Summary: Other than a minor issue with the software. I'm satisfied with the adapter.
Pros: Connects at the advertised speed of 300Mbps, but varies at times. When the speed drops, it doesn't drop below 144.5Mbps, but I don't mind. It's better than 54Mbps. Good price provided by newegg.
Cons: I found the software to be buggy. For instance the TRENDnet wireless configuration utility, installed on Windows XP doesn't always launch on startup. So you have to manually start it up and creates and empty space on your system tray. I don't recommend you use the new software that has been placed on TRENDnet site which is TEW-624UBvD1.02 it will not run properly on your Win XP machine. It is full of bugs. Keep using the drivers/software that is provided on the CD ins...
Conclusion: Wireless USB adapter is a great device especially when it is equipped with latest technology and fastest speed; 802.11n. TRENDnet TEW-624UB fulfills all these requirements but does anyone really need such device then it will be another question. This is because most of the notebooks are already integrated with wireless device so such wireless USB adapter is only useful for desktop system or replacement/upgrade on sustaining notebook's wireless device.
Summary: DO NOT INSTALL DRIVERS FROM CD, and KEEP THE CD OUT OF YOUR DRIVE! Install the latest drivers directly from Trendnet, and when windows asks to install the device, choose specify location and point it to your unzipped drivers, and uncheck the check to find the drivers via removable media.
Pros: Fast speeds and signals. I now get my full internet speed over my wireless network thanks to this adapter. Great Wireless N adapter. Nice driver interface!
Cons: Make sure you install the drivers found at TrendNet.com, as the ones on the CD are terrible and cause the adapter to lose connection randomly.
Summary: I experienced a lot of xp stuttering after install, however once i updated the drivers the stuttering issue went away. Also The bundled application in vista caused an issue with my previously installed wireless g device. A simple reinstall fixed the issues there.
Pros: This adapter works great in xp. Paired with an Asus WL-500w draft n router. works fine at 270mbps. I have plugged it into my vista machine and it worked at the same speed. Good buy for my use. I can transfer files as if i was still wired.
Cons: It does run hot. The usb dongle is a necessity on my system because it is bigger than the pictures lead you to believe.
Excerpt: Работает на расстоянии 6-10 метров в соседней комнате через несущую стену.Для Windows XP-SP3 установил драйвер с сайта TRENDnet работает на 54 Мбит/с другие драйвера не пробовал.
Pros: Стабильная работа,не требуется установка драйвера под Windows 7X64,т.е. драйвер устанавливается сам при подключении устройства в порт USB.Для
Cons: При установке драйверов с сайта TRENDnet работа становится почти невозможной,наблюдается падение скорости до 54 Мбит/с.Так-же сеть отваливается при использовании метрового USB удлинителя с родным гибким удлинителем всё нормально,у меня,USB 2.0.