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Linksys WUSB54GS Wireless-G Network Adapter with Speedbooster IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz
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Learn more about the Linksys WUSB54GS

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
WUSB54GS

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 54Mbps
Security
WEP Encryption
64, 128 Bit
WPA/WPA2
No
Interface
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz
Channels
802.11b / 802.11g
11 Channels (US, Canada)
13 Channels (Europe)
14 Channels (Japan)
Modulation
CCK, OFDM
LEDs
Power, Link
Transmitted Power
15-17dBm (Typical)@11Mbps CCK,
15-17dBm (Typical)@54Mbps OFDM
Antenna
External Antenna
System Requirements
PC with 400MHz or Faster Processor:
128MB RAM Memory
CD-ROM Drive
Avaliable USB Port
Windows 2000 or XP with Service Pack 1 (or later)
Dimensions
3.6" x 2.8" x 0.9"
Weight
0.2 lbs.
Temperature
0°C - 55°C (32°F - 131°F)
Humidity
10% - 85%, Non-Condensing
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista

Feature

Features
SpeedBooster technology increases wireless performance by up to 35%
Plug-and-Play Operation Provides Easy Setup

Packaging

Package Contents
WUSB54GS
Quick Installation Guide
Resource Disk
USB Cable

Quick Info


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  • Beaujeois Y.
  • 10/7/2008 4:17:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt's a Linksys rip-off

Pros: It works OK.

Cons: It's slower than the model without speed booster. Model with SB, signal strength is good. Model without SB, signal strength is excellent. Go figure!

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this one; stick with the model without speed booster.

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  • Crystal A.
  • 9/25/2008 1:36:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't Advice Buying

Pros: Small and can work on most computers.

Cons: Very slow.
Likes to shut on and off by itself.
Sometimes doesn't work at all.
Takes a while to connect.
Overpriced.
You can go to walmart and get this for $10 less.
Even if you are an online buyer.

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  • thomas s.
  • 9/18/2008 7:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIS NOT COMPATABLE WITH VISTA

Pros: I have two other of this exact product that work great with xp.....I've have them for 2+ years

Cons: doens't work with vista - will not download driver - I just ordered this for my fourth computer. Even thought it says its vista certified on newegg, it's not - look at the linksys website before you buy any of thier stuff to see if its compatable with vista

Other Thoughts: so extremely irritating!!!!!!!!!!!!grrrrrrrrr!!!!

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  • Kenneth W.
  • 8/9/2008 1:32:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad, bad, and bad

Pros: I purchased three of these and they have been nothing but trouble from day one. Once you get it connected it drops the line only occasionally. The pickup distance is only a couple hundred feet at best. One which I had only used for a limited amount of time on a spare computer finally quit working after about eighteen months. I replaced it with an Edimax PCI adapter and was astonished to see it pickup five routers as I never saw any other then mine router on the LinkSys adapter

Cons: Everything about this adapter was a con for me. I am getting much better performance from my Edimax for half the price.

Other Thoughts: My LinkSys 54GS router works very well.

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  • Spencer G.
  • 7/21/2008 10:37:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAlright... I guess

Pros: Great connection speeds, easy installation, it DOES work and its fairly cheap.

Cons: I've had errors about every month where my network connection suddenly drops and does not fix itself for an hour or two, it gets fairly frustrating.

Other Thoughts: It works enough, but I won't lie when I say I'm looking inot better methods, like an actual PCI network card rather than a USB adapter.

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  • John R.
  • 6/25/2008 10:09:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy From This Company

Pros: The plastic is blue; the router looks like a router

Cons: I've been working on computers for 28 years and have seen things come and go. But Linksys sets a new standard for cheap and stupidly engineered products. Their 'Easyconnect' doesn't work, either on a hardware or software level. When you finally call customer support, they talk you through setting up a network that uses Microsoft's network software. Give me a break. Then, when you finally get it to work, there is no way to monitor anything. Finally, your network adapter stops working, or the software gets a 'glitch'. They tell you, when you get a 'glitch' you can just call back and they'll help you set it up again. Don't waste your money and tell your friends. This company is really bad.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/7/2008 1:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Using Windows XP SP2, followed the installation instructions to the "T" and works fine. Small size, decent USB cable length, excellent reception through a wall with the access point about 30 feet away.

Cons: None

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  • Jeromy T.
  • 5/6/2008 2:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEh

Pros: works but require own software.

Cons: Spend the money on a great one, it'll be worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2008 3:35:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: Pretty good signal. It sustains at least a 48mb/s connection speed between this and the router. My router is a linksys WRT54 ver.2.

My bedroom is around 25-30 feet away from the router, one floor below me and I get good to very good signal.

Cons: price.

Only ver.2 supports Vista 32bit.

Other Thoughts: If you use DSL or any other form of DSL like ADSL. Make sure your router is set for PPPoE type connection.

Linksys has no plans on making 64bit drivers for Vista on the older adapters, routers, or switches. Just an F.Y.I

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  • javier c.
  • 3/17/2008 12:38:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well. Not great but well.

Pros: Works as it should. Nice length cable.

Cons: Priced a bit high. Runs very hot. Signal quality deteriorates
the hotter it runs. Setup software can be a complete headache for a novice.

Other Thoughts: Keep it cool by placing a cheap fan on it. Sounds silly but makes a huge difference in performance. When installing, do not use the software it comes with. I've owned several of these over the years and have come to learn how to install the driver a much simpler way rather than installing Linksys Wireless Network Monitor. Go to Linksys website and D/L proper driver. Unzip to your desktop and extract to your c: drive. Plug in adapter and when prompted, direct your directly where your driver is I.E. C:\Linksys Driver\WUSB54GSv2_20050510\Drivers or something similar. Use XP wireless monitor to look for wireless networks and you're done.

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