USB Wireless Lan Adapter 150Mbps
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I glean from the website this is a Chinese product.
I run a linux OS so when I saw this product was compatible with Linux I wanted it pretty bad. The install was easier than I had thought it would be. The CD that came with the wifi dongle had a linux driver on it, but I found it just easier install the 3070 driver from the internet.
so, you get what you pay for a great product, but sorry software, still money well spent i think and i bought two
I've purchased a new router Tenda W268R 150Mbps Wireless-N Broadband Router 4 port Switch and I am now getting a full 150Mbps with better signal strength. I'm very happy with this adapter and it's continued performance...5 stars! Still, overall, 4 stars because CD and documentation is poorly written/setup.
Pros: It does function under linux (SuperOS-Ubuntu 10.04), it does function-kinda, it will run 150mbps-within 10 feet of the router.
Cons: Miserable range, it (and the d-link DIR-601 I ordered at the same time) were purchased as a direct replacement for a similar linksys wireless-G setup. I wanted the extra speed for streaming Hi Def movies off my server. The router appears to be working fine in wireless-G mode with all of the other computers in the house, but this adapter is showing 1-2 bars without relocating the machine. Call it roughly 1/4 the signal strength I was getting with wireless-G. Also, it doesn't say realtek anywhere on the box, yet those were the drivers I wound up getting for it (after running the setup cd on a windows machine and having said machine recognize it as realtek). The linux driver (there was only one) I ordered from the realtek site needed to be unzipped and compiled, but functioned swimmingly after that.
All in all, I'm calling it a failure, although in it's defense I'm comparing a much cheaper setup to a Linksys setup that I've been using for years. It's also in a entertainment pc installed in a rack with a bunch of other electronics and power supplies, so that could be generating interference. I'm ordering another one with the external Hi-Gain antenna, since it's cheap too and it may be enough to get me to my magic 80% mark.
If you want easy and good, go find a Linksys one and spend the extra 10$
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome product. Came on time and I loved it so much. Works till today.Published 2 months ago by Lawrence
I have purchased two of these in the past and am still using both. These work just as expected. They provide access to Wifi as needed ad haventr yet failed! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adam Baker
i got this about 5 years ago now back in 2010 and am still using it every day now for about a year, its great that it still works, i am amazed that for this price this item last so... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wojciech M. Czerwonka
Did not work for me and could not find a working driver. Disc was balnk.Published 9 months ago by WindowsOnWindows