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21. Linksys EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100
$109.99 list()
22. Linksys WRT54GP2Wireless-G Broadband
$158.64 $149.99 list()
23. Linksys Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge
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24. Linksys Compact Wireless-G Broadband
$79.94 list($190.00)
25. Linksys Storage Link for USB 2.0
$54.99 $35.00 list($79.99)
26. Linksys BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL
$89.99 $88.56 list($109.99)
27. Linksys WGA54G Wireless-G Gaming
$114.99 $78.85 list()
28. Linksys WPC54GX Wireless-G Notebook
$170.99 $169.99 list()
29. Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN
$49.99 $47.99 list($69.99)
30. Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Cable/DSL
$149.99 $144.99 list()
31. Linksys WRV54G Wireless-G VPN
$99.99 list($190.00)
32. Linksys BEFVP41 EtherFast Cable/DSL
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33. Linksys WRT55AG Dual-Band Wireless
Too low to display $122.99 list($264.00)
34. Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet
$66.49 $62.99 list($116.00)
35. Linksys BEFSX41 EtherFast Cable/DSL
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36. Linksys Wireless-G USB Network
$11.07 $7.99 list($52.00)
37. Linksys USBHUB4C ProConnect Compact
$99.99 $88.88 list($220.00)
38. Linksys WKPC54G Wireless-G Network
$26.99 $23.90 list()
39. Linksys USB200M EtherFast USB
$59.99 $39.94 list($89.99)
40. Linksys PAP2 Phone Adapter for

21. Linksys EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch
list price: $49.99
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B00003006E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1379
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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The EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Switch provides an easy and flexible way to boost your network's performance while migrating to the power of Fast Ethernet. It is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, medium-size businesses, and small-office/home-office networks, and it allows you to run high-end video, multimedia, and other speed-intensive applications at blistering speeds.

With support for half- and full-duplex speeds, the switches allow your network to run at 10 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and an incredible 200 Mbps, which provides a cost-effective solution if you ever decide to upgrade your Ethernet network. The EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Switch eliminates data bottlenecks and bandwidth constraints, optimizing network performance while protecting your investment in your existing infrastructure. By migrating your entire network to 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet with the EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Switch, you will have the power to double your network's performance with dedicated, full-duplex bandwidth on every port. ... Read more


  • 10/100 dual-speed per-port auto sensing
  • Perfect for optimizing 10-BaseT and 100-BaseTX hardware on the same network
  • Uplink port for easy expansion and maximum scalability
  • Reach speeds of up to 200 Mbps in full-duplex operation
  • Eliminate bandwidth constraints and clear up bottlenecks

Reviews (49)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best bang for the buck
First off, in case anyone out there doesn't know, there are a few advantages to purchasing a switch rather than a hub. The main advantage, for most users anyway, is that a switch provides optimal bandwidth to all ports, whereas a hub splits available bandwidth between all active users. This means that if you are sharing a cable modem for example with others in a house/office building, connection speed will not be reduced when multiple users connected to the switch are online.

Now, as for this little baby, as soon as I saw the price I grabbed it instantly. The Linksys name had been mentioned to me favorably before, and the going price was within a few dollars of most 5-port hubs. I have been using it for 5 months now to share the cable modem in my apartment, and I can honestly say I have never had a single difficulty. Setup was quick and easy, I was online in less than 5 minutes. The whole device is smaller than most alarm clocks, so storage is hardly an issue. Overall, this is a best buy hands down, anyone out there who needs inexpensive networking equipment, this is the way to go.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money!
Thinking of setting up a network? Wish yours would run faster? If so, this is the product for you. Installation is simple. If you can plug a network card into your pci slot you can have your network up and running in minutes. (If you dont know how to plug in a network card, it will take about 5 extra minutes) Anyway, Don't buy a hub. A switch is full duplex meaning it can send and recieve data at the same time. Also with a hub, all ports share the bandwith. ie a 5 port 100m hub w/ all five ports being used = 20m per port. while a switch runs 100m per port, reguardless of how many ports are being used.. And in full duplex mode 200m per port. Also if your looking for computer y on a hub, it must check each port until computer y is found. This switch will know that computer y is on port 4, so you will go right to it, and save time. all n all a great product, as are all linksys products...

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Little Switch - Does What it's Designed For!
This switch does exactly what it's designed for, sharing an Ethernet connnection. Don't expect to be able to configure VLANs, multilayer switching, VLAN trunks, load balancing, etc. This does not have any routing, NAT, or firewall capabilities. You would use this switch when you already have a router between your internal network and the Internet, and you need additional Ethernet ports. This gives you a full duplex Ethernet connection at wired speed, and it delivers! Perfect for the home office/LAN or for technicians needing extra Etherenet ports for their workbench, as this is what I use mine for. Thanks for reading! Hope this helps!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect little unit
I had been using a Linksys router for a few years before buying this switch. Then I changed to a new DSL provider (Frontiernet) whose modem is also a router, so I picked up this switch to split my connection to various computers in my home (having two routers on Frontiernet caused problems with TCP port forwarding). First, I was surprised by the compact size of the switch. I hooked it up and it was good to go - a slick connection and no messing around. It is a perfect companion to the Speedstream 5200 DSL modem, and probably many others.

4-0 out of 5 stars great with xbox linked gaming
many people use this to connect there computers well if you own an xbox you can use it to link 4 xboxs without the need to connect to the internet with live making you spend 60 bucks instead buy this link. it lost one star for eing very bulky. ... Read more

22. Linksys WRT54GP2Wireless-G Broadband Router with 2 Phone Ports (Works with the Vonage Service)

our price: $109.99
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Asin: B00064C54O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1723
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  • All-in-one Internet-sharing Router, 4-port Switch, and 54 Mbps Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point
  • Shares a single Internet connection and other resources with Ethernet wired and Wireless-G and B devices
  • Two standard phone jacks enable feature-rich telephone service over your cable or DSL Internet connection
  • High security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), wireless MAC address filtering, powerful SPI firewall
  • Web Based configuration through a build-in web server

23. Linksys Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge with 5-port Switch WET54GS5

our price: $158.64
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Asin: B0001ZRLRE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1844
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Product Description

MODEL- WRT54GS VENDOR- LINKSYS FEATURES- Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster The Wireless-G Networking Solution with SpeedBooster Performance Enhancement. The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is ... Read more


  • Provides high-speed cable-free bridging between remote workgroups
  • Built-in 5-port 10/100 switch with auto MDI/MDI-X cable detection
  • Converts wired-Ethernet devices to Wireless-G network connectivity
  • Wireless communications protected with 64- or 128-bit encryption
  • Operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum with throughput of up to 54 Mbps

24. Linksys Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GC
list price: $69.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0007MGG2M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 518
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router, 802.11g, b ... Read more


  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP
  • All-in-one Internet-sharing Router, 4-port Switch, and Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point
  • Shares a single Internet connection and other resources with Ethernet wired and Wireless-G and B devices
  • Compact form factor fits in anywhere
  • High security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2 Personal), wireless MAC address filtering, powerful SPI firewall

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to setup, works PERFECTLY, looks Sleek, Can't go Wrong!
I cannot believe how easy and quickly I got this unit up and running. The included software was never needed! Just plug in your cable modem to the router, power up the router, turn on your PC and CONNECT! The setup interface is also very simple.The range is also good, considering the antenna is integrated! You can also purchase the SMA antenna to expand the range even further. It's also compact enough to take with you when you travel -- what a versatile little thing. You cannot go wrong with this router. It's compact, sleek, and it just works. Linksys really stepped up this time with the WRT54GC. Highly recommended! I'm going to buy these for friends and family too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sound piece of equipment
This works and setup was easy, but to be honest I was expecting more.I upgraded from an older linksys in attempts to increase the range a little.It did, but not by much.You can expect a little increase to the effective range and a touch faster connectivity but beyond that it's the same old.I don't think it warrented the hefty price tag attached to it and the adapter devices, but that's what I get for buying something new on the market.I guess the only major difference between it and my older linksys is the cisco label smack dab on the front of it.Is there anything that company won't buy???

5-0 out of 5 stars Early Review of WRT54GC - Nothing Notable to Say
I simply can't think of anything notable to say. The WRT54GC looks and works as advertised. I had no problem installing. There is nothing noteworthy about its performance. Haven't found any bugs. Internal antenna seems to have same wireless range as my full-size SMC Barricade router which has an external antenna. Power adapter is external, smallish and does 110-240v.

I recommend it for road warriors who need a wireless router with a builtin 4 port hub. Linksys will soon release a travel router with an internal power adapter and 1 LAN port. Apple has the similar Apple Express router which has a builtin USB print server port but zero LAN ports. It's great for wireless only purposes. I have the Apple, I can highly recommend it too.

