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Linksys WPC300N
6.2 out of 10

Linksys WPC300N

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Overall 8
8.0

can't ask for more

joseph c., Newegg
2 February 2009
  • Summary: good price and fast shipping, newegg is OK!
  • Pros: works as advertised, has far better range than I thought it would, although I have not yet upgraded my wireless to draft-n, the signal strength is higher than with my older adapter
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent for the price

Toua Y., Newegg
15 January 2009
  • Summary: I had trouble connecting to routers using WEP 64bit. It would drop the connection all the time. I have WPA2 set up in my house and it works fine with that.
  • Pros: Fast...It says I'm getting 270mbs
  • Cons: It gets hot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good-but be careful

Benjamin G., Newegg
8 January 2009
  • Summary: Do not buy this product if your router does not support WPA2 or you will seriously regret it.
  • Pros: Wireless-N, Fairly inexpensive, Trusted brand
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Look Ma...No Wires

Anonymous, Newegg
9 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as advertised...sort of

Mr. C., Newegg
9 December 2008
  • 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)
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Overall 8
8.0

FlyBob

Robert M., Newegg
5 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great...

Bill R., Newegg
3 December 2008
  • Summary: Great adapter. In fact I bought 2..
  • Pros: Works great with the laptop XP, couldnt install in the Linux. Picks up the Wireless G router.
  • Cons: Wasn't able to locate my Wireless N router
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid

Caleb M., Newegg
13 November 2008
  • Pros: Good, solid router. Great range, great price. Powerful and full featured. Does everything that it advertises to.
  • Cons: A bit hard to set up, less conventional than most. Manual a little confusing, no set up software. Perfect for an experienced user though.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Anonymous, Newegg
7 November 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice upgrade from G

Anonymous, Newegg
30 October 2008
  • 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.
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