wusb54g a piece of crap? please help!!!

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by jagboy, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member


    i have had the wusb54g and it is one expensive paper wieght. the thing is horrible. other PCs are getting about 54mbps in the same area. while i am getting only 1. that is on a good day when the thing finally connects to a network. i talked to linksys 5 times last night and they said unplug the adapter and reinstall it. and linksys wont replace the thing even though there is a 3year warrenty. can anyone help 4
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    first of all try to give us some information like what is the access point/wireless router you using to connect to it. what buildings/objects are blocking its route to the other wireless device. are you using the latest drivers? is the router/AP installed near anything that may degraded the signal?

    we can help but without you telling us this we cannot help.

    I dont have a crystal ball.

    moving thread to correct forum may help....
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    sorry about not posting in the correct form. i didnt see the wireless adapters form. i am using a wrt54g with Alchemy-pre5.3 v2.04.4.8sv. there are only 2 walls between the router and the adapter. but my other adapters that i own which are dlinks can still conect with 36mbps in the sameroom as the wusb54g. the router had the 7dbm gain antennas on it. and yes i am using the latest drivers for the wusb54g. there are no real objects that can be degrading the signal, besides the walls that i mentioned.
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i forgot i am using mac filter and using wpa tkip, the ssid is being broadcasted. and does it hurt or help or does it not matter at all if there are numbers in the ssid.
  5. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Is the port it's connected to USB 1.x or USB 2.0?

    Were the D-Links you tested also USB devices?
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    the usb port the wusb54g is on a usb 2.0 the dlink is on usb nad it is 2.0 too
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    using networkstumbler i noticed that the adapters signal stregth is going up and down. it can go from supper fast to dailup slow in seconds. can anyone help.
  8. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Maybe it's a faulty adaptor :?
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i think so too. i cant return it and i cant get linksys to replce it because i dont have the receipt.
  10. cruddypuppy

    cruddypuppy Network Guru Member

    I'll have to agree with jagboy.
    I own 2 WAP 11's (Ver 1 & 2.5)
    1 WSBR45 Cable DSL Router (WAN port dead now) using
    SMC Barricade (not much better)
    1 WUSB11
    1 WUSB54G with Speed booster
    1 WAP54G (ver 2 no Speedbooster)
    I have used all combinations of these products trying to connect my wife's computer to the cable modem location at the opposite end of a one story house ~ 100 feet. Over the past two years the longest any of them have worked without tinkering is 2 weeks. I think the problem is those usb adapters. If the aren't running at near 80% signal they're just going to drop any DHCP instuctions and leases and IP stacks or whatever and disconnect. The best performance I had was with the WAP54g as the Far AP, the Newer WAP11 as a freestanding in Repeater mode and the WUSB 11 at the computer end. I only upgraded to the WUSB54G because I thought that would be mose compatible with WinXP. There are two kinds of Wireless users 1) Two story boxy type house - all satisfied users
    2) one story long type ranch house - frustrated users.
    After all this time you would think there would be a cookbook answer to these problems to be found in these forums. I can tell you there is not!
    I am going to call an electrician and have some CAT 5 run through the attic. GOOD LUCK! CP
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