Summary: Stop shopping around and just buy it. It is only $13. Do not try to save $4 on the Edimax EW-7811Un. The Edimax EW-7811Un is limited to 1.5Mb/s and frequently drops the connection. Save yourself the trouble and just buy the Buffalo WLI-UC-GNHP. It works on XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and Linux.
Summary: I've purchased 2 of these, andI should say that this review is mostly about my experience with the second one. I stopped using the first one after about a year due to problems with dropped connections, overheating and poor performance in general.
Pros: +capable of good speeds and range +adjustable antenna
Cons: -round, invasive design for back-panel installation (blocks other USB ports) -random drops in speed, connectivity for seemingly no reason
Drivers work great, no Chinese instructions or cryptic installation programs
Mom from TX "Proud Mommy", Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: I use these all over my workshop and home. I probably have 5 running at any given time and they've never let me down. The oldest has probably been running for more than one year. Drivers work great, no Chinese instructions or cryptic installation programs. They just work!