About the same size as a flash memory chip, the Cisco wireless network adapter connects to a USB port on your computer. After inserting the installation CD into a drive, use the setup menu to configure connection settings. An icon appears on your monitor to alert the user to the status of the device. An LED light, located on the end of the adapter, also lights up green when it is in operation. Make sure to turn on the security feature and save the network settings to complete the installation process. Once operational, users transfer data up to 300 Mbps when chatting online, downloading files or streaming high-definition video. Internal MIMO antennas boost signal strength whether connected at home or favorite hotspots.