Pros Fairly simple installation
Cons Connection will drop in and out constantly. Waste of money. Incompatiabilities with WinXP, not digitally signed. Cheap card, Linksys is much better and has better tech support.
Pros Very inexpensive at the moment. G is fast enough and has a broader range than B.
Cons Does not support WPA2
Summary This device can be picked up at TigerDirect for nearly nothing, $14.99. Equivalent products from Linksys or Netgear are quite a bit more, but are not any better. WPA does not work well with WinXP, however does in Vista. So in XP I recommend using the D-Link utility which in fact lets the device connect to the correct network on every boot-up. Great product, solid link.
Pros Reliable, Easy to setup, connects to to practically every 802.11b/g access point without issues.
Cons none yet.
Summary I've been using this card with 802.11b/g Linksys, 2WIRE, Buffalo, D-Link, and SMC routers without any problems. The most RECENT Utility is the best. The 305Driver for the G630 provides a Utility that doesn't not stay in the System Tray, and you can open the Utility to configure the card then Terminate the Utility. The G630 driver is not dependent on the Utility once you upgrade the G630 driver.
The utility is straightforward with many configuring options.
Very easy to use, I always recommend the G630 for clients who need a laptop 802.11g adapter because I use it at work, at home, and at college.
"pretty good"on by aikanru
Pros easy installation
Cons none so far
Summary good product. got it for 50 bucks with a 30 dollar rebate. excellent range. good price. no complaints yet.
Pros easy to install
Cons nothing yet
Summary I bought mine yesterday at circuit city (after mail-in rebate would be $20.00) but thought about returning it after reading all of the bad reviews. But I gave it a try and it seemed to work.
I'm running a Toshiba Satellite with XP.
I installed the driver, shut down my computer, and inserted the card. This is steps #1 and #2. After a restart, the wireless detecting bars automatically appeared so I decided to quit while I was ahead and skipped steps #3 and #4.
I am not sure if the process would be different, more difficult, if I had to gain access to a secured network, but the card seems to work ok with my current hardware and is able to work with unencrypted network.