Very good device But educate yourself a little on networking first!
11 May 2014
Summary: I bought this item as a replacement for another wireless card I had picked up for my wife's computer. The other card worked great but we discovered some odd things that any user of wireless should be aware of. In our particular setup, Our living room is where everything is. It's about 15' x 10', the router is at one end and my wife's computer at the other. The room is open with no walls, just furniture.
Summary: Apparently this product has known problems with Windows 7 x64 (i.e, disconnects constantly), and Netgear just sells them anyway. I've tried both the driver fix and the power fix, and the card is still unreliable with no response forthcoming from Netgear. Avoid this unless you're running your machine in x86 mode.
Summary: I purchased this network adapter specifically in order to receive a wireless -N signal from a new, nearby, Netgear wireless-N router. I selected this product because I believed that since it was the same brand as the router then it would be easily compatible with it. This has not turned out to be the case. Pros: it has a great antenna, at least it looks like it ought to be a good one. Cons: hard to install.
Summary: Installation was worry-free. I made a mistake and installed the card into PCI slot (instead of installing drivers first), but it still installed drivers just fine. I'm using 64-bit Windows 7. With a movable antenna box it is very flexible and allows you to achieve best results. I placed antenna in front of my PC tower in the direction of the router and immediately got all 5 bars (occasionally dropping to 4).
Summary: I purchased and installed this adapter in my media system after the very old adapter failed not too long ago. Installation was a breeze, as was the initial software setup. After the drivers and software was installed, I ran my system a few times, and the connections were somewhat hit and miss, upon investigating, I found that there seemed to be a conflict between the software and Windows Vista.
Summary: This is probably one of the worst things I have every gotten.I was trying to improve signal strength and it appear and the antenna would be helpful. The signal strength of this thing is pitiful. I had better signal with a cheap usb adapter than with this. Plus setup is difficult. When you get it set up there is no way to save your selection as to whether to have their software or windows manage the connection.
Flushing your money down the toilet would be more useful to you than buying this
10 September 2012
Summary: And I mean it. I have Win7 x64 and this POS drops the wireless connection constantly--sometimes up to 4-5 times per hour, and the signal strength isn't any stronger than the USB wireless adaptor that it was supposed to replace. Gravely shameful display for a NIC with a fancy antenna. Thankfully I got it for $25 from a seller, but there seems to be a good reason for that. It sucks. Do your homework and buy something better.
Summary: I just started working remotely from home and one of the IT guys at my company recommended it... I don't know why because it is junk. I've been working from home using this adapter for almost 3 weeks now and I finally got to the point to where I had to send my husband to best buy and get one that works. I'm supposed to be working right now, but the thing doesn't give me enough signal strength anymore to be able to connect.