I hope Linksys releases source code as they have done with the rest of their WRT54 product line. That way the geniuses can hack more features into it. I'm hoping for a SIP server for VoIP. See and for more info. ... Read more

25. Linksys Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives NSLU2
list price: $190.00
our price: $79.94
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Asin: B0001FSCZO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 616
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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  • Connects USB 1.1 or 2.0 hard drives and flash drives directly to your network
  • Share music, video, or data files with managed access by user name or group
  • Integrated file server -- access your files from the Internet
  • Built-in disk utilities -- format, backup, and scandisk
  • Connects directly to a 10/100 Ethernet network for throughput up to 200 Mbps

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars Linksys storage link is the cure for LAN storage woes
Last week I purchased the linksys storage link. This product is an excellent example or a device that does not try to be all things to all people. Essentially, it is an tiny computer or embeded device with a tiny os that runs code that provides SMB or Windows file sharing. It is 100% compatible with windows, linux, or mac as long as you dont have a personal firewall installed.
Installation is simple.
1. Unbox device
2. Use CD-ROM to set up address, if you have dhcp this is not neccesary
3. Connect drive
4. Format drive via web interface
5. Set any password information
6. Add Users and permissions
7. Enjoy
This is not as complicated as it sounds. The manual is excellent and not neccesary for anyone who is vaguely familiar with file sharing. Performance is excellent. On fast ethernet I was transferring 100 meg files in less than a minute. Over slower networks such as wireless your performance will suffer. This is not the devices fault.
- If you are having performance issues check to make sure that the device is running full duplex when plugged to a switch and half duplex when running to a hub. Over wireless it will be slow, that is the nature of wireless generally speaking.

3-0 out of 5 stars It is worth a try .... And not for all..
This is truly and sound product If you are looking for speed of access to your drives this one is not for you. It is a snap to set up and had it running in minutes, connected to two 160g external maxtors. I am running Win XP on a high end P4 system Threading Processor. Down side this device was it required me to format the drives so juggling of current data was needed. I am running a Linksys home network and all devices were compatible. Data transfer is in my opinion slow for a USB device on the 100 Meg transfer. I moved 120 gig of data on the USB in about 20 min. On this device it was over 2 hours... And do not expect to access the other trive whole your moving large amounts of data. I would rate the transfer as fast a USB 1 device... If that fast... It is truly a good device and allows for sharing. But don't jump in thinking it is fast a a USB 2 device. Plus when you move high volumes on data it will slow down you Internet surfing since the data is traveling on your home network through the router... Spend your money wisely.... I think Linksys will see a lot of these devise returned.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag
I wanted a file server that I could leave up and running 24/7 on my home network. First, I tried the Ximeta 160GB NetDisk, but it wouldn't work on one of my machines (a month later, I'm still working with tech support to try and figure out the problem. Their tech support is to be congratulated for sticking with it so long, though!) Since the Ximeta is not working out, I decided to try the Linksys Storage Link. Here's what I've found:
-It's dead silent and uses little power, unlike running most PCs as a server.
-You don't need special drivers on the other machines unless you want to access Flash drives with it
-It works with all my systems, unlike the Ximeta (so far)
-It can be set up to act as a webserver to the net
-You can adjust it more accurately to your storage needs than with the Ximeta
-The fact that it uses a Linux/proprietary format for the drives is a drag, but not a deal-killer.
-You'll need a second USB2.0 drive to do backups on if you want them to happen in a timely manner.
-Not hot swappable. You have to power down the device to add or remove USB devices.
-Can't be used as a fast local back-up drive like the Ximeta.
-Takes up more space and has more wiring than the Ximeta.
-Data transfer rate seems slower than a full-bore PC, but I haven't tried any benchmarks to confirm this. Note that you will NEVER achieve anything like USB2.0 speeds; you have to compare it to transferring from other devices on your network.

So there you have it. If the Ximeta worked for me, it would definitely be a more elegant solution, except for the fact you have to install drivers and it's a lot trickier to upgrade.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware!
Reformats your USB drive --- make sure you save the data elsewhere before installing it. My unit was defective as it failed to maintain a connection and also failed anytime I attempted to transfer more than one file at once. Tech support was useless --- the rep told me that they're having lots of problems and received no training on the device prior to rollout. Not Linksys' finest hour.

5-0 out of 5 stars Undocumented feature: It can be used as a personal webserver
I have been using this for past 1 week. It is a great product. I have learned to work with it rather than against it. Here are some observations that actually add exceptional value to the product. I have discovered some undocumented features too.

1. You can actually use it as a webserver! I am running one, though for personal use. To do this you need to put the files in the public area on the NSLU2, and using webhop like feature from DynDNS, you can map the index.html to a web address.

2. If the above feature is used and the html files are put into the restricted area, it will webserve, but will need password and user name. I serve my family photo site using this method!

3. The file systems seems to be Linux based. I used Acronis True Image 7.0 for backup of the USB drive. It indicated 3 partitions. Two of them were ext3 and one Linux swap! Acronis complained about some errors in the Linux partition. Looks like some propriatory stuff in there.

4. The device features really needs to be explored carefully before deployment and making any judgement call. The features like user+group+password can be used for excellent security. I have multiple pseudo users setup with private directories categorized according to the data, like music, videos, photos, downloads etc. Then I setup most of the actual users without private directories and provided them with selective permission to use the data. This adds to security since I can bump off any user without having to move files or data.

5. Documentation is lacking details and examples. In fact it is inadequate. But this does not make the device any less valuable. I had to explore and experiment with the device to make full use of it.

6. I noticed a number of reviews complaining about the data transfer speed. It is quite true that the speed is slower than USB2.0. In fact it will be slower! USB2.0 is designed for 480 Mbps data rates, while this and any other NAS will be limited by the network speed. NSLU2 is rated at 100 Mbps. This is the most common network speed today. This makes it approximately 5x slower than a direct USB2.0 connection. But, it is not any slower than if you were to share a folder in windows and access it from another computer.

7. I would also like to warn all the users to be careful not to run this device (or any other personal server for that matter) on the default port 80 if you plan to access it over the internet, since every port-scanner on the planet will find you and target you for hacker activity. It is better to change the port to something like 8000, 8081, or any other obscure number HIGHER than 1024 which port-scanners do not generally target. You can use the webhop feature on in conjunction with cloaking to hide the actual address from normal viewing. ... Read more

26. Linksys BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch
list price: $79.99
our price: $54.99
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Asin: B00004SB92
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 669
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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The Linksys EtherFast cable/DSL router connects multiple PCs to a high-speed broadband Internet connection or to an Ethernet backbone. Configurable as a DHCP server, the EtherFast router acts as the only externally recognized Internet device on your local area network (LAN). The router can also be configured to block internal users' access to the Internet. A typical router relies on a hub or a switch to share its Internet connection, but the Linksys EtherFast router channels this connection through the full-duplex speed of its built-in EtherFast 10/100 four-port switch. This combination of router and switch technology eliminates the need to buy an additional hub or switch and serves your network as a completely dedicated, full-duplex backbone. Now your entire network can enjoy broadband Internet connections supported by its switched backbone. This unit requires an external cable or DSL modem with an Ethernet RJ-45 interface. This product comes with a one-year warranty.

Note: All Linksys routers now include a special edition of Norton Internet Security! Claim your free CD-ROM by calling (800) 814-0180, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific, seven days a week. ... Read more


  • Connects four PCs to the Internet using a single IP address
  • Built-in 4-Port 10/100 switch for sharing broadband
  • Securely connect from your home office to the corporate network via VPN
  • Includes DHCP server or client and supports PPPoE
  • Configurable via Web browser

Reviews (1018)

5-0 out of 5 stars My PC and my Mac now share high-speed Internet access!
We have a PC upstairs, which is our primary computer, and a Mac downstairs in the tv room. I wanted both to be able to share our broadband Internet service. I looked at several routers, both wired and wireless. It came down to the Linksys (wired version) and SMC Barricade Wireless. I kept coming back to Linksys because a friend owns one and raves about it.

Besides the fact that it looks really cool, it almost took me longer to get it out of the box than it did to set it up. No kidding! Using the QuickStart guide, I was up and running in less than ten minutes. You hook up the necessary cables, restart your computer, log-in to the Linksys website to configure your router, restart your computer again, and you're good to go.

I wasn't as optimistic about setting up my Power Mac G3. However, I was pleasantly surprised and it took me all of about five minutes before I was doing some high-speed surfing on that machine as well. Fortunately, my Mac has an Ethernet port so it was just a matter of attaching the CAT-5 cable from there to the Linksys and setting the TCP/IP control panel to the Ethernet and DHCP options. I saved my configuration, opened up my browser and spent the next two hours high-speed surfing with no problems.

I have no problem recommending the Linksys, especially for its ease of setup on a PC and Mac network. While I would have preferred a wireless setup, they've received mixed reviews and I was concerned about Mac compatibility. After seeing how well my Mac performs with this Linksys, I'm ready to make ours a wired household!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple, reliable, and replaces PacBell client software
I first started looking for a router in part to share a connection at home but also because the PacBell (SBC) client software (Enternet) would periodically cause my machine to reboot. PacBell technical support is a total waste of breath, so I decided that anything that eliminated their client would be worth a try!

I first tried the 1-port version of the same product but had a lot of problems. It arrived with an old version of the ROM (1.30), but even after a (painful) upgrade to a later version, the router would periodically "go to sleep" for several minutes for no apparent reason, with not even the admin server responding. I returned it and decided to try the 4-port instead, and have been delighted ever since. A minimum of configuration (PacBell ADSL requires certain parameters including PPPoE configuration) and it has been up and running continuously for several weeks now. The Keep Alive option means that I get instant response even when I have been offline for a few hours, and best of all - no more reboots due to crummy PacBell software!

