I needed a wireless WiFi USB adapter for my office computer. I have moved to another office and the hard wired cable didn't reach, so my IT guy told me to get one of these devices.
I don't know a lot about these devices, so I figure the newest version should help me stay operational for the longest time. I know that technology becomes obsolete so fast, so getting the newest version makes the most sense, as long as the price is reasonable.
This device is an AC1200 (they also had an AC600) and it's 802.11 AC. 2.4GHz + 5 GHz some were only 2.4, so I thought it would be better to get a 5 also. MU-MIMO support too - I don't know what this means, but the others had the same spec. It also came with a tiny CD for installation, which worked like a charm.
How does it operate? My IT guy said it works fine. He didn't give me a thumbs up or down on this model, so my guess is that he's okay with it. When he's impressed with something, he lets me know - I bought some sort of high tech computer and he was impressed. Though he wasn't too impressed with the cheapo speakers I installed.
Overall, no complaints, so it does what it's suppose to do. I don't notice and speed issues and it hasn't dropped the connection yet, so things are good. I've had it for almost a week, so time will tell, but I've had Asus products in the past and they've worked fine.
I give it a 5 star rating, because it did what it's suppose to do without any hassles and no trouble installing it. No extra software to install either. Plus, the cost was very reasonable, though the packaging is on the cheap side, but maybe that's what keeps the cost down, so no big complaints either. I highly recommend this device.