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: 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...
Summary: If you are looking for a small, inexpensive USB WiFi, this may be just the thing for you, but only if you are not using Windows 10 tech preview (as of June 19, 2015). The other drivers just do not work (including Windows 8.1).
Pros: Very small, inexpensive, works on Windows 7, easy to install and set up
Pros: Small in size and can easily slip into the usb slot on my computer and not cause a problem.
Cons: Very unreliable. Will constantly disconnect or not even work at all even when my computer says that it's connected to the internet. And when I am connected to the internet the connection is terrible. I have a 60mbps internet connection but according to speed tests I'm only getting 5mbps. Save you...
Summary: 1) remember that if you have a dual band router, you're basically wasting a lot of bandwidth with this device. I wasn't getting anything near the 150 MBps promised in the NAME. 2) IF YOU HAVE USB 3.0, MAKE SURE THE ADAPTER IS IN A USB 2.0 PLUG!!!
Pros: It's cheap. Plug and Play for the most part. Does the job.
Cons: IMPORTANT: even though this is bgn, it doesn't always get broadband speeds. It's also single band, so it won't recognize the faster 5GHz network anyone with a relatively new router is likely to have. It never reached the advertised 150mbps speeds. I suffered from horribly slow download speeds for...
Summary: First off, it took an act of Congress to get this thing connected to the Internet and working. Once I did... Well, let's just say I haven't seen pages load this slow since I was connected to 14.4 dialup in '96.