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Auspicious, you're right, I'm not. The support and configuration issues may be real, depending on what WiFi software is already on Brian's system. Recent ( 5 years?) systems tend to make WiFi configuration pretty simply, select network, click, goodbye. If someone needs more support, that's a decision to be made but often it will be like buying the extended warranty from an auto salesman: A big piece of your money gone for no reason. So I'm ignoring that discussion. And not totally surprised when you say the Alfa drivers are a pain.
Ditto on the waterproofing. As some of the reviews note, an RJ-45 socket ain't good enough, but then again, neither is a 90-day warranty. As one comedienne has said, "Never sleep with something that only has a 90-day warranty." If someone can't figure out tupperware and butyl tape...as I suspect Brian can...
It is still gambling $35 versus paying out what, ten times the price?
Some of the packaging is nice, some of the support has been mentioned online as outstanding. Still, at a tenfold price difference...
What OS are you using, that the Alfa drivers are a pain how?