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. Second, due to the location of the PC (it is also a mid-tower) and the fact that the wireless card I had was at the back of the PC, the signal from the router was sporadic at best.
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. I spend a lot of time hitting reload on websites and get a bunch of "page taking too long to load messages." This is pretty ridiculous since I am most times receiving full signal and am literally one hallway away from the router.
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 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.
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." This seemed pretty much status quo in my experience in installing USB hardware so I did what it said. I installed the software and did not connect the adapter until the installation instructions said to do so.
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. Very cool little device with a small footprint. It also has a velcro adapter you can slide on the bottom to stick it to the side of something.
Summary: I've got a Linksys WRT54G V.3 wireless G broadband router as an access point. It connects via a CAT5e cable to my desktop. I've had no problems with this router. I have a fairly new Compaq laptop without built-in wireless. I plugged a Hawking wireless G 2.4GHz card into the laptop and could never get a reliable connection to the internet. I then bought a Linksys wireless G 2.4GHz PC card and had the same problem.
Summary: This is just a correction to a review that "kish" posted a while ago, regarding compatibility with TiVo's Home Media Option. I purchased this adapter based largely on the statement "kish" made saying the beta software upgrade supported this adapter. It does not. TiVo does not support _ANY_ Wireless-G adapters. Period. What "kish" is referring to is actually the WUSB11 USB Adapter, also manufactured by Linksys, which is an 802.11b device.
Does not work with WEP and XP at 15 ft from access point!
Thomas S., Amazon
10 May 2006
Summary: Just getting to this point of being able to type in my review after having done some searches to try and figure out why on earth I'm having such problems has meant I have had to 'manually reconnect' to the network over 7 times in the past 40 minutes. I'm using WinXP Pro and the Linksys USB NIC is using WAP to connect to my tried and tested D-Link access point.
Summary: As a long time fan of LinkSys, with some exceptions on early versions, I upgraded my WUSB12 (802.11b) to their equivalent WUSB54G (802.11g/b).The upgrade was trivial, in part, because I was familiar with the language, technology and simily products. When buying wireless equipment from any vendor keep in mind that the version number for the hardware and software is as important as the model number.