Summary: I have been using it but when I installed the driver from the C/D it crashed the computer,,, TWICE!!! I emailed Edimax they had me do a install from their web site and that crashed my computer!!! Yes it does work BUT it should NOT have crashed the computer!!! My computer has Vista... Sorry,,, I would not recommend Edimax...
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 MONTHS, and NO ONE could figure what was going on. On a whim, I shifted the adapter from a USB 3.0 port on the rear of my machine to the top mounted USB 2.0 and my connection...
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. I got so frustrated using this "150 mbps" product that I yanked it out and plugged my 50 mbps, 6 year old Belkin (which is the size of a small car) back in and was rewarded with pages that loaded normally.
Summary: Great for microprocessor based wifi controlled projects such as SD video streaming drones and PC controlled bots. Not so grate for a primary PC internet source.
Pros: Very cheep wifi, and the slim design makes for a nearly unnoticeable addition to internet capable devices. The small size makes it a good choice when adding wifi to arduino or rasberry pi, or if you want something for a laptop that wont bang against anything during transportation or moving. Plug and play for my windows 7 PC.
Cons: As the title mentions, you get what you pay for. This unit will not break 4mb on a speed test. At first I thought it was a distance or interference issue but after trying this in multiple devices I get the same results. I even moved my PC next to the router with the dongle on a usb extension with no improvement. Comparatively my laptop, tablet, and smart phone all pull greater than 20mb without fail, anywhere in the house.
Summary: I was looking forward to receiving this item based on the price and the reviews. I purchased the item to hook up to my desktop since there is only one connection that works in my house to hook up the modem. Since the connection in my bedroom did not work, this item would have allowed me to do a wireless connection. Unfortunately, the adapter had problems picking up the connection in my house. The signal would be very low or not available at all.
Summary: I saw the mixed reviews, decided to take a chance, and I regret it. Don't make the same mistake. Just spend your money elsewhere.
Pros: Small, cheap, and works sufficiently some of the time.
Cons: Occasionally, transfer rates will slow to a 1Mbps crawl for no reason. The computer it's on only sits about 4ft away from the modem and I don't have this problem with any other device connected wirelessly in the house. I have checked every possible source for the issue and it seems to just be this adapter. Not really worth the price or frustration of the RMA.
Summary: This product is cheap and to me, it's fairly obvious. I have my computer 10 feet from my router, which is the new fios standard 100mbps and this adapter struggles to maintain a 1mbps field rate from steam. It also lags in every multiplayer game save Chivalry which has excellent netcode. Als my YouTube quite often has to catch up to itself on a mere 480p. Save yourself the hassle and don't get a 10 dollar adapter if you play games or stream videos.