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41. Linksys WVC11B Wireless-B Video
Too low to display $49.99 list($143.99)
42. Linksys WPC55AG Dual-Band Wireless
$35.99 list($60.00)
43. Linksys L03040 Power 2GO Inverter
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44. Linksys-Cisco WIRELESS G PORTABLE
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45. Linksys Wireless-G Compact Flash
$88.99 $79.50 list($149.99)
46. Linksys BEFSR81 Cable/dsl Router
$39.99 $34.99 list($59.99)
47. Linksys WPC11 Wireless-B Notebook
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48. CABLE/DSL VPN ROUTER W/8-PT SW
$67.99 list($144.99)
49. Linksys EZXS16W EtherFast 10/100
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50. Linksys Wireless-B Music System
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51. Netgear WGE101 802.11g Wireless
$79.94 list($135.00)
52. Linksys RT31P2 Router with Vonage
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53. Linksys High Gain Antenna for
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54. Linksys WPS11 Wireless-B Print
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55. Linksys RV016 10/100 16-Port VPN
$41.99 list($87.99)
56. Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100
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57. Linksys WGA11B Wireless-B Game
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58. Linksys WAP55AG Dual-Band Wireless
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59. Iogear GBU311 Bluetooth To USB
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60. Linksys USB2HUB04 USB 4-Port Hub

41. Linksys WVC11B Wireless-B Video Camera
list price: $129.99
our price: $104.32
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Asin: B00009X6PT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2301
Average Customer Review: 2.35 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Unlike standard web cams, that are anchored to a PC, the Linksys WVC11B Wireless-B Internet video camera has its own web server. It can connect directly to a computer network over a Wireless-B (802.11b) connection or via a 10/100 Ethernet cable. From there, it provides MPEG-4 video compression for a 320x240 video stream that can be sent to a web browser anywhere in the world. It also works well as a monitoring or security device to keep an eye on your home, kids, workplace or just see whether the squirrels are getting into your birdfeeder. Other features include time stamp and text overlay, the ability to connect up to 4 users simultaneously, multi-platform support--TCP/IP, SMTP (e-mail), HTTP, and DHCP.

Of course, the video stream itself is secure behind your router, but you can always open an appropriate port on the router and use the SoloLink DDNS (a trial version is included with the camera) to give password-enabled users access to the camera, or simply leave it unsecured and open for public use. Additional security features include WEP encryption up to 128-bit.

There's also a Security Mode feature that sends an email with a video attached whenever its motion detector senses something in the line of vision. Then you can capture the images onto your hard drive. The camera is wall-mountable or can be attached to its stand for desktop use. Its Windows-based setup wizard makes getting started easy as well. The unit measures 3.35 x 6.10 x 3.15 inches and weighs just over a half pound. ... Read more

Features

  • Sends high-quality live video to your 802.11b wireless network
  • Built-in stand-alone web server
  • Security Mode automatically sends email alerts with images upon motion detection
  • Supports up to four simultaneous users
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP

Reviews (37)

3-0 out of 5 stars A decent value
I installed the Linksys WVC11B internet video camera yesterday and got it to work quickly - I did not need to download any firmware updates. (Also, I checked on Linksys's website - it appears that Amazon's inventory ships with the latest driver.) This camera costs about half of the D-Link DCS-2100+ after factoring in all the rebate offers for both products. I have a Linksys 54G wireless network at home and so configuring the camera was fairly straightforward. I had some problems with changing the login/password on SoloLink from the default admin/admin - but that might have been a temporary glitch with Linksys' website, it works fine now. For most home users, I would imagine changing the camera's login and password and restricting access to only specified users (password protected) is the way to go. You can do this through the SoloLink website.

I agree with the other reviewers regarding -

Pluses: Easy configuration (at least within a Linksys wireless network), small form factor, reasonable price (after rebates), own web server feature is cool.

Minuses: Poor-to-average video resolution, no support for audio, it would be nice to have a wide-angle lens accessory, poor brightness control/sensitivity, no remote pan/tilt/zoom capability, doesn't use 802.11g, cannot be viewed from Netscape, works with Microsoft ASF format under Internet Explorer. The D-Link product does not have some of these minuses but it costs twice as much.

For my home network, I have noticed that the DHCP-based router does not change its IP address unless it is power-cycled. So, you may be able to access to camera from the internet by typing in the router's IP address in your browser followed by ":port number" without the need to pony up the annual $20 for the SoloLink service. Anyway, Linksys (Cisco) offers a free 3-month trial subscription to SoloLink, which allows you to pick an easy-to-remember domain name.

I have not tried recording video as yet, but I came across some complaints about that feature not working too well. This feature is not important to me.

A comment about brightness and video resolution - the automatic brightness mode is adequate for indoor use. To be fair, Linksys advertises this product to be used indoors only. The camera defaults to medium quality video resolution, but I see no reason not to set it to high resolution (1 Mpbs). If the remote viewer cannot receive this high bit-rate, the ASF-based viewer will automatically compromise the image quality.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Value for the money...
I do not for the life of me understand why people are trashing this camera here. Yes, there are cameras out there with better resolution. Yes, there are cameras that do this or that better. But let's be real folks, you weren't expecting HDTV resolution for the money, right?

First, Linksys clearly states that this is an INDOOR camera. That means OUTDOOR use is not indicated for this equipment. Second, installation is a snap, and folks, there IS a way to install the camera using only wireless if you look at the manual on the CD or bother to download it from Amazon or Linksys.

Make sure you are using version 2.10 or later of the firmware, and you should be good to go. I have had the camera running for several days with no glitches or problems, and the image quality (which I set to "Very High", as the stream will adjust itself for slowpokes) is good enough for most uses. If you have no web servers in your LAN, you can enable the UPnP function of the camera and redirect port 80 in your firewall and you can avoid the expense of the SoloLink service. Alternatively, there are a bunch of services out there that do the same thing free of charge.

A lot of people whine and complain about this camera but the fact is that from what I can see most don't have the patience to read the instruction manual, can't configure it properly, and have overly high and otherwise erroneous expectations of what it can accomplish for the price. Give it a try; if you dont like it, return it. I'm keeping mine!

(...)the camera works like a charm! No freezes or lock ups, and ALL features work as advertised, even the security email option.

I don't understand why so-called IT professionals have so many problems with this camera. Installation and configuration are VERY EASY, and there are not very many things you can change to screw things up. My original advice stands: Try it, if you don't like it return it. Good luck!

1-0 out of 5 stars Only if you have time
The camera does works but is very difficult to set up and administer. Also, Linksys tech support is among the worst I've ever used. I used the camera for about 9 months, but finally threw it out because I just couldn't bear to waste any more time on it.

2-0 out of 5 stars unbiased comment
if you plan to see your kids or your pet or your office on the Web , then DON'T BUY THIS CAMERA !

if you want to see your kids or your pet next room , it is ok .

*Wireless is ok.
*Video Quality is acceptable.
*SoloLink is a mess (linksys ddns service).
*Setting up for http Access is a mess (well, it doesn't work with my linksys router)

if someone has already put this camera on the web , please contact me, xes_traderx@xamnetsal.com (take out the 3 x's), I will appreciate it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Novices beware!!!!
In theory this camera should have been the fore front of wireless camera technology because every other product released by linksys is Grade "A" high quality. This camera however does not perform worth a damn. It does nothing it is supposed to do especially if you don't have a degree in Computer Science. The Linksys DDNS service doesn't work right the camera does not e-mail the way it was promised, I am an IT professional and I can't figure out why the damn thing won't work Stay away from this product it will only cost you hours of problems and in the end just get filed in your junk drawer ... Read more


42. Linksys WPC55AG Dual-Band Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter
list price: $143.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00008RUJM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2589
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter lets your notebook communicate with all three wireless network standards: 802.11b, 802.11a, and 801.11g. Typical 802.11b networks have a data rate of 11 Mbps, and are commonly found in corporate environments and in homes for household Internet connectivity without the need for running cables. They're also popping up all over the country in coffee shops, airports, hotels, convention centers, and other public spaces offering Internet "hot spots" to mobile users.

In high speed or heavy usage environments, 802.11b is quickly being replaced by 802.11g, which uses the same 2.4 GHz radio band, but at 54 Mbps--almost five times faster. The third wireless network standard is 802.11a, which also runs at 54 Mbps, but operates in the less-crowded 5 GHz radio band. Corporations are the most common user of 802.11a networks.

Whichever standard you use, the Dual-Band Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter is ready to connect. And it's simple to use. Just pop it into a PC Card slot and run the included Setup Wizard which will walk you through the configuration. All wireless communications can be protected by up to 152-bit encryption, so your data stays secure. ... Read more

Features

  • Universal wireless adapter connects your notebook PC to 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g networks
  • Data rates up to 54 Mbps in 802.11g and 802.11a modes
  • Also backwards compatible with popular 11 Mbps 802.11b devices and networks
  • Advanced security features with up to 152-Bit WEP encryp-tion
  • Easy to use Setup Wizard

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars plug in and it works!
The WPC55AG is a dream! Plugged it into my Dell X200 notebook and in an instant I was connected! Seamlessly finds and connects to either A or G band.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fine, but do you really need A?
I purchased this card to complement my WRT55AG, dual-band router. I've not had particularly good luck connecting in A mode; in fact, I rarely use it because it's unable to maintain a solid connection. I don't know if this is the hardware or just life with "A", but I would not recommend using it in a residential setting. Save the bucks, stick with G/B.

