Summary: This is by far the best usb wireless adapter I've come across. My router is in the basement and I was never able to use the 5ghz band one floor up until now. I can stream full 1080p movies with no trouble at all. I can even mount and watch 30-40gb 3D ISO file located on my NAS server as if it were a local file. My only complaint is the USB Y cable is not included. I have not tried using it in access point mode so I can't comment on that but it's a handy feature to have.
Summary: I am very pleased with this network adapter. I live in a particularly strangely designed house (former owner was an architect) which results in a lot of sprawled out wings and odd nooks and crannies. This makes wireless tricky, but not with this adapter. I could write something very in-depth, but instead I'll just say: as an IT professional shopping for devices in his own home, look no further than this adapter-- it's perfect and as close to wired speeds as possible with...
Summary: I SO want to like this!... BUT - You have to use the ASUS config utility in order for connections to be even remotely stable. - Pushing any bandwidth through it?... SORRY you are out of luck! (example below). - Disconnects completely (ie: USB can no longer see it) any time you try to do anything that is bandwidth intensive (see below). - Range seems decent, but then again, I do have a Wireless N AP about 20ft away through 2 walls.
Great For Places that are Hard to Reach or Have a lot of Interference
10 September 2013
Summary: I purchased this for use with a Macbook Pro Retina in Clamshell mode connected to external monitors. I connected this to my macbook through a USB 3.0 hub and additionally used a USB Y-cable ( StarTech.com USB2HABMY3 3 Feet USB Y Cable for External Hard Drive - USB A to mini B ) so I could use Hi-Power mode in all of its glory. I am currently living in an apartment complex that has many, many networks (a quick scan can come up with 25-30+ networks some days).