Summary: For those who have Windows 8.1 watch out. Windows tries to install an MS driver not the EnGenius driver. If you only see 2.4G networks you have the wrong driver installed and you need to manually install the driver.
Pros: Good speed 2.4G and 5G supported
Cons: Windows 8.1 bug gets wrong driver installed.
Summary: Wish I would have known it wouldnt work properly with windows 8.1 before purchasing.
Pros: Cheap, works reasonably well as long as you aren't using Windows 8.1/
Cons: The provided driver for Windows 8 only allows 2.4ghz wifi with windows 8.1. There is no updated driver on the Engenius website to allow this adapter to work in dual-band mode. You will not see any 5ghz access points if you are using Windows 8.1
Summary: I have about seven of these in operation in my home and in my studio. I routinely get data rates in excess of 120 Mbps going to an ASUS dual-band rouder thast is one floor down and two rooms across. These have proven very reliable in use.
Summary: To be honest I've never had good luck buying a wireless adapter for anything. Either a device has it built in and works great or you can cobble it on with an adapter. This adapter is at least reliable and doesn't have terrible drivers which is all too common.
Pros: Drivers from the disc work great on Windows XP and up (Yes, includes Windows 8 x64). It doesn't seem to drop or reset connections and has low latency and decent speeds. It's compatible with pretty much every wireless router since 802.11b including alternate bands.
Cons: The antennae is very directional and in general a bit weak. The adapter isn't out of the box supported on windows or Linux, although installing the drivers is easy.
Summary: I bought two of these for the two desktops I have in my computer room. I setup one to work on a windows 8 machine and had a bear of a time getting it to work. My guess is that the software has not been fully updated to work with windows 8.
Summary: Take a while for me to set it up. The setup CD always get stuck. I keep getting the drivers for this device are not installed error. I called the support, reached level 2 support and was told that I need to connect to internet first. Kind of defeating the purpose of having a wireless adapter.
Pros: the adapter is great if it is working. The speed is very fast and almost comparable to the wire connection.
Cons: setup CD is useless. Level 2 support from company doesn't offer much support.
Pros: Small size. Fairly straightforward installation. (User guide says do it one way, installation software says do it another way.) Fairly inexpensive -- on sale -- but not the cheapest.
Cons: Poor performance. Poor range. Its small size means that its antenna does NOT grab wi-fi like units with an external antenna. Side-by-side performance with another USB adapter shows the EnGenius EUB600 to have -15dB to -20dB less signal strength. I won't be using this unit in its intended role, bu...