Summary: I baught 2 of these for computers in the back room.. 1 works good the other quit working after 2 months.. price was cheap so no big loss.. I did not try for refund, I would rather not bother for the price. Personally I would not by this again although the working one works absolutely flaweless.
Shoddy drivers and a newer Windows "feature" won't allow card to work properly in Vista or Windows 7 Beta
K. Voiles, Amazon
2 April 2009
Summary: If you are looking for a card that works well with Windows XP 32-bit, then this card is for you. However, if you are looking for something that will work with newer Windows OS'es, keep looking. I have been struggling for weeks to get this card to work in Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 properly. I would definitely recommend the MSI card over this one if you are intending to use it in conjunction with Vista or Windows 7 (beta release, or otherwise).
Summary: This card is easy to install and easy to setup. Unfortunately, it has a tendency to drop the connection frequently - sometimes every hour, sometimes every few hours. The connection drop lasts a few seconds. No versions of the drivers available seem to help, and the support forums give the usual useless advice.
Summary: First of all, I am not biased against Linksys, their PCMIA Laptop cards and Wireless G gateway devices (after loading the latest firmware) are top notch, works fine and pretty stable. But this product is unstable at best. Note that my laptop is using Windows 2000 while my desktop is using Windows XP for the WMP54G. - The original driver disk's software crashes instantly upon autorun.
Summary: I recently installed an entire wireless network using Linksys 54g products. The installation took place in one room. The router was to sit in the room with the desktop, but I also installed the laptop in that room because it was easier than walking around. The first issue was that a neighbor had the same system (or 802.11b) and failed to secure he network so I accidentially picked his up and was a little confused until I realized what happened.
For a long term solution, don't bother. Its ok for short term use
14 June 2011
Excerpt: ))Overview(( This is really cheap and easy to install but that is about if for the good points. I have had this PCI wireless adapter for 2 years now and I hate it, you ask "why haven't I replaced it...?" well I was so sick of trying different adapters that I just decided to buy a longer Ethernet cable, of which this suited me fine for the following 2 years.
Summary: Be careful when buying this card! On the positive side it worked very well with my old 32-bit PC (especially if you use a linksys router as well). However linksys do not (and apparently never will) provide 64-bit drivers for this card making it useless in windows vista 64-bit and windows 7 64-bit PC's. There are work arounds to get it to work but linksys support ware very unhelpful.
Excerpt: This piece of technology is the best thing since the light bulb. Having said this you elimiinate the hassel of buying splitters and cords running all over the place if you have more than one computer in the home. Just install the adapter and it pickes up the signal from your other computer. It even works if there only one PC in your home but you may have to relocate your computer to another section of the room in order to pick up the strongest signal possible.
Pros: Free internet service
Cons: You may have to move your Pc to another location of the room to pick up good reception
Summary: I have one of these card in a windows XP machine which has never caused me any problems. My entire network is built on Linksys (CISCO) technology, so this was my natural choice when building a 64bit vista ultimate machine. Imagine my surprise that when the box says "upgradeable to vista" it actually means upgradeable to Vista 32 bit O/S's because cisco do not write ANY 64 bit drivers for any of their products.