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Saturday, November 07, 2020
By: Roger C
From: SE Manitoba
I bought one of these to link my Linux Mint desktop to the Internet through a tablet with a Wi-Fi hotspot. The system immediately recognized the device and loaded the driver without needing to download it from a repository.
The RaLink chips used in these cards are reliable, but they don't have heavy heatsinks and take a minute or two to stably lock on the carrier when they start up.
Excellent value and a good choice for Linux
Monday, November 04, 2019
By: James W
Easy install and reliable WiFi connections with fair to good speeds.
Wish that it had the Bluetooth option.
Used on an older DELL system with XP and it worked like a charm. Nice to have the half height bracket option. Easy setup using either the OS or packaged utility. Better than the USB plug type for signal reception. Good price point.
Friday, April 12, 2019
By: Eugene Blanchard
Installed, turned on the computer, Win 10 recognized it immediately and connected to my WiFi network.
None so far
I updated the driver with the Startech driver from their site just to make sure it was up to date. I had a lot of problems with USB WiFi adapters dropping the signal and having problems. This seemed to cure it. Plus the USB WiFi adapters could only get 72 Mbps. This one gets 144 Mbps.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
By: David S
Sunday, October 29, 2017
I installed it in a 2009 vintage computer bought from Memory Express. I swapped out the slot bracket (you need a Philips head screw driver), installed it in the PCIe x1 slot and then installed Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya. Linux Mint recognized the card during installation and simply asked which wireless network it should join. It was simply and easy.
You need a small Philips head screw driver to swap the slot bracket if you have a low or half height case.
Simple and easy installation and it supports modern Linux distributions.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
From: Calgary, AB
Consistent signal Good range came with low profile bracket for matx / itx cases Cheap
Comes with Small antennas-Just replace them with a couple 2.4/5 ghz antenna from ebay cost me $4 with S/H(they were double the length of the originals)
I bought this to replace a wireless N usb single antenna dongle, it never had a very good connection so i thought i'd give this internal adapter a go. Very glad i did. Consistently holds a 100-300Mbs signal from 30 feet away with 2 steel beamed walls between it and my router. I find it easily streams 1080p mkv content to my HTPC. Which my original usb adapter could not too. The only gripe i had with it is the small antennas it came with, cheap to replace, otherwise it would have been a 5/5
Thursday, May 21, 2015
From: Calgary AB
Works well on older system running XP 32but w/sp3. Maintains signal, consistent speed @ 135 Mbps Quick installation, for both device and drivers.
A few error dialogues came up during install, having to do with files from the CD not matching with bin files. Able to ignore them with no adverse effects.
Tried usb and tp link adapters before with poor results. Loss of signal, poor speeds and connection issues even though the router is less than 10 feet away. This card works great.
Friday, December 26, 2014
From: Vancouver, BC