One caution, however: if you do need to call LinkSys, be prepared for a long wait on hold, before you get to talk to an admittedly well-informed and helpful techie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great router and switch
This is a terrific product. I am using it with an ADSL connection and have extended my network with another Linksys switch (EZXS55W) via the uplink ports. I also purchased the Zone Alarm Pro software which works in conjunction with the BEFSR41 (it's a package deal between Zone Alarm and Linksys and is cheaper than buying Zone Alarm Pro separately). It all works like a charm and I have full speed simultaneous internet on each computer in the house plus full firewall protection through the combination of the NAT (Network Address Translator) in the router and the Zone Alarm software firewall.

I have had this router now for 12 months and am currently running three desktop computers, a laptop (occasionally) and a print server from it.

One setup thing to note is that it is worth selecting the "Keep Alive" option and the router automatically pings the ADSL provider every 30 seconds or whatever setting you have given it. The other thing to note is that if you connect another switch (as I have) through the uplink ports they need to be connected with a crossover cable.

5-0 out of 5 stars I am running 7 PCs on it, with no problems.
I have been running seven PCs on this, using an extra four port switch to expand it...
It has been running nicely. It has been a faithful servant for over a year....I had to futz with it a bit a while ago because of some interference problem that ended when I moved it away from the huge monitor I have.
If you don't what to learn how to set up a router, then give away all your computers because you don't want to learn anything about them. Like everything worth while, it takes a bit of work on your part to be successful.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the home network, this is first-rate!
I've had this router for a bit over 2 years now, and have had no problems with it at all; and only 3 occasions to power-cycle the router during problem isolation procedures for what were actually DSL modem issues.

If you want to go wireless in your home or small office, simply add a Linksys WAP11 Wireless-B Network Access Point or a Linksys WAP55AG Dual-Band Wireless A+G Access Point (or even both) to provide connectivity for your wireless-enabled devices. The major benefit then being that you have the ability to selectively disable wireless access to your network and ISP without disrupting your "hardwire traffic."
(Enable MAC Address Filtering and WEP 128bit encryption; and don't leave the WAP connected to the network when you're away from the house.)

Of course, the switch is auto-sensing and as fast as one would expect from such gear. There are no compatibility issues with 10Base-T/100Base-T network adapter brands--use what works with your particular Operating System and hardware combination.
You can expand to accomodate more hard-wired computers by adding a Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100 8-Port Workgroup Switch, plugging in those extra machines and getting right back to work or play. ... Read more

27. Linksys WGA54G Wireless-G Gaming Adapter
list price: $109.99
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B00009X6DT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 907
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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  • Lag-free head-to-head or Internet gaming at up to 54 Mbps, without stringing wires
  • Converts wired-Ethernet-ready game consoles to Wireless-G (draft 802.11g) network connectivity
  • Works without drivers on PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube
  • Also connects to Wireless-B (802.11b) networks at 11 Mbps
  • One year limited warranty

Reviews (36)

4-0 out of 5 stars Buy it for playing online games, not for the ease of setup
I should first point out that I recommend Linksys products to other people.

I bought the WRT54G and WGA54G at the same time, in order to use them together. Setting up and configuring the router was easy, as I had a BEFSX41, until getting the wireless router. According to Linksys, the only difference between the two (other than the obvious wireless LAN) is that you cannot turn off the firewall in the WRT54G. (There seems to be a firewall enable/disable on the web based utility, so I'm not sure what they were trying to tell me.)

Back to the game adapter. This thing cost me at least 1.5 days of heartache. True, if you follow the quick start directions by connecting the game adapter (GA) directly to the computer, and using the setup CD, you won't have many problems (although I found that I had to assign an IP address to my PC manually, instead of using DHCP for this to work reliably). The real problem comes into play when you want to use the web based utility.

If your first thought was that you could use the web based utility wirelessly, think again. Linksys says it should work. It doesn't. After spending 65 minutes talking to a support person, he finally got so upset with me (even though I was doing my best to keep cool about it, and do everything he asked), that he had me connect it to my PS2 and connect wirelessly to an online game, he said problem solved, even though I couldn't use the web based utility wirelessly. He was unwilling to go any further.

What I did learn was what someone else already said. If you want to use the web based utility, you have to be connected with a wired connection. My best luck was connecting directly to the PC, as before, and then typing the IP address of the GA into your browser. You can then set everything up you wish. I was even connected to the internet wirelessly after everything was set up correctly, through the GA (after I switched my PC back to DHCP). Once that is done, disconnect it, and connect up your gaming console, and you should be ready to go. I would hope that Linksys will come out with a firmware upgrade that will make the interface more reliable.

The problem with connecting it wired to the router is as stated below, that you will have an IP conflict, because you have the same IP address registered as a wired IP and a wireless IP (Windoze XP kept pointing this out to me, and I finally realized why). Unless the GA disconnects from the router wirelessly, it will be a pain to set up this way.

I would still recommend this product, as it works perfectly, once set up, however, here are a few tips to remember.

1. Don't use online chat with Linksys while trying to set up this game adapter if you are using the computer you are using to chat, as the computer you are trying to set the game adapter up with. Reason: You will most likely get disconnected because you are fooling with IP addresses, and you can't reconnect to the same person.

2. Set up your router and game adapter to be "Wireless-G only" if you don't have any Wireless-B devices, because your W-G connection will be faster.

3-0 out of 5 stars An additional tip for those having trouble
I wrote a review earlier. I have noticed some people still having trouble. Some of this trouble may occur when people trying using the web-based utility.

Basically, you can set up everything correctly and the main page of the web-based utility will still say that the wireless adapter is "not connected".

What's happening? While the web-based utility is running the ethernet port of the wga54g is connected to the ethernet port of your pc. If, as suggested by Linksys, you manually select an ip address for the wga54g on the network (as opposed to allowing the router to assign an address using DHCP), the wireless address for you wga54g will share its internet address with the ethernet port of the wga54g, resulting in a conflict. Because of this conflict,the web-based utility will report that the wireless adapter is not attached to the network. If you disconnect the wga54g's ethernet port, however, the web-based utility will not function, as it seems to require a wired link to the network.

My advice. Follow Linksys's advice about manually assigning an ip address. Don't worry about the "Not connected" status reported by the web-based utility. If, according to the web-based utility, the wga54g sees the network, you are probably in decent shape. Disconnect the wga54g's ethernet port from the pc, connect the wga54g to the network port of your gaming system, configure the gaming system, and test to see if all works. Hint: To eliminate range concerns, it's handy to move the gaming system into the same room as the pc while you are configuring everything

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Setup for me...
Well, I bought this item for my Xbox prior to reading all of the troubles most seem to have. My brother, who builds computers, as a side job, recommended the Linksys to me b/c he said they are the leader in wireless internet blah blah.
(I am no computer whiz by any means)
Anyhow, after I ordered it (from another company online), I then decided to check out the reviews on Amazon (I know, I worked backwards on this)...but I definately got worried after reading all the difficulty most have.
But too late, item was shipped.
Upon recieving, I hooked it up to my ROUTER (not computer as the instruction sheet said to) (my router is a Linksys G (not sure model #), then plugged it in the outlet, and ran the setup disk. That took about 2 or 3 minutes.
Then I unhooked it and took it to my Xbox which is in the next room, about 25' from the computer, seperated by a wall.
I hooked it up to my Xbox and plugged it in and was up and running.
Total time it took me to finally play someone online was about 15 to 20 minutes, b/c all of the inputing you have to do to set up online with the Xbox.
So, for me, it works great, no problems.
Only gripe is, this unit runs HOT. Hope that doesn't cause any longevity issues.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good buy, but...
I purchased this product for my Playstation 2 after careful speculation, despite certain poor reviews given by some members. I tried for a while to get my computer to "see" the game adapter. Eventually, I just hooked it up to my PS2. Using Madden 2004, I tested the connection. The first time, it did not work. I tried again, this time replugging in the adapter of my router. This seemed to do the trick, at least for madden. However, when I inserted my Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4 disk, it said that the Game Adapter was not connected. My advice: Do not buy this adapter if you want to play THPS4 (It worked fine with my Madden 2004 and Socom games, though)

1-0 out of 5 stars Nonfunctional product, nonfunctional customer support
If only Linksys put as much effort into improving the quality of their products as they do trying to cut costs with their support department!

This product SHOULD be plug-and-play, but it's not. Setup is done through a PC, but don't even think about unplugging the power cable before you try to use it; otherwise, it will never connect. And when it does connect, its DHCP doesn't do its job.

It's very difficult getting that green "connect" LED to light up, and Linksys support is no help there. The web-based setup says "disconnected" when the light is lit, and "connected" when the light is dark. Make sense? Of course not. Linksys' only advice is to make sure all your network settings are as they should be; that's it. Guess what: even with the correct settings, this thing still doesn't connect. Think all you need is a firmware update? Wrong again - no fixes available for this paperweight as of June, 2004, and it's been on the market for a year.

In short, don't let the sub-$100 price tag lure you in; this is a hunk of junk. I'm returning mine! ... Read more

28. Linksys WPC54GX Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX

our price: $114.99
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Asin: B0006ZM4XU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2755
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

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  • High-speed Wireless-G networking for your notebook computer, now with SRX performance enhancement
  • New SRX technology: the farther away, the more advantage -- up to 8 times faster than standard Wireless-G (802.11g)
  • SRX also increases wireless range by up to 3 times and reduces dead spots in coverage area
  • Interoperates with standard Wireless-G and Wireless-B networks

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars It's not doing what it says
I have purchased the card for my 3 years old Toshiba laptop, which has a wireless card (b) so I thought it is time to go faster. I have connected to various access points with it,but for the firstweek I could not get it to connect to internet, so it would see the networks but it would not connect at all. After installing the latest driver i connected to internet, however even it shows a stronger signal than my laptop's card it is very very slow.Plus, it did not see some of the networks, which i could see with my laptop's card. The Tech. guys have been very kind , but their advice did not help.
I am very disappointed.

