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101. Linksys W11S4PC11 Wireless-B Network
$17.47 $4.78 list($30.00)
102. Linksys LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100
$46.99 $43.89 list($75.00)
103. Linksys BEFSR11 Cable/dsl Router
$25.99 $20.99 list()
104. Linksys Antenna Stand for SMA
$107.99 list()
105. Linksys EF3116 EtherFast 3116
$90.99 $69.99 list()
106. Linksys SD2005 10/100/1000 Gigabit
$26.99 $24.88 list($56.99)
107. Linksys USB100M EtherFast 10/100
$79.99 $69.54 list($116.99)
108. Linksys USBVPN1 USB BPN and Firewall
$86.08
109. Linksys PPS1UW EtherFast Wireless-Ready
$87.64 list($144.99)
110. Linksys EFAH16W EtherFast 10/100
$34.99 $17.50 list($58.99)
111. Linksys PCM200 EtherFast 10/100
$37.99 $19.00 list($72.00)
112. Linksys PCM100 EtherFast 10/100
$75.99 $73.01 list($174.00)
113. Linksys HPN200SK HomeLink Phoneline
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114. Linksys USB200HA HomeLink Phoneline
$35.99 list($89.00)
115. Linksys HPN200 HomeLink Phoneline
$58.99 $53.99 list($160.00)
116. Linksys PLUSB10 Instant PowerLine
$92.99 $84.93 list()
117. SWITCH 16-PORT 10/100MBPS RKMT
$14.99 $12.33 list()
118. Linksys BA2WF ADSL Wall Mount
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119. Linksys FEHUB05W Fast Ethernet
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120. Linksys BEFN2PS4 EtherFast Cable/DSL

101. Linksys W11S4PC11 Wireless-B Network Kit
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00008WM59
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 5731
Average Customer Review: 3.32 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wireless Router and a Wireless PC Card Adapter for your laptop
  • Router shares a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection and other resources with both wired and wireless PCs
  • Wireless communications at up to 11 Mbps data rate
  • Features 128-bit WEP encryption
  • Included Setup Wizards take you through configuration, step by step

Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy installation and solid performance
I bought this item because I heard good things about Linksys technical support and didn't trust myself installing networking gear. However, the instructions and software that came with the unit were a breeze, probably because I already had my desktop up and running connected to my DSL modem. It took less than 10 minutes from opening the box to having the desktop up running through the Linksys router (only because I stopped to read some instructions), and a little longer to configure the wireless network card on the notebook.

Probably another hour to figure out WEP security and configure ZoneAlarm on both desktop and notebook to allow file-and-print sharing without being open to the world.

What a breeze!

2-0 out of 5 stars Support Problems
This router and wireless card was up and working in no time. If it would have stayed this way I'd give it 4-5 stars. However, a windows update occurred one week after installation of the wireless card. I wrote 2 emails to support@linksys.com, both of which went completely ignored (at least they have not responded to either in a week). Their online help wasn't very helpful as they only responded once every 10 minutes. I was NOT being rude in either the emails or the online help, I was simply describing my problem and asking for technical support. After a 40 minute wait on the phone I was able to talk to someone. After describing my problem they put me on hold for 5 minutes, when they returned they said their card doesn't work with Windows 2000 service pack 4 and that I should remove it. I indicated that I had unchecked the option to remove it to save disk space. After which they indicated they could not help me. I returned this product and bought NetGear instead which is working fine.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice kit, can't work with PPTP
I have purchased the Wireless B Network kit.

The laptop cards works perfectly.
The access point and router is working but not all of its features work. Connecting few wireless PCs and wired PCs works perfectly, DHCP server works as well.
However, connecting to the internet using PPTP standard doesn't work for me. I'm having problems with setting the router to use PPTP connection type to my ISP.
For some reason, it gets disconnected from the internet after 1 or 2 minutes.
I had to upgrade the ADSL modem to support PPPoE.
Setting the router to connect the internet via PPPoE works fine!

I got no explanations from Linksys why PPTP didn't work for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works good
Everything works well on this router. I was able to install it and get everything up and running in just a few minutes.

The only complaint that I have is that my old Linksys router had a DMZ port on the back that could be configured to be permanently outside the firewall. This made it great for hosting internet games like Ghost Recon. I could switch between DMZ and firewall by just moving the cat5 cable. This router doesn't have that port. Instead, you have to configure a static IP address to be outside the firewall. This one is not as easy to switch between Firewall and DMZ.

The wireless range is good. I put the router in my basement and I can connect with my laptop in every room in the house. Including the second floor (3 floors above the basement). The signal strength is excellent and the signal quality is excellent.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible range in my home
Basically the router works fine, except it has a RANGE OF ABOUT 10 FEET IN MY HOUSE!

I kid you not, no matter where I place the router in my bedroom (the only place where cable is installed) my laptop gets "Low" reception in the hallway four feet away, "Very Low" reception in my living room 10 feet away, and practically NO RECEPTION in my office 50 feet away. You can actually stand at the router and see the laptop 10 feet outside the door and still the reception is horrible.

This router is useless for me. Maybe it's my house or something, but that's just sad. ... Read more


102. Linksys LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card
list price: $30.00
our price: $17.47
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Asin: B00003006R
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 2494
Average Customer Review: 3.61 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Built to run with the fastest video, publishing, and database network applications, the EtherFast LAN Card is a high performance network adapter for 32-bit PCI local bus computers. Boasting a maximum data throughput of 132 Mbps, it includes a combo autodetecting 10BaseT/100Base-TX port, which means that you can begin using the EtherFast now--even if you don't plan on upgrading to a 100 Mbps network right away. ... Read more

Features

  • 32-bit professional-grade bus-mastering PCI LAN card
  • Runs with both 10BaseT and 100BaseTX networks
  • Wake-on-LAN compatible
  • N-Way technology automatically optimizes traffic speed
  • Windows 95 and 98 Plug-and-Play compatible

Reviews (96)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Card, Great Price, No Problems
Linksys is a leader in networking for good reason. I first got this card because of my new cable internet connection. Even if you are a novice computer user with no experience in computer hardware you can install this card youself! The directions are very good with step by step instructions that are easy to read for anyone. Once you have it installed the driver instructions are also easy to read and offer them for Any operating system you can think of. If you are running windows xp (or thinking of upgrading) you don't even need to install the drivers yourself because they are built into windowsxp and it will install itself making instulation that much easier! They also have a nice webpage that further explains troubleshooting if you get into a problem for some reason! Don't go pay some store 50-100 bucks to install a network card you can do it yourself in 20 mintues for nothing and Linksys makes it possible at a very good price!

Also, after having the card installed for over a year it has never gave me any problems whatsoever! I wish i could say that about some other hardware that i have purchased!

4-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any easier
I recently picked up two of these cards to hang two systems off of a cable modem. The installation couldn't have been easier. Just plug the card in and install the drivers. Windows (ME) had no problem recognizing the card on either machine. Once the cable modem was installed everything worked like a charm.

