WAG54G and non Linksys pcmcia 54g card performance?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by DavidC, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi All,

    I am fed up with poor performance from my WPC54G card and I am looking to replace it with another brand!.

    Are there any WAG54G users running 54G pcmcia cards other than Linksys kit? If so please would you reply with the make/model of card and how you find it.

    I am specific in wanting to use the full 54G link - looking to achieve as close to the 18Mbps transfer the link is capable of. I do not think locking 54G down to 11b is acceptable, although many users seem to do this.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well the one i am suggesting is not a pcimia card but a usb........
    the dwl-g120 it works great it works so great that i have 3 of them. i am no fan of linksys wireless adapters. this usb adpater works great.
    if you want a pcimia card then go with orinoco but most stores like bustbuy do not carry orinoco. i think dlink is your best bet. they have xlent support and great value. and they also do carry pcimia cards.

    hope this helped
  3. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Cheers Jagboy

    I would go usb immediatyely if the laptop I want this for had a usb 2 port.
    (stuck with 1.1 built in ports).

    could always get an adapter if needs must however!
  4. booly

    booly Network Guru Member

    Tkae care! I ve got compatibility issue using a note book with an intergrated wifi adaptater form intel.
  5. MPfreeUK

    MPfreeUK Guest

    Sorry about reviving an old thread

    I had a combination of a WAG54G (v 1.2) and a Linksys 54G PCMCIA card. Well the problems with the WAG caused me to drop that for a Netgear and thats now working fine. The performance of the card was dire on both routers. Anywhere between 2mb and 11mb.

    I uninstalled the Linksys card and downloaded the drivers from the net. I did not run the driver installer and install the Linksys wireless connection software. I let windows detect the drivers from within the downloaded & extracted folder and install just the drivers.

    Now I am running the card without Linksys' software using the Windows SP2 built in wireless configuration and i am getting between 25 & 42mbit from the same card.

    May be worth anyone else trying this see if that helps with any problems!

    Regards - Newbie - Carl :)
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