2-0 out of 5 stars Forget about Linksys SRX, go with Belkin Pre-N!
I had originally purchased a Linksys WRT54GX router along with the companion SRX wireless PC card because:1) I wanted to replace an 802.11b wireless network in my 2-story home for better coverage (I was having to use a Linksys wireless access point in repeater mode to get "complete coverage" with the old setup); and 2) I wanted a faster wireless network.

I quickly became frustrated with the new Linksys SRX wireless setup, primarily because my laptop (a 2004 HP model) wouldn't always detect the wireless card after powering up from sleep mode, and often there would be dropouts in my wireless internet connection, even when my laptop remained stationary.In addition, even though the wireless icon in the task bar would constantly indicate a connection speed of 108.0 Mbps, it was obvious that my new wireless internet connection was often far slower than even my old 11.0 Mbps wireless network connection!This problem was especially obvious with websites rich in photo-quality graphic images, like

So, I contacted Linksys tech support and, with the help of a friendly tech support agent, reprogrammed several parameters on the router.The problem improved, but only temporarily.Frustrated, I returned both the wireless router and the PC card and immediately ordered the Belkin Pre-N router and PC card (based on Cnet reviews, which rated the Belkin system higher anyway).

Both the Belkin wireless router and PC card installed quite easily with the accompanying installation CD's and my system has been up and running without a hitch--so far.One other thing I have liked about the Belkin system is that (using the included Belkin Wireless Client) it displays realtime send and receive speeds of the wireless card, which are often slower than the 108.0 Mbps the wireless icon in the taskbar is constantly pegged at; but at least I know the "true" speed of my wireless network at any given point in time (the measured speeds that are displayed are constantly changing and fluctuate mainly according to distance from the router).

Needless to say, I have been impressed with my early experience with this Belkin system and won't hesitate to highly recommend it to others considering a future home wireless network upgrade.Oh, and did I mention that the Belkin system was cheaper than Linksys'?!!

2-0 out of 5 stars dipleased with item
when i purchased this item i thought it would be easy to set up and run but when i got it running the only page it would run was linksys's tech support page and would not load internet explorer pages.the software would tell me it could not get a connection to the internet. my other wireless card works well with the router . I was trying to get it to run with a dlink di624 router rev c with the most up to date firmware. my other current card is a dlinklink extreame card with 108mbs constant.

1-0 out of 5 stars No Linux happiness here
If you're running Linux on your machines, I would recommend staying away from Linksys cards.The company only supports Windows operating systemsfor thier hardware.The WRT54GX router is still nice for the range and signal strength boost, but without a matching SRX enabled adapter with Linux drivers, you may as well go with a vendor that supports Linux and avoid the hassle.

4-0 out of 5 stars good extended range notebook adapter
I bought this to help get a better signal into my laptop, which has built in wi-fi.The signal strength seems to be quite a bit higher, usually boosted by a bar or two, and I'm picking up other people's routers that weren't detectable before.The only problem I do have is with the linksys utility.It doesn't always launch correctly at startup (it stays grey, and you have to exit and relaunch), and even when it does, it jumps signals even when I have something listed by priority-whether I use the linksys utility or windows to configure.I ended up ditching the linksys utility and everything seems to be fine just running through windows alone.None of the other equipment has SRX, but I've noticed a boost in both signal strength and speed after using this.It might take a little while to work out the kinks, but if you need something to increase signal strength, this works a lot better than the range extenders on the market. ... Read more

29. Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router

our price: $170.99
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Asin: B0002I7288
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3603
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • A high-reliability Internet connection-sharing router and 4-port switch for small business
  • Features dual Internet ports for load balancing and connection redundancy
  • Securely connects up to 30 remote users to your office network via VPN
  • Advanced SPI firewall protects your PCs from most known Internet attacks

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Firewall and VPN Router
Nice router, but does have a few bugs as other reviewer mentioned. Also, I wish they'd allow the filtering of port 113 (IDENT) - even the consumer firewall, the BEFSX41 does that! Once they iron out the initial bugs and put the feature set on par with the consumer routers - it'll be a great product!

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice Product but Linksys/Cisco Need Better QA - a few bugs!
I like this router - it's very flexible for the administrator that wants a little extra power beyond the general consumer Linksys routers. It also looks and feels more professional than the standard blue and black Linksys plastic boxes. The downside - Linksys continues to ship buggy software. In this case it's not too bad (they reversed incoming and outgoing IP addresses in the internal log and syslog feeds). However, that said, I haven't dug too deeply .. we'll see! Hopefully they pay attention and send out fixes in the firmware soon! ... Read more

30. Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Cable/DSL Router
list price: $69.99
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005ARK3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 383
Average Customer Review: 3.64 out of 5 stars
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In the past, people creating a home network had to choose between stringing cheap Ethernet cable all over the house or spending tons of cash on a slow, unreliable wireless system. Products like the BEFW11S4 wireless four-port cable/DSL router from Linksys have changed all that. This unit works as an Internet gateway, traditional four-port Ethernet hub, and wireless Ethernet hub; is easy to install; and is relatively inexpensive. With the Linksys cable modem and wireless Ethernet adapter we tested with the unit, everything worked like a charm with next to no configuration hassles.

The BEFW11S4 is chunkier than a standard Ethernet switched hub, but is so versatile that a little extra bulk is acceptable. Basic installation involves little more than plugging in the power cord and connecting the Ethernet output from your cable or DSL modem to an input port on the back of the device. Four Ethernet ports on the back accept connections from computers with standard network interface cards, while two antennas on the back handle the unit's wireless capabilities. The standard ports operate at up to 100 Mbps, while the 802.11b technology allows for wireless transmissions at up to 11 Mbps. That's not the blazing-fast performance you'd get from more expensive 802.11a or 802.11g wireless products, but is more than enough to handle Internet connection sharing, LAN gaming, and normal file transfer duties.

This product's forte is Internet connection sharing, as it serves as a single point of contact for every computer attached to a home network. All your ISP sees is one IP address sending and receiving Internet traffic, even though several computers on the other side of the BEFW11S4 might be accessing the Internet at the same time. The other nice thing about this setup, as opposed to standard Internet connection-sharing software, is that no particular PC must be turned on before the others on the network can access the Internet. As long as the BEFW11S4 is running, any PC can get on the Web.

Although the device is surprisingly easy to set up, a Web-based interface is available that lets advanced users access security settings, permissions, and a variety of other options. It is easy to use and can be accessed by any PC on the network without having to install special software. The unit itself provides plenty of feedback, as it is equipped with several LEDs that indicate the status of each standard connection, along with the wireless signal. There also is an uplink port on the back that lets users add more hubs, switches, or other devices as their network grows.

The router performed as expected in tests, providing fast 100 Mbps speeds to two basement computers using the standard Ethernet ports and a steady 11 Mbps signal to a third PC located upstairs and about 40 feet laterally from the base transmitter. The strength of the wireless signal is entirely dependent on the conditions in which the device is used, but most home users shouldn't have a problem reaching any one room of their house from any other room.

Perhaps the only drawback to the BEFW11S4 is that if installation doesn't go as smoothly as it did for us, configuring the device could be difficult for novice users. It's designed to be a plug-and-play unit, but there are hundreds of seriously advanced settings lurking under that friendly façade that can really mess things up if they are not configured properly. The good news is that most users likely won't have any problems, and once the BEFW11S4 is set up it works so smoothly and seamlessly that you'll forget it's there after a while. --T. Byrl Baker


  • Easy installation, seamless operation
  • Makes it very easy to share an Internet connection
  • Powerful configuration options for those who want to get their hands dirty
  • Wireless Ethernet adapters to connect to a PC must be purchased separately
  • 802.11b transmission speeds are pokey compared to more modern standards

For more information on the differences between an Access Point and a Router with Access Point, see the following table:

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  • Connects to a broadband modem, a 10/100 Ethernet backbone, or wireless network
  • Long wireless operating range supports 300 feet indoors and 1,500 feet outdoors
  • Provides roaming, best access-point selection, load balancing, and network traffic filtering
  • Configurable through your networked PC's Web browser
  • Can act as a DHCP server for your existing network

Reviews (930)

5-0 out of 5 stars A real answer to a real problem
I am not sure what all the others had problems with but my Linksys worked great out of the box. Setting it up I had an issue that was easily fixed by calling tech support,(only 5 min wait and worth it, the technician was very good). My laptop which will be connecting wirelessly was not connecting no matter what I tried. It turns out that you can't run wireless cards and ethernet cards (mine was built in} at the same time because the machine will always default to the ethernet card. Which is exactly what was happening. We removed the driver for the ethernet card and it began to work great right away. Everything else about the setup was fairly simple and went very smooth the directions were easy to understand. I especially liked the quick installation sheet which is what I used to setup with.

I highly recommend this product and would buy it again if I had to do it all over. The distance of the wireless machine is really dependent on terrain. But for my two story house it was great. The only weak spot being downstairs in the opposite direction of the linksys base as far as I could go. However it still worked and was quite able to handle downloads even at the weakest point. You just can't go wrong till they come out with a new beakthrough in technology. But even then the prices will be to high in the beginning. For instance the new 802.11a is several hundred dollars more expensive then this machine. And for what you get I just don't need it.

