Summary: Worked out of the box on a raspberry pie no powered USB required. Cons: it's a little wide so if you plug it directly into a USB port it will block the port next to it on a raspberry pi. On the plus side it does inclued a USB extension cable to alleviate this issue.
Summary: If I were to ask for anything it would be a similar unit with a tethered antenna that I could place anywhere within a few feet. Namely higher on a wall.
Pros: Works with Linux / Fedora 21. I can't imagine why it wouldn't easily work with Ubuntu as well. I tried the NETGEAR WNA3100 but, after a few hours, couldn't get it to work; it was very Windows-specific. With the EDIMAX I just plugged it in, rebooted and there it was - ready to go.
Cons: None so far but, if I were to complain - and I'm not, the signal seemed to be weak. I attribute this to the location of the PC though. Plugging it into my laptop and moving closer to the WiFi broadcast device showed me that the signal strength increased with closer proximity. This is to be expect...
and has very good reception, even with the stock antenna
Ryan Monhollon, Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: Purchased for usage on a Raspberry Pi where I needed a removable antenna -- This fit the bill perfectly. It is supported automatically in any relatively recent RaspPi distribution, and has very good reception, even with the stock antenna.
Summary: First gen version served admirably. This, not so much. Replaced them with another brand and have had none of the above mentioned cons.
Pros: Good strong speeds. Sort of.
Cons: This reincarnation of the adapter has issues that I didn't experience with the older version. It falls apart. Ordered two of them, they sat in a desktop case and still managed to fall apart. Like they open at the seams and get all kinds of wobbly. Connections start off strong but begin to degrade...
Summary: The driver settings that worked best for me at the maximum 867.0 Mbps were (on Advanced tab of adapter settings in Device Manager): BeamCap = VHT BEAM TX|RX AND HT BEAM TX|RX EnableAdaptivity = Disable LdpcCap = VHT LDPC TX|RX AND HT LDPC TX|RX QoS Support = Support QoS StbcCap = VHT STBC TX|RX AND...
Pros: Cheap price and very good performance! In 802.11ac USB network adapter tests on SmallNetBuilder, this adapter received almost as high a score as the top-performing 2T2R ASUS adapter, but at roughly half the cost. It performed for me as advertised on a couple different Windows 7 x64 PCs, both on U...
Cons: As other reviews have stated, the included CD is not the best driver. Download the latest from Edimax's website. The default driver settings are suboptimal (for example, beamforming is disabled by default), and need tweaking after installation (see Other Thoughts).