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Linksys WUSB54GC Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA

  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • WPA
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Learn more about the Linksys WUSB54GC

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
WUSB54GC

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 54Mbps
Security
64/128-Bit WEP, WPA
WPA/WPA2
WPA
Interface
USB 2.0
Channels
11 CH (US, Canada), 13 CH (ETSI), 14 CH (Japan)
Modulation
CCK, DBPSK, DQPSK, OFDM
LEDs
Link
Transmitted Power
802.11g: 13 ± 1 dBm (Typical)
802.11b: 17 ± 1 dBm (Typical)
Antenna
Internal Antenna
System Requirements
400 MHz or Faster PC
128 MB of RAM Memory
CD-ROM Drive
Available USB Port
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP with Service Pack 1 (or later)
Dimensions
3.9" x 0.5" x 1.1"
Weight
0.05 lbs.
Temperature
0°C - 45°C (32°F - 113°F)
Humidity
10% - 85%, Non-Condensing
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista

Feature

Features
High-Speed Data Transfer Rate with Automatic Fallback
Plug-and-Play Operation Provides Easy Setup
Plug-and-Play Operation Provides Easy Setup
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP

Packaging

Package Contents
WUSB54GC
Resource Disk
USB Cable
Manual

Quick Info


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  • Matthew R.
  • 3/15/2011 6:13:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDo not recommend

Pros: I picked it up as a shell shocker deal for 9.99.

Cons: Horribly Slow downloading. Wired I get 62Mb/s download and 10Mb/s upload on Speedtest.net, with this thing I get 2-5Mb/s download and still get the 10Mb/s upload. I have tried the new drivers, searched forums, no answer to why, although I have seen alot of people reporting this. It gets a great signal but whats the point of having a strong signal if its slow downloading. I will be buying another Zonet wireless N usb adapter. Those work great, fast, and cheaper than this. If you have sub 10Mb/s connection then this will probably be ok for you, but 2-5Mb/s is unacceptable to me.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I didnt pay full price for this. After having multiple issues with the newest linksys routers, and now this, I think I'm done with Linksys/Cisco.

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  • John W.
  • 1/22/2011 5:51:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked well for the time that I used it.

Cons: Started disconnecting at random. Took forever to try and get reconnected. It completely failed in less than a month. I've had a linksys router for over a year and haven't had a problem with it. I was pretty disappointed with this product from Cisco.

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  • Cynthia C.
  • 1/10/2011 2:48:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRefund

Pros: Quick service.

Cons: not compatible with macs

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2011 12:39:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIssues with Performance

Pros: Convenient size

Cons: The one I received only functioned for approximately 2 weeks. By the time we had determined that the USB Wireless had failed I was unable to return or refund it.

Other Thoughts: I am unsure about the performance of this product as a whole because I am unwilling to order another if it will only last a few weeks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/17/2010 6:56:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Device

Pros: Works as expected; Supported by BackTrack4.

Cons: None

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  • Aaron H.
  • 7/12/2010 7:24:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked on Windows and Linux.

Cons: After 3 months I started having the problems others have talked about in their reviews. It wouldn't stay connected to the AP and when it was connected it was frequently dropping over 50% of the packets. I thought it was just a weak signal from the router so I tried my laptop's wireless from the same location and it had no problems.

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  • Zachary W.
  • 5/11/2010 8:39:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsMaking it work in Linux/Ubuntu

Pros: v3 works in Ubuntu, you just have to install wireless backports and headers in Lucid. (Should list ID 1737:0077 Linksys if you use 'lsusb', previous versions reportedly work out of box)

Results from overnight of torrenting:
25912 packets transmitted, 25781 received, +1 duplicates, 0% packet loss, time 25940087ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.781/214.345/21692.810/1233.668 ms, pipe 22

Which is much better than reliability of built-in wireless card with ath9k drivers, but still not perfect for being two feet from a router running Tomato thus the four eggs. Seems to be great signal and recovers well from errors/lag, but still not as good as ethernet. This is with 64-bit Lucid.

Cons: Probably lose the cap eventually.

Other Thoughts: External wireless adapters are great to use in Linux if the built-in card does not work reliably or at all, but the external adapter is not assured to work either. This one does! :) I believe the fix comes from upstream, so this device should soon work on all distributions without the rt3070 usb driver source code manual editing and compiling that seemed to be necessary with v3 of this adapter.

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  • Bryan W.
  • 5/9/2010 9:26:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Driver Support for Win 7 64 bit

Pros: This adaptor worked great for the most part on Windows XP SP2. I did have issues where I could not get Windows to recognized it after booting up, and I would have to continuously reboot until finally the card drivers loaded. One time it took 5 reboots.

Cons: On Windows 7 64 bit Profession it was a whole different story. I had a hell of a time getting the card to connect to my network after installing drivers. If you google search you'll see others having similar problems. After finally getting connected I thought I would be fine, but I soon discovered that I would constantly get dropped after about 30 mins of heavy activity. As I sit here now I am unable to get my card to reconnect to my network and I have rebooted 3 times and have went through the Windows Network Troubleshooter like 40 times. I got frustrated enough to say the hell with this I'm going to buy an adaptor with good Win 7 64 bit driver support.

Other Thoughts: Life is too short to play around with lousy drivers.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/29/2010 10:59:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: it looked like it would work for linux...

Cons: it was DOA, it detects in any OS but is absolutely dead, the LED wont even light up... insert the CD and install, plug in the device (it detects) wait til it tells you the device is dead... repeat... repeat... sound familiar?

Other Thoughts: bad refurbish, but since it costs less than return shipping to buy it... what would be the point of returning it at my expense? no point. i guess its my fault for buying a refurbished item for cheap and expecting it to work.

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  • Michael C.
  • 4/28/2010 5:28:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Adapter

Pros: Great little adapter.. Works great, connects easily to my wrt54g router with stock firmware.. Its nice and small

Cons: I didnt get it from Newegg.. I paid full retail for it.. Bought it by mistake actually.. Thought my wireless card in my laptop died but it was actually the firewall installed on my computer that was stopping me from using the internet.. Would only let me connect for a few minutes then stop..

Other Thoughts: Finally have a use for it!! Its in my desktop inside the case on an internal USB port.. Works great..

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