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WAP54G vs WUSB54g

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by POSTALONE, Feb 23, 2007.


    POSTALONE LI Guru Member

    JUst bought a new PC Desktop to connect to my WRT54g V2 Router. I have a WAP54g Access Point that I am not using and recently came into possession of WUSB54g Adapter. The PC has Vista Home Premium as the Operating System. My neighbor has a WMP54g but he warned me that he has has numerous connectivity problems. Any comments on which to use to link to my network. :confused:
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    By default, a WAP54G cannot act as a wireless adapter for a computer - it's like a WRT54G but without the LAN ports. Assuming you do not have a wireless network adapter on your computer, you will need to install one.

    WUSB54G is an adapter installed through a USB interface
    WPC54G is installed through a PCMCIA/CardBus interface
    WMP54G is installed through a PCI bus interface

    etc., etc.

    POSTALONE LI Guru Member

    Why couldn't I plug an ethernet cable, one end to the PC and one end into the WAP54g? :)
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Because Access Points are not designed as wireless an ethernet bridge but provide a wireless connection to an existing wired network! Didn't you read the Linksys article included in the post above?

    Linksys has wireless ethernet bridge designed for this purpose, e.g., WET54G

    POSTALONE LI Guru Member

    Now that I can compare the WET54g and WAP54g side by side, I see the difference. Thanks! :)

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