Summary: This USB connected device increased my WiFi download speed by a factor of 5. My 5 year old Dell laptop with built-in WiFadapter downloaded data from Comcast Cable at 18 Mbps. But when I connected my computer directly to my internet gateway (Router/WiFi) via an Ethernet cable the download speed increased to 90 Mbps, just short of the 100Mbps burst speed I was paying for.
Summary: I installed this on an All-In-One that was dragging. Now my internet is as fast as it gets, Love it!. Had a hard time setting it up on WIndows 8.1 but after I figured it out, it is really simple. Below is how to do it (the same for WIndows 8): DOWNLOAD REQUIRED SOFTWARE 1- Go to "http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/adapters/AE3000" 2- Then click "Downloads" 3- From Drop down select "version 1.0" 4- Click "Download" under "Linksys Connect Setup Software for PC" SET...
Excerpt: When my Belkin wireless adapter failed to work on Win7 I needed something to do a better job than what my built-in Microsoft wi-fi adapter on my HP desktop was doing. The Linksys unit plugged in to a powered USB hub easily and I was quickly able to receive signal from my ISP by the advertised 35-40 Mbps. I was getting the web speed I was paying for -- at last. Staples had the Linksys adapter in stock (even if it was a little hard to find).
Excerpt: I purchased a new HP laptop then an Asus dual band N900 gigabit router. Discovered that the laptop could not do more than 72 Mbps on 2.4 GHZ and no 5 GHZ at all. The laptop only had a 10/100 LAN card as well. So, I set forth looking for an easy to find USB dual band WIFI adaptop. First I purchased a very small Netgear adaptor which was dual band but no faster than 150 Mbps. Next choice was this Linksys (for less money than the Netgear) and it works very well!
Excerpt: This product does its job well. It was very easy to hook up. It walks you right through its own hookup. We've been using it for a month plus now with no hiccups. Work well on Netflix. No glitches on Internet. I would recommend this product.