This is a winner. The newest version of the product is BEF11S4 VER 2. Many of the reviews done in this section were about the
BEF11S4 its the same model number but lacking the ver.2 after the BEF11S4.

The newest version has fixed most of the bugs of the previous version. Good Luck!!! A very satisfied consumer

4-0 out of 5 stars Impressive
This unit accomodates both hard wired networks (up to 4 devices) and wireless networks (use the Linksys cards - others may not be compatible) and serves as a router and access point. Setting it up was incredibly simple (I updated the firmware right away) and the default settings worked perfectly with my cable (Road Runner) ISP. I did implement MAC cloning on advice from the Linksys website (a great source for info on configuring this for various DSL/cable ISPs) later just in case. This was easy with the web-based configuration software.

You do have to know how your ISP works. I'm assuming I could not disable DHCP because Road Runner uses it. Since I couldn't give my machines static IP addresses, I sometimes have to change the port forwarding configurations depending on which IP address the router assigns each machine (we turn off the machines at night). You also need to reconfigure some of your internet software to work behind a firewall if they haven't been set that way all ready. And in some cases, I had to disable my personal firewalls (we use Sygate, AtGuard or Zone Alarm) for internet software to work (particularly FTP clients).

The wireless range (we have 3 hard wired computers and a couple of wireless laptops) is not spectacular (50' radius) but adequate for our purposes. Would have appreciated some input from the manufacturer about effective placement of the unit for optimal wireless performance.

If you're willing to do a little tweaking now and then and don't need extensive wireless range, this is a great all-purpose device.

1-0 out of 5 stars If the router doesn't work, you are out of luck
I bought a Linksys router in October 2003, and still have not gotten it to work wirelessly. The box did not include the installation CD, and I was told by Linksys that I could BUY one if I wanted. I have emailed, faxed, wrote, and of course called, with no help. I have asked for an RMA, and was told "I think that has something to do with returning the product". Linksys tech support is terrible. Buy at your own risk.

1-0 out of 5 stars Crashes often and DON'T UPGRADE FIRMWARE
I have always been a very happy Linksys customer ... until I bought this unit. It seems that Linksys quality control is going downhill now that they are part of a big and established company.

My router crashed at least once a day (which killed my VPN to my office), and required a power cycle to get working again. Not only would the internet connection die, but I could no longer access the router using This was with the latest firmware at the time (1.50.10). I think that the router especially has problems with PPPoE connections.

A week ago, I noticed that the new firmware was available, and I was hopeful that it would fix the crashing problem. I upgraded the firmware to 1.50.14, and after about 45seconds or so, the Linksys software said that the upgrade completed successfully. At this point, my router locked up and quit responding. After all the warnings about not power-cycling the router or computer during the upgrade, I was paranoid about doing so. I waited for 10 minutes to be absolutely sure that the upload had finished. At this point, I power cycled the router, and all that happens is the power light flickers on and off, and the router is now an expensive paperweight.

I will never buy a Linksys product again!!! I have heard that the version 4 of this router (the current version) doesn't work very well, but I was shocked when the firmware upload made the unit completely useless!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars An abysmal product
I have had this Linksys router for about a year, and it has been a living nightmare! It constantly drops the signal and has to be reset, and it stopped working altogether one day. After two hours on the phone with Linksys tech support, I was able to get the Ethernet ports working again - but not the wireless. I've commiserated with many others who've had nothing but trouble with their Linksys wireless products.

Now I have a new D-Link wireless router, and it works great. It took me less than a half hour to set up and get running with all three of my laptops (including using WEP security), and the signal from the D-Link router is much stronger throughout my house than the Linksys ever was. I couldn't be happier now that I've ditched the Linksys! ... Read more

31. Linksys WRV54G Wireless-G VPN Router

our price: $149.99
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Asin: B0000AR8Z1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1750
Average Customer Review: 2.32 out of 5 stars
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  • An Internet connection-sharing Router, Switch, and Access Point with built-in VPN endpoint capability and advanced security features
  • Jump start your small business network by connecting both Wireless-G (802.11g) PCs, and local wired PCs
  • Securely connect up to 50 remote or traveling users to your office network via VPN
  • Advanced Security: Wireless data encryption (WEP), 802.1X authentication and authorization support, SPI Firewall and Internet Access filtering
  • The Virtual Private Network (VPN) function creates encrypted "tunnels" through the Internet so up to 50 remote or traveling users can securely connect to your office network from off-site, or users in your branch office can connect to a corporate network

Reviews (34)

3-0 out of 5 stars Reboot at least once daily...
I was really looking to rate it 2.5 stars.

My background/IT IQ: software developer that moonlights as IT support contractor.

I support a small company that purchased this thing three months ago. As of this date, I've installed the latest firmware on the unit and realized a bit more stability. BUT,

- The WAN connection is failing once a day, precipitating a reset. Then all is fine for another 24 hours or so.

- Like someone said earlier, any ole configuration change requires the unit to reset - a behavior I had not seen with previous Linksys products(BE... and WRT54G at my home -- both much better(read reliable) products).

- Mixed mode wireless is less than stable too, but I've put in additional switches around the office so even laptop users are "plugging in" when at their desks.

The previously mentioned switches seem to have, as a side effect, "confused" the WRV54G at times upon reset. I say that because once in a while a simple reset(power reset that is) doesn't clear up that once daily WAN drop. Disconnecting the ethernet patch cable from the internal network(which is all connected into a switch in the closet) from the router is 100% effective at those times when power reset doesn't work.

Hopefully that last bit didn't confuse you too much. I inserted only for those thinking about using this thing in a similar small biz network.

I have not successfully setup a VPN yet -- I haven't really tried between a home machine and this router. I have been much more interested in finding out whether(supposedly yes) and how you can setup a connection between two routers. Through Google and others, I've only found one person who successfully did this. Considering it's reliability though, I've stopped bothering.

They MAY improve this thing with future firmware, but truly, it's not worth buying presently. You're better off with a proven VPN router(the earlier Linksys?) and getting a WAP for wireless.


1-0 out of 5 stars Igor
Constant troubles, reboot every day. Support is patetic. Do not buy

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Ready for Prime Time
As stated in many prior reviews here, the WRV54G is simply not ready for release as a consumer-quality product. My friend was looking for a wireless router with VPN, and he bought this one simply because it was the only such unit at CompUSA at the time. I have used many Linksys products before and have been very satisfied with their quality, so I initially thought it was a good choice. Boy, was I wrong.

The setup was indeed simple, and the unit was up and running in a few minutes. There were a few snags getting 128-bit encryption running, but overall the interface seemed pretty intuitive.

The big problem with this unit is reliability. Connected behind a standard cable modem, this unit loses its DHCP settings frequently (usually in a day or two, sometimes sooner, and at every reboot). When this happens, the connection to the Internet is gone. It's still possible to connect to the administration page on the router itself, though, at least usually. The only way to restore the DHCP settings is to go to the Status tab on the administration web site and click on the DHCP Renew button. Even power-cycling the unit doesn't work, as DHCP is always messed up when it reboots, but clicking the DHCP Renew button causes it to work again.

On three occasions, the wireless unit seemed to fail. Connecting to the router with an Ethernet cable, rebooting the unit through the admin interface, and manually renewing DHCP worked twice. One time, even connecting to the admin interface via the Ethernet cable failed.

My friend bought another unit to install at a second home, and had Comcast install the unit when they installed the cable modem. Of course, they left everything at default settings and did as little as possible. Once again, the next day, DHCP failed and the Internet connection was lost; only this time, hitting DHCP Renew still did not renew the address, nor did power-cycling the unit. Tossing the router altogether and plugging straight into the cable modem works fine, though, but of course that defeats the purpose of a router.

I can't review the VPN functionality, because it's never been stable enough running as a plain router to even begin worrying about VPN yet.

Upgrading to the latest firmware version did not help. My advice: stay clear of the WRV54G! If the issues are firmware-related, perhaps future upgrades will fix this unit. I wouldn't bet on it with my money, though.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not up to Linksys usual high quality...
As an IT consultant, I have always loved Linksys equipment for my small and medium business customers, they always seem to work out of the box, but yet have enough advanced configurations to make a tech geek happy.

Well time comes to purchase a Wireless Router for my home, so I can setup a VPN tunnel, when we install the VPN end point at the office later next month.

I open the box and setup the router, take a few minutes to configure it, clone MAC address, setup DDNS (wish it would support updating AD DDNS), and other settings. At first the DDNS wouldn't update, no big deal everything else is working.

36 hours later... turn on my Xbox to play a game of Mechassualt, DHCP isn't providing an IP, decide to wait until the next morning when I bring one of my laptops home. Sure enough couldn't ping the thing from work, it isn't assigning IPs, nor could I pull up the setup page. I hit the reset button, the modem reboots and starts working.

