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: After reading the negative reviews about this product I was a little hesitant to buy it, but running an ethernet cable from my router all the way on the other side of the room to my blu-ray player would take atleast a 50ft cable, so I decided to give this a try. After about an hour on the phone with the right linksys rep (the first rep I talked to would not help me because I have a Netgear router.
Summary: the IP address of this machine is 192.168.1.245, so remember to set your router to the same ip range, otherwise it won't be detected. (my router is 192.168.0.1, so i have to change to 192.168.1.1 in order to connect to the WET54G, go to configuration, change it to 192.168.0.245 and then change MY ROUTER back to 192.168.0.1, man, i learn it the hard way)
Summary: Works fine, unless you use a Hidden SSID as part of your security. This device can not deal with Hidden SSIDs, otherwise it is easy to setup and great. It took two calls to tech support for me to finally realize that when I stopped hiding my SSID that it worked fine, when I hid it again it stopped. Finally the tech said, yeah this does not work with hidden SSIDs. So, if you don't care about hiding your SSID, it is a fine unit.
Summary: I bought this for my desktop. In my home I run WPA2. Documentation is so poor (and wrong), I almost return this bridge. Called Linksys support, the didn't have any clue. Then I found an email from Linksys support and it is now working like a champ. Linksys should add this in the documentation. My WET54G is running ver. 3.2. Here is the documentation. I modified couple of places to make it clear. Good luck. You are trying to setup your network bridge.
Summary: I think Amazon ran out of the old hardware revs already :-). In any case I got version 3 and it works great. It's been working perfectly since I got it last month. I'm using it to connect to my Linksys WRT54G using WPA2-PSK/AES encryption. IMO, the best way is to set it up using static IP. Using DHCP will make things more complicated because you'd have to figure out the IP address of the bridge.
Summary: Hookup was easy. Setup was more complicated than it should have been. Most all other adapters etc. will find all available ssid systems and give you a choice of which to choose. In this case the default ssid was set to Linksys. The Linksys access point default ssid is set to linksys. See the difference? "linksys...Linksys" the ssid is case sensitive. That held me up for a few hours. If you don't know what to look for it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
Summary: I read the negative reviews on this bridge, but bought it anyway, thinking that my years of experience with home networking and with Linksys products would pull me through. Wrong, wrong, WRONG! After two long hours of resetting IP addresses, rebooting my computer, resetting the wireless defaults, etc., etc., I gave up and got a return label from good ol' Amazon.
Summary: I received hardware version 3.1, but unfortunately it had a two-year-old firmware version installed in it which would not support WPA2. When I went to the Linksys support site to download newer firmware, I was amazed to see there had been nine versions released since the the version my WET54G shipped with...why does Linksys continue to ship products with such obsolete firmware installed? Since this was hardware version 3.1, the unit was obviously not stale stock.