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Perfect 11n for Win7, FIXED Problem with Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04
on July 21, 2014
Tiny, great price, shipped free and very quick with another item. Plugged into the back of a Lenovo desktop box, excellent 72mb/s 11n reception with W7 with modem/router ten feet away. Required the CD/Rom, driver installed without a hitch. Can't tell from the ethernet cable on Windows.
Adapter was immediately recognized by Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04) but only performed at half speed, including half-speed DSL performance. Deducting a Star for obsolete driver. However the fix for the problem is neatly provided here:
The wi-fi adapter is now working identically on Linux and Windows, and the DSL speed is the same as over ethernet. It requires use of the Terminal and installation of some packages along with the updated driver. I always test bright Linux ideas on a Live USB before risking my hard drive installation, and advise the same here.
Update: I've ordered a second one for a Dell laptop with preinstalled 11g Broadcom adapter that was slowing the LAN. I've now installed the Windows 10 Techical Preview on this machine - the adapter was immediately recognized during the install and runs perfectly without installing a driver. (On that basis I'd expect it to be compatible with Windows 8/8.1 also.)