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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic piece of kit - just don't drop it!, 27 Nov. 2011
I just bought a replacement for my previous Alfa AWUS036H because we can't live without it. With the wireless that's built into my laptop I get 1 bar (poor) and with the Alfa plugged in I get 5 - plus I can see all the neighbour's networks which could be useful someday if our router were to get fried.

Something to be aware of is that the 500mW and 1000mW versions of this product have exactly the same model number. Apparently the 1000mW version (which we stuck with) has a "1" on the front of it and if you were to open it up, the circuit board is blue (green for the 500 version).

The ONLY point I've got against it (and this is why I had to buy a replacement) is that the connection on the USB socket is weak. We dropped it a couple of times (it was clipped to a curtain and I moved the laptop forgetting it was plugged in, then a 2nd time I think one of the kids knocked it) and the socket came away from the circuit board. Looking at it, it's an extremely fine solder joint which won't take any punishment - suggest the manufacturers put an additional clip to hold it in place. So 4 stars, losing one for lack of robustness, rather than the 5 which - in terms of it's function, looks, ease of use and performance - it deserves.
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