Summary: I live on campus housing and so I am not allowed a router which would give me a better connection. I previously tried to get by with the USB wireless adapter for 8 bucks hoping to save money. It just didn't cut it. I was getting 20kbps no lie. Got this baby yesterday and got up to 7mbps downloading speed from the exact same location in my apartment. The range on this is very good, very simple installation, and well worth the money.
Summary: This card is rated as an Wireless N but I could never get it to hit speeds over 54 Mbps, all my other adapters hit 130 Mbps and stay around 130 Mbps but not this card. And worse than that, after using for few months now on a daily basis it drops from 54Mbps to 1Mbps so I have to disconnect my wireless connection then reconnect, to get it back to 54 Mbps and in a matter of one or two hours same thing. I have never encountered similar issues with other cards.
wound not recommned this product to anyone else !!!
quang tran, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: I wasn't able to get > 100 mbps for 1 year until I have to reinstall my windows without unplugging it (installation manual is bullshit). windows 7 automatically detects this card perfectly without its driver. My problem is somehow right now it does not connect to the internet anymore. I am a computer expert so know this is a hardware problem. After spending hard working time on it, I figured out it did not work on channel 3 which is set on my router.
Misleading product description provided by TRENDnet
14 January 2013
Summary: Unfortunately can only hit 802.11n speeds when paired with the TEW-639GR router. Yes, they mention it, but one would expect this to just be marketing jargon to sell more routers. I don't really consider this 802.11n if it doesn't pair with 802.11n routers. This isn't clear by reading the description. Directly from TRENDnet: "The TEW-632PI Wireless N PCI adapter is compatible with your... router, but it will only connect at 802.11g speeds (54Mbps).