Cons: After installing the drivers from the cd and rebooting, I could not access the password field for the WPA2 security. I used WPA and to my chagrin, the connectivity REALLY sucked. I went back to the controls and changed it WPA2 with all of the same settings and !***BAM***!, awesome connectivity, s...
Summary: As techwiz859 stated in his review, it's a good idea to use Windows WZC software and a good understanding of wireless networking is definitely helpful. I'd strongly recommend downloading the updated drivers from the Linksys website.
Pros: Gave new life to an old Gateway w/Celeron 450 and only 64mg of ram running Windows 2000. Actually works rather well. I haven’t checked the range yet but it has the same signal strength on the bench as my new laptop w/built-in wireless.
Cons: Supplied software has some hick-ups. If you’re going to use the factory software download the latest version from Linksys.
Summary: In a multi-device environment (installing where this is already a built-in wireless card in your laptop), the best bet is to ignore the manufacturer's instructions -and- dump any other wireless management software already installed in favor of Windoze Zero Configuration software.
Pros: The hardware works, with a bit of configuration knowledge. Speeds of 130-270Mbps are fairly common, even in my 'crowded neighborhood'.
Cons: If you are a novice, you may want to read everything before installing anything or you may find yourself frustrated, to put it mildly. Wireless networking knowledge before you begin is strongly recommended, but that's never in the documentation. :o)
Summary: I didn't try it on wireless-n. It looks like there were some significant enhancements to the driver software. The included CD was several versions behind the one available on the website. Make sure to download the new driver.
Pros: Works well with my wireless-G linksys router and ANCIENT Gateway laptop running Windows 2000 and 128 MB RAM. Signal is just as strong as my Dell with a built in adapter. The software's user interface is intuitive and easy to use. Pretty great price (and free shipping to boot) for a wireless-g rep...
Cons: Driver on included CD was unusable with Windows 2000. I downloaded the updated driver from Linksys and all works very well.
Pros: Good build quality, works great with WRT610N
Cons: Generates considerable heat (with taskwork), and the heat stays in the PCMCIA slot so inside the laptop. The wireless network monitor software comes with the adaptor sometimes stops working. And the user interface is cripple.
Summary: I have a Linksys WRT160N router that sits about 20 feet away from the notebook where I am using the WPC300N adapter. On average I'm seeing a connection rate of 78Mbps, which is a bit disappointing. Signal strength is about 80%.
Pros: Easy, straightforward setup.
Cons: It's a card, which is not as convenient as internal Wi-Fi.