Great price, installs easily if your computer will receive one of the two brackets provided, and setup is easy.
Good Reviews, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: Installed a few days ago and is running fine. Two brackets were supplied, but my computer (Asus) needed a size in-between the two supplied. Also, my motherboard required this to go in upside down. With the bracket not reversible due to how the screws attach to the adapter, and the 90° tab for the bracket screw slot, I had to take two pliers and bend the tab out in line with the wall of the bracket in order for it to fit to the motherboard and back of the computer.
Summary: I read the negative reviews before I bought this. I am only a few meters from my wireless router so that could be why I have no trouble. I had trouble at another location, but the router was on a shelf blocked by a ceiling and walls. It worked for me, so I can't rate it low, and it was a good price. But you might want to keep reading reviews. Make sure to compare the good and bad reviews and make an informed decision.
Summary: Pros - Haven't had the issue that I had with the TL-WN951N where the computer had to be rebooted every time it came out of standby mode due to the wireless connection having a red X through it. This card has been more solid than the TP-LINK. It connects as soon as the computer comes of out standby mode. The signal strength is good, but not as good as the TP-LINK. Cons - a little bit more expensive than other brands.
Summary: I chose this based on the reviews. This model had the least percentage of 1 star review, for the money. This model does not have its own fan, if that is your impression, at least for me it was from reading about other models. I installed the adapter first, then installed the driver. It was just following the direction and it was easy, especially I had the router password handy.
Summary: Update to get full performance: see below. I'm happy with this card so far. And, surprisingly, I'm happy with the software, both from Cisco-Linksys and Ralink Technology. For plain vanilla users the C-L software should work just fine. Its philosophy is to hide as much of the detail as possible, presumably to avoid confusion. So, you won't see--or even be able to see--99% of what's going on.
Summary: Setting up a home wireless network is a lot like purchasing a used vehicle. You can do all the research you want, but until you drive it off the lot and have it for awhile, you just don't know what you've got. Fortunately, this product (by and large) simplifies the process quite a bit. I purchased this product because our family recently upgraded from Wireless-G to Wireless-N.
Excerpt: This is a solid dual band B/G/N wireless adapter at a good price. I use the card with an "N" capable access point at 5 GHz, avoiding all the noise and interference in the 2.4 GHz band, resulting in excellent signal strength and throughput. I don't like the Linksys connection manager utility, so I just use Windows' WZC.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection