Summary: We have worked and worked with this item and it will not work. We are familiar with it because we had it before and it mistaken got crushed therefore we needed to replace it. I can no longer find the shipping materials and information to return it so therefore I have pretty much lost my money and plan to go to the store this time to get another one, if I can find it.
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?
Pros: This adapter allowed me to have speedy internet connectivity in my desktop. The aesthetic is there, it is a sleek, glossy adapter. It was quite large, I was glad they included an extension cable.
Cons: This failed after about 4 months, I was hoping it would last for much longer. I've tried to use it with multiple computers but it just stopped working. Windows now registers it as an unidentifiable USB and the LED no longer is lit.
Summary: Have an HP Pavilion dv6058cl laptop computer, 2- 3 yrs old running Windows XP Home Edition. Also have/had a TrendNet TEW-632BPR Wireless-N router. Ran install off the disk...followed instructions and utility installed without a problem. Plugged adapter into USB port, but system could not find any wireless connections. Upon reboot, Windows opened and by-passed the User log-on screen, i.e.
Summary: The software with this device loads its own Gina. Upon loading that Gina my computer would not boot. I could only boot in safe mode then remove the reference from the registry. So I then could remove the software. To get the device to work I had to load only the device drivers by detecting the hardware. This loaded the Gina again but then I had to go through the registry and remove all references to the software.
Summary: I have a bland laptop computer three years old running Windows XP Home Edition. It is middle of the road in every sense. It'll run any software, co-opt any hardware. Nothing unique. The Trendnet N adapter rejected it or it rejected the adapter. Either way it failed. Ran install off the disk. Utility installed with icon on desktop. Plugged adapter into USB port. System failed to recognize. Utility failed to launch. Rebooted with adapter plugged into port. Still no luck.