Summary: FOR XP USERS You will need to just pop in the network card, at which time you'll get a message on windows saying a hardware is detected, do you wish to search for drivers for it? Say yes, then pop in the disc provided... then have windows search for the driver in the cd drive.
Pros: It works great when installed properly. For Windows XP, install the driver only ... not the software.
Cons: Do not install from software provided ... it causes conflict with windows XP and will not work.
Summary: This has been a very good router for the money. Would also recommend upgrading to Network Magic Pro as this router only comes with the trial version of that software. It's well worth the money if you have several computers on your lan to maintain.
Pros: I've had this model for about 4 months and it has worked flawlessly.Has connected to speeds up to 270 mps but the average seems to be 120 mps or so. Would recommend buying revision 2 or higher of this router. Several people have had issues with the first version .
Cons: Range is only average, so don't expect miracles at long distances. You have to look for the the second or third revision of router as the first version does have issues. (The earlier version should be out of the retail pipeline by now, so even this should not be an issue.)
Pros: Set this up easily on my old dell inspiron without any problems. Be sure to download all the new drivers and everything before you plug it in. don't use the CD that comes with it, just really a waste of time since you're gonna put in the new driver and software anyway.
Cons: the wireless management software that comes with it is pretty corny. don't bother with it.