Summary: Read that this was plug and play ready for both Linux and Android OSes. Bookmarked it incase I ever needed a wifi adapter. Bought one of these years ago to replace a failing internal wifi card on a laptop. She was thrilled with the results.
Pros: Very low profile. Connects to network. Decent speeds for internet. Affordable.
Summary: My girlfriend has a 5 year old Toshiba laptop that has a dying internal wireless card. After not being able to buy a direct replacement card because Toshiba's wireless switch doesn't work with them, we decided to try this. Unless you've got a very small environment, this adapter is useless.
Pros: -Inexpensive -Tiny -No drivers needed for Windows 10. -Extensive Linux support.
Cons: -Abhorrent range. -Speed drops significantly below maximum if you move more than a couple of feet from router. -Uses dated drivers for older OSes with no installation utility. -Bright blue, rapid strobing LED is annoying.
Summary: I got it for free with a gift card, so I'm not going to really complain about it, but it's about what I expected from a USB wireless adapter. I'd recommend to anyone just seeking wifi for browsing capabilities. I wouldn't recommend for gaming as you might lose your connection, mid-game.
Pros: -For the most part, it connects really well. -Speeds are pretty good.
Cons: -Connection weakens from time to time. You can see it drop from 5 bars to 4, sometimes 3 when nothing in the environment has changed/moved.
Cons: this piece was going to be for my HTPC so i wouldnt have this ethernet cable running across two rooms (maybe 30 ft). router is not the issue, this is. I'm not saying there isnt a group of people who might be able to get use out of this, but personally i wasted $10.
Summary: Spend the extra money on a nicer one. Seriously, it's worth it.
Pros: It's cheap.
Cons: It's built cheap, it's very slow. I own this edimax and a tp-link and several others being "up to" 150 Mbps sitting within feet of my wireless router, this edimax is drastically slower than other comparative "up to" 150 Mbps. To be comparative this thing loads Google.com in ~4-5 seconds and loads...
Summary: Although the cover has broken of and the antenna has bent as a result it still seems to be working.
Pros: It connects well to WiFi, and works as it should. Easy installation.
Cons: I bought two of these over the past couple years. After about a month of having both of them the black plastic covering the adapter cracked and broke off. This exposes the metal antenna which is then susceptible to bending and breaking. I have a similar dongle for a wireless mouse that is about t...