Two words of warning:
- The directions are very complete, but don't include specific directions for Windows ME. I doubt this would trip anybody up and the Windows 98 directions are certainly good enough.

- The drivers available on the Linksys website require you to know information that is only available on the card. If for some reason your box doesn't have a driver disk (one of mine didn't), make sure to download the correct driver set before installing the card.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you have Windows ME...read my review
I just installed this NIC card and I'm so far happy with it's performance. My only complaint about it is that it doesn't have any installing instructions for Windows ME in the box. You have to go to the Linksys website and click on the service&support menu-> user guides-> and then select LNE 100TX - EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card. Basically, when the new device window comes up all you have to do in click on advance and select A:\winme as the location of your drivers.

If you follow the Window 98 instructions you might be able to figure it out, but you'll most likely end up with a headache like me. Trust me, save yourself the grief and go to their website and print out the instructions on how to install on Windows ME. Besides, it will give you something to do while you wait for it to arrive.

Also if you have been using broadband with a USB connection, I suggest you by this product or some other NIC card. After installing this card my cable modem downloads from websites have been on the average faster then my USB connection. So if you don't have a NIC card or don't like the one you have then get this one. I my case it's been a cheap solution for faster performance.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the money, the best NIC on Amazon!
Installation was very simple and took less than 10 minutes, but most of that time involved removing and assembling the PC case. Windows ME automatically detected and installed the LNE100TX without any problems. Furthermore, I've tested this item under Linux (Fedora Core and Mandrake) and it performs just as smoothly as it does under Windows. Because my cable modem was previously connected to my PC via the USB port, I noticed a slight increase in the speed and quality of my broadband connection after I connected the modem to this card. If your computer does not have a NIC, this would be an ideal choice for the average desktop PC.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless... period
Easy installation.... I think not. I tried to install this card on my WinME machine... everything was going fine until it said it needed an extra file. I found it, it said it installed. I'm rebooting my comp, when it freezes on the Windows Logo. I cut the power after about 10 mins of sitting there, then reboot. The comp loads, I goto Device Manager, and see that my Linksys card has a fatal error, oh joy. I uninstall, then try reinstalling the drivers, I point the way to that extra file it says it needs. Again, my computer froze, in the middle of installing. To make a long story short... I had to revert my system back to before I had ever tried to install this. Be warned! ... Read more


103. Linksys BEFSR11 Cable/dsl Router with 1-PORT
list price: $75.00
our price: $46.99
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Asin: B00004TRD9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 5526
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys BEFSR11 EtherFast cable/DSL router connects multiple PCs toa high-speed broadband Internet connection or to an Ethernet backbone.Configurable as a DHCP server, the EtherFast cable/DSL router acts as the onlyexternally recognized Internet device on your local area network (LAN). It alsofunctions as a firewall to shield your network from unauthorized users bymonitoring all incoming data packets. The router can also be configured tofilter internal users' access to the Internet. This product comes with a limitedone-year warranty.

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

Features

  • Equipped with an internal, single-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch
  • Connects all your PCs to the Internet using a single IP address
  • Includes a firewall
  • Configurable via Web browser

Reviews (87)

5-0 out of 5 stars No Problems Here
After all my research on this router versus Netgear, I chose the Linksys due to price and assuming it might be more compatible with my existing 10/100 5 port Linksys hub and cards.

After hooking it up to my Com21 cable modem, it interfaced wonderfully with my system. No problems using it with Comcast@Home service. If you follow the instructions, it installs flawlessly. Of course I didn't follow them, being in network support, and I had to fiddle a bit. Nonetheless, I imagine anyone with little to no experience can have this up and running in no time. Top it all off with free shipping, and it was a no-brainer.

Being a geek, I would have liked a command line interface like that in the NetGear for tweaking; but the advanced features GUI in the Linksys is probably enough for home use. DHCP client and server work great. I've backed up the router firewall with ZoneAlarmPro on individual PCs. I have noticed far fewer hacker intrusions, but ZoneAlarm has still found an occasional one trying to get through.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a piece of "broadband"!
If you are looking to connect your existing (or new) home- or small business network to the Internet, this router is your best choice.

Within an hour, my small home/business network was connected to the Internet through this router and a cable modem. That includes a few minutes looking for a misplaced patch cord and available outlet.

Because my ISP will think only one computer is connected to the Internet, I save additional monthly charges. This should pay for the router within a few months!

Before I purchased this item, I read other reviews and made sure I was prepared for any of the possible noted problems. However, none really occured in my situation. As for the manual, I received the full manual available from www.linksys.com, so they may have listened to our requests.

If you're not too keen on networking, beware of the following:

This router does not come with a cable to connect it to your Hub or Switch. You'll need to purchase it seperately. These cables are called 'Patch Cords' (details: RJ45 connector, CAT 5).

Some ISPs have set your browser to connect using a proxy. Be sure to temporarily disable the proxy settings when configuring your router. In MS Internet Explorer 5+, select the "Tools" menu, click "Internet Options", click the "Connections" tab and click "Lan Settings" - deselect the checkbox for "Use Proxy" to disable the proxy and vice versa to re-enable it.

I found that it's easier to set your LAN configuration to "automatically assign IP address/DNS server" before you start installing this router - however, this depends on your network configuration.

Lastly, before I started installing my router, I made sure I had the latest Firmware update from www.linksys.com. Once the router was installed and responded to the browser (for configuration), I updated my router's firmware before configuring it any further. This saved me the hassle of configuring, updating and re-configuring.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy setup, good features, great web-based interface
I just got the 1 port Linksys router to share a Verizon Online DSL connection between multiple PCs. Setup couldn't have been simpler; just connect modem-router-hub, and you're done. The Linksys does all DHCP setup and supports PPPoE.

The web based interface, without a doubt, makes the product. Just navigate to http://192.168.1.1 in your browser, and you can view status, PPPoE settings, DCHP tables, and even do more advanced stuff like prevent certain PCs from accessing the WAN, redirect ports, and set up routing tables. This makes it easy to set up a web or FTP server, for example, on your network that's accessible from outside.

Overall, its a great product with super features for the price. I highly recommended it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use router/gateway
Strengths:

Price. Reliability. Ease of use/installation.

Weaknesses:

No command-line interface.

Summary:

I bought the Linksys versus any other brand of DSL/cable router both for it's past performance as well as for the price.

This is actually the second one of these I've purchased. I installed the first in my home network and then purchased an additional one for my brother. The router has performed well and yet to have an issue.

I still install a software firewall behind the router on each of my workstations as the NAT that the router performs is still not enough to block eberything out.

1-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced and not very useful
1. For the same money or less, you can get a linksys 4-port wired router, with built-in switch. The router being sold by Amazon one port, and has to be connected to an external switch if you want to connect more than one computer (a hub would work, but not nearly as well). If you're only running one computer, just run cat 5e cable from the cable or dsl modem directly to your computer's pci or usb adaptor.

2. The single star rating is for value received, not for the quality of the router itself. Linksys makes good networking gear. Whoever wrote that this router can connect all your pc's, without reference to needing an external switch needs to go back to school. ... Read more


104. Linksys Antenna Stand for SMA Connectors AS1SMA

our price: $25.99
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Asin: B0002J4492
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 6029
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Features

  • Relocate your Wireless-B or Wireless-G antennas to avoid obstacles and improve signal strength
  • Mounts on a desktop, wall, or ceiling
  • Connectors include 1 reverse SMA, 1 SMA; offers 6-foot (152.4 mm) cable
  • Easy to install and use, no configuration necessary
  • Comes with 3-year limited warranty

105. Linksys EF3116 EtherFast 3116 16-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch

our price: $107.99
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Asin: B000075BB0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 24946
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Features

  • 16 autosensing 10/100 full duplex, auto MDI/MDI-X ports
  • Optional 100 BaseFX fiber optic module connects multiple switches at high speed as your network grows
  • Run blazing speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Address learning and aging and data flow control for transmission reliability

106. Linksys SD2005 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch (5-port)

our price: $90.99
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Asin: B0000C20XG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 24585
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Features

  • Five 10/100/1000 Mbps, half/full duplex, switched ports
  • Forwards and filters packets at non-blocking, full wire speed
  • All ports have auto speed negotiation and auto MDI/MDI-X crossover detection

107. Linksys USB100M EtherFast 10/100 Compact USB Network Adapter
list price: $56.99
our price: $26.99
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Asin: B00005Y7DO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3201
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compact size allows for greater flexibility
  • Connect to any Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network from your computers USB port
  • For desktop or notebook computers
  • Plug-and-play compatible with Windows 98, 2000, Me, and XP
  • 1-year limited warranty

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Speed limited to 12Mbps
Although this device is a very nifty idea, since this device is only written to the USB 1.1 standard, its top transfer speed will be 12Mbps, which is will only give you 2Mbps more throughput when connected to a 100Mbps network, so beware of that. If it was USB 2.0, then it could more than handle the 100Mbps speed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Awesome product, USB 2.0 coming soon though!
As I've worked in PC repair, freelance consulting, and network administration, I've learned having the capability to do things like update anti-virus software for a client (usually if an anti-virus program is going to fail, it's on install, or the first update), it's nice to be able to hook into a high speed connection, even if the person's computer doesn't have a network card, or even a modem.

I've also used it to troubleshoot existing connections (this NIC does have LEDs, so it makes troubleshooting pretty easy, although you can still run into 10/100 problems... don't be surprised if your hub is glowing amber instead of green... it means your connection is only running at 10 MBPS versus 100), and bypassing bad network cards.

As it is portable, it is my own personal toolkit which only really consists of stuff I use often enough to justify limited space.

At USB 1, the maximum speed for this product is 12 MBPS...which means if you're going to use it for an internet connection, it probably will do just fine (most internet connections, you're a VERY lucky person to have even a 1 MBPS connection), but for networking, it will run almost 90% slower than a standard network card).

I got a brochure recently for the much awaited 2.0 (which runs at 480 MBPS, although I'm not sure if the 2.0 network card will run that fast. At the very least, I imagine it will be true 10/100), but I'm still not sure when that will be released.

As for this product's durability, it is slightly fragile... but I've had mine for over six months now, and I haven't had a day's problem with it... treat it gently, and it'll last a good long time.

If your in repair, I'd suggest one of these, and a USB drive of at least 128 Megs (I kept tapping out my 64, although 64 is still great for pulling drivers from your working machine to one that probably doesn't connect to the internet... or pulling a sample of a corrupted file back to the shop for analysis.

1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY IT
As others have noticed, fragile design. I broke it, and I was being gentle. Had to replace it with same model, though, since USB to Ethernet adaptors are not easy to come by (TiVo, thanks a lot for making customers go through this).

I long for TiVo's next generation, when I hope they'll have an ethernet plug in the back.

If you're stuck getting this one, like me, be *extremely* careful plugging it in.

1-0 out of 5 stars WHO CARES HOW GREAT A PRODUCT IS IF IT BREAKS ALL THE TIME!!
Real simple: DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! While it works exactly as it says, it WILL fall apart VERY easily and is UNFIXABLE when it does. I bought this item to network my Tivo, and it worked perfectly. This item has these two metal hinges that feel like they are hanging by a thread. The ethernet cable has to be jammed in at the perfect angle, and if even the slightest bit of force is applied, you will have one broken piece of plastic ethernet adapter!!

I did not follow the warnings about the cheapeness of the item, and I paid the price. It broke the SECOND time I handled it, and now I have to replace it. I should have listened. And chances are you wont listen either. But Im telling you this right now: BE SMARTER THEN I WAS!! DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! Buy one of the other products on the market that do EXACTLY what this one does. Spend the extra cash...heck spend double if you have to!! Because this product WILL break for you FAST! It will crumble in your hands like it did for me, and will leave you standing there mouth agape that any company could produce such a cheap product!!

But hey, you're gonna do what you want to do. So what do I care? Buy this...you'll see...and dont say you weren't warned when you are standing there crying with some plastic pieces in your hand!!

This product deserves 0 stars because it doesn't exactly matter how functional this product is when it breaks before you even have a chance to use it.

-propynyl

2-0 out of 5 stars Beware the flimsy construction
This product works fine as long as you do not wiggle the ethernet cord. Too much wiggle, and the ethernet cord will pop out, along with breaking the little door that holds the RJ-45 connector on. It is *impossible* to fix.

Another reason not to like this product is that it is USB 1.x, and not USB 2.x. This is OK if you are only working on a 10Mbps (Mega bit per second) ethernet; but most people are now going to 100Mbps (and some to 1000Mbps) where USB1.x is totally antique. USB2.x at least has the speed to work with a viable 100Mbps network.

Having had to replace TWO of these because of the top reason, I cannot recommend this unless you have your PC/Tivo/whatever bolted down, or rack mounted. ... Read more


108. Linksys USBVPN1 USB BPN and Firewall Adapter
list price: $116.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000A55GO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 16072
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Features

  • USB-attached network interface with firewall safety and a secure communication link
  • Establishes an IPSec virtual private network tunnel to your corporate network
  • Advanced firewall protects your PC wherever you connect
  • USB interface works with virtually any PC

109. Linksys PPS1UW EtherFast Wireless-Ready USB PrintServer

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Asin: B00006HY8N
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 6622
Average Customer Review: 2.47 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys EtherFast wireless-ready USB print server provides an easy solution for adding a printer to your wireless (when used with the Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC Card) or wired network. Don't waste valuable system and network resources or create printing bottlenecks by attaching a printer to one of the nodes on the network. Instead, place a printer anywhere in your 10/100 network or in the range of your wireless devices (when used with the Instant Wireless Network PC Card). You will save space and time, and increase your network performance as well.

Hook up a printer to the wireless-ready USB print server from anywhere in your workplace and you'll save processing time by freeing your dedicated print server PC and controlling print jobs with its remote-management utility. A 256 KB RAM buffer memory handles your graphics jobs effortlessly, while an easy installation gets you printing in just minutes.

