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The versatile Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge can make any wired Ethernet-equipped device a part of your wireless network. At home, use the Bridge to connect game consoles, set-top boxes, or computers to your Wireless-G Network and its shared high-speed Internet connection. In the office, convert your Ethernet-wired printer, camera, notebook or desktop into a wireless networked device.Its completely driver-free, so it works on any platform and under any operating system! Since there are no drivers to load, setup is a snap configure the network settings through your PCs web browser, then plug it into your device and go. And physical installation is simplified by support for Power Over Ethernet. With an optional POE Adapter, you can mount the Bridge wherever you want power and data are both supplied through the Category 5 Ethernet cable.
Network Architecture Supported: IEEE 802.11b/g
Device Type: Wireless Bridge
Frequency Band: 2.40 GHz
Product Title: Linksys G Wireless-G WET54G Wireless Bridge
Power Score: 3.1 | 17 Reviews
Wireless Security Features: WEP Encryption WEP Key Bits: 64/128-bit
Number of Network Ports: 1
Height: 1.06 in
Width: 4.96 in
Depth: 4.21 in
Weight: 8.50 oz
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network OS Support: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP
Network Status Indicators: Power
Interfaces: 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX
Speeds Supported: 54 Mbps
Dimensions: 1.06" Height x 4.96" Width x 4.21" Depth
Product Reviews (14)
Great for Connecting Devices Wirelessly to Network
Strengths: Built in Web Server makes it easy to configure.
Weakness: Wireless G interface is good, Faster Wireless N would be even better.
I have 4 of these in use now. Getting ready to buy 2 more. Works great for connecting devices where Cat-5 cable is hard or impossible. Works great for Voice over IP (VOIP) - I've been using one of these bridges to connect my Vonage router to the network. Works flawlessly.
By jbrad4 - Mar 31, 2008
Wireless G Ethernet Bridge Linsys WET 54G
Strengths: easy set up; connects quickly to wireless network. small but stylish size.
Weakness: Requires an Ethernet cable to set up. Price is a little high.
The unit was fairly easy to set up. Unfortunately, you had to use an Ethernet cable to set it up. Once it was set up, it quickly connected to the wireless network. I liked the small size and look of the unit. I would recommend the product but would check to see if they will update it so that you do not need the cable to set it up.
By mattyB2007 - Nov 19, 2007
A Wireless Ethernet Bridge That Just Works...
Strengths: It has good range and is pretty fast. Worked without a hitch with my Linksys WRT54GL router. After you set it up, you can just forget about it! Runs Linux. Uses a web interface and supports WPA.
Weakness: It's expensive and the narrow base makes it easy to tip over if you want to stand it up. Mine came with a firmware that's 2 years old. Competition has built-in ethernet switch for the same price.
This device worked right out of the box. I had put off installing it after I got it, dreading that it would be a long and arduous task, but in the end, I got it up and running in less than 20 minutes. The setup wizard isn't particularly useful but you can get along just fine without it. To configure the device, all you need to do is plug it into your router/switch, fire up your favorite browser...
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This device worked right out of the box. I had put off installing it after I got it, dreading that it would be a long and arduous task, but in the end, I got it up and running in less than 20 minutes.
The setup wizard isn't particularly useful but you can get along just fine without it. To configure the device, all you need to do is plug it into your router/switch, fire up your favorite browser and open up the configuration page. (The device's default IP Address is 192.168.1.226)
I got a hardware version 3.1 device, but it still shipped with a firmware that's about 2 years old. If you go to Linksys's support site, I highly recommend getting the new firmware because it adds more options to the configuration and makes the web GUI more responsive and smooth.
I'm using this device with a All-In-One printer/scanner about 40 feet away from my wireless router, with 1 floor and 2 walls in between, and according to the site survey, I have 100% signal strength. The maximum throughput isn't super fast, but it is a vast improvement over my previous bridge. (Logitech Linkplay) 20mb PDF files can be printed in a matter of seconds compared to minutes.
In the end, the only real weakness is the high asking price and lack of features, compared to some other devices in its price range. However, I'm happy that this device simply works like it should without hassle or headache, and I'd take ease of use and reliability over bells and whistles any day.
By bravotsx - Oct 22, 2007
Needs lots of Patience
Strengths: WPA encryption available
Weakness: Set-up wizard did not work.
Product supports B and G networks, and the strongest WPA encryption available today. You may need to update the firmware. And yes, set-up wizard did not work. So went to the web interface and was able to get this thing running with WPA encryption.
Not for everyone.
By vau64 - Sep 11, 2007
Strengths: setup was okay
Weakness: resets itself every five minutes.
Works okay, _except_ for resetting itself every five minutes. Could not find a fix for that so went out and got hawking bridge/ap which works just great so far. To summarize, stay away from this one until they post a fix.
By eegrah - Mar 8, 2007