Summary: Works as described - I'm averaging 25+mbps in my condo for solid streaming. It seems any really large videos I stream, such as over 10gb, end up choppy however, so be wary of that. It serves its purpose for a cheap wireless dongle however and was a no brainer to get up and running with.
Summary: I just plugged it in and it went. I measured it against my laptop's built-in wifi using speakeasy's speed test. First time was 4Mbps slower. Second time was 1.5Mbps faster. For $15 and a zero-pain installation I'll take that. If it breaks I'll revise my review, but to me this thing is a life saver.
Summary: This USB wifi adapter is strong and works well in my older Dell laptop running Ubuntu. This is much stronger/better than the smaller USB adapter that I was using from Edimax. Give this one a try!
Better than expected for connecting old desktop to smartphone
Rick T, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: I bought this to connect an older Windows 7 desktop lacking a wifi radio to my phone's hot spot and it works much better than I expected. I live in a rural area and cellular is the only broadband option (other than satellite). For the ten bucks I paid I am very pleased.
Very Good and No need to install driver to Ubuntu 12.xx LTS
T. AOKI "hoehoetaro", Amazon
17 March 2013
Summary: I have using this dongle for my old laptop / Toshina Satellite P25-S507 , Ubuntu 12.xx LTS ... PC has upgraded wifi , Intel 2200BG card, however, my router is already moved to wifi N , thus I need to buy a N dongle for my PC. The result is much better than Intel 2200BG.
Summary: My laptop was running on a G rate and my router was an N So I took a chance and ordered this adapter. It worked imediately with a minimum set up, My laptop is surfing much faster and has less interruptions.