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9 September 2017
Windows 10 built in support speed 150mbps. Linux built in support 45mbps, tested with ubuntu 16.04.3. Can detect the chipset as Mediatek MT7601U(which is re branded RT2870). As I dont have a CD drive to install supplied drivers, will check for online drivers available and update.
Installed official driver for windows. As I have a 300mbps router I was expecting improvement in link speed. But still getting 150mbps link with the driver installed is a bit of a disappointment. Will update.
With built in driver support, linux link connects in the range 45mbps to 150 mbps. Think driver support for linux is crippled. However, connection is consistent and reliable. Installing mediatek drivers on linux is a bit hectic. So avoiding that as having no serious issues as of yet except range issues due to low link speed.
After using it for sometime my observation is that link speeds are pretty low, range is very less and signal strength is on the faintest side. Better to go for TP link dongle.