Summary: I bought this with the expectation of plugging it in and it working out of the box on my machine running Linux Mint 16. At first all seemed well and good. However five minutes later it dropped connection. It does so every 1-5 minutes now and I have to turn my wifi on the computer off and on again to get another five minutes of use. After extensive searching I only have probable solutions.
Pros: Has been working great for over a year. I use this thing on my desktop at home and it performs great. Not the fastest, but it works fine. Enough for me to play games on without an issue. Driver installation was easy.