Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by marklanegan Awful, fell apart (literally) and signal is rubbish
I should have expected this as it is the cheapest adapter, but it is not worth the cost - it had terrible reception compared to my (also super cheap £250 acer) laptop in the same position.
Also, quite hilariously, the second time I pulled it out of the USB socket it literally disintegrated. I did fix this with superglue and now it's pretty robust but I bought a homeplug in the end; this was only to tide me over and it might work as a backup but don't even think about downloading any files via this, the speed and connection is not fast or robust!
21 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nigel727 Simple set up and it works very well.
I bought one of these to see if I could get an old Mac i-book (OSX10.4, G3 PPC) working on wireless without having to buy an expensive second hand airport card. I was pleased and surprised to find that such a cheap item came with a comprehensive install disk with drivers for all versions of Mac from OSX10.4 upwards (PPC and Intel). It really did plug and play. The software install was easy and it connected first time. I've used it for a couple of weeks now, it's stable, decent speed (considering such an old machine) and has very good range achieving 90% signal strength throughout our house.
I have since bought another of these devices for my niece who has an old macbook pro, osx10.5 G4 ppc. This was similarly easy and straightforward to install and use.
The one caveat, it can't really be deemed a complaint, is that the install disk is on a small sized cd. This was fine in the old G3 i-book, but could not be used in the slot loading G4 machine.
04 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jiggens Seems fine.
Bought for a relative. They plugged it in, it worked.
26 March 2014