Summary: I decided to give these type of adapters one more chance since I had issues with another pci express adapter. I am using Windows 7; so to get to the chase...don't install the software! I had major issues with the 'recommended' software; had to keep resetting my modem which was a major annoyance in addition to internet access was also very slow from time to time. The free software was a major annoyance and would pop-up like malware.
Summary: This card works great on my Acer mother board. It was an easy install and required no messing around with drivers on my windows 8 and windows 8.1 Its signal reception strength is also awesome. I use this on my desktop in a room where most laptops tend to report medium to low signal strength.
Summary: Works great, I get a good quality connection and good speed. I did need to download the drivers from the CD as Windows 7 did not recognize the device was plugged in. Once the drivers were installed and I rebooted all was fine.
Summary: Make sure that you have a PCI Express slot in your computer and all the rest is easy. I just inserted the CD with the drivers and was up and running in under 5 minutes. It is about 20 ft from the cable modem and the signal passes through 2 walls. I have a strong signal at the computer. It just works.
Summary: I gave it 4 stars due to either my router or this is always losing connection from my Dual-band router wifi. I lose connection here and there but can't tell if its my router or this. By far this has increase my speed from wired to wifi: 14D/1.5U (wired) and 24D/3U (wifi) speeds.
Summary: Every 5 minutes or so this product drops connection and either it resets itself or something but I have read other reviews with similar results. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Quite annoying when your cellphone has a more reliable connection with your router then a desktop computer with a 300mbps card plugged in.