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Horrible under Win7 64bit
on 10 February 2012
I bought this card based on the user recommendations here on Amazon but I have to say that I am very disappointed. The first card I received was totally dead, so I returned it and was given a new one. This new one installed automatically with no problems in Windows 7 64bit, was detected by windows. Or so I thought. But actually the adapter was permanently disabled and could not be enabled. The linksys cd software was next to useless as well as it was unable to detect that the adapter was correctly installed on the motherboard, claiming it was not properly connected, despite it being detected and correctly installed by windows.
I finally got the adapter to work and talk to my router, in windows (I never got the linksys software to even install as it cannot detect the adapter being installed and will not therefore progress with installation) by disabling everything in the advanced properties of the adapter except for the essentials, but I'm not very happy with its performance- It is causing a problem with my usb mouse, which freezes and stutters when the internet connection is active. My usb keyboard is also having issues (typing this review has been a nightmare as sometimes letters which have been typed are not detected resulting in missing letters in words) Plus, I don't see why I should have to disable the newer networking protocols for an adapter which I just bought. Whe the cnnection works it is much slower than the previous (usb!) adapter I had and and it drops the connection frequntly. The drivers are clearly extremely poor. In fact in order to post this review I had to go and get a wireless gaming adapter in order to remain connected to the internet long enough.
Googling around reveals a number of users have experienced a myriad of problems with this adapter, particularly under Windows 7. Avoid this adapter at all costs. Mine is going straight back to Amazon. It's not fit for purpose.
tl;dr Horrible under windows 7 64bit causing all kinds of problems. Dropped connection repeatedly during course of review, screws with usb connected peripherals. Can't recommend at all.