Top critical review
crashed PC twice, then did not work.
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2019
I'll caveat my review with this. My best friend recommended this specific product, as he has had it for several years and only has good things to say about it. He games with me and he has never had any lag or any issues with it. However, my experience was vastly different.
I have windows 8. I first installed using the CD. Immediately my PC began lagging, then bluescreened. I restarted, which took significantly longer than normal to boot, and once i logged in, got nothing more than a blank screen. I force restarted, opened in safe mode, and reloaded from a system restore point. I then hunted through the questions for about 15 minutes before finding where to download the driver directly. It was a weird download and install, and honestly felt like spyware more than anything. It crashed my PC as well. I did a system restore then tried a final time. This seemed to work, though after restarting, my boot time was again considerably slower. I was able to connect to my wifi for a whopping 30 seconds before my PC stopped recognizing the device.
I am not a computer illiterate boomer either. I built my PC several years ago and did computer repair work for a while. I decided it was a better choice to have a 100ft ethernet cable running down my stairs than using this device. I returned it.