Date Joined: 09/28/19
Pros: - This is not officially supported on Linux by TP Link, However if you're on a debian-based machine, the package "broadcom-sta-dkms" will get you going with this.
- I bought this after buying another TP Link card: this one runs circles around it. The server it's connected to (wireless for now, unfortunately), can now handle more than one peer, and Samba/rsync/file flinging isn't painful. This fixed 100% of the problems I was having.
- 5GHz channel!
Overall Review: - I recommend this product, for sure. It's very responsive, and if you're a linux user, hop on board and use a quality card for desktop! Its worth the few extra dollars.
Pros: - Linux Compatible (kinda).
Cons: - SLOW. Downloading a 1.5GB tar archive off my server took about 6 hours, at speeds always less than even 1MB/sec. They usually average a luke-warm 80KB/sec.
- Cannot handle a lot of traffic at once. If downloading/uploading a file to the machine, even opening an SSH tunnel takes time, or any other tasks the machine is running will become seriously throttled or even disconnect.
- NO dual band. does not support connecting to 5GHz networks.
- The card doesn't even turn on every time the computer boots.
Overall Review: - I don't recommend this product for heavy use. or server use. (I bought this for linux compatibility).
- If you have a low-end office desktop for checking email and other light browsing, this may be for you.
- Gamers, keep looking.
Pros: -Perfect clearance for raspberry pi cluster
-Nice, quality feel
Overall Review: I especially recommend this for those who are building a raspberry pi cluster. It fits perfectly in those acrylic stackers.