Summary: Does not work on my Inspiron 4100 with XP. I get the indication that drivers are not installed despite repeated attempts using the installation cd. Product does function with my mouse, but not any other devices. I have to unplug it when using any device attached to my laptop usb port or else everything locks up.
Summary: Wow, I was suprised to read all the bad reviews. I bought this needing a 2.0 USB port since my laptop is 2 1/2 years old...my music tranfer rate to my IRIVER H10 is speedy. As Far as support...I haven't need it, so I 'll give this a FULL STAR Rating.
Summary: I bought this card for my 18-month old Dell Inspiron 4000. I am running Windows 2000 Pro. Installing the card was very easy. Just plug it in and Windows will guide you to load the driver. You need at least Win 98 Second Edition to use this product. Works OK with all my older USB 1.1 devices. I don't have any USB 2.0 devices yet so I can't atest on the speed. I am looking forward to use it with an external CDRW soon. Their prices are quite reasonable now.
Summary: This is a truly great product - I just put it in my Dell Inspiron 8100 and connected my USB 2.0 Maxtor 2000LE external harddrive and it works like a champ. The review by 'the great entity' regarding not working with PC chipsets is completely incorrect - it almost caused me not to buy this product. Pay no attention - this card works as advertised.
Summary: I didn't have any problem installing it in my Windows XP laptop, it was truly plug and play and didn't need any software. I can hot-swap the card or USB devices while the laptop is on without any problem. It's a great way to add USB 2.0 ports, and it costs less than other available adapters. All the negative reviews almost made me not to buy the product, but I bought it and very happy with its performance (480 mbps).
Summary: This card works fine. I would venture to say that almost all of the one-star ratings out there have working cards. When using this, or any other USB 2.0 cardbus you have to pay attention to the current draw of the devices you are plugging into it. High power devices require the use of the auxilliary power cable (the little circle plug in between the USB ports) to work properly.
Summary: I have a fujitsu E series laptop with Windows XP. The cardbus will only work with USB 1.1 peripherals. I bought an IOGEAR 2.5in USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure and this hangs when connected via the card, sometimes spontaniously rebooting my pc. Writing to my new TDK USB 2.0 40x CDRW (via Roxio OR Easy CD Creator) also fails. Yes I've tried powering the cardbus (and the enclosure) to no avail. Iogear support was non responsive.
Summary: After trying lesser (meaning cheaper) cards, I tried this one. It works GREAT! Only thing I would add would be to package it with an external power source which is needed to operate most attached hard drives.
Summary: this IOGEAR cardbus totally saved me in a pinch. my usb ports fried on my laptop. i had no way to get info off laptop other than to email them. this saved me and i am able to get info off laptop to an external harddrive.