Great price! Connection is slow at times, but it doesn't over heat and shut off!
Whitney Blackburn, Amazon
25 March 2014
Summary: My old adapter had a good signal, but it would over heat and shut off, thus turning off my internet connection. Never buy an adapter or any product with out first looking at reviews from multiple sources on it! So, I came across the D-link when searching for a replacement. I only give it a 4/5, because while it is cheap and does stay connected. The signal weakens down significantly when my family uses our bandwidth sometimes.
Summary: Had some difficulty setting up the unit. In fact, I did it several times before it was operational. Now it seems to be working fine. Initial connection to my PC is a bit slow, but I don't know if that is a PC problem or the adapter. Have no problem with it dropping out or losing connection. For my general use, including listening to web music, it works fine.
Summary: I bought this adapter because the first one recommended by D-link personnel didn't work with windows 7 - go figure!! Second person I talked to recommended the DWA-140 and it is working although I am not getting the signal strength I thought I would get. Not sure if the problem is the adapter, the router (also D-link), or just my home construction. I have a similar problem with cell phone coverage in my home, so I suspect it is the home.
Summary: This effort can be found on various Ubuntu forum posts. Basically, you will need to blacklist the 2800usb drivers in blacklist.conf file, get the source for the driver and edit in the hex code for this revision into the driver .h file, install as a kernel mod file.
Pros: Works out of the box with Windows XP. I received revision B2.
Cons: The base revision and revision B1 work with Ubuntu out of the box. For revision B2, which was shipped, it will work in Windows, but Ubuntu needs some effort to get it to work. This is not the fault of the product, it is just a newer revision. In time, the Ubuntu driver will have this change.
Summary: This is well worth the price, and being USB, it's very portable. The DWA-140 is one of the better USB 802.11n adapters out there.
Pros: Was recognized immediately in Windows 7 x64, and picked up the signal from my DIR-655 immediately. Connection speed is 130mbps, and real world transfer speeds over my network are about 2.5x faster (About 7mb/s) than with my old internal 802.11g card. It also works in Mac OS X 10.6 (Hackintosh) using the Ralink driver, however it was a bit of a pain to get it to work and it only runs at USB 1.1 speed. The USB extension cable is a very nice feature; I like being able to...
Cons: Signal strength is considerably weaker than what my 802.11g card got; I'm now getting 70-90% while the old card was always 98-100%. This is about 40 feet from the router and there's only one thin wall in the middle. However, I haven't noticed any dips in connection speed at all, so I'm not worried. No external antenna = no way of getting a considerably better signal without modding the adapter itself.
Pros: Better signal than my older one, looks pretty good, works fine in windows. I'm far away from my router (about 2 1/2 floors down and 20 feet across) and still getting 3 bars.
Cons: Doesn't work immediately in linux, took me a while to figure out what to do to make it work. A command of advice- "sudo gedit blacklist.conf" and add "blacklist rt2800usb" to the bottom of the file. I think you also need ndiswrapper etc though.
Summary: Device is running via DIR-655. Newegg service is a 5plug eggs. Price is a 5 eggs. Device is a 5 eggs. Included drivers/softare is a -5eggs.
Pros: The option of using the usb as a plug in, or with the adapter is a wonderful, very thought out idea. Once I was directed towards using the Ralink driver, part #RT2870 (thanks eken) it performed flawlessly. Connects at 300mbps consistently. The range is amazing (picked up 10 more networks than I had previously seen). I take one egg away for the hassle.
Cons: Initial install using the d-link provided software and drivers was a flop. This was true on the following os....winxp home, winxp pro, vista home. Once I downloaded and used the ralink driver "driver only", life was great on all above mentioned os.