Pros: I personally got this wireless usb adapter for $29.99, so it didn't break my bank.
Cons: I've had issues where some days the connection is fine, but other days I lose connection every 10 minutes or so. DO NOT buy this product if you would like a smooth gaming experience. Of the times this adapter is working, around 25% of the time there are major latency spikes.
Summary: I have been using this adapter successfully on Ubuntu 8.04 w/NDisWrapper (802.11b/g only) and on Windows Vista 64bit Enterprise (802.11n). The router I am connecting to is an Asus WL500W running DD-WRT in 802.11 n/b/g mixed mode and WPA2-PSK. Although there are several drywalls between the computer and the router I always get >100Mbps which can be considered very reasonable. The connection is stable and reliable.
Pros: - Good reception for a USB adapter, - Comes with useful USB extension cable
Cons: - Software can not install drivers unless the adapter is present at the time of installation.
Summary: I have use this for more then two years now and I have never used a better wireless adapter; its still going strong. No fighting with divers when moving it to new machines. Great great adapter. If I had to criticize I would say the adapter is a little on the large side. I use it for a desktop computer so size doesn't matter that much to me. If using a laptop this may cause some encumbrance issues.
Pros: Easy Setup. Compatible with Windows XP or newer. Very stable. Range is better then any on board WiFi adapters I have used.
Cons: The size of the adapter is big by today's standards.
Pros: This adapter works well and fast with my D-Link DIR-665 Extreme N router. My router is approximately 30 feet away, located in the center of the house and I can pick it up with this adapter from all around and outside my house. I will be buying another of these adapters soon, because it works great.
Cons: I gave this adapter 4 eggs instead of 5 for only 1 reason, when booting up my system or waking it from sleep/standby, the adapter can take up to 30 seconds to reconnect to my home network. This is not a deal breaker, just that it seems to wait until the computer is completely out of sleep/ finished starting up to connect. Mildly irritating.
Summary: My other USB adapter was not maintaining a steady mbps, but this one right from the start has maxed out the 300mbps of my Netgear wireless N router and maintains that rate. Easy to install manually as long as you know your sid. Follow the manual instructions to install. I could not use the wps install button on my router but manual install was easy. My PC and router are in the same room but I can go through 2 walls to reach my HD TV and get a strong signal.
Summary: This wireless adapter is a piece of garbage. It constantly disconnects, at least a dozen times a day. I RMA'd the first one I got, and the second one does this as well, despite me trying the adapter out on two different computers, on both Vista and 7. Easily the worst computer part I've ever purchased. Avoid it.
Summary: I wish I had read the reviews a little better. Maybe half the people with Windows 7 got this thing to work. I'm one of those who spend hours looking for W7 drivers (no help from D-Link) and when I finally downloaded them... they still didn't work. This may have been due to a early model number on my device.
Pros: It arrived.
Cons: It arrived... XP (you should be OK) Windows 7 (50/50 shot after hours of searching for drivers not shipped with device and not documented by D-Link)
Summary: The D-Link Wireless-N USB Adapter, DWA-130 works great. Never had a problem connecting to the internet. Its also, very easy to install. My kids were on the internet in less than 30 minutes. I would recommend this product to anyone. It works just as good as those costly Wireless USB Adapters.