Summary: I have this and an AWUS036h on the same tower (I'm usually using the Engenius with Connectify to rebroadcast WiFi). When compared to the AWUS036h, there is a noticeable drop in signal (5 bars vs 3 bars) and web browsing speed. I would definitely recommend the AWUS036h over this device, especially since they can often be found at the same price. Get a PCI to USB card instead of this one, and buy an AWUS036h.
Pros: It's stable and fast enough for web surfing and YouTube. Windows 7 and 8 drivers automatically install. Uses a PCI slot so it'll help keep your PCI-E slots open for other expansion cards.
Cons: Not "long range" as advertised, compared to other WiFi cards.
Works well if AP/Router is in the same room. Not for long range.
1 March 2014
Summary: The sensitivity of this wireless card is not great. There is no range. The wifi is stable with no dropouts.This card might be 600mw on the tx (transmit power), however the rx ( reception sensitivity) is really bad. Even with a high gain antenna the long range reception performance is terrible. It will show excellent when connected but your connection will be slow and have lags.
Range is limited - not the higher speed I expected.
Owen West, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: The antenna is not good (too short?) and range is therefor limited. This device worked but was slower than the card I replaced. I have now gone back to my old card. There must be better cards than this one.
Summary: Decent card. Every once in a while it loses my Wifi connection. But I can't even say for sure that my card is to blame. So let's say I am a lot more happy with it than I am unhappy with it. Good purchase.
Summary: There's no reason to buy this as beyond a certain distance connection is extremely choppy and within a certain you are better off with regular cabled Internet. I only gave it two eggs because it didn't broke on me before I changed it.
Pros: -Decent price point -Did not break/faulty
Cons: -Really low wireless reliability The thing would often randomly disconnect, it was so bad, I often needed to connect my laptop to my desktop to get a reasonable connection that did not fail. Watching Youtube, gaming or torrenting can become a real hassle with it. I would get anywhere between one and 3 bars, while my last two laptops in the same room would always get 5 bars. A very frustrating piece of hardware to say the least. I switched to a rosewell adapter and I'm...
Strong transmitter but needs a higher gain antenna for good receive sensitivity
stuart Todhunter, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: This card differs from basic wireless g adapter cards in two ways. First it is super g which combines two channels for a theoretical (but hard to obtain) maximum data transfer of 108Mbps when used with a super g wireless router. Second, and more important, at 600mWatts, it has an available transmit power significantly higher than most cards. At 54Mbps, it has a typical available transmit power of 22dBm vs. 13 to 15dBm for most cards. This is 22 vs.