Summary: Would buy it again just for the fact that I am sure it works with linux and on older laptops. (mine is a Toshiba Sattelite from 2002)
Pros: Works extremely well with Ubuntu Linux 7.10 and 8.04. Have had zero problems with connection or setup, and range is decent.
Cons: A little flimsy for an appendage that needs to hang off the side of a laptop. The plastic end that sticks out of the cardslot is cracked at the joint with the metal part in multiple places, and one of the lights is not working any longer. Probably should be beefed up a little, but with all the da...
Mediocore signal strength and Software a bit buggy
Gary Y., Newegg
8 April 2008
Summary: I also experienced the annoying green flashing lights that would blink every second when I was connected to the internet. You must update the drivers to the latest one from D-link to correct this issue.
Pros: Has no trouble detecting and connecting to the numerous wi-fi spots that I have tested this card on.
Cons: Software is a big buggy. Wireless network icon will detect a different signal strength compared to the icon from the included software.
Summary: I am replacing this card TODAY! I guess if you don't need to change networks often and can get the software to not malfunction on your machine it's OK. I would not purchase this again.
Pros: Excellent range and speed (compared to old Belkin).
Cons: When the D-Link software was running it caused conflicts with program focus. I was constantly getting flashing orange program buttons in the taskbar causing switching issues when running multiple programs. Removing the card and closing the software corrected this. The software would also hang occ...
Summary: I bought this product for my mom's laptop. I spent the better part of a day trying to get this to install. Gave up and called tech support. Waste of a perfectly good hour. Ended up having to use the wireless zero configuration.
Pros: The card works good when installed properly.
Cons: The install is a long pain-staking process. Software that comes with it is junk. Tech support is worse then useless.
Summary: Based on some of the reviews here, I bought this to replace a Linksys WPC54G card, which is not supported by Linux (Ubuntu 7.10) without some painful setup. It is revision B5. I had previously set up WPA on Ubuntu for my network. I booted Ubuntu on my laptop (an old Dell Inspiron 8100) with no card.