Compatible with virtually all USB, network-ready printers and major operating systems, your data-intensive print jobs will breeze through with maximized speed and reliability. Let the hybrid functionality of the wireless-ready USB print server from Linksys customize your network's capabilities to meet your printing needs time and again.

The EtherFast wireless-ready USB print server is compatible with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Me, and XP. USB-connected devices are not compatible with Windows 95 and Windows NT. Linksys does not recommend or support the patches available that attempt to make USB-connected devices work with Windows 95. ... Read more

Features

  • For Wireless functionality, you need a Linksys WPC11 v3.0 or earlier
  • Runs with virtually all laser, inkjet, bubble jet, color, and dot matrix printers
  • Integrates through both Ethernet and wireless connections
  • Stand-alone unit--no dedicated print server PC required
  • 256 KB RAM buffer for faster graphics performance

Reviews (32)

3-0 out of 5 stars Works with Canon I850 and Windows XP
This product works with a Canon I850 and Windows XP in Ethernet mode. The wireless option was not tested.

The documentation for setup and configuration is inadequate. If you are using this product with a Canon I850 and Windows XP I have the following suggestions for installation:

1. Throw out the Linksys quick start guide.
2. Attach the I850 directly to your computer and install the Canon print driver.
3. Install the Linksys "Bi-Admin" utility from the Linksys startup CD using the autorun installation.
4. Attach printer to print server, attach print server to network, power up print server, turn printer off and then on again.
5. You should have a DHCP server on your network to assign an address to the print server. Otherwise, the print server will use the default failed dhcp address.
6. Using the "Bi-Admin" configuration utility, configure the printserver with a fixed IP address from your local network. Save the configuration.
7. Recycle power on the print server.
8. Recycle power on the printer.
5. Install an "IPP" client from the Linksys install CD. (E:\DRIVER\IPP\IPPCLIENT).
6. Complete installation instructions from pages 35 to 39 of the Linksys user guide.
7. The printer can now be accessed remotely.

Notes:

This USB print server works with the Canon I850 but it slows down the performance of the printer. This has little impact on plain text printing but it is very noticeable on photo printing. The extra flexibility of a network print server was worth the speed tradeoff. There are few choices for USB print servers with a wireless option. This is the best one available.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Compatible with Canon MP730
I like Linksys products, but trying to find a printer that works with this print sever is hard. I have to buy a second printer for this problem.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this product
Many of the reviews here are accurate and valuable. The most important piece of advice is to contact Linksys and see if your printer is supported. Having set the environment up with my HP OfficeJet K60 everything seems fine. When I go to print however, the application recognizes the printer and even knows what port it is connected on. Unfortunately, everything I print goes into a black hole. After calling Linksys support, they tell me that looking through their internal list it shows a number of poor people like myself who have tried and failed to get the K60 working, so they "assume" its not supported.

When I asked if I could get a copy of the list indicating what is supported, I was told its an internal only document. So its trial and error if you have this product.

Like other reviews, they recommended that I upgrade to the WPS11 server. Although I've been happy with Linksys, I think I'll look elsewhere first.

3-0 out of 5 stars Works with kinks
There are a number of posts indicating that this does not work. Just wanted to say that it worked on two of my printers. Epson 870 and Samsung 1710 laser. But it is not flawless getting it going. I seem to have a power on sequence problem. I used to turn the printer/server on at the same time. It won't initialize properly when its powered up at the same time. I've haven't figure the power on sequence but seems like the printer has to be powered on and initialized first. (But it may be the otherway around.) But when they are initialized properly, they work flawless if I don't loose power to the house. Now I leave them both on all the time. BTW, Epson's print monitor does not work with the print server.

Another thing, DON'T loose the installation disk, you can't get a replacement driver from their web site.

1-0 out of 5 stars False advertising
Linksys says this is a USB print server. Maybe it is. But neither their literature nor anything on their website tells you that it doesn't work with some printers. And not some strange brand. Canon printers. I have a Canon F80 which works just fine by direct USB connection. But after 30 min with technical support, the tech decides to ask what my printer is. He then says that according to their documents the USB print server doesn't work with my printer. He then tells me I can BUY the other WPS11 print server and it will work with the Canon F80. But they won't take back the PPS1UW print server ("That's not our policy.") Now I could probably get sued for calling this what I think it really is, so I'll just settle for "false and misleading advertising". Save your money and try another company who doesn't hide their product's deficiencies and who stands behind their products. If I hadn't already invested money in a Linksys router (and signal booster since the signal is terrible), I'd toss them also. As it is, I'm out $90. ... Read more


110. Linksys EFAH16W EtherFast 10/100 Auto-Sensing 16-Port W. Hub
list price: $144.99
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Asin: B00003006F
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 19260
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The EtherFast 10/100 Auto-Sensing Hubs from Linksys provide a fast and economical way to build or extend an enterprise 100 Mbps network. This 16-port hub lets you connect computers, workstations, servers, or other nodes together in seconds. Every port of the hub automatically adjusts to either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps speeds, allowing you to mix 10BaseT and 100BaseTX hardware together any way you like--all on the same hub. Combine low-cost 10 Mbps computers with high-speed Fast Ethernet workstations, and save money by putting 100 Mbps hardware only where you need it most. ... Read more

Features

  • True 10/100 autosensing ports (dual speed per port)
  • Internal store-and-forward switching for effective traffic reduction
  • Pro-grade hub with 100BaseTX RJ-45 ports
  • Each port automatically adjusts to either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps speeds
  • Mix and match 10BaseT and 100BaseTX hardware together

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worked for 1 year and then chip burnt up....
I bought this product and hooked it up for a year with 2 computers on it. When, after just over a year, I put for computers on it for LAN gaming, the processor burnt up. Since hubs don't need to do much processing this is pretty poor quality..... Bottom line is if you are going to hook more than 2 computers up to it get a different brand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple to use
We installed a 7 node LAN in our house. 5 PCs plus two HP print servers. My 17 year old daughter did the router and hub installation by just reading the manuals and using her intuition. That is a pretty strong recommendation!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Hub at a Great Price
I've worked as a computer consultant for may years. I migrated over from 3COM to Intel, and finally to Linksys. Why?

I found the 3COM network cards to be difficult to install and configure, both the intel and 3com hub and network cards to be expensive. I've installed over a dozen of these types of Linksys hubs and network cards have always been trouble free and easy installations. I like less work.

The 100BaseT connections work great for file transfer between servers and high use computers. The 10BaseT works great for connecting devices like network printers. And, nothing beats a self-starting network printer on a network.

Be sure to get linksys network cards too. They are cheap and work perfect, and are easy to install.

Note: If you plan to daisy chain many hubs separated by more than ten (10) meters there are issues with configuration that limit speed. This is true of all hubs. For complicated networks, see your local computer consultant.

