Pros: Well it works. Able to connect to my network without a hitch, and the speeds are good.
Cons: Can't install the Utility program on a 64-Bit OS, but I doubt I would have needed it anyway. Has a big green led on the front, that constantly flashes telling you it's on/connected (maybe a pro for you).
Pros: So far, I've only used this adapter on three Windows 7 computers. The installation is incredibly simple (point to driver folder, watch it install). No driver or system crashes to date.
Cons: Performance issues on each computer it's been put to use on. It's main life is on a media center computer, connected with a USB extension cable to allow it clearance of the obvious obstacles; distance is ~20-30 feet from the router and one wall (sheetrock) in the path. It's dual use for temporary use on test rigs built in my garage; distance is ~30-40 feet from the router with a door and some wall segments in the path. The device always shows a good connection (54Mb),...
Summary: I tried for 2 days searching online for a fix or known issue and came up with nothing. I tried multiple drivers and configurations and even used an extension cable to see if maybe they were getting RF interference from one another.
Pros: Installed easy enough
Cons: Had HUGE issues with this adapter and my Microsoft wireless 5000 mouse and keyboard. Every 10-15 seconds my mouse pointer would lag or stutter across the screen. I check hardware monitors and it should almost 0 CPU usage so I know my processor (FX 8120) was being bogged down.