The Linksys Wireless G USB Network Adapter easily connects your USB-equipped desktop or notebook computer to your wireless network for Internet and file sharing.
Desktop users can now join the network with the ease of a USB plug-in, without opening their PC cases; laptop users can enjoy the benefits of staying mobile-while connected to the Internet.
Compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
Connect your USB-equipped desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network at incredible speeds with the Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter. By incorporating two blazing fast technologies – USB 2.0 and Wireless-G – the Adapter delivers data rates of up to 54Mbps which is five times as fast as 802.11b, without the trouble of opening up the case of your desktop computer.
With the new SpeedBooster technology, Linksys wireless-G network adapter intensifies the device performance by 35 percent and it is 802.11 compliant which means that it is fully compatible working with Wireless-G and other wireless devices. Moreover, the SpeedBooster technology uses a single 2.4GHz channel providing fast connection.
The Wireless-G USB Network Adapter’s high-gain antenna lets you put your computer almost anywhere in the building, without the cost and hassle of running cables. Now you don’t have to drill holes in your walls and climb through the attic or cellar to get connected to the network. Once you’re connected, you can keep in touch via your email, access the Internet, use instant messaging to chat with friends, and share files and other resources such as printers and hard disk storage space with other computers on the network.
And for added versatility, it can also interoperate with all the 11Mbps Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the country. The Wireless-G USB Network Adapter is compatible with the Wireless-B (802.11b) network standard, with data rates up to 11Mbps.
To install, simply plug the Adapter into any available USB port. It is compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, but 2.0 will yield the fastest speeds. It gets its power through the USB connection, so no power cord is necessary. The included Setup Wizard walks you through configuring the Adapter to your wireless network settings, step by step. So with this, you will experience the speed and simplicity in using these features.
For the network security, your wireless communication device like the Linksys network adapter can be protected by 128-bit encryption, so you can expect your data to stay secure. Furthermore, the WUSB54GS includes support for Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). This makes the adapter compatible with networks using older and weaker WEP encryption.
High-speed wireless networking for your desktop or notebook via USB; New SpeedBooster technology increases Wireless-G performance by up to 35 percent; Easy, no-tools setup on any desktop or notebook computer with USB support; Push button setup feature makes wireless configuration secure and simple; and 17dBm to wirelessly transmit and receive data. This is what the Linksys WUSB54GS Wireless G Network Adapter is all about! So don’t hassle with running cables through your house – get connected the easy way with the Wireless-G USB Network Adapter ideally for home-networking equipment.
Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer