Summary: This adapter works with windows but not very well. Signal strength is week. Maybe it would be stronger if I was closer to the modem but I've never had that problem with any laptop anywhere in my house. Also, I purchaced this one because users online said edimax works better with Linux than others. Don't believe it. I'll probably get it to work but not without some time consuming effort. My opinion is to spend a little more and get a better one.
Summary: The Edimax wireless USB adapter works as advertised. Easy to install, easy to install software & driver, and seems to start flawlessly whenever the computer is started. I do not see any difference in performance between previously wired and now wireless connection bandwidth. A good deal for a great price at Walmart.