Excerpt: I read horror stories about the expensive Wi-Fi adapters. It seemed that none of them worked well. So, I called B&H and explained my confusion and issue: I had an important presentation and didn't have time to futz around w/ questionable adapters! The guy said, "Let me ask" and came back with this recommendation. Price is right. Delivery was when expected. Product worked PERFECTLY; no issues.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
Summary: It may have a high connection speed of 300Mb/s but that's useless when its signal strength is terrible. On my Gaming PC (which this card was installed in) i could get a max signal strength of 30% (1-2 bars or no connection at all), my older laptop which is in the same room gets a signal strength of 80-100% (full bars). I even placed the laptop on top of my Gaming PC and it still got full bars.
Summary: Regarding the fact that I am on the top floor of a three storey house, I have never usually had problems getting a good connection to my own and even a lot of neighbours wifi too (obviously without the password I can't do anything). This only seems to be able to get two wifi connections, and only just. Although one of those two is my home connection, the signal is very weak at only one bar out of four.
Summary: this product was super-easy to install & load. once inserted and software quickly installed, it found the modem/signal source, simply type in your password and presto it locks on to the signal, and of my 50mb broadband speed with virgin media....I get 53mb download speed!!..
Summary: It did not work in two machines that i trialed it in. I bought the sister product with the full PCI card and it worked perfectly. If i could i would return the product or sell it on to anyone else who would like to have a go. I'm sure it would be a good product but it didn't work in the PC's that i needed it to.
Summary: Bought this as I was moving in to a new flat and could no longer connect by ethernet cable as the router is in another room. What a mistake this purchase was. My laptop gets around 7mb/s when downloading games on steam and it is old and cheap. This card gets me a whopping ~2.4mb/s and that's when it decides to work, often it will completely disconnect or will randomly go down to useless speeds making it useless for even watching youtube videos.
Summary: Bought this Wi-Fi adapter to replace the much larger USB adapter I had previously. It worked pretty great for about two weeks. After which I have been interrupted in my internet browsing and gaming by drop outs of connection. At first I thought it was my router, but after various tests I have found that this adapter was the issue.