On the other hand, I"ve had no problems connecting to G (which I use at home) or B (on the road). The supplied software is pretty good for helping identify and select new networks, though it does take a few minutes to switch to a new network.

Summary: unless you have a compelling reason, just stick with B/G.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY Impressive!
This is my first attempt at a wireless network, and I am just blown away with this Linksys dual band system. I am writing this review from my HP ZE4220 Pavillion notebook a half a house away from my cable modem. I installed this card and the matching router with no problems...I was expecting to be [messing] with it for days, but I was finished in less than an hour...pretty much plug & play. I did not use the setup CD...I configured everything per the Quick Install guides. I have three wired desktops running Win98se along with this notebook running WinXP home edition on the system. The performance now is just as fast as when I had this notebook wired directly via cat5 cable. This setup was way too easy, now I have to find another project for the weekend. Rock solid so far.

3-0 out of 5 stars Stick w/ WPC54G card if you have only have G network
I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless G router and I have tried it with 2 card offerings from Linksys - the WPC54G (for 802.11 b/g) and the WPC55AG (for 802.11 a/b/g). I can honestly say that with my router (w/ latest firmware version 1.02.1) I have had very strong streaming connection w/ the WPC54G card, not so with the WPC55AG. Using the a/b/g WPC55AG, the connection was significantly weaker and I would lose connection at the same distance. My desk is about 20 paces away from the router as the crow flies, (ie: other end of the 2 bedroom condo). Here is a pic of the 2 cards side by side: http://....

In conclusion, I would NOT recommend the linksys WPC55AG card if you DO NOT have to connect to a 802.11a wireless network.
I have not had to connect to a 802.11a wireless network so I cannot comment on this card's connection ability in a 5GHz network. Secondly, wireless 802.11a networks are quite rare. If you only have a Linksys WRT54G, then stick with the WPC54G card.

I purchased the Linksys WPC54G laptop card and WRT54G wireless 4 port router on Amazon for $...(UPS ground shipping included).

I purchased the Linksys WPC55AG laptop card for $...(SHIPPING included) on ....com. Their price unfortunately has since gone up ($...), but I was happy w/ their service. I received the product 5 days later via FEDEX.

Look up WPC55AG on http://www.....com for the best deal. Enter your ZIP to see the bottom line price including shipping.

One last tidbit, you could always go to Best Buy and purchase both cards to test them out for yourself. You are allowed to return the product withing 14 days. CompUSA will also probably have the product but imposes a restocking fee :(

Hope this was helpful.

- vw ... Read more


43. Linksys L03040 Power 2GO Inverter - Car Cigarette Lighter Power Supply
list price: $60.00
our price: $35.99
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Asin: B00004XRDM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 986
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • DC-to-AC inverter provides 115 volts at 140 watts
  • Plugs easily into any vehicle's cigarette lighter
  • Automatically protects against vehicle battery drain
  • Compact, hardened aluminum design
  • Easily replaceable 20A/250V internal fuse

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars light and quite sturdy
Like others, I have used this product in a car to power a laptop and such small equipment. It works great. My only wish is that it would have an attachment for airplanes, which it does not.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great for a laptop in the car
We have a second-hand laptop, which didn't come with it's own cigarette/car adapter. So we purchased this product.

It works great, no power issues at all. My only complaint is that it gets really hot, so if you can place it near an AC vent in the floorboard of your vehicle, that'd be a good idea.

4-0 out of 5 stars Linksys L03040 Power 2GO Inverter
This product works great as we have used it a good few times
for operating a laptop in the car.
However, it gets very-very hot very quickly. Not sure if this
is normal.

4-0 out of 5 stars Linksys L03040 Power Inverter
Like all Linksys merchandise, this power inverter is well made and sold at fraction of the cost of comparable brands. I use this power inverter to run a small printer that I take with me and use inconjunction with my laptop. It powers this fine, but this is not a DC to AC inverter designed for large appliances. If you want to run something small like a laptop, lamp, small microwave, small refridgerator, it's great. ... Read more


44. Linksys-Cisco WIRELESS G PORTABLE USB ( WUSB54GP )

our price: $95.99
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Asin: B0001DA93E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 7428
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Features

  • USB connector to wireless networks
  • Speed up to 54Mbps
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Protected by up to 128-bit data encryption

45. Linksys Wireless-G Compact Flash Card WCF54G

our price: $83.99
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Asin: B0002FHEQG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 6771
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Features

  • Compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b (2.4 GHz) standards
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows CE 3.0 or higher
  • Operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum with throughput of up to 54 Mbps
  • Supports up to 128-bit WEP encryption security
  • Free technical support: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free US calls

46. Linksys BEFSR81 Cable/dsl Router with 8-PT Switch
list price: $149.99
our price: $88.99
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Asin: B000051SGX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2665
Average Customer Review: 3.27 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A simple and inexpensive way to share your one IP address over yourentire network, the Linksys EtherFast cable/DSL router connects up to 253 PCs toa high-speed broadband Internet connection or to a Fast Ethernet or Ethernetbackbone. Configurable as a DHCP server or client, the EtherFast cable/DSLrouter acts as the only externally recognized Internet gateway on your localarea network (LAN). The router can be configured via SNMP to filter internalusers' access to the Internet and serve as an Internet firewall againstintruders.

The router features advanced functions such as dynamic and static port routing,DMZ hosting, filtering, forwarding, and quality-of-service capabilities. All ofthese functions can be easily configured through any networked computer's Webbrowser.

The Linksys BEFSR81 router comes with a one-year limited 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

Features

  • Access the Internet over your entire network with just one IP address
  • Offers port security, packet filtering, and internal user's access filtering
  • Acts as a DHCP server for your network
  • Configurable through any networked PC's Web browser

Reviews (49)

4-0 out of 5 stars The BEFSR81 Works for Me
This product is doing everything I bought it to do, at a very resaonable price. It allows multiple systems to share an ISP broadband connection. It also acts as a firewall (attacks to the home PC have stopped according to NetIce Defender). Please note, that I am only using this product as a gateway and not a router!

Today, I share my ISP connection between home PC and work laptop computers {via a VPN tunneling product). I expect to have additional home computers in the future. I am confident that I'll be able to safely (securely) share printers and files between them.

I particularly liked BEFSR81's ability to configure the WAN port hardware address. This allowed using the home PC hardware address. If needed, this allows easy trouble shooting. I can remove easily remove the Linksys router and test the ISP connection with the home PC. If you do this, I recommend providing the original Linksys hardware address to the ISP in case the programming is removed. I did (no sense jeopardizing your relationship with ISP)!

The documentation was good, except around setting the hardware address. It is clear what to do to the Linksys router, but completely lacking in information about how to determine your computer's hardware address. For MicroSoft operating systems use either winipcfg for Win98 and ipconfig for NT or Win2000.

My last learning of interest, concerns accessing the router after you connect with the ISP. My ISP configured a proxy script on the home PC. I wasn't able to access router until I disabled the script (easily checked on/off in Tools/Internet Connection/LAN settings). This demonstrates the security functionality! The router's LAN address is on your private network. The Linksys router is a firewall between it and the public network containing the proxy server.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product for Home Networking and small Business.
The Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Router is the perfect option to connect multiple PCs to a high-speed Broadband Internet connection or to an Ethernet back-bone. Allowing up to 253 users, the built-in NAT technology acts as a firewall protecting your internal network.

Configurable as a DHCP server, the EtherFast Cable/DSL 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 Cable/DSL Router channels this connection through the blazing, full duplex speed of its built-in EtherFast 10/100 4-Port Switch.

I think - its the best in today's time..

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible throughput
Apparently some have success with this unit and some don't. I bought the V3 unit and put the 2.50.2 firmware on it and 50k is the best download speed I can get. Spent time on the phone with LinkSys and they said take it back. Weird thing is, my upload speed is over 200k, about what it should be.

1-0 out of 5 stars throughput problem...
I liked the specs on this device so I picked one up today. I was especially looking for the QOS abilities as I often have a download in progress (ftp, scp, etc) and I want to give my web and ssh connections priority so I can do real work while the downloads are in progress.

Set it up, nice interface. Set the QOS to the way I wanted it.

Did some web browsing, file transfers, ssh connections.

Then after about 5 minutes I noticed that ftp's would suddenly 'stop' for 10-15 seconds, then resume (using hash mode so I could see progress). This is a linux to linux xfer.

It got really bad, then my web pages started slowing down. I was using MRTG to plot the traffic flow on graphs since the router does SNMP. Traffic showed an average of 56kbps on a 1.54mbps dsl connecting to servers one hop away!

I rebooted my pc, the dsl modem, the router, my flourescent lights and the the kid next door. (ok, I'm kidding about the lights. And the kid) Still jerky downloads, even when NO other traffic on the link.

