Summary: I think this was basically just "plug and play" with linux-libre. It replaced my proprietary wireless device, but I would also recommend it for a desktop if necessary. It works just as well as my pci device. I've had it for a month with zero problems, and there's rarely a day that I don't use it.
Summary: Pros: Reliable, works well with Wiindows XP, drivers are included, no cap to lose. Cons: Large for its size, not compatible for wireless N networks, older technology. Conclusion: Works great for G networks. Although, if you will be using it with a wireless N router purchase a N compatible adapter.
Summary: The performance of this device has been mostly decent. However, the selling point for me was that it makes any laptop run linux regardless of the proprietary internal wifi adaptor. In other words, the stock kernel provides support. Tested with Debian Stable, Testing and Unstable, and other Debian based distros. Hope this helps someone. Steve.
Summary: I used one for over a year then it suddenly died. Therefore, I don't think that it is that reliable. Then again all these wireless adapter are built in China and their quality is questionable.
Summary: I have used this for years so this is a good long-term review. The only drawback is it can suddenly lose signal. This happens about once a month which I can totally live with it. Otherwise, this is a great product.
Summary: The manufacturer states on their website that this wireless adapter works with mac osx 10.4 and 10.5. I wasn't sure if it included both PowerPC macs and intel based macs. Happily it did install on my PowerPC emac; though it did require a somewhat testy encounter with a CD. As a hypercard lover(a classic app that won't work on intel macs), I'm firmly anchored in the past. It was nice to find an inexpensive upgrade that allows me to move the computer to different rooms.
Summary: I bought this because I needed to give an older desktop computer WiFi capability, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. For the most part, as a piece of hardware, it does really well and keeps its connection. However, it's not perfect out of the box. Two suggestions that result in great operation for me: 1.
Summary: This works very good and easy to install, the only problem we had is after removing it several times it broke. I think typical of Chinese goods they do not have a long shelf life, but then again they are cheap. Otherwise it worked great from a long distance, I would recommend for people with stationary computers. If you going to move often and unplug often it may cause some issues.