Summary: I'm sure this card would work perfectly well if your laptop met the minimum spec required. However, although these details were included with the shipped item, they were not shown on the Amazon website when ordering the product. Result, 2 days wasted trying to get the card to work, and a refund from Amazon duly received. Let this be a warning. 1. Always check the minimum spec, if necessary by looking at the manufacturer's website. 2.
Summary: Bought this for my wife's laptop as her 54g card seemed to take ages downloading, and I now had an 'N' router from Virgin Media. Seems to work well, but do to get frequent DNS errors and have to reload the page. Could it be that the old laptop can't cope with the speed that the data is being fed to it?
Summary: I had major problems getting this to work. I followed the instructions, insert CD, install drivers then connect the adapter when prompted. It just wouldn't connect to my wireless network. If I used Windows to manage the adapter it could see my network but it wouldn't connect. If I used the D-Link software to control the adapter it didn't see any wireless networks at all.
Summary: Had initial only G speed, but reading manual found I needed to change router encryption to WPA to get high speed connection, now I get 300Mbps and very good signal downstairs at opposite side of house from router.
It sticks out a long way but it gives excellent 300Mbps connection
24 April 2009
Summary: This 'little' wireless adapter is built to match our D-Link DSL2740B Wireless Draft Pre-N router - you need a compatible D-Link router to get the nominal 300Mbps speed, otherwise you will probably get a 56Mbps wireless 'g' connection, albeit with superior wireless N connectivity. To use this adaptor, I disabled our laptops old internal Centrino wireless-g chip [using it's Intel wireless utility], loaded the D-Link software/drivers on the supplied CD.
Summary: This works faultlessly with the DIR-655 router I bought to go with my 20MegaBit connection. The ease at which I was downloading wirelessly at 2.5 megabyte/s from fast websites was impressive. I would advise getting adapters from the same manufacturer when considering wireless-N products to ensure compatability.