Pros From what I've seen this and other usb network devices have a better range. I haven't used all the features so I can't say anything bad or good about them. It also comes with a short usb extension cord and simple to follow instructions. You have install
Cons You might need a usb extension cord so that you can move the device around and get a better signal just in case. Also I thought it was an actual cap and was about to pull it off when I noticed that it had a sliding cap.The instructions are kind of confus
Pros none at all
Cons lie about rebate, poor product
Summary i purchased two of this product at a computer store because it was on special - $19.99 and get a $12 rebate. two months later i get a postcard in the mail saying i didn't send in my upcs (the offer did not say to send in the actual upcs). i sent in both upcs. two months LATER i just happened to dig in the bottom of my mailbox and see a crumpled up check for $12. when i called to ask them where was the other $12, they said that it was only valid for one adapter. i would have never purchased two adapters if i knew that. they are a bunch of tricksters.
at this moment BOTH of the adapters i bought don't work anymore. so i basically paid $30 for two crappy adapters that don't work. DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS HORRIBLE PRODUCT JUST BECAUSE IT IS CHEAP. you get what you pay for. spend a little more money to get a good one.
"excellent as a spare"on by gruss
Pros cheap, functional
Cons shared key visible in software
Summary reception/range was worse then my built in on my newish laptop at home, but is still functional. the extension cable helps, a longer one would be better. Works fine for those must have wireless times when you travel with an older notebook.
Not **starring** out the key in wpa-psk is a problem if you want to use as a business solution but for the average person looking to add wireless capability to an aging laptop you cant beat the price. There seem to be issues when leaving it plugged in and rebooting the pc, you need to unplug/plug in sometimes, so I wouldnt use it as a primary but to keep in the ole notebook bag as a backup its perfect
"It's Perfect"on by ddferrari
Pros Works perfectly, easy to install, awesome price.
Cons none, it does exactly what it's supposed to.
Summary This has worked perfectly since day one. Trendnet sent my rebate faster than I expected. Overall, an excellent experience.
Pros small, cheap
Cons I bought three of these usb network wireless adapters and only one worked at all and even that one caused a headaches from dropping off constantly. The other one did not even evoke a response from my Dell computer and the sofware would not load.
Summary If I had the luxary of doing things over again I would buy a Link system adapter and avoid all the drama and frustration.