I bought this to extend a signal from the second floor Wifi Modem, to the downstairs area and the outside patio.
My setup is:
StarTech Dual Band Wireless Adapter USB (Dual 5" Antennae, High Output) My wireless adapter alone can pick up two bars from my Wifi Modem, and I get about 20 MPBS stable Download Speed, with 11+MBPS Upload.
Now, I didn't have a problem with connection drops etc, I just wanted to extend the range and get higher speeds and more bars. I DID get full bars where I had the extender set up. However, the speed was actually slower going through the extender.
I specifically bought this model because it was N compatible and advertised 300MBPS Link Speed. However, no matter what I did, I COULD NOT get it to switch to the 300mbps mode, it stayed on 154mbps. I tried so many work arounds to get it to switch, and it would refuse every time.
That is one issue, the next issue is how unreliable this thing is. If you're a gamer, I wouldn't recommend this AT ALL. You get connection drops, lag spikes, etc about every 5 minutes on a bad day, on a good day its about every 20 min. It's so unstable, it just isn't worth it.
Bottom Line, I am going to return this product. I will try a different brand, not NETGEAR. It solved my problem by giving me more bars, however if it's incapable of delivering speeds it advertises and drops connection frequently, with only ONE device connected, it's nothing but a $65 paper weight.