Pros finds some signals, easy to install, IF you have a pre-N router, it's FAST
Cons signals same as my built in intel B card
Summary bought this card b/c i thought it'd help me in grabbing more signals, but ended up wasting 80 bucks on something that has same capability as my Intel 2100B built-in wifi. with the prices of pre-N routers hovering over 120 bucks, everyone should wait til the draft-N gets approved and finalized, draft-N cards might be incompatible with future N routers.
Pros 300mbs through the entire house
Cons no significant cons at this time
Summary Superior performance to my old setup (Airlink101 superG 108mpbs) and to a comparable draft-N product (Buffalo). Can hit 300mbs at the same location that other setups can only hit 10mpbs (AirLink) and 13mpbs (Buffalo). Real world comparison, through walls, barriers etc. Dont get 4-fold distance increase as marketed, but 2-fold+ is definitely in reach.
Pros NO CONFLICTS, GREAT GAIN, SPEED, EASY SET-UP
Cons NO EXTERNAL ANTENNA CONNEXTION
Summary After reading those other CLEARLY IDIOTS bashing this WiFi Card, I was IMPELLED to EXPELL the EXECRETEMENT these CRETINS posted. I am a FOLK SINGER/BOXCARRO GUITARRO/ and TRAVEL ON TRAINS. This Said, I WANT STRONG SIGNAL GAIN, And NOT TO WASTE PRECIOUS BATTERY RESERVES by FIDDLING with a Poor, Difficult, Weak or Cumbersome WiFi Card.
I Upgraded to THIS from a N*****R 108 Mbps Wireless "G" Which was GREAT! BUT THE D-LINK is GREAT FACTORED by ~3!
It Is TOTALLY COMPATABLE with NETWORK STUMBLER/ CAIN&ABEL, I find the CONNEXTION WIZARD which came with it FINE for Starbucks ETC. I can SWITCH BETWIXT the 2 Different Cards (To Change MAC Address) With No Confusion. The ENTIRE Experiance makes me a "HAPPY HIPPIE HOBO!"
(I HAVE NOT LOADED LINUX on this LAPTOP yet, So I Do Not Know If The D-Link will Werk Under Linux. In The Past I Was Gravely Dissapointed By D-Link's Non-Compatability with LINUX...)
I Use a OLDER PENTIUM 3, 700 MegaCycles, Dell L400 EXTREMELY MOBILE Notebook, (less than 3 Pounds WITH Battery, 10.5 INCH Screen) I Use WINDOWS 2000Professional OS 256 MBs RAM, and a 30 Gig HDD.
THIS CARD HAS CONNECTED and RECEIVED STRONG SIGNALS over 400 YARDS from INSIDE A STEEL RAILROAD BOXCAR, FROM SIDE WITH DOOR SHUT! I would say that's a pretty good POINT OF RECCOMENDATION!!!!!!!!
Pros Fast when it works
Cons Does not work well with the router for which it was designed
Summary Causes all sorts of problems with PC , often disconnecting despite many hours spent with overseas hotline.
Am returning the product today, as it does not meet expectation,
My old built in card works better.
Pros None - it has no pros
Cons Expensive, weak receiver strength.
Summary Ive been using two older B cards bought online for 10-15 dollars. I figured Id give this N card with "rangebooster" technology a chance and see if it could strengthen wireless reception.
It performed atrociously. I put it in and it couldnt even connect to the signal here at the college. I then put in both of my other cards, an old Octopus B series card bought on a website for 15 dollars and the Netgear WAB501. Both of them connected easily and quickly, with low signal strength (i was a fair distance away from the router and in an enclosed glass room).
Im disappointed in this product. Instead of advertising with "rangebooster", it should be called "rangesqueezer".