Summary: would send this product back right now! if I didn't throw away the box. How can you go wrong with a USB device, I thought. It's just a simple wireless receiver, right! But Noooooooooo. By the time I finished installing the drivers and software manager, instead of connecting to the internet I lost all connection, even with the internal wireless device on my laptop. Why did I get this in the first place you might ask?
Summary: I installed this on my G5 iMac, which natively only has 802.11g wi-fi. But with this adapter attached, I was able to stream 720p video from my iMac to the Apple TV without the slightest stutter. Download speeds from the Internet were about twice as fast as before, according to a Speakeasy speed test. Upload speeds (to the Internet, not within my home network) were the same as before, but I suspect that's due to my ISPs upload speed caps.
Works great with the WD TV Live Hub and TV Live Plus
4 September 2014
Summary: I bought 2 of these adapters to use with my WD TV Live Hub and WD TV Live Plus boxes. I plugged them into the USB ports on the WD TV boxes and both immediately were recognized and I was asked if I wanted to set up the network connections. Set both up in about 10 minutes and had no problems. I can now stream my movies from my WD TV Live Hub, which is in my bedroom, to the WD TV live Plus box that is in the living room and vice versa.
Summary: The unit itself works well and was easy to install. I knocked off a star (considered subtracting 2) because of the screen user interface. It is pretty flaky in my opinion. Connection status displays are mysterious (especially when there is a connection problem) with no explanation of what they mean. Requested functions often return either no success/fail return info or appear to do nothing at all. I'm happy enough with it, but wish I felt I had more control over it.