I then goto the setup page, lucky it kept all my settings, I then did the firmware update. Works fine for another 24 hours. I am getting really disappointed, tonight I am going to do a 30 second reset on the modem and will find out in 24 hours whether or not I will have to do an RMA.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good if you like to reboot
I have had the wrv54g for about a month, and it worked fine until I needed to web into the router or use the wireless. The box locks out the ability to web in to the management interface, not the external interface (WAN) but the internal interface. And the wireless access dies at the same time.
All the wired connections still function, as far as I can tell, and the firewall still functions while the management interface is locked-up. I have the latest code for the router, but I have had to reboot this thing almost once a day. This is a fairly pricey box for a home user, and Linksys has had some good products, but I would recommend staying away from the wrv54g.
The reliability, or lack of, has really been disappointing. Save your money, this product is not worth half the current price. ... Read more

32. Linksys BEFVP41 EtherFast Cable/DSL VPN Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch
list price: $190.00
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005Y7DQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2971
Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars
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  • Establish up to 70 virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Uses DES and 3DES encryption and authentication to secure your sensitive data
  • Eliminates the need to install VPN client software
  • IP routing supports a variety of popular applications
  • Built-in firewall provides exceptional network security

Reviews (31)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cheap VPN
I've been lookiing for a solid, inexpensive VPN solution for quite some time so I was pleased to find this little router. I had no problems configuring the unit to connect to a Watchguard Firebox II and a Nortel Networks Contivity 100S, both of which inhabit my equipment rack at the office. Configuring VPN's can be frustrating if you are unfamiliar with the technology but this product has a very simple interface and a bit of time spent educating yourself about IPSec will ease the setup.

Highly recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have and still use this product, but the problems with it are serious for the non-technical user and technical user alike.

There are problems with the firmware and the DHCP on the WAN side (for those who don't know, if you get your IP assigned to you on the fly by your ISP when you log in, you're getting a Dynamic IP using DHCP.)It will cease to update properly after a few days. The only way to fix this is to reset the router either by powering it off and on, or by forcing a soft boot of the router. Neither is a good option.

The VPN software will work with XP & Win2k but only if you have a static IP to go to. This too is a firmware problem. Also the event logging and SMNP reporting ceases to perform after only a couple hours at most.

The Linksys service people will not acknowledge there is a problem unless you point to the Broadband webside and all the regularly reported problems from others. Their immediate response is that it must be you or that specific box (it's not, it's the firmware).

I got this router because I'd had good experience previously from Linksys. Their other products are decent, but this one is heading towards the lemon pile fast.

I AM connecting still using this product, and the features for port triggering and other aspects of the products features do work, but I had to do a dramatic workaround to make one of my computers force a reset every 8 hours to keep it working all the time.

Look at other products first.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favor - get a NetGear FVS328
I've been using this router for almost 2 years. Recently it just stopped working - I think it finally burned out, probably due to all of the heat it generates while running. Besides that, I found that it was very slow, compared with other routers. Its VPN implementation works OK, but its slow also - I don't know why, since its hardware!!! I replaced it with a NetGear FVS328, I now my VPN connections are about 4 times faster, and my regular web browsing is a lot faster. Do yourself a favor get the NetGear!

5-0 out of 5 stars Considering the price, it's pretty good...
I found this box when looking for an affordable firewall and vpn solution for remote users. On site, we're using Symantec products, including Velociraptor and their firewall V 6.5.3. The Symantec products are quite expensive (in the thousands of dollars) and count user licenses. Symantec support was absolutely horrible at a cost of nearly a grand a year. So, when pricing firewalls (especially with vpn) the linksys is absolutely dirt cheap.

When testing vpn solutions, I found IKE unreliable regardless of manufacturer, particularly when mixing different manufacturers (i.e., Linksys connecting to Symantec). I bought support from Symantec specifically to resolve VPN issues. The most intelligent comment that I received from them, is that VPN is still new to the extent there are not clear standards, so some products simply will not work with those from another manufacturer. In our organization, we have Netscreen 5xp (about $500 for a box smaller than the linksys) Sonicwall, Symantec (several flavors) and Linksys. The Linksys boxes are used remotely (in homes) only.

So, when working with IKE, I have some experience using different products from different manufacturers. I just don't use it. All tunnels are created with static keys. By far, the most difficult products for which to build tunnels are the Symantec products. The naming conventions are absolutely counter-intuitive, i.e., is it the integrity algorithm key or the privacy algorithm key that establishes the connection vs encrypting the data? The Linksys fields are much more intuitive, and similar to those of other manufacturers.

With the (also expensive) Sonic firewalls, it was not possible to build 3DES tunnels with the Linksys due to limitations with the Sonicwall. I'm able to use 3DES tunnels between the Linksys and Symantec products. I'm only able to build 3DES tunnels between the Symantec products and SOME Sonicwall products. This goes back to lack of a clear standard, restrictions on key length, some products allowing non-standard characters, and others not, etc. The Linksys is very configurable with these more expensive products, and it is the more expensive product that usually is the problem.

Regarding reliabiliy, I work from home on a daily basis, and the tunnel will remain up for months at a time. If the firewall service is restarted on the Symantec product, the tunnel drops until it is reset on the Linksys. This can be done by disabling and re-enabling, or simply rebooting the router. I simply do not worry about hacks to my home PC which runs 24x7.

Over all, the product is fantastic considering the price. For those who've been very negative, I can only say that I've not experienced it with at least half a dozen in service, and suggest that they try some other products to gain a more true comparison. I've also called Linkys support a couple of times, and consider it reasonably good. Perhaps they're not experts, but it was far less stressful than talking to Symantec (costing nearly a grand per year for the privilage) only to find a support tech that was overburdened and over stressed (perhaps from handling a complex and difficult issue for the gazzilionth time) and who made it absolutely clear that you'll come away feeling like a bumbling idiot each time you call. Consider that you get what you pay for, and paying allot is not a guarantee that all will go well. I'm a network admin for a small company.

2-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment all around
I purchased a pair of Linksys BEFVP41 units to connect two office networks, and to provide for secure remote network access through VPNs to mobile users. While the units performed the former job adequately, the latter left a lot to be desired.

I should have known better when presented with Linksys' confusing marketing information. In one breath (from their web site) they say, "No IPSec VPN Client Software Needed," while in another say, "Mobile workers can also connect to a corporate network using an IPSec based VPN client software solution." As usual, there's a slight gulf between marketing spin and reality.

For PC-to-box connections, such as those with mobile users, it's true that no special client software is needed. Windows 2000 and XP users can, in fact, connect to the BEFVP41 without special software, but only if the computer has a static IP address. Whether on local networks or in a coffee shop hotspot, it's unlikely the typical desktop user will have a static IP address, which translated means that, in fact, VPN client software IS needed to make these units useful in that remote network access role.

That's because the BEFVP41 supports only IPSec. Commonly used Windows-based VPNs use PPTP or L2TP, both of which are built into Windows. But this unit (and most others) doesn't provide PPTP or L2TP support.

Back to the requirement, then, for aftermarket IPSec VPN software. The software is not inexpensive, and it adds considerably to the total cost of this Linksys solution. I tested the IPSec client from French company TheGreenBow, and it does work. The problem is that there is no DHCP or other types of dynamic addressing or DNS support; it's merely a "raw" network pipe. For most mobile users, this isn't going to be particularly functional, and that's especially true for users of networks that use Windows Active Directory. (Perhaps the other recommended option, the SoftRemote VPN client, addresses this, but either way, it's a costly add-on.)

All of this left me searching for ways to get PPTP support without buying other hardware. The suggestion widely made was to merely configure a Windows server behind the firewall to offer PPTP, and configure the Linksys BEFVP41 to pass PPTP through. Simply put, this doesn't work.

Linksys' web site features a tech note on how to configure this very scenario. However, had anyone at Linksys actually TESTED the tech note, they would have discovered it doesn't work. The tech note suggests port mapping ports 1723 (PPTP) and 47 (supposedly for GRE, a protocol necessary for PPTP to work properly). The problem is that "47" is NOT A PORT NUMBER, it is the PROTOCOL number of GRE. Mapping port 47 in the firewall has absolutely NO IMPACT WHATEVER on the GRE protocol. Whoever wrote the tech note clearly has very little understanding of the subject matter.

It is possible that some Linksys firewalls will work with PPTP pass-through, but the BEFVP41 clearly does not. Empirical evidence suggests that the GRE protocol is not properly handled internally to support the pass-through scenario. The connection can be made to port 1723 on a Windows server behind the firewall when passed through the Linksys, but without proper GRE handling, the VPN connection can't actually be established.

When you add to all of this a remarkably clunky web management interface, the Linksys BEFVP41 is a non-starter for me. Both units are on their way back to as I write this review. After a previous experience with the company where they took forever to update drivers to fix a compatibility issue; after seeing technically inaccurate tech notes on their support web site; and after adding-in this experience, I'll think twice before bothering with anything Linksys again.

My chosen replacement for the BEFVP41 (a pair of CyberGuard/SnapGear SG300 units) have already arrived, and have proven themselves to be far more flexible, more configurable, and more powerful than the BEFVP41. Along with their configurability, the SG300s provide PPTP and L2TP support directly (in addition to IPSec), making a total solution that (unlike the BEFVP41) TRULY doesn't require special software clients to offer a total office-to-office and mobile-to-office network solution. ... Read more

33. Linksys WRT55AG Dual-Band Wireless A+G Access Point + Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch
list price: $149.00
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Asin: B00008WM9J
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2710
Average Customer Review: 2.09 out of 5 stars
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  • Dual-band, tri-standard Access Point communicates with Wireless-A (802.11a), Wireless-B (802.11b), and Wireless-G (draft 802.11g) wireless networks
  • Protect your wireless investment while preparing your infrastructure for the future
  • Built-in 4-port Switch jump-starts your wired network, while the Router functionality securely shares your high-speed Internet connection with wired and wireless computers
  • Advanced Security: Wireless data encryption (WEP), VPN pass-through, Internet access control and Wireless filters

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars Firmware upgrade 1.04 fixes a lot of problems
I purchased this router at the end of July 2003 and immediately upgraded the router's firmware to Linksys's latest offering v1.04. As an earlier reviewer recommended, I configured the router manually, avoiding the automatic setup.