After about a half hour of frustration, I put my 'old' SMC Baricade (about 2 years old) back. All the issues disappeared.

Sure wanted the QOS, but getting it meant I lost QOS. I hate to say it but I have had problems with other linksys stuff (56k wireless).

Taking it back to Best Buy, sorry guys you'll have to make Linksys pay...

Cisco Makes great stuff. I hope they can apply some of their abilities to Linksys. I hate to put in a negative review, especially since there (may be) other positive reviews. This is just my experience. Also, I am not an 'average consumer' but someone who has experience with 'real 'Cisco stuff, especially ds3 and gigibit routers. Please Cisco, fix these guys stuff!

1-0 out of 5 stars Good for about 9 months - then flaky - then fialed
I set up a fairly comprehensive home network with all linksys gear. Three 8 port switches, a BEFSR81, a BEFVP41, and Linksys cable modem. All worked great for about 1 year.

After that time I started losing my internet connection. The problem was the BEFSR81. Only unplugging it/replugging it would clear it. Sometimes the diag light would come on, most of the time everything looked normal. It worked well for a year, but I had it in a very comfortable environment (in my dry basement with fans cooling all - cause I thought all this hardware ran a bit hot.) It seems from all the reviews here that this is the usual way this device goes. As a last ditch effort I was going to reload the firmware and see if that helped, even though I had reset the device several times. When using the linksys firmware install program the install died in the middle of the process and now I can't communicate with it or reset it at all.

I'm done with it. Don't waste your money or time on this product. So far my other linksys hardware has been OK, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ... Read more


47. Linksys WPC11 Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
list price: $59.99
our price: $39.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000056SSM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 639
Average Customer Review: 3.05 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Whether you're at your desk or in the boardroom, the Linksys InstantWireless network PC Card allows you to share printers, files, and more anywherewithin your wireless LAN infrastructure, increasing your productivity andkeeping you in touch.

The Instant Wireless card gives you the freedom to work your way, from where youwant--letting you take full advantage of your notebook PC's portability whileproviding you with access to all your network resources. A high-powered built-inDiversity antenna means that you're covered--at a distance of up to 150 meters(492 feet) inside and 500 meters (1,640 feet) outside. And since it occupiesonly one Type II PCMCIA slot, you're free to use your other slots for additionalaccessories. ... Read more

Features

  • 11 Mbps high-speed transfer rate
  • Advanced Power Management features conserve valuable notebook PC battery life
  • Compatible with Windows Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
  • Rugged metal design with integrated antenna
  • Works with all standard Internet applications

Reviews (393)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good wireless card, once you are past its setup
I telecommute full-time from home and decided to get wireless network gear to allow me to work from anywhere in my house. Based on my previous good experiences with their other products, I decided on a Linksys setup. Setting up the Linksys wireless router was a snap, but unfortunately this "matching" PCMCIA card was not nearly as easy to get working.

Windows ME:

My first few installation attempts were on WinME. The driver installer, on the provided Linksys CD, had problems locating the necessary files it needed to install. The CD was either missing files or the installer was looking in the incorrect folders. Either way, pretty sloppy. Downloading the latest drivers from linksys.com fixed the installation problems. However, I was unable to get the card to make the wireless link with the access point.

Windows 2000:

Frustrated, I switched to the OS I should have installed it on in the first place, Win2k, where the drivers installed with no problems. However, again the card was unable to link with the router.

User Manual:

The manual supplied with the card, at first glance, looks promising. Flipping through, you see quite a few screenshots of their configuration utility (supplied on the CD) and a lot of text. However, I was disappointed and confused once I dug in. The text did little more than label the different configuration utility views and properties in each screenshot, providing little or no explanation for what the setting does and why. I could not even locate an explanation for what the LED's on the PCMCIA card indicated.

The most frustrating aspect of the user manual was the section I needed the most: troubleshooting. The troubleshooting section was a whopping two pages (not front and back) and consisted of three questions.

Linksys Technical Support:

Linksys has 7-day tech support, so I was able to contact them on a Sunday, which was nice. The quality of their technicians is what you would expect - good and bad. I first spoke with a guy for 30 minutes who was little help and, as I later found out, actually gave me some incorrect information. I called back later and managed to get a hold of one helpful technician that took literally 2 minutes to determine the problem and step me through fixing it. I also asked a few basic questions that the manual couldn't answer and the technician acknowledged that the user manual was "embarrassing" and "missing critical setup information".

Summary:

The card works great! While the router sits in my basement, I tote my laptop around the house and am able to work in the living room, back patio, on the 2nd story, etc, and the download/upload speeds are as fast as my desktop, which is cabled directly to the router. Despite the problems I had, I would still recommend the card. If you have trouble configuring it, I would seriously advise skipping the manual and just calling Linksys tech support.

2-0 out of 5 stars Reoccurring annoying problem
I purchased this card about 6 months ago. I had no difficulties setting it up, but on the other hand I have a lot of computer experience. However, I believe that even with limited computer experience one can set this card up pretty easily. Windows installers are rather self-explanatory nowadays, and LinkSys' installation guide is decent.

Even post-install the card works pretty well. However, I have been having a problem with the card occasionally not being able to connect to my LinkSys wireless router. This happens once every 5-6 laptops start-ups/stand-by resumes. Once I go into card properties and change the Transmit Speed, from say 'Full Auto' to '11MB' it finds the router and all is well. But this keeps happening over and over again. It becomes very annoying after a month or two. I am using the card with a Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop, running Win2k, with all the latest patches, etc. The card driver is the newest available.

With the on-network/off-network problem regularly coming up and annoying me, I would not purchase this card again. However, I don't know whether other brands like D-Link would work any better, but just maybe it would. So try other brands instead, especially if you have a Toshiba Tecra 8100.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Easiest Thing to Network Your Home
I originally purchased this LinkSys Wireless Network Card about 6 months ago. I had a terrible time setting it up in my apartment and couldn't get more than about 3 feet of range from it. I was having terrible problems with my wireless phone as well with the phone constantly channel surfing to get reception.

I have since then, purchased a new home and suddenly I find myself more than 75 feet away, 5 walls, and a whole floor away from my access point, and yet I am writing this review happily on my laptop via the LinkSys wireless network PC card. I can wander around the entire house surfing the internet with my laptop. Although the link quality states poor in some portions of the house (like right now for instances) I don't notice ANY difference in the connection speed while surfing the internet.

I have determined that the apartment complex had severe interference from the other 8 apartments that I shared either upstairs, downstairs, walls, floors, or ceilings with.

Bottom line, if you own a home and have little to no interference, you will be THRILLED with the performance of the LinkSys wireless network. Remember to blame your environment for the problems before you start pointing to the LinkSys products.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst software support EVER.
This is the possibly the worst-supported piece of hardware that I have ever used, and I have been using computers regularly since the Commodore-64 days in the early 1980s. The hardware itself works just barely decently, but the software support is HORRIBLE. Don't buy this card expecting it to play nicely with Windows XP. XP does not even recognize that this is a wireless card, and therefore you cannot use Window's automatic configuration utility. Instead, you have to use Linksys's own utility, which is a total joke. It can't figure out what networks are in the area (so it's almost totally useless if you want to use it on a university campus, at an airport, etc.). And the software appears to have been written by grade schoolers: it is full of typos and misspellings, and if you try to, say, get help, a error dialog box pops up with a blank message -- all you can do is click "OK" to get it to go away. The sloppiness of the software is downright insulting to a paying customer.

Stay far, far away from this card.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this card & find something else
This card initialy worked fine for me. However as the months went by, the Linksys WPC11 would drop the signal. The connection on this card was so unstable that I could never get a consistent connection to my router for more than 5 minutes. Save yourself the trouble and look for another wireless card. ... Read more


48. CABLE/DSL VPN ROUTER W/8-PT SW

our price: $293.99
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Asin: B0000ZI1FG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 9859
Average Customer Review: 3.14 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent device
Appearance and initial impression:
I knew when I saw the Cisco stamp on the front then I knew that this was a serious piece of equipment. It arrives in a nice metal casing with mounting hardware. It would have been nice to have all the plugs on the back with the power and the lights up front instead of having lights and e-net plugs on the same side (but this follows in line with most of Cicso switch hardware).

Functionality:
Everything worked just as advertised (granted I have only been using the box for a week). The GUI works just like every other Linksys product and makes setup & maintenance a breeze. Got our VPN tunnel to connect two offices set up effortlessly inside of 5 min using two of these boxes. It truly is a one-in-all box Another reviewer said that firewall had to be disabled, but I believe that it was fixed with my firmware as I had no problems with that. I also like the ability to load balance / failover with two DSL devices (which as a good selling point for the client.)

Summary:
Cool device, I would recommend to anyone needing to bridge two or more (up to 50) offices effortlessly and cheaply.

Disclaimer:
I am an independent IT pro with no affiliation to any hardware/software manfgr. In other words I dont work for LinkSys and I am saying nice things because I really like the box :)

2-0 out of 5 stars Definitely not ready for primetime
With all the mediocre reviews here, I was hesitant in buying this router. I bought it anyway because it is the cheapest router around with dual WAN and load balancing. Despite some of the earlier review, I am happy to report that I found everything worked including VPN, firewall, 1 to 1 NAT. And, they all worked fine together with one exception (see below).

