Summary: I have an older computer and had to hook up via wire for optimal internet performance. I did no realize I could just upgrade the wireless card. I no longer have to hook up via wire and can game, download, and stream well! Not the top of the line card but a great upgrade!
Summary: My router is downstairs and my computer is just one level up. The signal is around 60% of the strength. Even my laptop has a better signal strength than this. Sometimes it is discounted. I am not sure of its reason yet.
Summary: Better than the $15 one I bought before, but still doesn't receive a strong signal when only 50 feet away. There is an annoying popup that comes up on the computer screen every time you sign on, but it can easily be eliminated. A quick web search will find the solution.
Summary: install one for the shop computer which win 8 not picking up any signal after restart. has to reformat with win 7 then works perfectly. other than that has consistence and stable signal so far.
Pros: easy setup and win 7 recognize right away. low profile design
Summary: I needed to upgrade an older PC and use it to provide streaming TV shows to a new LED TV. I did not have an available Ethernet connection and needed wireless capability. I have an old G speed router and it is quite a distance away from this PC/wireless card. Despite these factors, the TP Link receives a strong signal! The item installed easily, performs well and as promised - the way it should be with every purchase!
Summary: I have previously used 2 USB type that were supposed to deliver the same performance but fell far short of the speed I needed to stream video, etc. This PCI adapter card more than doubled the speed I was getting before. Needless to say those little "BUFFERING" messages were a thing of the past. I couldn't be happier.