5-0 out of 5 stars Net. Admin. recommends hub
I work for the Univ. of Illinois as a Net. Admin. and I had design a new computer lab. This hub works great because it is reliable and I have never had any trouble with it. Since there's nothing to configure it was easy to setup. The 10/100 ability allows the ability to adapt when our network upgrades to 100BT in a few months which was great because we didn't need to buy a new hub. I initially thought the hub would get hot but it stayed relatively warm no matter what which is a good sign that the product will last. ... Read more


111. Linksys PCM200 EtherFast 10/100 32-Bit Integrated CardBus PC Card
list price: $58.99
our price: $34.99
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Asin: B00004XRDO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 15540
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys EtherFast 10/100 Integrated CardBus PC Card lets you connect your notebook computer to virtually any Ethernet-based network or Internet connection, including cable and DSL modems. Share files, printers, and Internet connections without any media couplers to lose. The card's single-slot design is ideal for slim notebooks, freeing up additional slots for use with other accessories.

Automatically adjusting its speed and duplex usage to any 10Base-T or 100Base-TX network, the bus-mastering CardBus PC Card features low-voltage operation with automatic sleep mode, a 32 KB file buffer for fast file transfers, and compatibility with most portable PCs and operating systems, including Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000.

Linksys provides free technical support and software upgrades for this product, as well as a five-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Connects notebook PCs to 10Base-T or 100Base-TX networks
  • Compatible with virtually all CardBus-equipped portable PCs
  • Low power consumption and auto sleep mode conserve battery life
  • 32 KB buffer for fast file and graphics transfers
  • Windows 95 and 98 plug-and-play compatible

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Product, Amazingly Low Price
This Linksys card is an amazing performer. I used a 16-bit Xircom Creditcard Ethernet 10/100 adapter, until the fragile dongle failed. However, this Linksys card has taken over with spectacular improvements in speed. Installation was simple (given that you understand your some very basic specifications regarding the PCMCIA slots of your computer). The card practically installed itself!

Additionally, it is hot-swappable, works off low power-levels, and build solidly.

I anticipate that for those with older computers (pre-Pentium II), the Linksys card may necessitate some chilling visits to the infamous Linksys Technical Support group (I have not had to visit them).

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Card - Works with Pentiums and WIn 95
I've had other cards (xircom, 3com) that are erratic and troublesome. Sometimes requiring 3 or 4 reboots/power resets before they will start recognizing the network and passing data. The Linksys (running on a Pentium 266, Win95) just plain works without a hassle.

All in all this is a good card, rock solid and reliable.

I'd like to correct some misconceptions from previous reviewers.

1) The card works fine with Win 95 OSR2 (but as noted in LINKSYS readme.txt CARDBUS is only supported by OSR2 or later). If you are having problems I would suggest you download the latest drivers from the Linksys web site. I don't understand why someone with a laptop without a 32 bit or Cardbus slot was complaining when he bought a 32 bit, CARDBUS PCMIA card and it won't work in a 16 bit slot (obviously a very old piece of equiptment). Linksys makes a 16 bit card (the PCMPC100). You have to be very careful with new technology and Microsoft OS's. (USB is another example it supposedly worked in W95OSR2 but good luck.) I still have problems with it under W98SE especially on 2 year old hardware.
2) My biggest problem was not the Linksys drivers rather it was the PCMIA drivers. Check your Device Manager BEFORE (Control Panel -> System - Device Manager) you try and and configure the linksys card. (I ended up deleting the PCMIA drivers and rebooting several times.) This was the most difficult part. After this I followed LINKSYS instructions for installing the drivers and everything installed and worked.

3) The card works fine on my 2 year old Pentium (NOT II or III) Laptop.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good product, painful installation
The Linksys PCM200 is a good card. However, users with SystemSoft on their laptops should read the extra installation steps required to install the card available from Linksys' Knowledge Base.

I'm running a Pentium 233 MHz with Win95b and SystemSoft (a 3rd party utility for managing PCMCIA cards). Before successfully installing the card, the PC would not recognize the drivers and crash. Customer Support (although helpful), could not rectify the situation. I stumbled on the KB article and it solved everything.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Linksys tech support--netgear a much better product
I previously used Linksys PCMPC100 until the "tail" broke on my coupler, so I tried the PCM200. I spent 2 days with 5 different techs from Linksys trying to install the PCM200 with Windows 98 without success. I even spoke with a Linksys supervisor that pretty much admitted they didn't know what they were doing. I also spent an hour on the phone with my OEM who also wasn't able to help me install. I returned the Linksys PCM200 for Netgear FA511, which I was able to install myself in 5 minutes. I'm not sure whether Linksys has a bad product or just bad tech support, but for me Netgear was a much better buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this product unless you enjoy horrible support...
I bought this product and when it arrived the installation CD wasn't in the package. I called Linksys and after an extremely long wait on hold was told they would be happy to replace the package I received...as long as I paid for shipping both ways. They couldn't (read: wouldn't) just send me the installation CD. How's that for horrible support? Then they recommended that I call Amazon for them to send me the disk...I have had other problems with Linksys support and it is horrible by default! Don't buy Linksys products unless you like to be abused by their customer (NO)service department. ... Read more


112. Linksys PCM100 EtherFast 10/100 Integrated PC Card
list price: $72.00
our price: $37.99
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Asin: B00004XRDN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 7072
Average Customer Review: 3.74 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connects notebook PCs to 10BaseT or 100BaseTX networks
  • Compatible with virtually all PCMCIA or CardBus-equipped portable PCs
  • 32 KB buffer for fast file and graphics transfers
  • Works with virtually all major network operating systems
  • 5-year limited warranty

Reviews (19)

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Above Average
I originally installed this under Win98. No problems. Then swapped it to another laptop running Win95. Again, no problems.

Don't know whether the problem described in other reviews is with WinME or the installer.

This seems to be one of the more durable Ethernet cards for a laptop, with flexibility to be used in the upper or lower slot. Now, I need to purchase a second PCMCIA Ethernet card. I will look for one with better features, but if I don't find one in a few minutes, I will gladly purchase a second one of these LinkSys cards.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Review
I was walking through Fry's the other day and i came across one of these cards. Since it was an open box it was on sale for practically nothing. I decided to try it with nothing to lose.

My brother and i have two XP PC's connected to a linksys router with a DSL connection. We also have a laptop running win98 which has our old scanner and minolta digital camera running off it. (Why minolta doesnt have an XP update for its camera's beats the hell out of me.) With this card i thought this would be a perfect way to introduce a third PC to our network.

I know how difficult it is to set up home networks. Everyone complains about tech support so i really don't bother with them. Fortunately my brother and i have many (painful) years of experience with trial and error setting up networks so it has become somewhat easy for us now. However when Linksys was introduced to us let me tell you that it really is the best. We dont go with anything else other then linksys. No company has dedicated itself to networking then linksys. Its website is a testament to how dedicated linksys is to making great products and supporting them even when they are discontinued. Its online guide is unrivaled. Not even D-Link or 3com offers that type of support.

