Pros Excellent range. I wanted to use my laptop on my boat, but the range at the marina was just too great for the Linksys WPC11 card I had been using. The SMC card locked onto a wireless network with a signal quality of five bars out of five, stable, with n
Cons More expensive than other wireless cards, but worth it.
Pros HIGH power, LONG range, and SMART!
Cons Compatability issues and the antenna is very fragile.
Summary I love this product, the drivers support most of the laptops that I own, but the laptop that I like to use when I am in a hotel runs Win 95. The drivers support Win 98, but not Win 95, and this is strange. 95 and 98 are the same operating system, so the drivers should work fine in both if they work in one, but they don't. The high power of this card gives me more freedom to move about my house without loosing connections. If the drivers would work on 95, I would probably have given this product a 9.
Pros Unknown, wouldn't install
Cons Won't install
Summary Despite all the rave reviews, one must wonder just how the others got this one to work. I purchased the device at the TA Truckstop, the main seller for this device. After numerous attempts to install it, I had to give up and return it for a refund.
The error generated was unusual, Windows simply could not find the driver. I could, but the poorly written (and likely never tested) *.inf file directed Windows XP Pro SP2 to a drive or directory that didn't exist. It is either that, or the driver itself is flawed in some way. I could find the driver with no effort, but the installation program could not. Since I know next to nothing about *.inf files, and couldn't find anyone who does, I gave up.
This device is not recommended unless you are an expert on manually installing drivers in Windows.
Pros Wow !! Incredible ranges
Cons Don't allow WIN XP Zero Configuartion mess up your connection
Summary This is an incredible wifi card. I can effectively connect to my wifi broadband connection over 300 ft away with the added attena. This card is the best I've, it is a little pricy but you will not find another card that has this kind of range.
WARNING: WHEN INSTALLING, MAKE SURE YOU DISABLE WIRELESS ZERO CONFIGURATION. A technician installed my card and didn't disable this feature found in XP and I had a very hard time staying connected. Disable this feature RIGHT AWAY and allow the provided software to configure and maintain your connection and you'll have the best connection at the farthest ranges.
Pros works great when it works. But the antenna is flimsy and if it breaks, you're done.. The "antenna" is the part you use to put the card in and out. Extremely flimsy.
Cons CUSTOMER SERVICE is horrible. Won't replace antenna or card or anything. And you can barely understand their tech people (who I shouldn't have to call anyway b/c the thing broke b/c it's flimsily built). This thing is defective. DO NOT BUY! Any question