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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Works. – Ultra-Mini Nano USB 2.0 802.11n 150Mbps Wifi/WLAN Wireless Network Adapter Reviews

posted by gossg on 11/09/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
Short protrusion is convenient and far less likely to break off. It just works. What more can be said. Enclosed instruction book was all in character, but a good manual was a PDF on the drivers disk. Really solid feeling build quality.
Cons:
How much antenna can you expect in a unit this size. With my Asus stick, the router two rooms over shows 85% signal strength, and 60% for the one in the basement. This one is 50% for the router two rooms over and 26% for the one in the basement. One of my defense programs gave a "software not found - probable malware" during installation. But AVG seemed to be happy. After the required reboot, everything ran well. I haven't used it longer to see if any other problems.
Other:
When the builtin wifi failed on my wife's computer, we bought (locally) an Asus wifi stick. Later, my builtin wifi failed too -- must be something ugly in the air here. I have a habit of breaking off memory sticks. I get really nervous about our full-size Asus stick, especially since it now sits at a 20 degree angle. So I bought this. If it doesn't stick out, I can't break it. I have two routers. It sees the one two rooms over at 50% signal and the one in the basement (two floors away) at 26% signal. It connects to both at "G" -- I don't remember if either router is supposed to support N. Unlike user TK, I can see the inner LED when in use. Look straight down the side of the computer and you can see through an opening.
Bottomline:
Solid. Feels unbreakable, especially since there's no leverage on it. Connected right away. Just works. What else can I say?

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