Pros: This thing is GREAT! I'm running on a ThinkPad T400 and need to use the Hotspot Networks around me like Xfinity, Comcast, Attwifi, etc. With my built it wirless I was getting a drag connection at a stupid 1 Mb/s to 6 Mb/s, and if I'm lucky 20 Mb/s. NOW......I get an Awesome flat rate of 72 Mb/s and have it reach and stay for some time at 150 Mb/s!!!! And the place I'm staying at is distance from "true hotspots". For $15 bucks with a what....? 100000% increase in speed...
Cons: This may be painful to install on Linux (Xubuntu 12.04 x64). I was hoping I would simply have to plug it in and would be good to go like most Linux things but this wasn't the case. Had to spend 3 days (since I'm very busy) to get it to work correctly.
Pros: From "plug-in" to "on the net" in under 2 minutes and most of that time was adding the MAC addresses to my filter. Corded base allows antenna to be moved to a spot that gets good reception instead of being stuck at the back of the PC.
Pros: This adapter is convenient and powerful at the same time, the cradle allows you to position it elsewhere on your desk for better reception. It also comes with a nice high gain antenna that makes a big difference. The speeds are very solid, for the most part it gets a connection at a certain data rate and maintains that data rate without jumping all over the place.
Cons: Unfortunately the device is not particularly stable. I'm not sure if it's a result of the Realtek chip or the drivers themselves. What I've noticed is that it has a very bad habit of dropping the wireless connection when it gets stressed heavily. Downloading programs in particular cause this to happen. I've noticed it with Utorrent, and more than anything else, with Steam. Every time Steam tries to start a download, EVEN with the bandwidth capped at a relatively low l...
Pros: Price is right, easy setup, no snags. cradle is nice since this is for desktop use.
Cons: To echo others, yes, this adapter has issues in regards to large files. I can connect to LAN, get limited access, and have gone through all paces. I am returning this and going with another brand.
Summary: Avoid this product unless you just need something for web browsing.
Cons: Can't be used to download from Steam / Torrents (with WPA authentication). - There appears to be a fundamental problem with this adapter that kills the PC -> WAN connection when many connections are opened simultaneously. PC remains connected to LAN, but drops internet access. No other devices on my network have this problem. I've tried 3 different driver versions, rotating wifi channels, updating router firmware, and much more with no improvement. The only 'fix' is t...
Who needs a range extender when you can get one of these?
20 November 2014
Summary: I needed a wifi adaptor to get the internet to my desktop computer. Because of the way the house is currently wired, the modem and hub are located in the basement of my two-story house and my PC is on the 2nd floor. I was able to pull 15-16 Mbps (about rated service speed) with the antennae. My laptop gets a tested 12 Mbps right next to it. Exactly what I needed.
Summary: Decent range for the device and instant upgrade for a weak wifi connection on a laptop. If you like the ability to increase the range of your wireless computer and laptop this will handle both cases very well. I do not buy a lot of Rosewill products but this one has not disappointed me and it my top pick when it comes to price and function.
Pros: This makes my second review of this product. The only pro this unit has is it is exactly what you would expect it to be. And its priced very low.
Cons: I see no cons in this product. Nothing in the description is not supported by this product.
Pros: This is a GOOD quality antenna, as it REALLY increased my signal, whether in my home or in my car at a fast food shop. When using this antenna, other neighbors show up on my list, that otherwise did not apear. Would buy another one if the need for a 2nd one arises. Great Newegg customer service !!
Cons: non that I found, except it does not have a red blinking light to prevent airplanes from running into it, while in my living room.