Summary: My son is in college to study computer science and I bought him a computer he can use for programming and development work. We set up the PC to dual boot both MS Windows and a Linux variant called Ubuntu. One of the last problems we needed to solve was a wireless network connection. Hard wired Ethernet would be just too easy. After a six week search I found this adapter that met my two greatest criteria .. 1) it meets the technical need, and 2) it's cheap.
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: Doesn't work. It will connect for a few minutes but after that it will drop the connection. I've never had another wireless adapter do this on any other machine on my network. Completely worthless product and I wish I could have my money back.
Excerpt: I got this to incorporate a Linux unit into my windows based home network. Admittedly, I'm not a competent Linux person, but, I had hoped this adapter would work somewhat seamlessly...but, it hasn't. That's probably at least as much my fault as the adapters due to my ignorance.