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).
Summary: Very good wireless adapter for windows, don't use it with linux. Easy to install and easy to use, but linux has trouble recognizing and installing the drivers, but if you are only using windows or mac, you will be fine, best adapter on the market.