Many people on other reviews here experienced a little difficulty but not at the fault of this product. One person using WinMe could not install it. It is quite known that WinMe is inherently flawed particularly with networking. Another person had to install everytime they removed the card. That may be a hardware configuration conflict. If you read all the low reviews of this product they are all software or hardware conflicts. Not a defective card.

As for this card. there really is nothing much more to say. I plugged it in, installed the software, plugged in the network wire and was surfing at 1.5mbps and transfering pictures from my scanner and camera at 100mbps. It was literally that simple. Another great feature of this product is it has a link indicator with lets you know that you are actually connected to the network even if by configuration you are not. The only bad thing I can think of is that its difficult to pull out those RJ45 connectors but I don't plan to unplug it from the network anyway so its really no big deal.

Grab this product if you are looking for a PC card for your laptop. Even though I was lucky enough to find one for 10 bucks quite frankly I would have paid 4 or 5 times more for it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A bit bulky, yet tight design
A pleasant and very welcome alternative to the 'dongle' type LAN adapter for the Laptop PC. It was a breeze in my Windows XP machine, and Windows 98 worked fine. Windows 95 required the setup disk, but a very good performer. Although hard to mess up, Good job still for led placement and usefulness Linksys.

THE ONLY COMPLAINT -
If you have a INSPIRON 5000 series, or similar form factor, you know that the power plug was ignorantly placed next to the PCMCIA slots. Therefore the size of this card's slightly oversized plug-in 'port' was uncomfortable. Hope this was helpful.

1-0 out of 5 stars Serious problems with WinMe
I've done everything I can think of short of paying the long distance charge to call tech support to get this card to work. I've decided to sell the card to a friend and get another one that will work with WinMe.

4-0 out of 5 stars Linksys PCM 100 Plug-play & Go!
Linksys PCM100 Etherfast 10/100 Integrated PC Card was so easy to set-up I thought I did something wrong! Took me less then 5 minutes to set-up and I was surfing the net in next to no time. Easy to follow instructions (no Windows XP however) This is the one you need for your laptop. I tried another major companies card as it was so confusing and after 2 hours of trying to set it up I sent it back. ... Read more


113. Linksys HPN200SK HomeLink Phoneline 10M Network-in-the-Box
list price: $174.00
our price: $75.99
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Asin: B00004SB95
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 17748
Average Customer Review: 3.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys HomeLink Phoneline 10M network starter kit offers connectivity between two PCs over a home's existing phone lines so there's no extra hardware to buy. Every standard telephone jack in the home is capable of hosting a PC, thus transforming the home's telephone wiring into an easily expandable network. The Linksys starter kit uses new HomePNA-compliant technology that allows your phone line to carry computer data as well as regular telephone voice service simultaneously. You can talk on the telephone, share files, and share resources such as a cable modem or DSL connection at 10 Mbps all at the same time.

This kit includes two HomeLink Phoneline 10M network cards, two telephone cables, an Internet LAN bridge, free technical support (via telephone or Internet), and free driver upgrades. ... Read more

Features

  • 2 internal PCI network cards with 2 RJ-11 modular telephone ports
  • 10 Mbps or 1 Mbps transfer rate, more than 30 times faster than a 56 Kbps modem
  • Frequency division multiplexing for uninterrupted simultaneous voice service and network data transmissions
  • Play multiplayer games and enable file, data, and printer sharing
  • Internet LAN bridge included

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works in seconds
I've read all the reviews before installing this card. What I found out is that the software that comes with it (LanBridge) which allow one to use internet sharing, as well as setting up one computer as a server, works find on 98SE OS but will not on computers with Windows ME OS. I wrote the company who owns the software and they pointed out that they do not support Windows ME only Windows NT, 2000, 95 and 98. Thanks a lot.

The Linksys HomeLink Phoneline card works great. I set up MS Home Network on both computers (98se and ME) and it so easy to use. The file sharing allows me to use my ME computers CD-R to rip MP3 files from my 98se computer. And it is less money than others out there. Great buy for what it dose. I've just purchased the Linksys cable router and their Broadband Network Bridge to allow each computer their own cable access.

I am a novice to home networking. That is why I purchased the Linksys HomeLink Phoneline cards.

4-0 out of 5 stars When In Doubt Read the Directions
Made this setup harder than it should have been. One of the cards was DOA but instead of testing another card in the machine I assumed that I had a software problem. I called the toll free number and had no trouble at 4 pm EST on a Friday getting support personnel. Replaced the card and now have 3 computer network with 2 98 machines and a 95. (Had to buy an extra card, only two comes in this box.) Don't run your modem through it though-- It'll slow the connection down. Also I was not impressed with the Lanbridge software and uninstalled it. Stick with Wingate or one of the other good internet gateway programs.

4-0 out of 5 stars Even works with Linux
This product worked great for me and was very easy to set up. I wasn't too pleased with the Internet LanBridge software that came with it, though. Also lacking were details of where to download the drivers for Linux. The first information I found gave me erroneous details about which driver to use and eventually got lucky when someone told me where the obscure FTP site was to download the correct driver ... I also did not like the fact that it had to be opened in Windows and was not a *.tar.gz or *.rpm file. Once the driver was found and installed, it worked great and was easy to set up. I have installed this on Windows 98SE, Mandrake Linux 8.1, and Windows 2000 Professional with no problems except those minor ones mentioned earlier. I read another review that said that Windows XP includes the drivers, but the XP hardware compatibility test told me the device was questionable, so I have not tried it with XP.

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome product !!
i bought this card before 1 hour. i installed it on Windows XP on my 2 pcs and now i am connecting to amazon.com through the SHARED internet connection

i just love it
and i highly recommend it

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Product!
The Linksys HPN 200 is one of the best phone line networks out there. The setup is extremely easy. Just plug in the hardware into a free PCI slot, and insert the drivers CD for Windows 98/Me. Windows XP includes the drivers, so it will be setup automatically! Its great for playing games (compatible with IPX games), sharing files, printers, and Internet connections. If you are using Windows98 Second Edition or later, you do not need 3rd party software to share an internet connection. I have had my network for over a year, and it works great! ... Read more


114. Linksys USB200HA HomeLink Phoneline 10M USB Network Adapter
list price: $142.00
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Asin: B00004Z7Q8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 20087
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connect to a network using existing telephone line
  • Works with virtually any USB-equipped PC
  • Fully compatible with MS Windows 98, ME and 2000
  • Up to 10 Mbps transfer rate over telephone lines
  • No additional hubs or network cables needed

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy
Purchased a Linksys Phoneline router and USB Phoneline network adapter and instantly networked my home office and kid's computer. Now we all have the DSL!

Very happy

4-0 out of 5 stars Amazed at techology
This is one that I have seen that I could actually buy.
It has everything that I need for a phoneline network adapter.
However I am not buying at this time.How ever it will be on my wish list.
I'm sure someone will buy itfor it is a good item

5-0 out of 5 stars Works just as it should
I could not rewire my house. There was too much distance and too many obstructions for wireless - and I was concerned about security. I installed the Linksys phoneline router and USB phoneline adapters. Everthing installed easily. Works great. And has been working great for about a year. Slower than Ethernet (I can tell when I transfer files between PCs) - but faster than my DSL connection - which is all that matters. Anyone who wants a no new wires installation should consider this approach.

