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. 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
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. 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...
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.
Summary: I bought this as an additional wireless adapter for my laptop. I plugged it in while wired to the network separately, and within a minute or two the right drivers had installed. I am running 64-bit Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad. It connected right away using wireless 'N'. Pro: + Very portable. It's smaller than my USB thumb drive, and very light + Easy to insert and remove + Drivers auto-installed on Windows 7 64-bit + Cheap! at least when I bought it.