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Linksys USB200M

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Overall 2
2.0

Compact USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter

bobflightdog, PriceGrabber
18 November 2005
  • Summary: The product is too flimsy use with a ethernet cable. It is not reliable. It has a major design problem with flimsy door breaking after only 2 uses leaving the user without connection.
  • Pros: compact
  • Cons: very flimsy, broke after 2 uses. The thin metal door hinges came off the plastic posts in the second use, making it useable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

d_bondi, PriceGrabber
20 March 2005
  • Summary: I purchased this to connect my Series 2 TiVo box to my home network. I chose wired because at this time it is still faster than wireless and less complicated to set up and more secure. Little did I know! This Linksys adapter was the simplest thing I have ever set up. I plugged the Ethernet CAT5 cable into it and it into the USB port on the TiVo box. Then connected the other end of the Ethernet CAT5 cable to the switch in my basement, and BANG! TiVo did the rest.
  • Pros: Easy Set-Up
  • Cons: Pop Open RJ45 jack might not hold up long term.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

sfinley, PriceGrabber
2 February 2005
  • Summary: Good buy for the price. I purchased this off of ecost.com $23.39. I bought this because it was recommended by Tivo. If I were Linksys, I would reconfigure the LAN connection. Make it more sturdy or make it plug directly into the back/side of the nic. But for the price you can't beat it!
  • Pros: Great device for hooking the Tivo up! I plugged it in and was up and running. I also got it at a great price.
  • Cons: The closure where you connect your line is not very sturdy.
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Overall 10
10

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

bene1040, PriceGrabber
17 January 2005
  • Summary: I purchased this adapter for use with my TiVo unit that unfortunately doesn't have an Ethernet jack. Installation was a breeze. Included in the box is a 4-inch USB cable extender you can use to place the adapter away from whatever you use it on. I would recommend using this, since when the adapter is plugged directly into a computer, for example, it puts quite a bit of strain on the USB port due to 2 inches of hardware sticking out as well as the tension from the...
  • Pros: Compact and easy to use. Everything you need comes in the box.
  • Cons: Seems like connection to network cable is fragile and would be easy to break.
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Overall 10
10

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

ericfischer, PriceGrabber
6 January 2005
  • Summary: Wired is much more faster than wireless. I'm hooking this up to my TIVO box - 20 minute wireless downloads are now 2 minutes. I looked at using a wireless connection, but the interference of my 2.4Ghz phone is a factor - it causes me to loose connection when the phone is picked up. This is from a good and reliable company (linksys) and is supported on many different platforms.
  • Pros: Speed of the connection verses wireless.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 6
6.0

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

johnhupp, PriceGrabber
5 January 2005
  • Summary: Included 7" dongle (USB extension cable) makes for convenient installation in a computer with back-panel USB. I also like having a cap for the USB plug. Not all of these adapters do.
  • Pros: Drivers from CD-ROM are tiny and would fit on a floppy. Installation is quick and easy. Low price, major brand and 1-year warranty.
  • Cons: As others have noted, the fold-open network connector seems flimsy and does not inspire great confidence. It's not immediately clear at what angle the RJ-45 plug must be pressed into the opening.
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Overall 10
10

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

jwdawso, PriceGrabber
30 December 2004
  • Summary: I also purchased this to connect a TIVO, but to my WIRED network. It replaced another adapter that worked intermittently (it seemed to get saturated and stop working). This one just plugged in to the back of the TiVo, and nothing more needed to be done. It has allowed transferring files between my 2 TiVo's reliably. It is true that the ethernet connector is flimsy, so if the cable is tugged on, it could easily break the connector.
  • Pros: LOW PRICE!
  • Cons: The ethernet connector IS flimsy
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

dieterjk39, PriceGrabber
19 December 2004
  • Summary: The Linksys network adapter is the best. It can be used on older computers without ethernet ports or like me on my Tivo Box to connect to the internet and to my computer. Linksys products work amazingly and flawlessly. It is just perfect!
  • Pros: Awesome!! Zero-Configuration. I am using it for my Tivo Box!! Works Great!!
  • Cons: None!!
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Overall 10
10

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

sbiller, PriceGrabber
24 November 2004
  • Summary: This is the best choice for Etherent wired adapters if you want to share programs on two series 2 TiVo's. The connector seem flimsy, but I've had 2 of them working perfectly for many months. Once plugged in, they hold pretty well. In fact, mine have never come unplugged. They are extremely fast for transfers. Any show, no matter what the quality level, can be watched within just a few minutes of initiating a transfer.
  • Pros: TiVo plug and play compatibility, reliability
  • Cons: Flimsy connector
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Overall 10
10

Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter

rich311, PriceGrabber
20 November 2004
  • Summary: I bought this to connect my TiVo to my home network. It works flawlessly for this task: Just use this to connect the Tivo to a switch and you're off. I really like the coupler that came with it, because it gave me more flexibility when hooking it up. The only downside, as others have mentioned, is that the door holding the cat5 cable in seems a little flimsy. However, I haven't heard of it breaking, so if you're careful it should be fine.
  • Pros: Ease of use; astetic quality; portibility; usb coupler
  • Cons: cat 5 hinge seems weak
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