Summary: I picked up the WET11 with a bit of uncertainty. I had read some of the other reviews on Amazon and a couple had been about the difficulties of using this product with the XBox. My wireless network is set up with a Linksys BEFW11S4 router, my notebook computer is linked via a Lyksys PC card, my desktop with the Linksys wmp11 and now at last my XBox with the WET11. Installation of the initial wireless network required a call to tech support, however they were great.
Summary: Originally purchased as a bridge for a Playstation 2, which worked well until we moved the unit within reach of an Ethernet port. Following this, the bridge continued to be put to use to internet-connect a TiVo unit, and performed fairly well in this role until we discontinued use of that DVR. Once we constructed a new house with Ethernet in almost every room, this bridge was no longer needed, but could still be put to use if required.
A good product but the setup software is not good.
23 August 2012
Summary: No complaints about the operation of the WET54g. The setup was a little difficult. The software with the device is almost useless. It had to be setup by using the web interface. The important part is it works and it took me about a half an hour to get it running.
Summary: Since my Blu-ray DVD player doesn't have built in Wi-fi, I purchased this router so that I could hook up to my network. I'm now able to watch Netflix via my DVD player. Installation was quick and easy.
Summary: I wanted to move my wireless router closer to the center of the house, but I had several wired network devices in my office. Rather than run wires or buy a slew of wifi-cards, I picked up the WET54G and attached a small network switch. It has served me well for general network use. I even used it to play online games on my desktop PC. It would occasionally need to be power-cycled if I hadn't used the devices attached to the switch.
Summary: I spent about 6 hours trying to get this bridge to work and still was not successful. The installation CD assumes that you have a Linksys default network, which my DSL router is not. So, the setup program cannot "find" the Bridge. I had to reconfigure my home network to access the IP address of the Bridge just to configure it. The online help at the Linksys website gave the typical useless information if the setup program could not find the Bridge; e.g.
Summary: After changing channels, security settings, everything, the units "disappear". I have two of these "beauties" installed as a transparent bridge to connect a pump house to an internet connection to simplify my life. Turns out, I lose connectivity and have to drive out there, power cycle the units, and after testing everything for an hour, I drive home and either unit A or unit B has completely shut off.
Cons: Will not stay connected. Constantly having to reboot units to keep bridge up.
Summary: I purchased this bridge because I had previously purchased the LG Blu-ray player with Netflix streaming. I didn't realize the Blu-ray had to be physically linked to my router or modem to work. Long story short, this did the trick, but not without the wonderful support person from Linksys. I'm not the most highly technical person when it comes to networking, even though I spent years in an IT department.
Summary: I gave this 5 eggs because, in spite of its faults, it kicks <censored by Newegg>. I have 2 and am ordering another for my Xbox. I have recommended several to friends and family who have 0 issues once they're configured. At almost 100 bucks each these are expensive and a real pain to set up at first, but once they're up, they stay up. I have had 0 downtime due to the bridge in almost 2 years of operation.
Pros: This bridge supports WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK2 (v3.x). Connection to an older Linksys router (WRT54G v2.0) has been rock solid with almost zero downtime for well over a year.
Cons: This bridge is expensive (compared to competitive brands), fickle, and the configuration is not intuitive.
Cons: As mentioned in a few other reviews and on other online forums, v3.1 of this device crashes regularly when using WPA-PSK wireless encryption. I have to manually power cycle it every few days, and sometimes more frequently. I'm looking around for a suitable replacement.