Summary: Have had this item for about 4 years now. Currently have it on a Windows 8.1 machine and it is rock solid. Connects to my Nighthawk AC1900 Wifi router and it maintains a steady 60mb/s speed on speedtest. I do some online gaming on this machine and it has not let me down yet.
Summary: I use this for everything from connecting to a access point to transmitting a hotspot on my computer. This will even work with backtrack operating system and wifi wardriving. If you plan on using this for linux understand that new drivers normally have to be installed.
Summary: I needed to move my desktop computer to another room in our house. I had a MediaLink USB adapter, but the network performance was so bad that I was about to abandon the effort. However, I decided to try this LinkSys adapter to see if it would make a difference.
Summary: Since the reviews have been mixed, I will give my experience. My daughter took her lap top to college and could not get a signal even though it had worked at home. I read the reviews ordered this and had it send directly to her at school. She plugged it in and presto she was hooked up.