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Pros: Works flawlessly. So far no problems. 2 rooms behind the router with a kitchen in between, the signal strength activity shows full bars. No abnormal hiccups while online.
Overall Review: I got it on sale with an offer of a free USB cradle. Well worth the purchase, even at full price. This USB Wi-Fi adapter is highly recommended.
Pros: Quite a handy little wireless adapter. Works quite well for getting a computer network access across a room where I couldn't be bothered to lay down an Ethernet cable.
Cons: Doesn't mind having a wall between it and my router, but a few puffy Christmas decorations, and it was losing signal every two minutes or so; solution, a cheap USB cable, and set the adapter up higher.
Overall Review: For some reason, when this is plugged into the back of the computer which I designated it be used in, the antenna faces the ground. This is just a standard ATX mid tower, nothing fancy or strange.
Pros: bought 2 of these and they both work great. good signal with no problems.
Cons: Cat might try to eat it!
Overall Review: Works great for the price.
Pros: great signal. great design and looks
best wireless adapter i've have used and i've tried quite a few
Cons: does not give out hugs
Overall Review: bought a second after trying one on sale initially
Pros: These are pretty nice and also cheap. I purchased one and then another later. They are pretty reliable thus far and I have had not streaming issues or disconnects.
Cons: A little large to plug straight into the back of your computer (blocks a lot of other ports in the process). However, using the USB extension provided eliminates that issue altogether.
Pros: It's worked great.
Cons: Installation was a nightmare in a Vista 64 machine. Toss the disc and download the drivers.
**** HOW I FIXED THE SLEEP ISSUE ****
In device manager:
Expand Network adapters
Right click TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless Lite N Adapter
In the Power Management tab:
Uncheck 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'.
It will take up to 10 seconds to reconnect to the network
Pros: One of our computers had difficulty catching WIFI with 3/5 bars and slow speeds. Both PC and router were N so I was a bit skeptical that this external one would make a difference. On top of it some of the reviewers said the driver (still in beta) for Win8 doesn't work. You need to do the following:
- don't use the CD it comes with
- plug the adapter, it will say it's an Atheros device
- go to Device Manager, look for it under Network Adapters
- download the win8 driver on the product web site, de-compress the file, pick the x86 or 64 folder and copy the uncompressed folder under C:/drivers
- From the device manager, update the driver manually pointing to that folder
- go under Network Settings, disable your old wireless card to avoid conflicts
- use the new card to connect to the network.
Cons: Just been a day, we now have 5 full bars of reception. Ran a speed test and getting 10mb/sec in download, 4.5mb/sec upload, 20msec ping. Only issue is that it takes a USB port from the machine, minor annoyance compared to now having strong WIFI for all machines in the house.
Pros: -Extremely fast, sleek design.
-Free USB cradle (when I ordered it)
-Antenna helps reception over whole house
Cons: -Longer than some of the alternatives
-Extra setup needed to make this work when coming out of a sleep in windows 7
Overall Review: For those, who like me, had to unplug and plug in the wireless key every time your computer woke up from sleep, there is a quick solution.
In windows 7, go to control panel->Network and Sharing Options->Change adapter setting. Right click on your connection and choose properties. Click "Configure", then the Power Management tab, and uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".
Works fabulously now.