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.
Summary: I've bought a handful of these adapters and like them a great deal, but they are fussy about getting enough signal.
Pros: Small. Very small. Plus into any convenient USB port. Installed seamlessly with supplied CD.
Cons: Range seems limited. It will not pick up my router from 20 feet if the computer case was in the way: I had to use a front USB port. Also, on occasion it connects but transfers data at an extraordinarily slow rate (feels like 4 bits/sec). The cure for that is to unplug and replug it.
Summary: I was able to install this adapter on a desktop PC with Windows 7 OS, and it works well. Unfortunately it would not work on two very different Windows XP desktop PCs. On them the installation disk ran forever and had to be stopped.
Summary: Haven't found a less expensive Pi compliant dongle
Pros: Inexpensive, Works with Raspberry Pi B+ v1.2, and Pi2 B v1.1, also works w/ Win7. Current Raspbian has drivers in the package. I use it in a powered hub with PIs, but it also works in the Pi ports, IN MY CONFIGURATION with small USB KB and Mouse and a 2 amp Power supply.
Cons: Broke the corner of the cover plastic removing it from a USB port, still works fine
Summary: It shouldn't be so hard to install a driver for proper operation. Possibly, that is the drawback of saving money, that the company wants to cut corners or penalize users for not buying a more expensive product. All I can say is get over the capitalism.
Pros: Cheap, energy-efficient, tiny and innovative design.
Cons: I had a headache installing this piece. The default driver on the CD is deficient, and it will create constant interruptions. There is an updated driver on the Edimax website, but that will continue the blackouts on a lesser scale. The way around this is through the backdoor installation of the d...