WPC54G v2 card - comments?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by cdplayer, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. cdplayer

    cdplayer Guest

    I am looking at buying the WPC54G v2 card for my notebook. I read the glossy about the card, which looks very good. When I visited amazon.com a lot of the reviews were less than great.

    I would like to hear from anyone out there that owns this card and tell me what they think of it.

  2. evilhead

    evilhead Network Guru Member

    It's too overly complicated. I connected yesterday when I first got it for a few hours, now it will not. I don't know WTF. My roommates have zero problems with thier DIFFERENT brand cards, type in the WEP passcode and bam. Mine connects to the AP but does not find the Internet. ARRRRGH!!
  3. CDeCinko

    CDeCinko Network Guru Member

    After several days, I cannot keep mine from locking up the notebook and it refuses to connect to the Internet, only randomly connecting to the AP.
  4. nujackk

    nujackk Network Guru Member

    The main problem is the driver not the card. Try one of the other drivers avail. here and will probably solve your issues. ( other thing I noticed is to not boot the laptop with the card in, wait until after it has finished then put the card in. )
  5. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

    I bought this card with v2 of the software about a 2 months ago. Had alot of problems setting up WPA-AES. Linksys finally told me (after alot of messages) that v2 does not support WPA-AES and that only v4 supports this encryption. (I have posted alot of messages on the subject in this forum).

    However, I have no disconnecting problems at all. I am using a Vaio laptop with XP-SP2 (without any M$ updates) and I do NOT use the M$ wireless configuration software. I ONLY use the software that came with the pccard, even though in the Linksys documentation it says that you should use the XP wireless configuration tool. DON'T DO IT!!!
  6. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Only Version 2 uses a different chipset, but any other version it should not be a problem getting WPA-AES with drivers from Broadcom or Dell (or one day from Linksys) that support it.

    With version 2 I believe the chipset is made by Texas Instruments, so you will need to find a driver from them or from some other company using the same version 2 chipset.

    I've got a WMP54G v1.1 and had no problems using the latest Broadcom drivers in order to get WPA2-AES to work - been running for 2 months now! I using MS WZC without issues as it's extremely reliable and trouble-free.

    As far as your disconnect issues, the only other thing to check might be the Dell link below to determine if some of your Advanced settings may be causing it:

  7. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

    Any idea where I could get the drivers for the Texas Instruments chipset?
  8. srtboy

    srtboy Guest

  9. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

  10. hypertweeky

    hypertweeky Network Guru Member

    So this driver from a complete different company works for WPC54G Version 2??
  11. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    hypertweeky, this may be why the Broadcom drivers I recommended to you didn't work. I recognize and trust a couple of the people who posted in this thread so I'd give these drivers a try for your v2. Yes, some drivers from other companies will work. If you have a WPC54G that has the Broadcom chipset then you can use drivers from Linksys, Dell or Hewlett Packard, (HP=Broadcom). I've used drivers from all three with success at some point on my v1.2. So, you're gonna have to do a little research and find out which companies make drivers that will work with the TI chipset in the v2.
    Good Luck!
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