But, I did find the router to be very unstable. In the last 2 months of operations, I have had to reset it at least a dozen times. In most cases, it either failed to route, assign DHCP addresses, connect VPN or the web interface failed to respond. And, it always requires a power down cold start. I am beginning to think the reset button on the front is for decoration only.
In the past 3 years, my primary WAN has only failed a handful of times, what good is dual WAN if the router fails more than that in just 2 months.

This doesn't include the hundred of times that I have to reset the unit during configuration. Sometimes, the unit's software will get itself into a knot after you save a configuration. It stills works (as a router) but some of the functions like NAT or VPN won't work correctly. This is very frustrating because you don't know if it is the software bug or wrong configuration. And, of course, there are the typical cases where the unit will completely freeze up after a config save. But, at least you can see it is dead and reset it.

The most disappointing thing I found was the one thing I liked about the router, dual WAN. The router will only keep both WANs up if you have it in auto load balance mode. Otherwise, it will to shut down the 2nd WAN even in manual balance mode. A problem if you want to use the IP address on the 2nd WAN for incoming traffic. The other problem is that the VPN doesn't always work when it is in load balance mode but it works fine in single WAN backup mode.

Bottom line, you get what you paid for and I will not buy this unit again. Definitely not worth the headache of having the whole office scream at you every other day because the Internet is down, again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy Performance at Consumer Level Pricing
I've recently had the chance to play around with this router. I'm really impressed by its features. DHCP can assign my servers a static IP, this is very handy. No more trying to reboot the systems in the correct order to get the IPs assigned right. No hard coding of static IPs into the boxes themselves. I like it. The firewall features are solid. The load balancing feature sounds nice (2 WAN connections), but I've not had the chance to test it. Priorities on the 8 port switch can be assigned, using QoS -- something not normally seen on a consumer level router. It supports RIP v1 and v2 as well. The VPN features seem to be pretty robust also. It has been reported that the VPN throughput can reach 67Mbps -- that is blazing fast. I've managed to setup 2 tunnels to it using both the W2K and XP IPSec clients. It seems to be a really nice router for the price.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not ready yet...
I purchased this product and spent countless hours trying to establish the VPN connection throgh the firewall. Turns out that the VPN tunnel does not work, if you enable the firewall. The Linksys support mentioned to me that they became aware of it few weeks ago. I guess it wasn't tested properly before it was released to public. Good thing is that the VPN does work. I am using Windows 2000 client for my testing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good VPN solution for SOHO/Small business
I purchased the RV082 box because it is certified for interoperability test by www.vpnc.org . It seems to be the only one Linksys VPN product that pass the test. I am lucky that I made a right decision.
I set up a VPN Network using RV082 in my main office. One computer use Safenet as a VPN client at Home. Another 5 Computers using Linksys BEFVP41 as the VPN box to connect to RV082 from the Branch Office. They are working together like they were in the same office . I can monitor the VPN connection status from its VPN summary table.
There are also 15 PCs sharing the internet connection in the main office. The performance is really good.
I have not test the dual WAN function yet.
I will test it once my second link is ready.

Recommended!! ... Read more


49. Linksys EZXS16W EtherFast 10/100 16-Port Workgroup Switch
list price: $144.99
our price: $67.99
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Asin: B00005854F
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2613
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Perfect for integrating your 10 BaseT and 100 BaseTX network hardware
  • 16 auto-sensing ports operate in half-and full-duplex modes
  • Switched 10/100 ports run up to 200 Mbps
  • NWAY technology detects cabling type, speed, and duplex mode

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Switch for Home use
I just purchased this switch and it works great. Here's some of the reasons why I recommend it.

Works great and it's relatively cheap. 5 minutes out of the box and it was up and running. I own several Linksys equipment and have not had any problems.

It stacks well with other linksys equipment. I also have a cable/DSL router and this switch has the same footprint so they stack together. Beware of the linksys 5 port or 8 port switches, they are much smaller and will not stack on top of a Linksys Cable/DSL router or Wireless router. The pictures make them look the same but make sure you look at the dimensions of the item.

The ethernet cables run into the back of the unit. I think this is plus for home use since it keeps the desk less cluttered. You can tell the status of the connection on the front without the cables everywhere like the Netgear switches.

Highly recommend this switch.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great!
Speaking to reliability, our company (one of the DOW companies) bought several of these for a testing group over network products that our own company makes! We have used them for over a year now and have had absolutely no problems with any of them. I highly recommend them for cost and reliability.

5-0 out of 5 stars As I said about its little brother, you can't go wrong
After an unfortunate power spike that fried 3 of the 8 ports on my old switch, I felt that as long as I need to replace, I may as well upgrade at the same time.

With the expansion of the wireless market, switches like these are coming down in price. Life is good. If you can accomodate the wiring it's tough to beat the Mbps/cost ratio that wired networking provides.

This switch is just as easy as its little brother. Plug it in, plug in the CAT5 and you are up and running. The LEDs let you know at a glance if there are any collision or speed issues.

This switch provides enough performance to share the DSL connection, play skipless music and video over the network and make the transfer of large files quick and easy.

With 16 ports, I doubt I will be filling out the switch anytime soon and I will probably upgrade to Gigabit networking before then anyways.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best switch for home use
Had one of these for over a year. It is extremely reliable,
works with all of my other equipment (including Cisco),
and has lots of flashing lights (status LEDs). If I could
find any new ones for sale under [X]/each, then I'd
purchase two more. ... Read more


50. Linksys Wireless-B Music System WMLS11B
list price: $264.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0002229JQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 963
Average Customer Review: 2.64 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connects your stereo system to a Wireless-B (802.11b) network
  • Supports 5.1 channel audio through optical audio connection
  • Select songs, lists, and services on the built-in display with the easy-to-use remote control
  • Includes high-quality detachable powered "bookshelf" speakers

Reviews (25)

3-0 out of 5 stars good idea, well made, poor programing
I felt this was a rather unique product. I chose to buy the unit instead of putting together a small form factor mp3 server. I had a hunch the software was going to suck and the firmware would be sketchy and I was right. However the design is solid and feels well made its not extremely loud but then again its not very big either. You wouldnt have to be an A/V wizard to swap the speakers or hook this to your stereo. I pray they release new firmware and patches to enable the mp3 play list feature to take advantage of other software suites. Music match jukebox makes me sick to use and doesn't seem to be very reliable. My unit seems to reboot itself after about 3 sequential commands. If you're a station flipper like I am it can be fairly annoying. The Internet radio feature does work without subscribing to music match but its hard to browse the stations, there are just too many, some do not work or are dead air. I also found my college radios station on the list which was a surprise, wkdu - Drexel University, Philadelphia. The list is very extensive but with it being free, don't expect the same music that's on FM radio without subscribing to the service. This product has potential but out of the box it's a little bit disappointing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool Product, But BEWARE Linksys Support
This product has done what it claims to do, which is to provide a really convenient way of connecting MP3 and selected streaming radio to the home stereo system. Unlike some reviewers here, I have been able to create long playlists and individual albums which conveniently play all tracks. My installation was hampered only when I bothered to call Linksys user support for questions about DNS and server setup. Documentation is insufficient.

BEWARE if you don't have the time, patience or expertise to experiment with the latest Linksys products, such as the WMLS11B, then avoid them. Linksys had clear user documentation and reasonably helpful customer service in the past. Now both are inadequate if not misleading. The technical support personal are ill-informed, incapable of understanding fundamental questions and reluctant to seek higher-level assistance. Until Linksys decides to correct its support problems, novices or people who don't want to wing it alone should avoid new Linksys products.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor execution. Wait for next iteration.
MY BACKGROUND:
I have always been an ardent musicphile and have subsequently grown a respectable collection of music. With a little less than 1000 CDs, physically finding the music you feel like listening to was always a chore (although there is much to be said for spending some quality time rediscovering that CD that you forgot you had). SO, I jumped on the MP3 bandwagon a couple of years ago, ripping my entire collection (up yours RIAA) onto my server. Having them on my server has made it easy to listen to whatever I like pretty much anywhere in the house where there's a computer (both son's rooms, living room, my office). I converted to iTunes recently when it became available for the PC (much nicer to synch the iPod with than MusicMatch ). BTW, I'm a software engineer and gadget freak, which explains why my house is wired with CAT6 cabling and why even my 3 year old son's computer is running at Gigabit speeds on our home network. :-)

Okay, enough babbling, onto the review:
WHY I BOUGHT IT-
I'd been toying with the idea of picking up one of the portable media players ever since they came out a year or so ago. I couldn't justify spending the cash on the designs that were out there until I found the Linksys WMLS11B. It is very aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly, it has a very nice (and large for the form factor) LCD screen and looks basically like a boombox that can play all your MP3s. Whenever I can (when the weather and family allow) I try to work from my deck or screened-in porch. I'm somewhat tired of having the iPod earbuds sticking in my ears and plugging a pair of powered computer speakers into the iPod is a hassle.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS-
For $180 ($250+ MSRP) I expected something a bit more substantial. It's not badly constructed, but seems too 'plasticky' and lightweight for the cost. Anyway, after about ten minutes, I had it configured and working on my wireless network (Linksys 802.11g). Incidentally, you need to set it up with an ethernet connection to set it up initially, but I could not get it to connect to any of my computers directly and had to finally just plug it into a router. The very first impression was that I had messed something up with the wiring because I had to have the volume all the way up to hear the music. After goofing around with everything, I decided that it was set up correctly, but just lacked the power to play adequately in anything else except an absolutely quiet room (with the sound level at MEDIUM, you can barely hear noise coming from the speakers).

