Reviews and Problems with Belkin Wireless G Plus Notebook Card
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Save your time and money - buy something else
T. Sellers "tms2", Amazon
20 January 2009
Summary: I purchased this wireless network card to replace a Microsoft MN-720. I had nothing but problems and could not get it to work on my wireless network. I thought maybe it was because my router was Microsoft not Belken, so I tried it at work also without success. I returned it and replaced it with a Linksys WPC54GS. The Linksys works great. All I had to do is plug it in. For now on, I'll spend the extra money and get a good product the first time.
Summary: I am using Ver. 1101 of this card in my Pismo Powerbook, running OS X 10.3.9. Since this card uses the Broadcom chipset, my PowerBook automatically recognizes it and allows me to set it up using the original Airport software. I am using WPA2 Personal encryption for additional security. Belkin does not say that this card is Mac OS X compatible and does not provide Mac drivers for it, but it works fine.
Summary: this product is the easiest way to get sucured intrenet in a house that was built over 40 years ago . it was easy to install and instantly took me to my home page in a room that not even a cell phone works in .
Summary: My original Belkin F5D7010 ver 3000 card died in Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger. This version uses the Ralink chipset, and there is no currently available software for this card with Tiger (see my F5D7010 review). I then purchased this F5D7011 card, which utilizes the Broadcom chipset (as in AirPort cards), and it it works in Tiger using the AirPort software in my Powerbook G4 (DVI, 667MHz).
Summary: I was never able to install the software for this thing. Not only that, it crashed my computer a number of times and made subsequent restarts and shutdowns really slow. I ended up going with a linksys after I returned this one. The linksys software didn't quite work either, but at least it didn't crash the computer. What I ended up doing was just using the drivers windows has to run the card and it works perfectly.
Summary: This PCMCIA Card, F5D7011, Version 1000, works out of the box with Linspire 5.0, Freespire, Ubuntu/Kubuntu!! You don't even need the 'Install CD" for 802.11b/g at 54Mbs! Don't get the F5D7011B, or the Version 2000, they do not work in the above listed Linux O.S.es.
Summary: The card worked fine using drivers downloaded from Belkin's support site but the included driver disc was useless, windows could not match the card to the drivers due to bad information on the disc.
Summary: This is just the ticket for giving a second life to a first-generation Apple Powerbook (running Tiger) as a useful web reader. Just plug the F5D7011 into the PC-card slot and its recognized as if it were an airport card. And this give you 802.11g, instead of 802.11b. $15 well invested!