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Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Publisher: Linksys
Studio: Linksys
Label: Linksys
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  • Operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum with speeds up to 54 Mbps
  • Complies with IEEE 802.11g draft standards, and is backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11b products
  • Installs in most desktops and lets you put your computer almost anywhere in the building
  • Up to 128-bit WEP encryption
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP
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Product Description
The Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Card for Windows PC connects you with Wireless-G networks at speeds up to 54Mbps. It also has backward compatibility to interoperate with all the 11Mbps Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the country. With 128-bit security encryption, wireless data transfer is extremely secure. 128-Bit Encryption Toll-Free Tech Support from Linksys ! Year Linksys Limited Warranty Includes SetUp Wizard CD-ROM and user's guide Product Description
The Linksys Wireless-G PCI card installs in most desktops and lets you use your computer almost anywhere in the building, without the cost and hassle of running network cables. Now you don't have to drill holes in the walls and climb through the attic or cellar to get connected to the network. Once you're connected, you can keep in touch with your e-mail, access the Internet, use instant messaging to chat with friends, and share files and other resources such as printers and network storage with other computers on the network.

The Linksys Wireless-G PCI card connects you with Wireless-G networks at an incredible 54 Mbps. And for added versatility, it can interoperate with all the 11 Mbps Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hot spots around the country. And in either mode, your wireless communications are protected by up to 128-bit encryption, so your data stays secure.

Don't hassle with running cables through your house--get your desktop connected the easy way with the Linksys Wireless-G PCI card.

See a comparison diagram of the different wireless technologies.

Wireless networks are rapidly becoming more popular and coming down in price. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere--without wires. Outside the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports--great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.

Which Wireless Standard Is Right for Me?
Now that you've decided to create a wireless network, the next step is to figure out which wireless standard to use.

Basically, a standard is a set of specifications for a device. All devices that follow a specific standard share operating characteristics, such as the radio frequency used and maximum data transfer speed.

For wireless networking, there are three standards to choose from at this time:

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g

To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.

Product Details
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 Based on 131 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 1171

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

2Antenna fell off several times, May 22, 2023
Maybe 2 1/2 stars.
Software and wireless setup for this card went fine, even great, and have continued to work for over 1 1/2 years now but . . .
Here's the rub.
Seems the housing on the card that receives the threads of the antenna was not properly attached to the board.
The antenna would not work properly - 0-50% signal strength from the Access Point in the next room when it wasn't falling off the back of my machine! Futzed with the thing getting half-*** performance with it for toooo long until . . .
Had to remove board from computer, use plier to remove antenna from the recept and VERRY carefully place the card in a vice and use vice-grip/clamp tool to forcefully slide the 1/2" housing in place onto the board.
Did this once and it didn't seat far enough (antenna fell off) and a couple weeks later had to repeat the process.
Apparently it needed to be pressed on even further and it actually snapped (securely ?) the 2nd time after using more force that you might imagine on such a delicate device.
It has worked as advertised since then (about a year now).
There ARE other reviewers who have suffered from "antenna drops off" too. Be warned.
When one pays extra "for quality" they should expect better than this.
It's time again to add to my network and will try a different board (for half the price).

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

4reasonably happy with it, May 16, 2023
Installing the card is no problem with Windows XP, just supply the path to the XP driver when Windows asks for it. With XP you do not need the Linksys software, XP will roam and find your Access Point. Tip: after your network is found you can stop XP from continuing roaming: run C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.exe stop from within a .bat or .cmd file. This way you'll be sure of an uninterrupted and undisturbed connection. To restart roaming replace the argument stop with start. When I use the Linksys software it indicates connection with my AP but also states not to be able to establish internet connection. However all internet services do function. The desktop pc is situated in a terrible place filled with iron tubes but where other adapters connected with only average signal strength and low bandwith this one connects at full 54Mbs and Excellent signal strength.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5IT WORKS!, Mar 28, 2023
I finally decided that toying around with the antenna of my D-link PCI card just to get a 3-bar signal was enough. I decided to order this card. Installation was very easy, the software that comes along wiht it is great, and best of all, the signal is amazing. 5 bars, all the time, perhaps due to the rather large antenna as opposed to the short stubby D-link antenna.

Lesson of the day - Linksys > Dlink.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5As easy as 1, 2, 3, Mar 1, 2023
Haven't bought a wireless PCI adapter before and what I really liked is that you don't need much to get it up and running. I didn't used the Linksys software, I just plugged it in, turn my PC on, and when Windows XP requested the driver, I just located it at the Linksys included CD and that was it, inmediate access to my home WLan. Great buy!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5easy setup, Mar 1, 2023
The wireless card was very easy to install and all took about 10 to 15 minutes total time. I recommend this for people who don't want to run wires through out the house.

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