Summary: I almost threw this USB wireless adapter away after spending almost a day to install this device. Moreover, I chatted online with Cisco Technical Support and got three options offered by one of the Technician of Cisco. Option 1: $29.99 which is a per incident plan.
Don't buy, it overrides windows wireless control, seeks to sell software.
Good 'ole Dave, Amazon
11 March 2012
Summary: I bought this to replaced my b/g low-speed dongle for my new N wireless router. This dongle's software replaced my windows wireless router software. It routenely signs off of my N wireless (same manufacturer) for no reason and must be reset.
Summary: I wouldnt be buying this again..never buying a Linksys/Cisco product again actually. Much prefer Belkin.
Pros: Most of the time this thing runs REALLY fast. USB, can keep it out of the way of all my other junk!
Cons: Overheats very fast. Have to take the adapter itself off the USB port in order for it to cool down. Huge Fire Risk in my opinion. Not sure whether mine is just defective or not though. Seems to run very slow sometimes (3Mbps).
Pros: Like that it comes with a USB extension base to allow flexible placement. The 802.11n speeds are faster than the 100mbps wired Ethernet these devices replaced.
Cons: We standardized on this when our small office moved to a new facility that wasn't wired for Ethernet. One machine running XP-64 is out of luck because 64-bit drivers are available only for Vista and Win7. On two machines, the signal strength bars icon in the system tray flashes between "no signal...
Summary: I do not think it is the hardware so much as it is TERRIBLE driver support. The last update to this driver was 3/24/10, despite many many forum posts from disgruntled customers such as myself, complaining about this not holding a connection. I have tried 2 different routers and the same effect.
Pros: It plugs in and works with Windows 7 64-bit
Cons: - Does not stay connected after reboot (must unplug and plug it back it for Windows to recognize it) - Intermittently slows to a crawl - bandwidth wise. Requires resetting the network adapter - Very troublesome when playing online games