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This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7722UTn N300 USB 2.0 Mini-size Wireless Adapter
Pros: For the capabilities advertised (802.11 b/g/n @ up to 300Mbps) the price point is remarkably low (I picked mine up for $14.99 + $2.99 for guaranteed third day service).
Very little fuss to set up on my desktop system (I needed to go wireless, but I'm out of PCI slots with my current motherboard. All I had to do was install the wireless-N driver from the supplied CD.
ASUS M3N78 PRO mobo
AMD Athlon II X4 634 CPU
8GB Mushkin DDR2 PC800 RAM (4x2GB) 5-5-5-18
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Cons: 1 egg off for slightly less than expected range (30% RX @ 12ft from a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router vs. 90% @ identical range with a PCI-based wireless-N adapter with 2 antennae).
DO NOT LET THE 1 EGG OFF DETER YOU! The bang-for-the-buck factor is outstanding, and I anticipate buying 2 more of these to upgrade my wife's & her aunt's laptop.
Other Thoughts: It'd be nice if some smart person could come up with a USB dongle wireless-N 300 Mbps adapter with the reception of a PCI-based multi-antenna adapter.
Just sayin' :)
Pros: • Very easy to physically install.
• No problems with driver software with Vista/7.
• One less cable that I have to mess with.
• Runs like the proverbial Swiss watch.
Cons: Just one: why does the driver software have to be on a mini-CD? I have ginormous hands! Not enough of a gripe to deduct any eggs though.
Other Thoughts: I've purchased 2 of these so far, and I will be buying a third in the near future.
One went into my 7 year old son's computer to save the headache of running ~75 feet of cat6 through walls and through an attic; the other went into a computer that I built for a friend of mine's family. This computer is shared amongst Mom, Dad, and five kids aged 6 to 16. It's been in place and running since March 2011 24/7 with no known issues cropping up.
Pros: Worked the first time after install; REALLY woke up a pokey netbook!
Cons: Packaging was a royal pain to open (ultrasonically welded plastic).
Other Thoughts: This memory module was purchased to upgrade a netbook that is going to be a present for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. The netbook shipped with Win 7 Starter & only 1 GB of RAM; the performance was, to put it very kindly, was pokey.
After the easiest memory swap that I can remember, I rebooted the netbook. WOW! The difference was like night and day!