1-0 out of 5 stars A waste of money
I am sorry I have never read these reviews before it would have saved me money, time and effort. I connected it as explained and it worked for about 6 months. I then had a hard drive crash and had to replace the hard drive. Now when I try to hook it up the USB recognizes that I have an unknown piece of hardware but won't recognize it as the Linksys Phoneline adapter. If I unplug the USB cord and plug it back in it will then recognize it until I reboot and have to go through the unplugging and replugging again. Since it worked before with the same computer it has to be that this product is made poorly and will not last. I now have several hundred dollars in a router, two internal phone cards, a USB adapter and no network. I will never purchase another Linksys product. I gave it one star since that is the lowest available.

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work without 2wire
I PURCHASED this homelink system from earthlink when I signed up for the DSL line. The DSL connection for the main computer work fine with the home portal system. The additional DSL link LYNKSYS which was supposed to work for the lap top only works through the home portal system. I have been told that the phone wiring in my house is the cause of this problem. Also, since the outside wiring works, I cannot return the LYNKSYS and get a refund of my $150.

I was told to hire an electrician to make sure my inside phone wiring works. I mentioned that it works just fine for phones so I had no reason to question its adequacy. Too bad!!! ... Read more


115. Linksys HPN200 HomeLink Phoneline 10M Network Card
list price: $89.00
our price: $35.99
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Asin: B00004SB94
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 7084
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Linksys HomeLink Phoneline 10M network card is the second-generation network card of the Linksys HomeLink series. Now able to transfer data at the same speed as a standard Ethernet network, this network card is a simple way to build a network in your home or small office. Share your Internet connection over multiple PCs, connect directly to your first-generation HomeLink or home phone-line network, print from any PC to any printer, and play multiplayer games at top speeds without installing a switch, a hub, or network cables.

By allocating certain frequencies for certain types of data transfer, the Linksys HomeLink Phoneline 10M network card allows your phone line to carry computer data simultaneously with your voice. You can talk on the telephone, download files from the Internet, and share data between PCs--all at the same time if you are using a cable or DSL modem. Every standard telephone jack in the home is capable of hosting a PC, allowing you to transform your telephone wiring into an expandable network. A telephone cable is included with the HomeLink Phoneline 10M network card. ... Read more

Features

  • Internal PCI network card with 2 RJ-11 modular telephone ports
  • 10 Mbps or 1 Mbps transfer rate (over 30 times faster than a 56 Kbps modem)
  • Frequency division multiplexing for uninterrupted simultaneous voice service and network data transmissions
  • Play multiplayer games and enable file, data, and printer sharing
  • Free technical support (via telephone or the Internet) and free driver upgrades

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Secure alternative to wireless
Easy install, very reliable. Most of the wireless networks I've encountered are absolutely insecure. They don't have to be, but the users stop short of implementing encryption and MAC address filtering. For those people, this is a safer alternative. Almost as convenient as wireless but without the risk. Phoneline networking doesn't suffer from interference of walls, ceilings, wiring, etc. either. I've used both wireless and phoneline. If I can't have Cat-5 cabling, give me a phoneline network. You can use these cards with the Linksys HPNA router, which serves the HPNA network as well as conventional 10/100 Ethernet concurrently.

4-0 out of 5 stars Watch out!
This card is really great...if you know what it can and can't do.

I used to be pretty (...)at these, but then fiddled with the phone wires and (for reasons that continue to elude my comprehension) all of a sudden they're basically 100% reliable.

My beef with these things is no longer reliability (which was horrible until the fiddling mentioned above), but compatability. I haven't done any definitive research on this particular subject, but these use the same technology as DSL, so it could either not work or have to share bandwidth with the connection. That's one thing (I'm sure they've got some sort of compromise), but my real issue is with lack of OS support. I'm screwed with Linux, and that's something I hope to get more involved in the house-hold. (it's really great, search for Red Hat Linux 9, (...))

In summary, for a Windows-only network without DSL (do your research if you've got it, I guess) it's ok, but check out PowerLine networking instead. Linksys has got some PowerLine stuff, and, other than the issues with this particular product, I think Linksys is a really good company.

2-0 out of 5 stars Blue Screen Of Death
I picked up a pair of these to run a simple network to another floor in our house. I already have a multi-tiered fast ethernet network, and this was just to put one computer in one room on the uppermost floor. I installed one in the computer to go upstairs and it worked like a charm with ethernet-like speeds (actually HPNA 10M cards can push 15-20 Mbps in good conditions, so I'm not suprised). The one I put in the ICS (internet connection sharing) computer to allow the upstairs computer to use the file server and print server downstairs would blue screen the ICS machine within five minuite of bootup, every time. Removing the card resolved the issue, even though the drivers were still installed.

Trying to isolate the issue, realizing that placing the card in a different machine would do the same thing, it was resolved by placing it in a different computer wired to the ethernet infrastructure, but it would bluescreen after every day or two (running Windows 2000). Rats, no dice, so I had to return the card.

Before returning it, however, I did call up Linksys technical support and after explaining that I am qualified on NT and 2000 Server operating systems, they sent me to the right person right away. As it turns out, there is an issue with this card running on i8xx series of chipsets with Windows NT, 2000 or XP. Since these are 80% of the computers with Celeron or Pentium III processors, it would get one star. For working as well as it did when it was working, however, it gets two.

To sum it up, be careful and check the return policy when you purchase these. While I would purchase them again if I needed them and I was pretty sure they would work with no issue, currently there are too buggy. Go purchase someone else's HPNA 10M cards, they all use the same Broadcom chipset and so the performance is exactly the same. Now excuse me while I purchase a 3com.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor customer support.
Hi, I have one card installed in a gateway machine, and another USB homelink phoneline connected to the laptop. I was able to get this working in an hour. After a few months, the card connected to the gateway stoped responding, and it seems it had a hardware problem. I called up the linksys customer service about 5 times now, and they were not able to issue me a RMI number to get this card replaced. I later got another card for a cheaper rate to use until I get this replaced if possible. If you buy this, you are on your own.. dont expect any customer support.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works Fine-- Some Problems With Win 95 Driver
Small office, 3 machines linked on one phone line (which is also fax line), 2 Win98s, 1 Win95. Hardest to set up with Win95. For some reason driver did not seem to want to load. I had to completely uninstall network components and reinstall, then install driver manually. Worked after that. Think it was a comflict with a Bios setting but never confirmed it. ... Read more


116. Linksys PLUSB10 Instant PowerLine USB Adapter
list price: $160.00
our price: $58.99
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Asin: B000067TV1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 8242
Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Use your home office existing powerlines to network your computers
  • Connects USB-equipped PCs to powerline networking
  • Data transfer rates up to 12 Mbps
  • Share files, printers, network storage, gaming, and cable/DSL Internet connection throughout your home
  • 56-bit encryption keeps your data secure

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with mine.....
I have one computer that has Winme and the other that has XP. I have has these adapters for around 1-2yrs and niether one of my computers ever had a problem with them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Linksys support technicians refuse to help
I have had nothing but problems with these! The first 2 times I called tech support they told me that if I went through the Quick Installation guide (which is one page, front and back) then I must be having a Windows problem "call Microsoft."

