WPC54G - vers 2 vs. vers 4 ?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Mediamon, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Mediamon

    Mediamon Network Guru Member

    I've searched both linksysinfo.org, linksys.com and broadbandreports.com for some answers but all I can find is that version 2 uses a Texas Instrument chipset and version 4 uses a Inprocomm chipset. I have no idea what this chipset difference means to me as a SOHO end-user or when installed in enterprise network.

    Inprocomm.com.tw website appears to be non-existent.

    Latest drivers for hardware version 4 on Linksys site are dated 3/17/04 vers However Linksys Driver History page says that after installing drivers they should show up as ver (in Device Manager properties).

    I don't understand this numbering discrepancy.

    Latest drivers for hardware version 2 on Linksys site are dated 8/26/04 vers However the I get a 404 error when clicking on driver history link.

    Both version 2 and version 4 PC cards continue to be sold locally.

    Local 'Best Buy' carries model with S/N BDH40. I assume this is version2. Local 'Circuit City' carries model with S/N BDH60. I assume this is version 4. Is this correct?

    My plan is to pickup either two version 2 or two version 4 cards to talk to WRT54G router (version 4). The cards will be installed in laptops running WinXP SP2.

    Could anyone elaborate on other differences between the two PC card versions of this network adapter?

    e.g. reliability, fucnctionality, performance (speed/range issues), security standards support including WPA and WPA2 support, PSK, TKIP, AES, WZC compatibility, etc.

    Thanks for any info,

  2. broyboy

    broyboy Network Guru Member

    I don't know what the differences are, but I'd like to know where the hell to find the v2 driver. I lost the CD, and the driver link image is greyed out on Linksys's support page. :sad:
  3. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

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