I am using 802.11a with WEP (better than nothing since Linksys has not provided WPA support yet), MAC filtering and the router's built in DHCP server. Only one client attaches to the router. The router has been up and running for about a week and I have not encountered any of the problems mentioned in earlier posts.

My main complaints are with the router's current feature set:
- No ability to disable 802.11a SSID broadcasts (b/g SSID can be disabled)
- No ability to save the router's configuration to a file
- No ability to create/change/use a logon name to administer the router (you simply supply a password)
- Poor traffic monitoring features

But these are minor gripes. Overall, I am very happy with the WRT55AG.

1-0 out of 5 stars BEWARE!
I was so excited to get this that I paid extra to have it overnighted to me. What nobody told me is that this device doesn't send a signal more than thirty-five feet!!!!!! That's ridiculous. I called the company and they admitted that's the best the device will do -- 35 feet. I hate it. I had to buy a booster and boosters for every computer in the house, and even then the signal was really weak. I'm VERY disappointed. Buyer beware.

1-0 out of 5 stars Linksys WRT55AG w/firmware v1.04
Orange County's post is right on. This product initially shipped with firmware v1.02. It was a disaster. 802.11a didn't work at all, and DHCP dropped your IP all the time. Supposedly in firmware v1.04 they resolved these issues. However, I am here to tell you that I just purchased this product and it shipped with firmware v1.04. 802.11a still does not work, even using the Linksys WPC55AG PCMCIA card with it. And what a joke that is, the card supports WAP, but the router doesn't! Please Linksys, could such an oversight be possible. I immediately contacted Linksys to inform them that the router still dropped your DHCP even on a PC connected via wire. They are aware of the problems, but not currently working on them, with no ETA for any resolution. I agree with Orange County's April 9 post, ...this thing DOES NOT WORK! And Linksys is not interested in supporting it. Check out the review at "Tom's Hardware Guide" on the net. He is a very well respected hardware tester, and he even agrees that this product is seriously flawed. Just read his review! Again, for those people that have it working, they must only use it to occasionally check email or the internet. If you use it in an environment where a steady connection is needed, it will drop you. This product would be da'bomb, if Linksys would get off of there Speedbooster Wireless-G" and fix the firmware in this thing. Come on Linksys, wake up over there...

1-0 out of 5 stars WRT55AG ...what a joke...
I recently purchased the Linksys WPC55AG wireless PCMCIA card, and the WRT55AG wireless router. Both of these products are suppose to support A+B+G. Any review on here stating that these products work without a glitch are people who have wide open unsecure wireless networks. As for us more advanced users who prefer security, these products are a joke. Both work perfectly with no security enabled. However, enable WEP and BLAM! ...everything stops working. The router drops your DHCP connection over and over. This was supposedly resolved in firmware v1.04, NOT! I have been through one WPC55AG card, and two WRT55AG routers at Linksys Tech Support recommendations. And every single time, it is the exact same problem. What sucks is that not enough people buy the tri-band A+B+G products, so they don't care that it doesn't work. They simply choose to worry about there "G" only products that seem to be somewhat working at this point. Hence the promotion of the new Linksys G-Speedbooster technology. Be smart, don't waste your money on these products. Also, for all you happy customers, try securing your wireless network, then come back and tell us that this router and card are great products.

1-0 out of 5 stars An Expensive Dud
I have used other Linksys equipment with great results, so when I recommended this unit to a friend I was sorely disappointed when it failed to meet his (and my) expectations.

There are multiple problems with using Yahoo webcams via this router. The tech support people have a fix for one (the "superwebcam bug") but are unwilling or unable to understand that it is not the only bug. Regular Yahoo webcams do not function either until the WRT55AG router is taken out of the system.

As observed elsewhere, Linksys tech support treats you like you're crazy or simply ignores your pleas for help.

As a Cisco shareholder, I actually approached this company with a bias in their favor. And I would have been able to forgive them if they had admitted there is a bug and set a date for a bug fix software update. The buggy firmware has not been updated since June, 2003.

As it stands my friend invested $500 on a complete wireless A+G network on my recommendation. I told him he was getting a top of the line system. It has never met his (reasonable) expectations. It has never worked as well as my much cheaper BEFW11S4 wireless router. He has to manually remove the WRT55AG every time he wants to view Yahoo Webcams and later plug it back in again to make his wireless network partially functional again.

In short, if you want a Linksys wireless router, get the BEFW11S4; it costs way less, it's fast enough for use with DSL and cable modems and works so well that you will never have to use their dysfunctional technical support. If you want an all band A+G router look elsewhere or wait until version 1.04 of the firmware for this one has been fixed. ... Read more

34. Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge
list price: $264.00
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Asin: B00008WMBT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 5634
Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars
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  • Connect any Ethernet-equipped device to a high-speed Wireless-G Network
  • Converts wired-Ethernet devices to Wireless-G (draft 802.11g) network connectivity
  • Works without drivers on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, PlayStation2, Xbox, or proprietary devices--anything with an Ethernet port
  • Provides high-speed cable-free bridging between remote workgroups
  • Supports Power Over Ethernet for ease of installation (POE Adapter required)

Reviews (30)

2-0 out of 5 stars Still a work in progress
Let me say that I've been very happy with most of the Linksys products I used over the years, both wired and wireless, including my current wireless G router and PC card. However, along with the wireless B USB adapter I tried a few months ago, the WET54G did not quite live up to expectations. I couldn't communicate reliably with the device pure and simple. When I could access the bridge via it's ethernet or wireless connection either my browser would time out, or more commonly, I would get some of the web setup page, but with script errors or only partial information about the setup. When I could communicate with it, the reliable range was less than 30 feet direct line of site with no walls in between. I couldn't even stream mp3's reliably from a PC connected to it unless the bridge was within 10 feet of my WRT54G router. I second Tim Higgins excellent review at about it's limited range and hope that a firmware fix is in the works. Until then, my server PC will have to stay connected to my router via Cat5.

3-0 out of 5 stars Consider the WET54GS5 instead
For just a little more money, the WET54GS5 adds a 5-port switch. Installation could not have been easier, and the unit seems well-made.

2-0 out of 5 stars Watch out for Hardware Version!
Actually, the hardware is fine. I'm disappointed in . .
I bought the WET54G Wireless Bridge from to use with a WRTG54G Router in a small business network I support. I picked the WET54G after reviewing it on the Linksys site and noting that I could enable WPA security since both devices support WPA and WEP.
UNFORTUNATELY, the WET54G I received from was NOT the hardware version 2 device but, instead, version 1.1 which shipped with firmware 2.05 (upgradeable to 2.06). . . BUT I need to have a vers 2.0 hardware with firmware 2.08 or higher in order to have WPA security capability!
Watch out. Make sure that the product you buy is the current version!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable!
I have to join the chorus of negative reviews of this product. I bought the WET54G and the WRT54G to replace a non-standard (RadioLan) wireless connection. My first suspicion that this might not be a quality product was when I noticed the Ethernet plug wouldn't lock into place. I thought the install was straightforward, and I was initially please with the speed and reliability, but after several days of continuous use the connection began to get fairly flaky, and finally the unit couldn't detect ANY of the numerous wireless networks that suround me. In the meantime, my Apple iBook sitting 3 feet away had no problem setting up a reliable link to the WRT54g. I have more money then time, and didn't want to hassle with customer support, so I foolishly bought a 2nd unit, thinking perhaps I had just picked up a lemon. Same symptoms: an initial honyemoon, increasing unreliability, and finally total failure. I STRONGLY advise against this item.

3-0 out of 5 stars Is Amazon shipping WET54G hardware version 1 or version 2 ?
It seems that version 2 fixed most bugs, as well as introduced WPA encryption (firmware downloadable from Linksys web site).
Does anyone know whether recent Amazon orders are shipping V1 or V2? The 03 stars ratings are assuming V2.
Thanks. ... Read more

35. Linksys BEFSX41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router (4-Port 10/100 Switch / VPN Endpoint)
list price: $116.00
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Asin: B00006G2OJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1115
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The Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast cable/DSL firewall router with 4-port switch/VPN endpoint is the perfect solution for connecting a small group of PCs to a high-speed broadband Internet connection or a 10/100 Ethernet backbone. The router can be configured to limit internal users' Internet access based on URLs and/or time periods (URL filtering and time filtering). For enhanced protection against intruders from the Internet, the router features an advanced SPI firewall.

Use the cable/DSL firewall router with 4-port switch/VPN endpoint to create IPSec VPN tunnels, so you can securely connect to the corporate server from your home office--or from any location, when you're on the road. The router provides a dedicated port for DMZ hosting and acts as the only externally recognized Internet gateway on your LAN. With the performance and security features of the Linksys cable/DSL firewall router with 4-port switch/VPN endpoint, your network will take advantage of the Internet while keeping its data secure.

This router is compatible with Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Me, and XP.

