Excerpt: I was a bit hesitant in purchasing this because of some of the prior reviews I read. I needed a wifi adapter for a Macbook Pro that lost it's ability to connect to wifi. This seemed like a cheap and useful solution. Turns out it was! Works flawlessly and as long as you aren't doing any crazy amounts of streaming or downloading, it will work quite well.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
An inexpensive, simple addition to a LAN only system.
Caleb King "Caleb King", Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this as a simple addition to a desktop without built in WiFi. It works as advertised, an inexpensive, simple addition to a LAN only system. It functions just fine with my AirPort Extreme. It works on both PC and Mac with respective drivers. Setup is easy, I was up and running in no time. Would buy again, does its job, but nothing extraordinary.
Summary: Needed a new wireless adapter for my Linux machine, so got on the interwebs and did my research. This one came out on top, in my view. Once I got the product, it worked great. Faster, stronger. Great connection. Now about Overstock. We recently decided to lessen our dependence on the big guy on the block. I saw an interview with the owner of Overstock and that pushed me to give it a try. Very pleased. I'll be using them more often now. Thanks!
Summary: I have the same problem as many others. Stays connected for about 30 minutes to an hour. I found that uninstalling and reinstalling the driver gets it to work again for another 30 minutes to an hour. That tells me the problem is with the driver. So I go to the Asus website looking for an updated driver. There isn't one. I'm going to have to send it back to tigerdirect.
Summary: I have one of those Dell laptops that has the Broadcom 4313 chip. As such, my wireless would not work. After multiple attempts at getting the Broadcom chip to work, I finally decided to just get a USB adapter. I wanted a small one because the idea was to leave it plugged in all the time. The first thing I did when I got this was a backup over my LAN. Speeds seemed to be pretty fast for this. But then I began surfing the internet.
Summary: PROS: This is a quite acceptable wireless-G adapter. It has a nice compact size and compact price. The driver installed easily on both my iMac with OS X 10.6.3 and my PC with Windows 7. CONS: This is NOT a good wireless-N adapter. When connected to my Linksys WRT600N (dual band) router I was only able to achieve file transfer speeds of about half of the wireless-G transfer speeds. Also, the adapter only supports wireless-N at 2.4 GHz; It does not support 5 GHz.
Summary: Despite its size, it holds a connection well UNTIL you try to copy large files over the network than there's no internet. Usually, this is an issue that can be solved with a driver update but none has been made and I've found none that solve the problem. The only solution I can advise is to go with another adapter or a PCI wireless adapter if you need the ability to copy large files over your network like I do.