Summary: I even had my parents technician take a look at it and help diagnose the issue. once we replaced the adapter for a different one, everything started running much more smoothly
Cons: Was malfunctioning on arrival.. after I inserted the adapter into the computer I built and put together it started making everything not run properly, causing conflict with the hardware and software.
Caused two new computers to lock up intermittently. (I bought two of them).
21 August 2015
Summary: I bought two of these network adapters for two identical new computers. The cards caused both systems to intermittently freeze (lock up). This usually happened during windows restart. I did several tests to confirm that it was these cards, and only these cards, that were causing the lock ups.
Summary: I purchased this to replace an old Rosewill N150 PCI wifi adapter. This adapter uses a Qualcomm Atheros AR9227 chipset. TP-LINK does not have Win 8.1 drivers for this adapter but Windows 8.1 will install Microsoft Qualcomm Atheros drivers that work for me with this wifi adapter.
Summary: No matter how far or close I was to my router, I could never get past 3 (sometimes 4 bars) of strength.
Pros: Easy install, popped right in, downloaded and installed quick. Almost no issues. Does what it pretty much says. Great and had no problems with gaming, streaming, etc.
Cons: Connection would be dead dropped if so much as a small tap of anything came in contact with ether antennas. Been using this for a bit under 6 months. Very disappointed that it just suddenly stop working. Can't hold a connection, connect, or even be read by my PC.