I spent hours online with the online chat tech support so they could tell me to do things like plug the usb adapter into another port... ok... try another port... try to flip the usb adapter around and plug it in upside down (even though it only goes in one direction)... and THEN, end the session with no notice whatsoever.

And as far as email support, I have yet to get a response from them!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Use Linksys Powerline
I purchased this and the PLEBR10 (bridge) to set up a home powerline network. Plain and simply, it sucked. Everything else I have is Linksys (router, wireless B and wireless B+G). I had no problem working the listed items together and wanted to add Powerline. The Powerline items couldn't see each other and the setup instructions didn't tell you what components you needed to make the system work. I bought the NetGear Powerline products. They arrived and worked fine with full instructions....

5-0 out of 5 stars just clearing things up
this is a great product, but do be aware in needs Win 98SE or higher!

1-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly disappointed
On page 4 of the User Guide available online, it says that this product needs Windows 98. After paying for 2nd day air and opening up the product it becomes evident that it really needs Windows 98SE. It is useless to me and I'll have to send it back. ... Read more


117. SWITCH 16-PORT 10/100MBPS RKMT

our price: $92.99
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Asin: B0000C20HW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 32399
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118. Linksys BA2WF ADSL Wall Mount Phone Filter

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Asin: B00008UAK1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 11656
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119. Linksys FEHUB05W Fast Ethernet 5-Port 100BaseTX Desktop Hub
list price: $114.00
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Asin: B00004Z7H2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 47911
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars It does it's job and does it well.
A fine, little, no nonsence hub. Named him the echo chamber as we are using for our surf control system. ... Read more


120. Linksys BEFN2PS4 EtherFast Cable/DSL Voice Router
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00005JJEN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 44680
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL and Voice Router is the perfect solution for connecting a small group of PCs to a high-speed broadband Internet connection or a 10/100 Ethernet backbone - and it features Voice Over IP telephone calls powered by Net2Phone. With the Router installed, no other special hardware is necessary for telephone calls. An ordinary telephone connects to the RJ-11 port (telephone jack) on the back of the Router, and calls are routed by Net2Phone's superior quality network to anywhere in the world - significantly reducing long distance charges. Configurable as a DHCP server for your existing network, the EtherFast Cable/DSL and Voice Router acts as the only externally recognized Internet gateway on your local area network (LAN). The Router can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet and serve as an Internet firewall against unwanted outside intruders. Not only does it make Internet access available for up to 253 PCs on the network, but it also adds an additional voice phone line for outgoing calls at no extra cost. None of your PCs even have to be turned on to make calls. The EtherFast Cable/DSL and Voice Router handles all of your network and telephony needs in one integrated unit. ... Read more

Features

  • Run your entire network over a single IP address
  • Connect up to 4 computers to a broadband Internet connection
  • Use Net2Phone Broadband Voice Line for low-cost calls to anywhere in the world
  • Plug in any ordinary phone to access voice line
  • Integrated 4-port EtherFast 10/100 switch

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent router, but don't dump your phone line just yet
I bought this Linksys voice router last year so I could make cheap long-distance calls. This is an excellent router. I use it to interconnect 3 of my PC's on my LAN. Phone capability is good but don't dump your phone line just yet.

I'll focus my review on the Net2Phone technology of this router.

Pros: You get $0.04/minute rate anywhere in the US with similar rates to other countries (check http://linksys.net2phone.com for more information). I bought this router from Amazon, I hooked it up to my LAN, connected my phone, entered my credit card info with Net2phone and started making calls right away. Sound quality is generally good (reminds me of a typical cellular phone) but it doesn't compare to a landline on a corded phone. The unit works best with a corded phone and speakerphone. It's also compatible with a cordless phone, but there's more hiss. Also, unlike those 10-10 numbers, you don't have to pay a "connection fee" for each call.

Cons: I wouldn't recommend you dump your landline. Keep your cellular phone at the very least. First of all, Net2phone service has been shaky. In recent months, there have been a few outtages where I couldn't call parts of Eastern Europe at all. Second, you must have a fast Internet connection for this to work (DSL or Cable). In addition, you won't have a direct Net2Phone line that you could call home. There might be an 800 number that'll have your extension, but I haven't looked into it. Also, VoIP technology (voice-over-IP) won't allow you to make data calls (fax, ISP, etc.).

Overall: 4 stars out of 5. Excellent Linksys router. I deducted one start for no incoming calls capability and shaky Net2Phone service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little router
Easy to install, fairly fool-proof and reliable for those wanting a router with voice through capabilities.Net2Phone is more problematic, taking several calls and complaints to get them to fix the account...finally they did it.Phone works flawlessly (no echo)as does the router.I am very happy with the item.

1-0 out of 5 stars 0 support
The Linksys router did not have an account number or pin number in the box for the Net2phone service.Both Linksys and Net2phone blew me off after hours of phone holding, computer answered e-mails, andphoneconversations.Both companies do not care to support this product, so save yourself some grief and time and stay away from it.

4-0 out of 5 stars I saved two machines
I've an iCafe with less than 10 PC's, I used to make calls using a PCI card from other manufacturer and ecerytime a phone call was made and a client was using this PC, the computer used to fail. Therefore I always tried not to use this computer for normal internet but only for calls (8PCs - 1=7pcs for my business).

Besides, my ISP gave me 1 IP address. so I was doing NAT using a linux server. Linux is quite good but customers dislike to sit in linux machines (it's somehow different after all), therefore I was working with only 6 PC in my iCafe.

Now with the linksys router-phone, I've again 8 pcs and the quality of the calls are quite good. Just a few drawbacks:
1- The router doesn't offer cache, therefore I'm not saving bandwidth in this way.
2- No echo cancellation, and in fact no means to control the quality of your calls (volume of the speaker, mic, etc) as well as the usual problems from net2phone's bundle hardware: No way to know exactly how long the call lasted.
3- Sometimes I can hear no dialtone.. or calls simply doesn't get along... you've to switch off and on the router in order to get the call feature back working.
4- I got no net2phone account so now I've to pay local resellers for my phone cards. Linksys nor net2phone knows how to recover my account, or give me a new one.

2-0 out of 5 stars LinKsys Voice Router review
Not too happy. It turns out that my unit was returned by a previous customer, who had already activated the account. This has caused untold confusion, and guess what, customer service are completely incapable of solving this rather extraordinary set of circumstances. Ended up with some other customer running up bills on my credit card!

Why can't Net2Phone and LinkSys build some decent echo cancellers? Neither the network side, nor the CPE side has decent echo cancellation. Not acceptable. ... Read more


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