Summary: I manage over 50 laptops and once in a while one will end up with a damaged USB port. Since we depend on having these ports working, some remedy is necessary. Rather that spend LOTS of money having the computer repaired, we cover up the ailing port and add this card or one like it to ge the system...
Summary: This thing was a life saver. My USB ports decided to die on my Dell laptop. I used this and was able to regain the use of my laptop. The alternative of spending $600 on a new laptop was not a possibility at the time.
Summary: It was installed as per instruction and to a T. It worked for an hour or so, then quit completely. Any additional effort failed to get it going. Item was returned for credit. I bought this based on some positive reviews...obviously I was disappointed. Good luck.
Summary: Digging out an old laptop and putting it to use nowadays can be a frustrating challenge. My ancient Dell I-8200 has two USB 1.1 ports, and even Windows XP makes comments when I plug anything into it ("this device will work faster if connected to a USB 2 port...but you don't have any!").