Date Joined: 02/02/07
Pros: I have owned this wireless adapter for over a year now and I had to comment on how awesome it has performed.
As an FYI - I did not install the software or drivers that came with it I let W7/W8 locate and install the drivers (used on both OSs since I upgraded to W8.)
I am on the second floor of my home and the wireless router is in the basement on the opposite side of the house. I would estimate I'm about 150 ft from the router going through 2 floors and several walls. I have absolutely full bars 100% of the time.
I get the exact same speeds hard-wired as I do on the WiFi network. I'm getting 77 Mbps down and 39 Mbps up on wifi and within .5 Mbps of the same on the hardline. Ping is 14ms on wifi and 8ms on the hard-line.
For those having issues I would suggest the following:
1. Make sure your Wireless Router has the specs to back up this adapter!
2. Do not install the software bundle or drivers included (or on their site) let windows install them.
3. Be sure that your wireless router is Properly Configured!!
In order to take advantage of full Wireless-N speeds there are certain settings you must configure in the router. For example, you MUST use WPA2 or AES encryption to take advantage of N. WMM MUST be enabled in order to get rates faster than 54 Mbps.
If you want more info on how to fix your Wireless N search "Ways To Fix Slow 802.11n Speed"
I'm willing to bet that everyone complaining about speed and signal strength is suffering from poor routers or misconfiguration.