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!
Summary: This product worked well in a HTPC build I just finished. The reception is excellent...it works just as well as a PCI Linksys wireless adapter with an antenna that I had to replace (I could not get the Linksys working after upgrading from XP to Windows 7...despite following instructions on updating drivers - which apparently worked for everyone else but me). Anyway, do not hesitate to buy this product.
Summary: This device works extremely well in my home. However, as other reviewers have noted, it doesn't fit into the back of the Patriot Box Office. A huge design flaw that the engineers should be ashamed of, but there is an incredibly easy fix that only takes a minute or two to pull off. It took me longer to explain it below than it did to actually do it. Locate the USB plug on the back of the Box Office and attempt to place the wireless adapter in it.
Better than expected for connecting old desktop to smartphone
Rick T, Amazon
24 October 2012
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. It will pick up my phone signal from the opposite end of the house through a couple of walls and about 45 feet away. I have had zero problems with it after about three months use.
Very Good and No need to install driver to Ubuntu 12.xx LTS
T. AOKI "hoehoetaro", Amazon
19 October 2012
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. Website : speedtest.net Patriot dongle 300 PING : Download Speed : UPload Speed 40ms : 30.48Mbps : 5.38Mbps Intel 2200BG 45 : 5.38 : 4.36 These are just relative measurement , however I feel internet...