Summary: First off Id like to say that the 1 star reviews seem like the buyers don't know what they're doing. As long as the latest drivers are downloaded there is no problems with this product. I had only had a couple of disconnects while playing games before I updated the drivers, But I was also using atts 2wire Modem at the time so alot of variables were still at play. With that said. Ive had mine for over a year purchased from BestBuy for around 80$, Money well spent.
Summary: Running on Win7 64 bit Ultimate, product works fine; install was seemless. Did not use the bundled network settings software though, never a fan of that bloatware. Performance is great, no issues here. Tried both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands, both had expected performance (better range with 2.4, but slower Mbps/ 5.0 GHz has lower signal strength, but faster Mbps).
Summary: Wished Linksys would make a DSL Modem with Wireless-N unit. Verizon had issued me a Westell DSL Modem in October 2005 (maybe 2006) but it has no "N" ability. Only other mfgr. is Netgear DGN2000 that is both DSL Modem and Wireless-N but reviews say it's not a good unit therefore I am waiting for something better.
Pros: Nice USB adapter and little trouble setting up. Had this thing since June 2008. Works with old 802.11a/b/g DSL Modem with wireless ability.
Cons: Gets very warm at times. Will automatically disconnect, usually have to goto Device Manager to disable and re-enable to get connection back. Can run good for days/ weeks or even a couple months. But it does happen at random. Not really compact as USB Memory Sticks so be careful not to hit it as you maybe could snap the connector.
Summary: I purchased this USB product because the Linksys networking PCI card I had was always dropping the wireless signal and my MagicJack wouldn't function well. I installed the software from the CD provided. It was slightly tricky because it wanted me press a button on the wireless modem that the modem didn't have. But the solution was just to press "skip", and on the next page type in my network password. After that everything worked fine.
Summary: I bought it refurbished, and can't complain. New is going for a little more then I will pay, but for $20, I can't complain. Solid and dependable.
Pros: Easy setup, XP 32bit no problems, comes on at boot up, no hassle, consistent 135mbps from a regular N router (Belkin) which is located on the next story. It looks nifty. Use XP's wireless software to control. One drop connection maybe a month and a half or so, might be the router's fault as it works after I reset the router. It comes with a usb extension cord to on your desk.
Cons: Bigger then today's adapters. Reminds me of old school jump drives. Although it can reach 135mbps I just ordered an asus usb-n10 wireless adapter that can reach 150mbps with the same conditions. Although the Linksys is suppose to be able to support up to 300mpbs (waiting to upgrade router).
Summary: background information: i am using cable modem, running windows xp pro sp3, my router is a linksys e3000n. i was looking at this adapter and the pci wireless card. i was favoring the pci card, with double antenna because i thought it would give me greater range but the adapter gave me mobility. i checked many of the reviews on amazon, before my purchase. the reviews were mixed. i decided to go with the adapter. i am more than pleased with the resaults.
Summary: DO NOT INSTALL ANYTHING THAT COMES WITH THIS THING. Unless you really do not know what you are doing, the linksys software is just worthless. Right click on Computer select manage, click on Device Manager, right click on the WUSB600N and tell it to update driver and point it to the CD. That is ALL you should have to do in order to get this guy to do his job, from that point on... connect away at 5GHz or 2.4GHz this little guy could care less.
Summary: Some people seem to like this adapter ... and some hate it. I have purchased several of these (the v2 firmware) for use on Windows XP and Windows Vista machines, and they have functioned well. The software install process is longer than I would think is necessary, and it took some coaxing on Windows XP Home on machines with less than 1GB of RAM, but it does function there.