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Linksys WUSB54GC

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Linksys WUSB54GC

The Linksys WUSB54GC is a compact USB Wi-Fi adapter that works with 802.11g wireless networks. The Wireless-G adapter is also backwards compatible with the slower 802.11b networking standard. The WUSB54GC measures 3.86 x 0.43 x 1.10 inches (W x H x L) and weighs 0.05 pounds. It is compatible with desktop and notebook computers with a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port and running on the following Microsoft operating systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP with Service Pac…

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Linksys WUSB54GC

The Linksys WUSB54GC is a compact USB Wi-Fi adapter that works with 802.11g wireless networks. The Wireless-G adapter is also backwards compatible with the slower 802.11b networking standard. The WUSB54GC measures 3.86 x 0.43 x 1.10 inches (W x H x L) and weighs 0.05 pounds. It is compatible with desktop and notebook computers with a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port and running on the following Microsoft operating systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or later.

The WUSB54GC is compatible with the 802.11g wireless networking standard and offers wireless speeds of up to 54 Mbps. 802.11g networks promises up to 5 times the speed of older 802.11b networks. The wireless adapter also provides backwards compatibility with 802.11b networks (at 11 Mbps).

The Linksys WUSB54GC is simple to setup and use. The included CD-ROM comes with a Linksys Setup Wizard that takes the user through an easy step-by-step installation. In addition, the WUSB54GC has a convenient push button setup feature. With a push of a button on a SecureEasySetup-enabled wireless device and the Access Point, a secure wireless connection can be made automatically. It also offers plug and play operation thanks to the USB 2.0 interface. The device also has an LED light that tells the user of his wireless link status.

For wireless communications security, the Linksys WUSB54GC offers support for 64 bit and 128 bit WEP encryption as well as industrial strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption.

The WUSB54GC Wireless-G adapter also comes with a USB extension cable. The extension cable lets the user place the adapter up to five feet away from the computer.

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  • What encryption does it offer?

    Answered by Bobby 2009-09-14:

    It offers up to 128-bit data encryption.

  • Can't connect a WUSB54gc wireless adapter to a mac

    I have been trying for a long time to connect my two mac's. One of them is phisically attached to a Linksys router. I plugged a linksys USB adapter WUSB54GC to the second mac, having beforehand installed a specific Ralink driver for mac. System profiler tells me the adaoter is there, but Wireless Utility tells me "no device". Can someone help me?

    Answered by Belle 2009-07-10:

    You would need to install your USB wireless adapter. Use the installation CD that came with the device to install the software and the driver for the device. You will then need to start the Linksys software and it should automatically detect your local Wi-Fi access point. Once you have connected, you should be able to access the internet. Here is a Linksys site where you can download software that automatically configures your wireless network; http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859678292&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=7829237401L20

    Answered by Nature 2009-08-15:

    Check if this wireless network is compatible with the Mac and refer to the manual to install

  • Does this product connect xbox 360 to xbox live?

    Answered by kbrozio 2009-01-01:

    most likely not, you'll have to check the official Xbox site for a list of compatible products... though some people have found unofficial ones that will

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