Summary: Provided good speed and range but wasn't very reliable or durable.
Pros: This adapter has great range. My router is 2 floors down but still able to gain a full bar, until it died a little after a year. :(
Cons: Worked great for the frist couple of months but then it started to disconnect from the network on random occasions. I had to unplug and replug the cord to reconnect to the network. After that, adapter disconnected from the network more frequently and shortly after, it died.
Summary: I have yet to get this to work reliably. The reception of data as a baseline is acceptable but I had to play a game of plug-unplug-replug and pressing the reset button for a minute as a ritual.
Summary: I always try to use wireless devices without the included "Connection Software" that comes with it, and with both Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Preview 9684, this worked just fine with just plugging it in.
Pros: Plug & Play, Large dual antenna, compact, fast, incredible range
Cons: Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) can use the device, it won't attach to a network
Summary: After I installed the driver the device would connect and disconnect from the computer repeatedly. While this was going on it would not show up in my device manager. Finally after about 3 minutes of this the computer gave me a message that the device was not recognized and to unplug and try again .
Pros: Picks up the neighbors WIFI signal across the street with full strength excellent signal. Easy to set up and install.
Cons: Wont pick up the signal in the basement lol. Had problem with device connecting and disconnecting from the computer repeatedly. Had to turn PC on its side to use the MINI DISC due to vertical CD drive.
Summary: My router is in the basement of the house and my room is on the 2nd floor. Before I would only get 1 bar so I had to use an extender. Extender wasn't very reliable so I got this product. I have full bar now and the range on this thing is crazy!.
Summary: If the replacement unit continues to work reliably, I may start recommending these TP-Link USB adapters to my desktop and laptop users, versus permanently installed PCI or PCIe WIFI cards. These would also be handy way to repair a laptop with a failed internal WIFI adapter.
Pros: The first test unit I received died after just a few days of use. After several emails TP-Link asked me to return my defective unit and then they shipped out a new replacement. The connect speeds are still not very impressive typically around 147K, but the new unit has been reliable so far. The i...
Cons: I was never able to obtain a full 300 Mbps WIFI-N connection as advertised. The unit seemed to top out at around 150 Mbps.
Summary: I actually purchase this yesterday at a local computer shop; I must say that it exceeded my expectations. I Just moved into a new house and my office is in the basement, with the wireless modem on the third floor getting a good signal was somewhat difficult. I was only getting 1 or 2 Mbps.