the wireless on my Compaq Laptop and the other to add WiFi to my wife's desktop. My laptop has Win 7, installation was simple I had downloaded the newest driver first from TP-Links website and installed without a hitch.
Summary: picked two up for real cheap locally, happy with them. Only used for a week or so, so can't vouch for longevity.
Pros: No signal drops. Consistently connects at 300 Mbps. No problems yet. Tips: If you have an active IP connection (wired or otherwise) when you first plug it in, windows 7 (64 and 32bit) will just go out on the internet and find the driver. Don't use the driver on the cd. Don't use the TPlink utilit...
Cons: runs a bit on the hot side. flashing green light a tad irritating (for me anyway)
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.
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.