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With my current wireless contract i was able to download at 1 Megabyte a second, this never really shut off whenever it felt like it , like the cheaper liquidation brands. The first one lasted me about 5 years minimum and i downloaded / streamed well over 2 terabytes of stuff with this
The only thing bad about these is the USB connectors to the main circuit board are not very strong. Two or three bumps like if your desktops on the ground and you put it under a table where the usb is too tall to slide under and it's gone. A little bit of epoxy or crazy glue given time to cure to keep the connectors snug/secure would go a long way.
None the less i plan to get another one of these
Got this little great piece like 2 years ago. and it was working flawlessly.
I am still not sure whether the problem had hit after the OS upgrade, or the performance just deduct gradually as the time goes. however according to other reviews, I am guessing it was because of the OS upgrade.
so to sum it up,
people who anguish to buy this, I would say if you have windows 8 or less, go for it.
otherwise I would recoommend you to buy other usb adapters
It worked fine till I upgraded to win 10.
Seems like it doesn't support win 10 properly.
Keeps heating up, and I would have to plug it out to reset something once in a while.
It can be super annoying if you are playing game or streaming...
had a bestbuy rep give me this one to use.
turns out it doesn't support anything past windows 7.
seems to randomly overheat, needing to be unplugged then plugged back in.
this occurs frequently.
don't buy a product that is not given any driver support updates. don't buy this product.
I bought this wanting to have 5 Ghz. I went onto my computer, set everything up until trying to connect. Didn't work so I contacted support and they said that this doesn't work with WIndows 8.1 There's no where that says it doesn't work with Windows 8. So I had to chat with support trying to figure out which adapters worked with Windows 8.1 and had 5 Ghz support. I finally found this one... WUSB6300-CA that works with these.
It does everything I expected it to do. You do have to use the included CD to complete the installation.
It works great on windows but after installing Ubuntu this thing was a nightmare.
First you have to change the inf file just to get it working with ndiswrapper, which was not at all obvious.
Then you have to go through the tedious task of making it work and send information. After a few hours and you're done, it sadly doesn't work with 5ghz which is what I bought this for.
Call me out for not doing my research beforehand but this is somewhat disappointing...
This adapter is great. I am 2 floors away from my router and I still get 3 or 4 bars with about 80 - 120 mbps
I strongly recommend this adapter despite the fact that it was hard to install the driver.
Used this to replace an older Dlink adapter that was not functioning as well as intended. Had this installed and receiving a 5.0 ghz N signal in only a few minutes. Performs well.
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