I like the ability to use the included extension cord and separate stand to re position the antenna - I hate getting the antenna tangled up behind the computer itself. It also had a half height riser included, which is exactly what I needed. The wifi connection I get is far superior to that of my laptop, I'm a little away from the apartments wifi transmitter. My only regret (not quite yet tested) is that it does NOT work with Linux (I dual boot), while very similar models DO have drivers. I suspect some 3rd party will hack this. That's the only drawback, but it's also mentioned in the advertising, so really it's not Asus's fault, it's mine for not reading and doing proper research.
I had no problem with it.
I run a Debian-based Linux distro and it has recognized this WiFi card right away. no need to install a driver. (my distro is CrunchBang by the way)
It maxes out the speed of my home connection.
Works very well and can leave it in laptop when putting it in my bag due to its miniature size. The trade-off is I lose signal when not within sight of the router, even if it's in the next room. So as long as I'm in the same room, it's fine. If that's not an issue for you, I'd recommend it. Hope this helps.
Just got this a week or so ago and plugged it in to use with Microsoft Lync soft phone. It paired immediately and the sound quality is great on both ends of the conversation. It beats wearing a cumbersome headset for the calls. Love it.
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