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Pros: Adequate basic mother board. Does what its supposed to do.
Cons: The tricky little problem is this: boot order is determined by physical SATA port selection, and the SATA ports aren't numbered on the PCB or in the manual. If the HDD is plugged into a SATA port with a higher number than the one into which the optical drive is connected, it won't boot. Changing setup doesn't solve the problem. Turns out that the HDD should be connected to SATA2, which is top left (toward the black block--SATA1?), Plug the optical into SATA5--top right. The default boot order--low SATA first--then works correctly every time. Took me 2 hours to finally figure this out.
Other Thoughts: As usual, the manual's nigh-unto useless.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Small; self-powered; idiot-proof installation
Cons: Does indeed extend the range of my AT&T router, and shows connected on my Win7 desktop, but does not connect reliably to the Internet. If/when you get get online, the question is "How long before the connection drops?" That can be anywhere from 1-10 minutes.
Other Thoughts: Frustrating little device. I finally gave up trying to make it work, installed a really long Ethernet cable, and tossed this gadget out. End of problems.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter
Pros: Small. Very small. Plus into any convenient USB port. Installed seamlessly with supplied CD.
Cons: Range seems limited. It will not pick up my router from 20 feet if the computer case was in the way: I had to use a front USB port. Also, on occasion it connects but transfers data at an extraordinarily slow rate (feels like 4 bits/sec). The cure for that is to unplug and replug it.
Other Thoughts: I've bought a handful of these adapters and like them a great deal, but they are fussy about getting enough signal.READ FULL REVIEW