Top positive review
Much more effective than I had hoped
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2016
For a moderate gamer whose computer sits a floor above her router and cannot afford to mar her home with a 150-ft ethernet cable, this thing is something of a godsend. I mainly wanted a strong adapter since my wi-fi suffers from terrible ping spikes. This puppy only decreased my ping from 22 ms to 17 ms and increased my upload speed by less than 2 Mbps. However, my download speed went from 9.63 Mbps to 68.03 Mbps. My father was amazed when he saw this improvement: "that's practically the maximum speed for what we bought."
Installation is quite straightforward. As other reviewers have said, just install the drivers from the main website before physically installing this card. I didn't bother using the packaged CD since the drivers on it were outdated. I like that the antenna stand is magnetized; putting the stand onto my case rather than having it take up space on my desk is wonderful. This pup is pricey, but it does its job for sure.