Summary: I had purchased two of these earlier this year for our home computers. We kept moving one of them back and forth between two computers. They work great and are such a reasonable price, so it was worth getting one more so we can quit having to share. It was delivered in two days and we are happy to have another one.
Easy setup and nice software interface however the device didn't ...
5 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this because the wireless adapter card in my laptop died. Easy setup and nice software interface however the device didn't work well for me. I couldn't maintain a reliable connection no matter how close it was to my WIFI repeater. Signal kept dropping off and I had to re-enter password and/or reset wireless repeater. Finally ran a dedicated cat5 cable and returned the adapter. Amazon was great (as usual) with the return process.
Summary: Pros: Detects instantly under Linux. The adapter itself is also pretty durable, and looks cool. Also doesn't get too hot temperature-wise with usage. Cons: Couldn't see my 5GHz network when it was operating on the 100 (5.500 GHz) channel. My laptop's internal AR9462 could however. Other Thoughts: Under Linux, it is detected as a "Ralink RT3573 Wireless Adapter". Max power is 450mA. It also uses 17 Tx-Power by-default.
Summary: If you are using the latest wireless router but your speeds are still slow, it may be your USB adapter. If you are using an older one, they are not equipped to keep up with the newer routers, so break down and your speeds will probably double. Also a very reasonable price.
Easy & effective solution for desktop access to wireless Internet
27 October 2014
Summary: I bought this when my mother was staying with us to enable her desktop PC to access our wireless network. It was literally plug & play and worked great. She's using it now in her own apartment because the cable connections are on the opposite side of the room from where she wanted to place her PC.