Summary: This is an entry level wireless adapter. It is not meant for gaming or streaming HD movies, but just to check email and surf the internet. It is the lower end of the wireless adapter range. This was purchased by me to replace my mom's 56K modem which had gone haywire. Her computer is close to 14 years old, but still works, and she only uses it for email and to surf the web a little. We live in a split level home, my mom's apartment is upstairs, and mine is downstairs.
Excerpt: My PC is in excellent condition -- just needed help getting wireless connection! Thanks to the N150 Wireless USB Adapter by Belkin ~ my "oldie" is like pure GOLD once again! The only downside I experienced is that I have lost one useable outlet because of the size of the adapter. Try making it just a little smaller ... I've confidence in you ~ call me "when" you do it so I can get the upgrade! : -) <br /><br />ONE thankful customer! Thanks!!!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: Purchase at my local Walmarts. Installed software and Adaptor worked without any issues on a 2008 HP Pavilion A6619F Desktop with Vista 64Bit. It connected/found my older Linksys G router without any problems. Signal strength was great at 25'. I will use a USB (extension) cable which will allow me to place/postion Adaptor for best signal strength.
Summary: I made the mistake of buying this. Most of the time I got 1 bar in the Microsoft Windows network bandwidth indicator (Poor, with bandwidth tests indicating 0.5 MB/sec upload, and 0.2 MB/s download speeds), or the connection repeatedly dropping. After an upgrade to the home wireless network, an attempted reinstall of the network adapter would not work- the drivers are for vista.
Summary: I purchased this product because my old Netgear 3100 died. I thought a good price for a N150 series, little did I know I should have spent the extra $10 to get the one next to it. The connection cuts out every 10 minutes when browsing the web. I have repeatedly tried to reinstall the software, turned off antivirus and firewall, even to go as so far to reinstall my Operating System(Windows 8). The speeds that are offered are nothing to what you actually get.