Summary: when i first installed the adapter i did not use the usb attachment that it came with, i figured that plugging it into the back of the computer without the attachment would be fine, i was wrong (somewhat). although the adapter did work it had poor signal strength and connectivity.
Pros: easy to use management utility. easy to switch from ap mode to receiver. small size for a powerful receiver.
Cons: none, just see below for additional thoughts. P.S. user Manuel dose not have all information for install most likely my error but still use all parts both the adapter and the usb extension
Summary: I was given one of these when I hooked up to verizon fios and my laptop at the time did ot have wifi. It was easy to set up with their (zyxel) software and has worked well ever since. I gave that lap top away and it is still working well.
Summary: Works perfectly on both Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Professional (x64) & possibly also on Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64/Pro (x64)! Original Beta-Tests> Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) beta-tests results were as follows> - down-stream 32.09MB/Sec & 9.09MB/sec up-stream with all five bars lit up!
Summary: I bought this adapter to allow my desktop PC to directly access a separate wireless network I maintain for IP cams utilizing a Zyxel router. I opened it up and plugged it in and Win 7 installed the driver, I entered the wifi passcode and that was that, Worked out of the box.
Summary: Installed this wireless adapter with software, well within a few minutes caused my computer to crash. Contacted zyxel and they said to try without software, fine Ill try anything, hate wasting money.