Got this as I use other Devolo dLan Powerline products for normal PC work, but have to resort to wireless for tablet/phones/Kindles. My wi-fi signal was not great downstairs away from my Netgear N300 router/hub.
Plugged in and operation was instant, and connection with tablet/phone/Kindles established easily. In fact the wi-fi is so much better than from my Netgear wireless router that I don't bother with the latter for wireless anymore.
Didn't get mine from Amazon as at the time Maplins had an offer for less than half of what Amazon were charging. Amazon now more than competitive on price (they've gone down and Maplin gone up).
Firstly, service was excellent - ordered and received in 3 days.
Secondly - was simplicity itself to connect up: line up connector, press in, put case halves together, snap on fascia. Had to remove a bracket on the old Philips SDVD 8820 drive I am using but that was an old fixing for its previous incarnation in my old Philips laptop.
Attach up and test with CDs, Region 1 and Region 2 DVDs. Worked with no more problems than I had with the drive previously and all minor problems drive related and nothing to do with the case itself. Have run it on my Windows 8 Desktop and Windows 7 Laptop.
All in all would thoroughly recommend it if you've got an old laptop… Read more
Excellent cheap alternative to Brother originals - cheap and excellent results obtained. If anything appear to be slightly more robust than originals but that may just be perception rather than actuality!