Linksys WPC54G

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by parkinson007, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. parkinson007

    parkinson007 LI Guru Member

    I need to get myself a wireless pc card for my notebook, but im not too sure if the one im looking at (WPC54G) is any good for my current setup. I currently have the Linksys ADSL2MUE & the Linksys WRT54GL. Is it best to keep everything linksys or is there a better card i should be looking at for the same price?? Appreciate any advice.:)
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    You don't have to keep everything Linksys but it makes sense obviously that Linksys products should be compatible with each other. I run a mix of different brands of wireless routers and adapters myself without any issue (mainly Linksys and Buffalo products).

    How old is your notebook? Many notebooks released since late last year have moved to ExpressCard technology - the next generation PCMCIA, but unfortunately, it has a different form factor from PCMCIA and is incompatible with its older sibling. Do check and make sure it has a PCMCIA slot if it is a new model.
  3. parkinson007

    parkinson007 LI Guru Member

    I got my notebook about 2 years ago, it still uses the old style pcmcia, thanks for the heads up on that one though Esquire.
    What do you think about the card WPC54G otherwise?
    I've been reading reviews and some of them dont seem too good, whats the range and signal strength like? My flat isnt too big but i would still like a card with decent strength. Do you have any problems with it crashing xp or freezing up? Basically would you recommend it? Thanks.
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I have no problem with my WPC54G whatsoever, but I must say it is a 1st generation unit. It should cover a 1,000 sq.ft. apartment easily, building structural interference excepted.
  5. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    Version 2 of the card uses TI TNET1130. So far I have not found native windows drivers with WPA/WPA2 support. As a workaround install Windows XP SP2 WPA2 update.
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