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WPC54GX in a Cardbus PCMCIA adapter

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by howardp6, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Has anyone tried to use the WPC54GX in a Card bus PCMCIA adapter in a desktop? The WPC54GX is 32bit device and most Card bus PCMCIA adapters support both 16 bit and 32bit PC cards, and will work with type one, two or three cards. Linksys has not released a PCI card NIC that supports SRX. Belkin is selling a PCI NIC with their pre-n. It consists of the PC card and a Card bus PCMCIA adapter. So it may be able to use the WPC54GX in a desktop.
     
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    In theory, the PCMCIA interface should be transparent to the operating system - WPC54GX should work with Windows provided the correct adapter driver has been installed.

    However, most PCMCIA desktop installations reside at the back of the computer so this may affect reception.
     
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It worked the othe adapter my WMP54G is on the back of the computer also. So the positioning is no problem.
    I ran some IPERF tests they follow.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Server listening on TCP port 5001
    TCP window size: 128 KByte
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    [192] local 192.168.1.57 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.52 port 1100
    [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
    [192] 0.0- 1.0 sec 5.27 MBytes 44.9 Mbits/sec
    [204] local 192.168.1.57 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.52 port 1101
    [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
    [204] 0.0- 1.0 sec 5.27 MBytes 45.6 Mbits/sec
    [224] local 192.168.1.57 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.52 port 1102
    [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
    [224] 0.0- 1.0 sec 5.27 MBytes 45.6 Mbits/sec
    [212] local 192.168.1.57 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.52 port 1103
    [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
    [212] 0.0- 1.0 sec 5.27 MBytes 44.9 Mbits/sec
    The results are impressive, but does not live up to the hype.

    I also did some tests with my WRT54G V1.0 with firmware 3.03.6 firmware I got about 23.7 mbs.

    With the WRT54GX with a WMP54G I got 27.5 Mbs.

    So there a small increase in performance with an old Wireless NIC.

    There is a larger increase with all MIMO equipment. All test were done with a 128K Windows size on both computers.

    The Linksys software should be installed only the driver. I had boot problems with the Linksys Client Software or Funk Odyssey Software for WPA PSK. If you load the driver and use Windows WZC the machine will hang at startup,
     
  4. Travis_Lloyd

    Travis_Lloyd Network Guru Member

    They Have It / Them Now

    The PCI card is called the WMP54GX, along with companion Access Point (if you want to just use your existing Ethernet card with a network patch cable), called the WAP54GX.

    Check the Linksys site, or they're both available at Buy.com.
     

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