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 currently have an 802.11b network and WET11 from Linksys. The system works great. When I read the bad reviews here I thought that it couldn't be true. I am writing to assure everyone that the bad reviews about this product are absolutely on the money. Poor connection, slow speed (slower than 802.11b if you are farther than 20 feet away), buggy software and no WPA! Do not buy this product. I had just purchased all new Linksys hardware to upgrade to 802.11g.
Summary: I really needed a wireless "G" Bridge to boost a signal where hard-wiring was not an option. I couldn't wait for Linksys to come out with a "g" signal booster. If you can wire or wait, do so. If you can't, here are some things I did to make this buggy thing work. You need to be pretty tech savvy to get the job done. I was hooking up the bridge to a wireless Linksys G access point ("wap"). To setup the bridge, I attached it to my Linksys G router.
Summary: I had to replace my trusty old D-Link DWL-810 bridge with this Linksys WET54G when I upgraded my wireless network from 11b to 11g. I'm an experienced computer professional and even I had some trouble getting the WET54G configured properly. By all means try running the Setup program that comes on the CDROM, but if it fails to detect the bridge then you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and set it up manually: 1.
Summary: Let me say that I've been very happy with most of the Linksys products I used over the years, both wired and wireless, including my current wireless G router and PC card. However, along with the wireless B USB adapter I tried a few months ago, the WET54G did not quite live up to expectations. I couldn't communicate reliably with the device pure and simple.
Summary: These units are pieces of scrap. we have 8 WET54G ver 1.1 units and all give flahsing power symptoms after snmp or UDP scans. Firwmare version 2.06 was supposed to fix this, BUT DID NOT. Linksys refuses to return money or send better/updated units...they will send 3 more of the same...what good is that? 3 more pieces of garbage is still garbage. Linksys support is also garbage....nobody knows anything, but I'll bet they're still selling this SCRAP aren't they?
Summary: I was able to get the bridge up and running with my Sony Playstation 2 in about an hour. The documentation was a little misleading and tells you to use the setup utility to configure the bridge. Since my router is using WEP encryption on key 3 I couldn't use the setup utility since it only allows you to specify encryption on key 1. I recommend using the admin web interface utility to set up the bridge. Then things becmoe very easy.
Summary: I purchased a total of 4 of these units to replace a fleet of aging WET11 bridges (which I may add performed flawlessly in their years of service) at both my home and business. Immediately after setting them up I began to notice problems which required frequent rebooting of the bridges. After less than 24 hours, one of the units went completely dead and unresponsive, and since then one other has bitten the dust as well.
Summary: Well, despite all the bad reviews I bought the linksys wet54g because d-link and netgear's bridges got equally bad reviews and I got the wet54g cheap ($71) on buy.com. My box says version 3 on the bottom. Linksys's web site only mentions versions 1 and 2 so this must be quite new. I really hate linksys's versioning system because when you buy online there is no way to tell what version you are getting which can make a big difference because the different versions aren't...