Summary: Loads of generics and no-names taking up slack now that these adapters are much less common, after scouting about came across this product. Has maintained connect just fine for my network and others.
Summary: This D-Link notebook adapter seems to be working well and as advertised. Great deal for the price....using old laptop a significant distance from base....with several walls in between and still seems to work adequately.
Summary: My computer has windows 7 and could not recognize this when I put it in the cardbus slot. And I don't mean just didn't recognize it, it didn't see it at all. I tried to find updated drivers to install for it, but nothing supporting windows 7 use.
Pros: One of the most universal standards around, this card is great for people looking to easily boost their range. I've been installing it in older, refurbished laptops that we sell to students. The range of this adapter is very good through obstacles and functions easily with jurassic laptops.
Pros: Installing this card on Windows 7 Ultimate was a breeze. I simply popped the card in. Windows immediately installed the driver and the card was up and running (without installing any D-Link software). An updated driver version provided by Atheros (the chipset manufacturer) came through Windows Up...
Cons: The only downside to this card is the Link and Activity lights are unnecessarily bright, but that's a minor issue.
Summary: I initially ignored other's advice and installed off the CD. It would drop the wireless connection and reconnect every few minutes. After installing the way described above my six year old eMachine laptop connects to the wireless router & internet great.
Pros: Good price, under twenty bucks and shipped free. Card itself works fine - as well as more expensive cards. Newegg got it here fast.
Cons: Do not ignore what others are saying. The software shipped with the card sucks and the card loses an egg because of that. DLink is shipping drivers from 2005 and the website has updated drivers from June 2007. Throw the CD that comes with it in the trash. Download the latest drivers off of DLink'...
Summary: Searched for Network Adapter on Amazon that would work in home network, Found many opportunities to purchase selections and made a choice. Great choice as vendor was prompt, packaging for shipment was excelent and device worked like a charm and as advertised. Could not ask for more.
Summary: If windows says that it cannot get a certificate from the network you are trying to connect to (XP). Select the network, click change advanced settings, wireless networks tab, properties, authentication tab, and deselect Enable IEEE 802.x bla bla. this will save you some time.
Pros: Works well. As fast as the internal card on my other laptop. +- 15mb/s on my cable wireless network (speakeasy.net) while the wired connection to my desktop gets around 22mb/s
Cons: Other reviewers have noted thatD-Links utility sucks. Follow their advice; insert the card, wait for found new hardware wizard to come up, and have it install drivers from CD. Use windows' wireless connection utility.