Summary: It lasted exactly 6 months. Long enough to be out of warranty, but certainly not the service life I expected. It started slowly dying and intermittently losing connection. This is not a reliable piece of equipment. It is inexpensive but it simply won't hold up. Six months and you need a new nic.
Prob should be considered obsolete without updated drivers at least.
DG "Seanmhair", Amazon
8 August 2014
Summary: requires internet access to get what might be a windows 7 fix but cannot get that since I had no internet without wireless. which I need the adapter for. Needs driver CDs that actually support the device.
Failed in the first few days, and got very hot there after.
J. Deck, Amazon
3 July 2013
Summary: This is a brand we all know and feel that we can trust. To be honest, I did not expect what my roommate would think to do that may have taken a part in this failure. The antenna inside her laptop died. So a replacement in this form was decided to be her easiest and best option.
Not compatible with all Wireless-N accesss points, even from Netgear
Robert Groshon, Amazon
4 August 2010
Summary: When I bought this device, I overlooked a significant detail in the specifications. The 802.11n standard can operate at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. This adapter only transmits at 2.4 GHz. I also bought a Netgear WNHDE111 Wireless-N access point, which apparently only operates at 5 Ghz.
Summary: The USB device worked OK but not have the speed I expected even sitting next to the router. The metal USB end fell out of the adapter, so I called Netgear because it was over the 30 Amazon return limit (it was only about 50 days).
Summary: Initially I had a lot of difficulty installing this product (item not detected by computer). Somehow I finally got it hooked up and it was OK until I had to reinstall reinstall my computer software. Since then I am unable to get my computer to detect this thing.