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Wireless-G is the upcoming 54Mbps wireless networking standard that's almost five times faster than the widely deployed Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the country -but since they share the same 2.4GHz radio band, Wireless-G devices can also work with existing 11Mbps Wireless-B equipment. The new Wireless-G Notebook Adapter from Linksys has both standards built in, so you can connect your notebook to existing 802.11b infrastructure, and also the new screaming fast Wireless-G networks. The included Setup Wizard will walk you through configuring the adapter to your network's settings, step by step. Then just slide it into your notebook's PC Card slot and enjoy network access with your notebook computer, while retaining true mobility. Once you're connected, you can keep in touch with your e-mail, access the Internet, and share files and other resources such as printers and network storage with other computers on the network, wherever you wander. At home, you can surf the web or use instant messaging to chat with friends while sitting out on the patio. You'll also be able to connect with any of the growing number of public wireless hotspots springing up in coffee shops, airport lounges, hotels and convention centers. And as those hotspots upgrade to the new high-speed Wireless-G standard, you'll be ready to take advantage of the increased speeds. Get connected to current-standard 802.11b networks today, and be prepared for the future with the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter from Linksys.
Device Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
Network Architecture Supported: Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
Frequency Band: Advanced security features including WEP, AES*, TKIP* and 802.1x* * Windows XP only
Slot/Port Type: CardBus
Product Title: Linksys WPC54G Instant Wireless Adapter
Power Score: 3.8 | 27 Reviews
Wireless Security Features: WEP: 128-bit, 64-bit Windows XP-Only: AES, TKIP, 802.1x
Class: Network Hardware
Height: 0.30 in
Width: 2.13 in
Depth: 4.53 in
Weight: 1.66 oz
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Speeds Supported: 54 Mbps
Wireless Transmission Speed: 54 Mbps
ISM Band: Yes
Product Line: Instant Wireless
Interfaces: Type II PC Card
Dimensions: 0.30" Height x 2.13" Width x 4.53" Depth
Network OS Support: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP
Base Warranty: 1 year(s)
Product Model: WPC54G
Brand Name: Linksys
Network Status Indicators: Link Status, Power
ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Product Reviews (12)
Works As Expected
Strengths: Works just fine. Since it is wireless, it is somewhat dependent on signal strength.
I purchased the WPC54G to use in an older Sony VAIO. It brought it into the wireless world. It is dependent on signal strength, but appears to work at least as well as built-in wireless.
By Stuart from Shoreline - May 14, 2009
Strengths: Easy to use and set up
Linksys products are always the easiest and most reliable to set up a small home wireless network. Great product and support. Use with the Linksys Wireless Router.
By iluecht - Jul 14, 2008
WPC54G has low signal reception capability
Strengths: None compared to other adapters.
Weakness: Requires a stronger signal than other adapters.
Received signal strength readings are lower
with this adapter than with other adapters that we used e. g. the Linksys WUSB54G. It works but not satisfactorily. I would not recommend purchasing it.
By tonya2 - Feb 26, 2008
WPC54G Wireless Network Adapter Card
Strengths: does the job
This is my first experience with any wireless computer product with the exception of a wireless mouse and keyboard. This product has allowed the flexability that I've always needed for my home computer network.
Thank you for a great product.
By anonymous; - Nov 16, 2007
Linksys WPC54G Wireless Network Adapter Card
Strengths: Does as expected works seamlessly changing from 802.11 g to 802.11b.
When I looking to buy a networking product I always start with Linksys. I have had nothing but good experiences with their products. Only issue is tech support sometime I get someone I have a hard time understanding.
By T. Brown - Jul 26, 2007