PROS -
-Nice to look at
-Sound quality is pretty good once you hook up some nicer powered speakers
-Easy to set up
-Fairly compact
-Fair selection of internet radio stations

CONS -
-The included speakers leave a lot to be desired
-Must use MusicMatch (it sucks!!) or Rhapsody (a RealOne company, which if you didn't know, is run by Satan)
-For some reason, I can't get it to play more than ten songs from a playlist.
-The interface is HORRIBLE! Very non-intuitive and I spend more time scrolling through my collection than actually listenting to music. Most frustrating is that after you scroll down for a couple of MINUTES and find 'Modest Mouse', if you change your mind and decide you want to listen to 'Menomena' instead, the interface tosses you back to the top-most menu, meaning that you have to select 'BROWSE' then select 'ARTIST/ALBUM' then scroll down for several more minutes to get back to the M's.... Even a submenu that allowed you to scroll through the alphabet and select, say, 'M' and then browse all the M's would be VERY nice. If the playlist function worked properly, then you could invest some time and set up your favorite songs and/or artists, but for spontaneously searching through your catalog... uhh, you won't.
-For some reason, I occasionally lose signal with my network and it can't find the server (even though I have my laptop receiving 54Mbps with excellent signal strength right next to it). Not a frequent occurence, just puzzling.
-Being 802.11b based, it only supports WEP and not WPA.:-(
-No carry handle
-The remote is pretty good, but doesn't work unless pointed directly at the unit and from within a very shallow angle from center.
-No headphone jack on the front
-Too many cables sticking out of the back. Cable management is so easy, yet apparently an alien concept to most manufacturers.

CONCLUSIONS:
It's just frustrating to have something soooo close to being good, but having some poor design muck it up. I really wish they'd assign it a more iPod-like interface (where you can use the back button to go to your previous menu level and selection). I also wish they'd find some way to tap into iTunes as a server or roll their own (okay, I can dream). I believe that if Linksys were to revamp the interface firmware and take care of some of the problems with the 'music server', it would be worthwhile. Unfortunately, I've dealt with Linksys for too long to even hope that they'd bother to update this version. They will instead release a newer, improved version which will make this model the MP3 Edsel.
I'm going to return this to the store today as I have a 10 day 'remorse period' that expires on Monday.
Nice try Linksys, better luck next time. :-(

1-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Idea, Poorly Executed
Believe me, I wanted this to turn out to be an awesome product. However, in its out-of-box state, it was mediocre at best. I have a desktop and a laptop in my home network connected via Linksys Wireless-B WAP and Router (BEFW11S4). Both have MusicMatch Plus, and my WMLS11B is networked via wi-fi. Out of the box, I immediately noticed spotty performance in streaming music from my library. The playback would regularly interrupt so that the system could buffer the file, and it got really annoying, so I upgraded the firmware as soon as the next version was released. Now the mid-song buffer issue seems to be resolved, however the more i used it, the more flaws I noticed.
1) There is no way to page thru artists/albums/songs when browsing. There is no search feature. You are limited to scrolling one by one alphabetically until you find the item you want. Have a large music library? You're screwed.
2) There is no way to view the contents of a playlist. If you want to play a specific song from a playlist, you have to leave the playlist and browse to it via artist/album/genre.
3) Screen response is slow. This makes scrolling through your library tough because you inevitably hit the down button too many times and scroll too far.
4) This is the big one: If you try to play a playlist that contains more than 100 songs, this piece of $#!t only buffers the first 10 songs, and plays them over and over again.
5) There's no way to create playlists on the fly.
6) Upgrading the firmware is only possible with an ethernet connection. If you have your WMLS11B set up wirelessly and nowhere near your router like I do, this makes upgrading a huge pain.

I feel there's a lot they can do to improve this thing. I'm not so fed up that I'll return it yet, but seriously this thing makes my Walkman look like an iPod.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product - I'm enjoying it
I just got the Wirless-B Music System. I have just installed the Linksys wireless system- the WRT54GS router and the WPS54GU2 Print Server. Everything works great so far. The WMLS11B Music system set up easily and works. I have the Rhapsody music service - I just had to turn on UnPnP in both Windows XP Professional and in Rhapsody. The Music System sounds great, I have hooked it up to my stereo system downstairs and it sounds even better. I get good reception in my backyard and anywhere around my house. It will play and entire album if I select the album and play it, not individual songs. I can advance to the next song using the next button if I wish. My only beefs are the menus respond slowly (kind of like those first generation satellite boxes), you cannot get to an artist directly, you have to scroll. My way around this is to load a playlist with the artists I want and make sure it comes up immediately by callin it A A A Main Playlist (first in alphabetical order. A first of it's kind unit but it is fun and works well ... Read more


51. Netgear WGE101 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge (WGE101NA)

our price: $76.94
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Asin: B0000A0VBK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2005
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Blanket coverage – none of the dead spots that other 802.11 devices might have
  • Detachable antenna – gain better range and signal flexibility by positioning the antenna where you would like
  • Multiple device recognition – connect to a switch and attach many devices to your WGE101
  • Compatible with Windows┬« 98, Me, 2000, XP

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Decent speeds in mixed mode
I already own the WGT 624 that goes b/g/super-g, and my laptop was just b, but I bought for the future when I got a g-bridge (mainly for my xbox).

With the router setup as b and g, I got throughput speeds of 2.5 megabytes a second from a different floor of the house from bridge to router, which is about 20Mbps.

I've always bought netgear products and I like the whole slick-silver design, and the ability to stack the units on top of each other. I already own the FS608 and could stack the bridge ontop of that.

My only problems with the router was how to add it to the access list. I figured out that you do NOT add the bridge's mac address, but instead any device that connects through the bridge to the router... so if you have 15 computers being bridged to the router, you have to add all 15 mac addresses to the router... that sounds like somewhat of a pain, but if you think about it, your network is that much more secure...

The reason I say that is, suppose you had a bridge connecting to an accesspoint to further spread signals within your network... well by having to add every mac address that goes through the bridge, you are individually authorizing everyone, instead of just allowing the bridge itself.

Anyways... I feel it's a good product and will continue to buy from netgear.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great with the Netgear WGT624
I just picked up the WGE101 from zoomfly.com, it works great. DIdn't have a difficult time setting it up, everything went smoothly.

1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me
This product didn't work for me. It refuses to communicate with my Linksys 802.11g Access Point/Router box. According to press reports other people have seen the same problem and the Netgear firmware in the WGE101 box seems to be at fault. What's odd is a Netgear 802.11g USB adapter works fine with the Linksys access point.

The Netgear bridge did work with the Netgear WGR614 access point, but I had to stop using the Netgear access point because it locked up every few days for some unknown reason.

Given my experiences with the WGE101 and WGR614 boxes, I think Netgear isn't up to speed yet on 802.11g technology.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not useful for longer distance links
I am quite disappointed about the product.

I run a 5 mile link with two large external antennas with an old Orinoco AP-1000 and a Avaya PCMCIA client since over a year. It offers a stable performance and around 4 MBit/s on the application level (e.g. ftp) - this ist what you can expect from a 802.11b device. The link has about 10dB margin.

I tried to replace the PCMCIA client through the WGE101. After a lot of configuration trials I found out that Netgears algorithm that generates WEP keys from a passphrase is different from that of other manufacturers (Proxim/Orinoco and D-Link use compatible ones), and after filling in the right key the link worked basically. It has the same 10dB margin (tested with an attenuator), but the throughput is ridiculous - about 500 kbit/s downstream and 80 kbit/s (!!) upstream.

The signal strength of the WGE101 at the AP is even higher than that of the PCMCIA card; nevertheless the AP monitors a lot of FCS errors. Either the transmitted signal modulation quality of the WGE101 is so much inferior to the Avaya card, or there is a protocol incompatibility. The WGE101 displays RSSI of "39...56 %" (whatever this may mean in true dBm - it should be around -91...-81 dBm), always with a "green" bar, depending upon the extra attenuation.

There is nearly nothing to tune or to monitor on the WGE101, you don't see error rates or even the used data rate. No chance to e.g. lock the rate to 5.5 or 2 Mb/s. Nice for dumb users in simple cases but annoying otherwise. Though I managed to come through to the 2nd level support at Netgear they couldn't help me while being friendly.

Maybe the box works well for short indoor links. But do not use it for serious applications. Conclusion: if you buy trash you get trash...

