Summary: i did initially have a hard time setting this up. our computer wasnt reading the disk that came with for set up. i did finally get it after shutting down the computer and going into the run/setup from a file folder. it seems to be working great for what we need it for... i thought the antenna would be a good 'extra' to help boost the signal, but i dont think it really makes a difference.
Summary: very disappointed in this product as it is not even as strong as the G USB adapter it replaced. (Rosewill) may end up sending it back and get a PCIE card instead
Pros: Install on Win 7 was pretty simple
Cons: When installed on the rear of the computer was only getting B to low G speeds (13-33Mbps) installed it in the front port and achieved G speeds (53Mbps), but no higher, and network is set to N only? my PCIE card by contrast gets full N speeds 130Mbps. It is a pain having this giant antenna stick out of the front of my computer to get it to even work halfway decent. you;d think for a so-called "high-gain" antenna it would work from the back of the computer where it can ...
Pros: Plugged it into my Win7 64bit and it automatically installed itself and started working. I did have my computer hardwired with a network cable at the time so I'm not sure if I would've had the same success without having it already plugged into the internet. Also has a good signal range.
Summary: Had trouble installing at first, contacted Edimax support via email. In two email exchanges they correctly identified my problem as ZoneAlarm. With Zonealarm uninstalled, the Edimax adaptor installed flawlessly. Now, with ZoneAlarm re-installed everything is working great.
Pros: Works well, excellent signal strength compared to it Best part was the Edimax support.
Summary: As always - NewEgg shipping is sooper fast.
Pros: Easy setup. Can be run on a USB extension - I have my laptop in a metal cabinet and the antenna on a pole 5 feet above the cabinet. Very cool software comes with it. Increased my WiFi speed on my b/g notebook. Very cool. Luv it.