Note: All Linksys routers now include a special edition of Norton Internet Security! Claim your free CD-ROM by calling (800) 814-0180, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific, seven days a week. ... Read more


  • Supports up to two IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels
  • Protects PCs from "ping of death", SYN flood, land attacks, IP spoofing, and other DoS (Denial of Service) attacks
  • Supports URL filtering and time filtering
  • Blocks Java, ActiveX, and cookies
  • Easily configurable through a Web browser from any networked PC

36. Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with Speedbooster

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Asin: B0002XZQAE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1542
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  • High-speed wireless networking for your desktop or notebook via USB 2.0
  • New SpeedBooster technology increases Wireless-G performance by up to 35%
  • Easy, no-tools setup on any desktop or notebook computer with USB support
  • Wireless communications are protected by up to 128-bit data encryption

37. Linksys USBHUB4C ProConnect Compact USB 4-Port Hub
list price: $52.00
our price: $11.07
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Asin: B0000658CH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 251
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Specially designed for PCs equipped with a USB port, the Proconnect compact USB four-port hub from Linksys offers instant connectivity for up to four USB devices. Plug in peripherals like digital cameras, Ethernet adapters, modems, printers, mice, keyboards, scanners, and portable data storage devices in seconds.

Ready to run, right out of the box, this compact USB four-port hub makes high-speed, low-cost expansion a snap. The hub allows four USB devices to be configured and ready for use as soon as you plug them in. Equipped with advanced hot-swap technology, the hub even lets you attach or detach USB devices while your computer is on, making it possible to switch devices on the fly!

The Linksys Proconnect compact USB four-port hub offers data transfer rates of up to 12 Mbps, which makes it perfect for speed-hungry multimedia, gaming, and Ethernet networking applications. For added expandability, you can daisy chain the hub to additional USB hubs. Use up to 127 USB devices at the same time. ... Read more


  • Access up to 4 USB devices simultaneously
  • Offers simultaneous access to all devices
  • Fast 12 Mbps data transfer rate
  • Daisy-chain multiple USB hubs together
  • Plug and play

38. Linksys WKPC54G Wireless-G Network Kit for Notebooks
list price: $220.00
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0001FS9MK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1572
Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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  • Wireless Router and a Wireless PC Card Adapter for your laptop
  • Router shares a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection and other resources with both wired and wireless PCs
  • Wireless communications at up to 54 Mbps data rate
  • Features 256-bit WEP encryption
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars MAJOR ISSUES--Do not Buy!!
There are significant issues with this combo, attributed to the new internal architecture and reduced power. The card is also new, and has some issues. The connection is constantly dropping off, even in close proximity. To date, Linksys is not being helpful. Rather buy the separate base and card for about $10-$20 more.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy a real Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Route and card instead
The router in this package is based ona completely different chipset than the Linksys WRT54G router. The router in this package only has one antenna which severly limits the usable range. Each change to the router configuration will require a 10 second 'reboot' of the router. This gets to be very annoying after a few changes.
It will only cost about $10 more to get the real WRT54G and PCMCIA card and it will be well worth the extra $10. I'm not sure what Linksys is trying to achieve by selling this combo with a such a crappy router. They should package the regular WRT54G with the PCMCIA card and offer a discount, instead they put this piece of crap router in with the regualr PCMCIA card and try to pass it off as a good deal. Shame on you Linksys. You will ruin your good reputation with this router.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Fast !!!!
I received the Linksys Wireless-G kit last week, had it working in just a few minutes (just follow the instructions). Works great !! Much faster than the 802.11-b which I have used in the past. Also, this is a great price, and delivery was free and quick !!! Thanks.

1-0 out of 5 stars This Sucks!
Don't buy this if you are using a Toshiba Satellite Notebook. While configuration is easy, and the connection is there, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and other web-necessary applications WILL NOT WORK. Stay away from this piece of crap.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent Kit
I wanted to set up a wireless network and was very concerned with which hardware i was going to use. I read the mixed reviews of the (much cheaper) microsoft wireless notebook kit as well as the mixed reviews of the D-link router. It seamed that you were either gonna get something that worked great or crap. I have had nothing but great luck with this kit. I am running a Motorola surfboard modem, this kit, a linksys pc card serving three computers: a dell laptop (with the wireless card in this kit), a G4 powerbook (running mac os 10.3) and a homebuilt pc running windows xp home (with the linksys wireless desktop card). All 3 computers were online in less than one hour after the cable internet was activated. No matter what you hear about security, don't leave your network unprotected! Where i live there are 6 unprotected wireless networks, the best of them was from a linksys router. I just did a little casual surfing before the cable was installed, but i had access to all six of their ip addresses, their router hardware ids and could of easily set up a password for their networks, that they would never have (i could never do this, but someone else may). The first thing i did was enabled a WEP key and password protected my router configuration setup page. Everything was a breeze. I couldn't ask for a more stable router and overall network. ... Read more

39. Linksys USB200M EtherFast USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter

our price: $26.99
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Asin: B000085ZKV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1182
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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  • Compact size for greater flexibility
  • Easy-to-Read LEDs
  • Connects at a full 100Mbps via USB 2.0, up to 8 times faster than a USB 1.1 adapter
  • Also compatible with USB 1.1 desktop and notebook computers
  • Plug-and-Play Compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, Millennium, and XP

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Solution
Pefect for adding an older Windows 98 PC without a 10/100 port to a network with virtually no effort.

2-0 out of 5 stars Get a different one
It worked instantly out of the box, but the hinged door is very cheap and fragile. If you look at the picture real closely, you see that you plug the cord into a flimsy hinged trap-door. When the door breaks or pops the hinges, the cord drops out. I had to replace it with a stronger direct plug-in type.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice.
I have one of the older USB 1.0 adapters in my computer junk drawer (a collection of adapters, plugs, gender changers, card readers & cables....sounds a bit like a circus side show but it never fails me!) and have found it useful on several occasions, but this 2.0 model is in daily service on a network server. Basically, you can plug your ethernet cable into the adapter and then insert the plug end into any USB receptacle (2.0 or 1.1) on your machine (such as on a laptop or a TIVO, etc.). Its purpose is to make buying and installing an ethernet card unnecessary. It has connection & data transfer LEDs to tell you you've contacted the network, though these are not really necessary. No set up is required either, just plug and go on Windows XP.
As far as I can see, the connection is quite as stable as any hard wired to an internal ethernet card, and as it's a true 2.0-compliant adapter, transfer speeds are awesome. In daily use on our network it has performed flawlessly.

1-0 out of 5 stars linksys usb 200m
Unit would not install on my Gateway laptop using MS Millennium. It locks up at the final install screen. It works fine on my Gateway desktop using MS XP. Neither Linksys nor Gateway were any help with this problem.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little accessory
I purchased this adapter for use with my Sony VAIO subnotebook that unfortunately sacrificed an Ethernet jack for size constraints. Installation was a breeze, and after driver installation Windows 2000 picked up on the USB200M and I was on the Internet. Included in the box is a 4-inch USB cable extender you can use to place the adapter away from the computer. I would recommend using this, since when the adapter is plugged directly into the computer it puts quite a bit of strain on the USB port due to 2 inches of hardware sticking out and the Ethernet cord tension. It's inexpensive, does its job well, and looks pretty snazzy to boot. ... Read more

40. Linksys PAP2 Phone Adapter for Vonage Internet Phone Service
list price: $89.99
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Asin: B0002V8KX6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 559
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With Vonage, you can make calls through the Internet, potentially save on long-distance charges, and access a rich assortment of call features. Plans start as low as $14.99 per month, and the Premium Unlimited plan offers unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada for only $24.99 per month. And it's easy to use: For making and receiving calls,Vonage works just like a traditional phone service; no special access codes or account numbers are required.

Easy Hardware Setup

All Vonage plans let you enjoy the call features you've become accustomed to—call waiting, caller ID, voicemail, call forwarding, three-way calling, call return, repeat dialing, and reliable long distance—plus other features that may be new to you. For example, you can receive your voicemail as an email attachment, and you'll have a phone number that travels with you.Visit to see which plan is best suited to your lifestyle and budget. The low monthly rates are quite reasonably priced,in our opinion, and with them you may save considerably compared to traditional phone service. International calls are available for additional low fees, with one economical exception: calls from the Canada are treated like domestic long distance calls, rather than international. Vonage also supports short-form emergency 911 services, where available.

This Vonage Internet Phone Service Starter Kit is quick and easy to install in your home or business. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection (cable or DSL modem) and a touchtone phone. Setup is simple: Just connect one end of the included Vonage-certified Linksys PAP2 phone adapter to your Ethernet router or gateway and the other end to your telephone. Then sign up for Vonage phone service. An extra port on the adapter allows you to attach an additional phone or fax machine.You'll have instant access to both phone lines, each with a separate number, and you can even assign them different area codes (subject to availability).You can still surf the web while talking on the phone or receiving faxes. The phone adapter includes a generous three-year warranty from the manufacturer.

What's in the Box
Linksys phone adapter, power adapter, user's guide on CD-ROM, network cable, quick installation card, Vonage Internet PhoneService Starter plan, support information and promotional offers, registration card

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  • Unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada only $24.99 per month, other plans as low as $14.99
  • All plans include call waiting, caller ID, voicemail, call forwarding, and many more features
  • Voicemail can be checked online or by phone or forwarded via email
  • Use your current phone; keep your existing phone number or choose a new one
  • 2 ports for analog phones or fax, so you could have 2 separate phone numbers

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