Summary: UPDATE: Belkin has released the Windows 7 drivers for the unit! Sweet! I changed it to 5 stars and am very happy with this product. Thanks Belkin for providing the new drivers! I like this network card but I changed my OS to windows 7 several months after buying this card and it definately does NOT work with windows 7. As of January 10, 2010 Belkin has not provided drivers for windows 7. Seems that Belkin should have provided the drivers for win7 by now...
Solid 2.4GHz device with Ralink RT3070 compatiblre
Bryan J. Smith, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I have been exposed to two (2) Belkin 150N devices. One is the older F6D series and the newer is the F7D/F9L series (my F9L1001 actually reports itself as a F7D1101). The older series is a Ralink RT3070 compatible. Note this number when dealing with drivers. While you can load the Belkin drivers, the more universal/generic drivers from Ralink itself seem to work fine.
Summary: Save your money. This is not a quality USB wireless adapter. This model stopped working after less than three months of ownership. This list pretty much sums up my dissatisfaction with Belkin: 1. Poor Signal: Even while it worked, however, Belkin's gadget couldn't pick up wireless signals from the wireless modem in the next room. My Wii console picked up wireless signals easier than Belkin. 2.
Easy to install, but ability to receive signals is questionable
M. Salazar, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I give this 5 stars ease of install (Windows Vista), but 1 star for actual performance (i.e. the ability to actually receive a Wi-Fi signal). The packaging was surprisingly easy to open, which is almost a half star these days. The setup was clear and easy with the install CD. I was happy to note that the insertion of the USB was a snap.
Summary: Do not buy any Belken product. They do not stand behind their product-they charge more for technical support than what it costs to replace some products new. I bought an older version of this product and when I connected my wireless adapter I got solid ACT light but no PWR light. I called technical support at 877-763-5771 and first got some guy in India telling me I won $600 in gift certificates and only had to pay $7.50 to receive my gift to pay postage.
I lived in the dorms in college with pretty amazing ping with ethernet and wifi on my laptop
Sarah Tonin, Amazon
28 June 2014
Summary: I am not a fan of this adapter. I lived in the dorms in college with pretty amazing ping with ethernet and wifi on my laptop. When I built my desktop, I thought this was a good solution; however, the connection was really slow. Now, I'm in my first apartment and all my other devices get a steady connection but when using this for my desktop, it's just really on and off. I tried updating my league of legends and it tells me 110+ hours.
This did not work for my son's 8.1 Windows computer
23 June 2014
Summary: We had a different one that eventually died after a year, so I immediately ordered this one to replace it. It would not connect, even after trying to download the install program directly from the Belkin website (as other reviewers had mentioned doing). Come to find out, this model is just too old to use with Windows 8.1. The box got torn while trying to get the product out, so we were unable to return it. Oh well. Time to find a newer adapter.
Summary: Was looking for something cheap to attach to my Raspberry Pi to set up a wireless access point. Easy to set up with the latest Raspbian, just needed to install a few additional packages and it was off and running.
Summary: I'm up a flight of stairs and it's having a hard time maintaining a quality connection. The router is at the bottom of the stairs, my adapter is about 7 steps from the top of the stairs. I'm writing this from my laptop which sits on the same desk and has great internet. I was just about to spend $130 on a new router, but I found out that it's actually just this adapter. That was close.
Summary: this adapter doesn't pick up a full signal for my laptop. Most of the time I am able to connect to the internet but there are still some times when either the connection is slow or there is no connection at all. I believe I need a more powerful one for my needs.