Summary: First thing to do is update this adapter if you want it to work with Vista. Linksys has instructions on their website. If you have XP it should work out of the box. I was helping someone install this on a Vista machine over the phone.
Summary: I purchased the Linksys USB adapter to solve two issues with a desktop PC that was located at the far end of my home office, away from my router (wired & wireless Linksys). First, I didn't want the network cables stretched across the room on the floor or around the base of the wall.
Summary: I bought this product a few months ago to use in tandem with my Linksys 54G Wireless Router. Overall it delivers a somewhat reliable (sometimes requires a disconnect/reconnect) and somewhat slow internet connection.
Summary: I'm finding all too many new laptops these days, with built in WI-FI that have a very short effective range in which they will work. This external device is simple to install and works extremely well extending the range dramatically, highly recommended!
Summary: I don't know why anyone would give this less than 5 stars. It installed easily (I skipped the installation program and let Windows recognize and configure the device). It has never failed in two months. The speed is perfectly adequate. Who could ask for more from something so cheap?
Summary: I was looking for a wireless USB adapter that works with Ubuntu (Edgy). Got one of these from a friend, worked great - very easy setup in Ubuntu. Ordered two more for my other computers, very pleased with this product.
So-so adapter, but utility has SERIOUS memory leak problem
Gadgester "No Time, No Money", Amazon
27 November 2006
Summary: First, the hardware. The Linksys WUSB54G wi-fi adapter comes in the form of a small box with a flip-up antenna. You hook the included USB cable (A-B type) to the adapter and to a USB port on your PC -- high-speed USB 2 port preferred -- and you can surf the web wirelessly.
Summary: This installation went really smoothly. There were no hiccups or surprises at all. At the start of the installation the first thing I noticed was a big orange label on the adapter package that said, "RUN CD FIRST before connecting the Device to your PC.
Summary: SUMMARY: I have been running this USB wireless adapter for 2 days: initial setup was simple on Windows XP, the connection to my router has been strong, and download speed is not noticeably slower than a wired ethernet connection. SETUP: The adapter was much smaller than I expected from the pics.
Summary: I haven't seen a review yet that really compared options among various wireless adapters so I thought I'd give it a try. I live in an apartment complex with concrete walls that barely allow for a cell phone signal.