Summary: I purchased this to use with my Compaq Presario X1000 that only has 802.11b built in. Its a very early 802.11n chipset so it doesn't always connect at 802.11n speeds. From what I read online the chipset in it requires an unencrypted or WPA encrypted network to run at wireless n speeds, and even then...
Work's well. Good throughtput. No USB stick to break off.
23 April 2012
Summary: I got this card to increase the connection speed of my son's HP Pavilion zv6130us laptop. The unit's built in WLAN just didn't seem to work that well. This card works great. Although, it could have something to do with us having a D-Link G router as well.
no way to make this work with XP... really, don't try it
J. L. Patton, Amazon
8 August 2011
Summary: Looks like a perfectly good product, except it does not work with XP SP3... googled all the possible options... tried all the suggestions... it's just not supported, end of story, so I have a fourteen dollar hockey puck...
Summary: Bought this refurbished. I have an old tablet that doesn't have a wireless card. I figured if I bought something with wireless N abilities i might be able to use it to upgrade other devices after the tablet is long gone. Also, it was cheaper than most of the decent G cards I looked at.
Summary: After I replaced my old D-Link router with a gigabit router this also seemed like the way to go for a wireless card upgrade. I wanted to see some network speed improvement within my Local Area Network and this just worked swell with my new gigabit router.
Summary: We have been using the Rangebooster for over a month now. I let my teenage son do the installation and he had it up and running in no time. It's worked great ever since. I was concerned about streaming movies across the Wifi and if any latency issues might crop up, but no issues there at all.