5-0 out of 5 stars Works as advertised w/ minimum fuss
Basically, just worked as advertised. Connected to D-LINK 624 (802.11g) on wireless side and small 10/100 switch on the other.

Full 128 bit WEP encryption is in place and works splendidly, with no noticable impact on performance.

DHCP services provided by router accross bridge to multiple PC's on wired network w/out issue.

This device is able to serve as a DHCP client as well, making network configuration pretty easy. Because of the IP range I use, I did have to set the network configuration while connected only to a single PC, then power down and attach to network. Once configuration was complete, however, fired right up and got itself and IP and was off and running.

Overall, very pleased. Good purchase for a good price. ... Read more


52. Linksys RT31P2 Router with Vonage Internet Phone Service
list price: $135.00
our price: $79.94
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Asin: B0002V8KWM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3171
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Amazon.com Product Description

With Vonage, you can make phone calls over the Internet, potentially save on long-distance charges, and access a rich assortment of calling 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. And it's easy to use--for making and receiving calls, Vonage works just like traditional phone service, with no special access codes or account numbers required.

Easy Hardware Connections

All Vonage plans let you enjoy the call features you've become accustomed to: call waiting, caller ID, voice mail, 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 voice mail as an e-mail attachment, and you'll have a phone number that travels with you.Visit www.vonage.com/amazon 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 U.S. to Canada are treatedas domestic long-distance calls, rather than international ones.Vonage also supports short-form emergency 911 service, where available.

The starter kit comes with a Vonage-certified Linksys RT31P2 router, avoiding the need for a separate phone adapter.All you need is a high-speed Internet connection (cable or DSL) and a touchtone phone. After setting up your Vonage account, you'll have instant access to two lines, each with a separate phone number--you can even assign them different area codes, subject to availability.You'll still be able to surf the Web while talking on the phone or receiving faxes.

The router allows you to connect up to three PCs and two telephones or fax machines, and they'll all share a single Internet connection through which you can smoothly transfer data of all kinds. While talking on the phone, you can still share a printer, make backups, or simply move your latest presentation notes over to your laptop. With easy Web-based configuration, all these options are available at the click of a mouse.Linksys backs the router with a generous three-year warranty.

What's in the Box
The Linksys RT31P2 broadband router with two phone ports and three switched Ethernet ports, a power adapter, a setup CD with user's guide, a network cable, Vonage plan and support information, a Quick Installation card, and a registration card

... Read more

Features

  • 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
  • Advanced Linksys router with 3 10/100 switched Ethernet ports, 2 RJ11 voice ports

53. Linksys High Gain Antenna for SMA Connectors HGA7S

our price: $37.95
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Asin: B0002F3E9M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1812
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Features

  • Increases the effective range of Linksys wireless devices
  • Stronger signal increases wireless coverage into hard-to-reach areas
  • Improves throughput by reducing retransmissions
  • Easy installation -- simply replace your current antennas
  • Works with both Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices

54. Linksys WPS11 Wireless-B Print Server
list price: $220.99
our price: $118.99
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Asin: B00005Y7DP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3708
Average Customer Review: 2.74 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Share a printer with everyone on your network
  • Integrates seamlessly through both Ethernet and Wireless connections
  • Remotely administered through your network connection
  • Supports a high data rate up to 11 Mbps
  • Stand-alone print server--no dedicated print server PC required

Reviews (68)

4-0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed...
This is a nice, compact, straightforward accent to our wireless network. Once the simple installation was completed (connect a parallel cable) the product has performed flawlessly for months. It was great to release the PC from it's print server duties.

4-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating to install but once done is a good product
I concur with many other reviews found here. Took me >2 weeks to get WPS11 working with BEFW11S4, WPC11, laptop (win95) and Epson C84 printer. Linksys manual/websites not helpful. Many suggestions found here got me part way along but I needed some of my own changes to get things working (plus a late miracle).

After trying linksys method removed everything (software) to start from clean:

1.Set up with Cat5e cable connections PC-router and router-WPS11. Printer connected and on.
2.Access WPS11 via web (192.168.1.100) set up like router (SSID, WEP settings). Set WPS11 fixed IP address (192.168.1.100).
3.Install BiAdmin/Printer Driver as in manual. Run printer driver setup as Linksys manual to connect to printer. This was important to get printer port changed to LPT1:SCXXXXXX (Printserver) - where SCXXXXXX is name of WPS11.

At this point all good. Printed test page from BiAdmin or anything from windows application.

Went wireless: Powered everything down, removed cables, powered up router, then DSL, then WPS11 then PC. Now my problem, wireless connections OK and could print test page from BiAdmin/WPS11 web page but nothing from windows applications (printer communication error mesage).

Tried lots of variations - including disable Epson status monitor, changed spooling to print directly to printer. No luck.

E-mailed Linksys. Received prompt reply suggesting check my network protocols (to have TCPIP, IPX/SPX and NetBEUI). But I already did have these so I didn't change anything other than looking. Now the miracle - while replying to Linksys tried printing again from Netscape messenger and it worked wirelessly!!!!! Tried other applications -OK! Bemused - what did I do? Sorry I have no suggestions if you get similar problem other than e-mail linksys and pray for similar miracle?

I'm waiting to see what Linksys make of my "miracle". Generally I'm very happy with Linksys products (router set up straightforward) but I've suggested they improve WPS11 documentation. In the meantime search the web and pages here and you will find stuff that works.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great product, setup a pain!!
After using Linksys's other products (various wireless adapters, hubs, and switches) successfully, I felt it would be a safe bet to get this print server. Hardware installation is a breeze. Simply connect your printer's cable to the server, connect a CAT5 network cable between the server and a networked hub or switch (I used my wireless-B router/access point also by Linksys), and use either the web-based configuration screens or use Bi Admin that's included on the CD that comes with the server. Unhook the CAT5 cable, and you're ready to go. Or at least that's what I had hoped.

The wireless mode wouldn't work at all from my Win98SE PC, and it worked for 10 minutes before dying on my WinXP machine. After I read other reviews of people calling tech support, I felt that would have been a waste of time. Then I made a discovery that only the network-experienced computer user would catch. My PCI NICs on both machines were in the same IP range as my wireless, and I had thought that it was causing Windows to use my NICs to access the print server. Of course, this didn't work because I wanted wireless. As a test, I disabled the NICs. Voila!! I was able to access the print server without incident, but disabling the NICs was not a good permanent solution. So I made my NICs use only IPX/SPX and NETBIOS for networking (I don't file share over wireless due to security and its slow speed), and I use my wireless equipment for printing and internet access. My two PCs have been using the print server with 100% success. I'm not sure if the IP ranges themselves had anything to do with it, but using the other protocols for sharing works just fine for my two PCs.

One last important note about the web interface: it labels the IPs for the gateway and the subnet mask backwards. Bi Admin gets it right, though. My guess is that a firmware update will fix the web interface, though none was available at the time I wrote this review. I also highly recommend that DHCP is disabled on the server and set a fixed IP, use WEP encryption (as all of your wireless devices should, even if WEP is flawed - it's better than nothing), and password-protect it. That way a user will always know the IP when they want to use the web interface for configuration. So if anyone can't get the wireless mode to work on the print server, and you have NICs that are also using TCP/IP, try the aformentioned modification to see if this helps. Too bad it wasn't listed in the manual.

3-0 out of 5 stars I gave it a 3 for Maybe - See other reviews
I did not buy the B unit, but I did buy the WP11 and it was just an awful experience. Before buying this unit, check with others users to make sure your not asking for trouble.

