Summary: I am sending the replacement back monday and recieving a refund and will select a different brand. I would think twice before purchasing this product.
Pros: Only "pro" I can give this product is Newegg's customer service. I bought this to take on vacation since my laptop's wireless antennae is messed up. It arrived and between me and calling Trendnet we both determined it to be faulty. At that point I had 3 days before I left for vacation and I told ...
Cons: Might have been my bad luck to get 2 bad devices or maybe just a bad batch of product.
Summary: I bought this as an easy/cheap way to have wireless for an old(2003) laptop(a Gateway 400SD4 running windows XP SP3) in my garage. It works very well for my needs. Will see what kind of speeds I can get when I upgrade to a wireless N router.
Pros: I am 30-40 feet from my router(wireless G), the other side of my house, and I usually get 24-48 Mbps. Good range and faster than my old card(wireless B). Has NEVER lost signal. (not even once!)
Cons: Case is larger than it needs to be. The last 1/4 in of the case is empty space! Did not work with ubuntu 9 (linux). You HAVE to use their software to get it to work. IT automatically connects, but there is NO disconnect. If it's IN, then it's ON. I hate when there is no stop/off/disconnect !
Cons: Does not work as advertised. I purchased this along with a TrendNet 639GR router and a TEG-S5g switch. All are faulty. In the case of this card, it won't connect to the router at 300Mbps. I live in a remote location the West, there are NO other competing networks interfering with the signal, and ...
Summary: Using it with the Trendnet Wireless router, too.
Pros: works and GUI much easier than the Linksys adapter; using it to write this, now, have them on identical T60 Thinkpads although this one has 3GB of RAM, and its much smoother in operation and GUI works great.
Cons: More expensive than the Linksys; though it works much better (GUI).
Summary: Maybe with a new firmware update the signal drops will stop, and maybe Mbps will increase. The card is fairly good, so I would recommend it due to ease of setup. Chipsets are common so maybe another make would net better results.
Pros: Installed on both laptops without any problems and found the TRENDnet TEW-633GR router I bought at the same time. Router is in the basement about 25 feet and one floor and 3 walls away. Signal strength shows 100%.
Cons: I am only getting 52Mbps kind of disappointing, and this is consistent no matter where I am in the house. I was expecting quite a bit more. If the laptops are running all day the signal drops 2-3 times a day. I don't know if the cards are getting hot or what, they don't feel hot.