1-0 out of 5 stars BAD Product - Don't fall for Free Support
In a nutshell this is one of the worst products I have ever bought. The advertising was misleading and the support was a long drawn out waste of time. Please Note: The WPS11 operates in 2 modes (Infrastructure & Ad-Hoc). This product may work well in Infrastructure mode. I can't say, as I bought it only for wireless print serving and that means Ad-hoc mode. Infrastructure uses other devices, where Ad-hoc is supposed to communicate directly with another piece of equipment ( a USB or a PCI card). I bought the print Server, 1 USB card and 1 PCI card. FIRST PROBLEM: Instructions are atrocious. They are just plain wrong. SECOND PROBLEM: if you can figure out how to set this up (I did after talking to several support people who did not know & 1 who told me to try setting it up using a hardwire), You must use a wire. You cannot set up this wireless device for wireless ad-hoc service, wirelessly. That's right, you must buy a Network card and a Network cable and hardwire it in order to set it up for ad-hoc. The reason is they default the unit to Infrastructure which needs an access point or other device to operate. Once I actually figured out how to set up the print server in ad-hoc (about 2 months later), I finally got it to basically work with the PCI card. At-a-boy Cisco system (parent of Linksys). But with the USB card, it was an extremely painful and agonizing journey just to get it to work. It took a new driver that came out months later. And when I did get it working, it would fail to connect about 30% to 50% of the time on a boot up. Over a period of a year plus, I talked with many support people and tried just about everything possible. LINKSYS DID NOT HAVE MY PREVIOUS PROBLEMS IN THEIR DATABASE. mmmmm No wonder they kept saying, we haven't had many problems with that unit. Their website does not allow you feedback the way Amazon does. They will only put the positive feedback on their website. Very dishonest in my opinion. I actually wrote up a set of instructions on how to set the WPS11 up in Ad-hoc mode and sent it to them. They didn't use it. They still have the poorly written instructions that you cannot follow. And they still claimed you could use it in Ad-hoc mode. THIRD PROBLEM: About 30% to 50% of the time whenever I boot up, the Wireless USB and Print Server will NOT establish proper communication. Sometimes, I get lucky and by clicking on "Connect" twice, it will connect. Yes twice. If you do it once, it will never connect. In fact if it's connected and you click on "Connect", it will disconnect. FOURTH PROBLEM: Customer service is a waste of time and energy. I believe (perhaps wrongly) that they know perfectly well there is a problem, but pretend they do not have it. The last supposedly top level support person was a guy named Lucas. He had me tear out all my cards and remove all other software and tried to claim it was because of the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). Now lets face it, anyone making a claim like this is just full of it. The old saying, if you can't impress them with knowledge, baffle them with bull crap.. Well, I do understands the HAL, but to verify without a doubt it was not the HAL (he was blaming the newer APCI HAL). I moved the PCI to another computer with the older Standard HAL. Guess what? That's right, the exact same problem. All this guy did was yank my chain. He would tell me things like "It works on my laptop". Oh great, I have a desktop.. No difference there huh? :o(. Or "I ran a continuous ping for two and a half hours and only got two time out". Nice going, what does that have to do with actually connecting the protocol to print? I must have asked him a dozen times to set up a desktop and PrintServer in ad-hoc and use it for a week or two. he did everything but. I tested this on 2 desktop computers (ACPI HAL & Standard HA:) and also on 2 operating systems (windows 2000 & windows 98) and it has the same failure. It will not consistently connect to the print server. I might add that their is always activity between the 2 devices, it's just that they will not allow you to print until they are fully connected. My advice. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!. One last note. Although it appears to be a USB problem at first, I have never had problems with the USB talking to the PCI. I have also noted that when I have the PCI computer up and connected, the USB computer also comes up and the print server will talk to it. It will always connect after removing power from the print server for a few seconds. So I believe the problem may be in the PrintServer, not initiating a response to the USB correctly. Once it's communicating with something, it tends to work as it should. ... Read more


55. Linksys RV016 10/100 16-Port VPN Router

our price: $423.99
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Asin: B0001XU8BW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 15763
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Features

  • A high-reliability Internet connection-sharing router and 16-port switch for small business
  • Features up to 7 Internet ports for load balancing and connection redundancy
  • Securely connects up to 50 remote users to your office network via VPN
  • Advanced SPI firewall protects your PCs from most known Internet attacks

56. Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100 8-Port Workgroup Switch
list price: $87.99
our price: $41.99
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Asin: B00003006K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1773
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The EtherFast 8-Port 10/100 Workgroup Switch is a quick and easy way to boost your network's performance while migrating to the power of Fast Ethernet. With support for half- and full-duplex speeds, the switch allows your network to run at 10 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 100 Mbps and an incredible 200 Mbps.

The 8-Port Workgroup Switch is designed to meet the needs of small-business and home networks. The eight-port rack-mountable switch is great for enterprise and medium-size business use. ... Read more

Features

  • 8-port 10/100 dual-speed per-port
  • Perfect for optimizing 10BaseT and 100BaseTX hardware on the same network
  • Reach speeds of up to 200 Mbps in full-duplex operation
  • Eliminate bandwidth constraints and clear up bottlenecks
  • NWAY technology detects cabling type, speed, and duplex operation

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cisco to the rescue
Cisco bought Linksys a while back -- smart move! Can't get any easier -- works great, while it is smaller than the Linksys router, it still sits nicely on top, although feet pattern does not match.

4-0 out of 5 stars Watch out for size difference
I bought this switch because I trust the brand and also because I thought it would stack well with my Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router (which I've run out of ports on). However, when I received the EZXS88W, it was smaller than in the technical description given by Amazon (which is actually the size of the box, not the switch itself). Because it is about an inch and a quarter narrower than my Linksys router, it does not sit nicely on top or underneath. I know that it's only a small complaint (otherwise the switch is terrific), but I just wanted to let potential buyers know about the possible size difference, especially if one is buying it specifically because it will interface nicely with a previous Linksys purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Flawless switch in continuous use for 2 years
I have two of these switches in my network, never turned off connected to Compaq servers.

Not one issue. I see why Cisco purchased this company.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cheap, fast, but beware premature port death
I've been buying Linksys equipment for a few years now and it's all good stuff, at very affordable prices. I've had no complaints with any of their equipment so far, except for one.

I have found (and so have a few of my tech buddies and Network Admins I know) that Linksys hubs and switches tend to have problems with ports going dead or becoming unusable after only about a year of use. That is, one or more of the ports will die within a year's time (or shortly following the warranty period -- this is especially true of the 5-port switches).

This premature port failure is not limited to just the hubs and switches. I've also had 2 DSL/Cable modem routers with 4 port switches exhibit the same problem (in one case, ALL the ports died except for the cable/DSL port).

My suggestion is to buy more ports than you need so that you can still use the hub/switch after some ports go bad. That's why I am buying an 8-port switch even though it's replacing a 5-port switch where 2 of the ports are now dead.

Why 4 stars? Because if you know about the port death syndrome and buy more ports than you need, it's STILL a great deal for the money...

5-0 out of 5 stars Slam Dunk
It is as easy as others say - I added it to my DSL system in less time than it took to read the (sparse) instruction manual.
Plug in, turn on. Done
The manual devotes a whole page to CAT5 cable construction but does not say which type (straight or crossover) to use between the EZXS88 and the DSL modem. (Its straight, as are the cables between the EZXS88 and the computers). ... Read more


57. Linksys WGA11B Wireless-B Game Adapter

our price: $59.99
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Asin: B0000AJVBW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 892
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Lag-free head-to-head or Internet gaming at up to 11 Mbps, without stringing wires
  • Converts wired-Ethernet-ready game consoles to Wireless-B network connectivity
  • Works without drivers on PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube
  • Exclusive Channel Selector Button makes network setup a snap
  • One year limited warranty

Reviews (49)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best thing Ever!
I was a litte doubtful on how easy this would be to use. But I had it configured and playing online with my X-box in under 5 mins. I use WEP in 128 bit, and also use MAC filtering on my access point. I simplyed hooked the unit up to my laptop and configured the WEP setting with the easy to understand config wizard. Unit supports three different profiles so you can setup the config for different networks, and simply chose which profile you want to use with a push of a button. Great feature if you move your unit in bewteen secure wireless networks.

Most people could have this ready to go in about a minute, since they don't use WEP or Mac filtering. Already have plans to get one to go with the Replay TV Box. No more cable clutter around my home. Also easy to connect multiple game consoles togther without the need of an access point. Simply chose the saem channel on each unit, and they each game console will see each other. Some concerns over wired connections, since ethernet can support 100mb and the wireless only supports 11mbs. Any game setup for on-line play should have no issues, since most high speed internet tops at 1.5mbs and below.

Great product, just wondering what took them so long to make it

4-0 out of 5 stars If it werent for the akward configuration...
I use this adapter alot, especially for my Xbox and and LAN parties. The adapter has the full set of Wi-Fi channels that you can toggle between so you can connect this adapter and another one via Adhoc mode for head to head gaming, an autosense mode that connects to any unprotected 802.11b wirless router, and then 3 profile modes that you can configure special network settings for, such as Wirless Encryption. It's the configuration of the 3 profiles that can get real annoying when you take it to somebody else's house and have to use the supplied CD in their home computer, hardwire the adapter to their router, and configure it using the software to recognize their wirless network, then disconnect it and then connect it to your gaming console. If you forgot to bring the disc, you will have a fun time digging on linksys's website for the software. The antennae on this adapter is not spectacular, expect to get a little more than half the range you would with a wirless notebook. Problems aside, this is still the most affordable option for wireless gaming, not to mention the adapter's other uses as a wireless ethernet bridge for computers and other devices (since "wirless bridges" usually cost 99 bucks) it's still a great deal

2-0 out of 5 stars For Xbox go with the MS Wireless Adapter
I've configured my fair share of wireless networks, so I figured this would be a snap. Unfortunately, nothing could have been further from the truth. I plugged it into my *Linksys* router so I could configure it, and it couldn't get an IP issued. I was going to hook it up to my XP box and enable DHCP on it, but the instructions for doing that were 4-5 pages long. In the end, I had to set the SSID on my wireless access point to default, turn off WEP, and then configure the thing wirelessly. That, by the way, is not recommended by Linksys.

I finally got one of the presets to work with my custom SSID in place and WEP turned on, so I'll be nice and not give this thing a one-star rating. I do recommend you just purchase the Microsoft Wireless Game Adapter. It's almost twice the price, but at least you can configure it through the Xbox OS with any hassles.

1-0 out of 5 stars Crappier than an outhouse
If 0 configuration is good for you, than you might like this. If you want to use WEP, tie this to a brick and throw it through the Windows of Linksys' offices.

I basically had one of Linksys' drones tell me that disabling SSID, WEP, and MAC filtering were overkill and that all I needed to do was enable SSID broadcasts and disable WEP and everything would work.

The software is crappy and can't even reliably connect to the device. Look elsewhere for a wireless game adapter.

1-0 out of 5 stars this game adapter is bad
This game adpater is easy to set up but don't believe the lag free part in the desription. I had this up shortly and playing an extremely laggy game on my Xbox. It is faulty and drops the connection commonly. It's not good for playing on the internet but good with other box's in the house. Now, it doesnt even work on the internet i dont reccomend it. ... Read more


58. Linksys WAP55AG Dual-Band Wireless A+G Access Point
list price: $259.99
our price: $224.99
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Asin: B00008WMBS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3859
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 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
  • Advanced features: SNMP manageability, and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Powerful security: Up to 152-bit wireless data encryption (WEP), and wireless MAC address filter

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Way To Go Wireless!
The Linksys WAP55AG tri-mode access point is an excellent unit! Setup was a breeze! It was also very easy to configure all the security access settings. I found it to be pretty much plug-n-play. Configuration only took about 10 - 15 minutes. I have been using it with the Linksys WPC55AG notebook adapter and have had excellent connectivity.
I dealt with the Linksys tech support when trying to configure multiple routers for a small business setup and they went above and beyond the call to solve my problem. I would recommend any products made by Linksys and their parent company Cisco.

5-0 out of 5 stars Setup was a breeze!!! Excellent connectivity!!!!!
The Linksys WAP55AG tri-mode access point is an excellent unit! Setup was a breeze! It was also very easy to configure all the security access settings. I found it to be pretty much plug-n-play. Configuration only took about 10 - 15 minutes. I have been using it with the Linksys WPC55AG notebook adapter and have had excellent connectivity.
I dealt with the Linksys tech support when trying to configure multiple routers for a small business setup and they went above and beyond the call to solve my problem. I would recommend any products made by Linksys and their parent company Cisco.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not even worth 1 star....
It is 4AM and I have been up since 8 this morning taking a day off to get my home networl set up. I have spent hours on the phone with support and the bottom line is that this is a lemmon and it is very apparent that Linksys went to market with an un-tested product... The installation wizard CD does not work, there is not one substitute on line and you can not even downloaded it from their support site???? I only know 2 other frineds that have purchased linksys and they both had to return theirs... o for 3... How rediculous

1-0 out of 5 stars Looks to be a lemon
I purchased this unit along with 3 WMP55AG PCI cards to integrate into my current home network. Moderate web browsing with this unit appears to be okay, however once a heavy network load it placed on the WAP55AG it stalls, locks up, and requires a power cycle. I'm using heavy loosely here. Downloads from Windows Update over a 1.5Mbps cable modem have caused this behavior. Copying a file a local wired server to a wireless client causes this behavior all the time.

I've been in contact with Linksys tech support for a few days now. So far none of their 'workarounds' have been successful.

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59. Iogear GBU311 Bluetooth To USB Adapter
list price: $39.99
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B0006AZ4ZA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: IOGEAR
Sales Rank: 2966
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

IOGEAR’s Bluetooth to USB Adapter allows any computer with USB connections to become a Bluetooth-enabled computer, and communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled computers and devices without cable connections. It complies with Bluetooth 1.2 and USB 1.1 specifications, and provides users with a 723 Kbps data rate at ranges up to 330 feet. It also enables wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) connectivity to Bluetooth enabled devices such as PDAs, printers, cellular phones, computers, etc.

This Bluetooth Class 1 adapter is compatible with both PC and Mac. It is easy to install and use, and very portable. It suits for both home and mobile networking needs.

Features
  • Bluetooth specification 1.2 compliant to reduce interference between wireless technologies
  • USB specification 1.1 compliant
  • Allows any computer with USB connections to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
  • Eliminates cables between your computers
  • Enables your computer to connect to your Bluetooth printer and Bluetooth enabled mobile devices (such as PDAs and mobile phones) wirelessly
  • Enables wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) connectivity
  • Class 1 Bluetooth device enables you to connect your hardware up to 100 meter (330 feet) away
  • Backward compatible with Bluetooth Class 2 and 3 devices
  • Up to 723 Kbps data rate
  • Small form factor makes it easy to carry and place
  • Easy, fast, and intuitive installation and setup
  • Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communicationparing, encryption, authentication
  • PC and Mac compatible
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Features

  • Compatible with Windows 98SE or later; Mac OS X or later
  • Bluetooth specification 1.2 compliant to reduce interference between wireless technologies
  • Allows any computer with USB connections to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
  • Up to 723 Kbps data rate
  • Enables wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) connectivity

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Performance, great price
I'm using this adapter to connect to my bluetooth headset using the headset profile. It's working great and it's very cool to walk around the house as I'm holding a voice conversation on MSN Messenger. The new version of bluetooth (1.2) is a definite improvement from the previous 1.1 standard. The 1.2 standard allows for frequency hoping so you can use it along with your wireless internet connection with minimal frequency interference. Before this new adapter, I could barely connect because of the direct interference. I'm very happy with the connection quality now and I rarely have connection issues. I'm using a new Logitech 1.2 compliant bluetooth headset to connect to my PC. The sound quality is great. You can't beat the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adapter
This bluetooth adapter works like a charm on my Dell PC, with XP, SP1. Set up was simple. What I like most about this adapter is how intuitive it is to use. For instance, all I need to do is right click on any word document or MP3, and I can easily send it to any bluetooth enabled device, whether it's my Palm, SE T610 cellphone or laptop. Bluetooth Version 1.2 was important to me because I have a wifi network set up in my house and I needed as little interference as possible.

I've also been able to surf the web via the Bluetooth modem and hotsync my Zire 72 and T5 via Bluetooth. Very cool.

There's lots of other things I plan to do via Bluetooth, like sending faxes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good little adapter!
First of all, contrary to what a previous reviewer has said about "checp laptops reaching 50 degrees C easily" - this is tru, but it does not matter! This is USB adapter, and as such is ouside your laptop, i.e. at room temperature. So, unless the laptop's air exhaust is blowing straight over the USB ports, this is not an issue!

Now, the adapter uses the WIDCOMM BT commans stack, which is apparently one of the better ones out there (certainly seems to be better than Windows XP's default one!). I'm no expert on BT, but a little research on the web seems to confirm this. This stack is quite compatible with Skype, which is the whole reason I bought this adapter and the Logitech MobileFreedom headset in the first place... ;]

Points of note:

1. The headset needs to be connected from the computer, not from the headset side. It uses the audio gateway stack by default to communicate over Skype (configure Skype to use your Bluetooth Audio device rather than the default one - this option is available as of version 1.2 at least, maybe earlier). If you try and use your headset's call pickup button, likelyhood is that it'll connect and then disconnect because there's no phone app to pick up the call (Skype is not BT-compatible by default).

2. There is a Skype third-party add-on (http://www.skypeheadset.co.uk/) that should work with this - have not tried it yet, but the comms stack is supported, so it should be OK.

3. Range: wow! I walked from one end of the office to the other, had continous good, clear connection with this adapter and headset combo. Impressive!

Altogether I'm quite happy with it. Now if only Skype had more built-in support for BT headsets and voice-activated dialing, I'd be truly happy! ;]

3-0 out of 5 stars Operating temperature
Note, that the operating temperature is only 0-50┬░C!
(cf. http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GBU311)
Cheap Laptops reach this temperature easily. ... Read more


60. Linksys USB2HUB04 USB 4-Port Hub

our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00007AKAZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 665
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Use up to 4 USB devices simultaneously
  • Fast data transfer rate of 480 Mbps
  • Connect up to 127 USB devices by daisy-chaining USB hubs
  • Plug-and-Play--no drivers required
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars cute little hub
I have some other hubs that I'd bought back in the day in computer time (3 or so years ago) so I was expecting this one to be the same size. This hub is so small that if nothing is connected to it, I can close my hand around it and hide the whole thing. So far it's worked flawlessly for me with both USB 1.0 and 2.0 devices - I'd reccomend it in a heartbeat.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy, quick set-up, flawless operation
So you have to plug it into the wall. So what? If you need more USB ports on your home machine, get this hub. It's slightly larger than a deck of playing cards. All you do is plug it in. Everything you need is in the box. No additional cords, software or drivers required. Perfect.

1-0 out of 5 stars Does not work wihout External Power
I have purchased the Linksys USB2HUB4 a while back, but just discovered that it does not work powered by the host only even for devices requiring <500 ma. It will not work unless the external power source is used. I thought it was faulty and had it exhchanged but, the replacement behaves the same way. I am a bit disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Is a USB 2.0 Hub - Amazon link is wrong
This is a USB 2.0 hub per the Linksys.com site. Amazon has the wrong documentation linked to the product page. My four star rating is not relevant because I don't own this product yet, just researching at this point, but prospective buyers should know about this bug on Amazon's site. I'm very happy with other Linksys products I have and I'm sure this one is just fine.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful...
I need more ports, had little money from the business and lo and behold there it was! I like it, but it would be nice if the plastic strip didn't keep coming unstuck! ... Read more


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