Linksys WGA54G Wirelss-G Game Adapter. Gives any wired-Ethernet-equipped game console wireless connection capabilities. The Game Adapter can be used in two different ways. If you have an existing home wireless network with a Cable/DSL Internet connection the Game Adapter lets your PlayStation 2 Xbox or GameCube attach to the network so you can get into online games without running wires to the game room. Or use a pair of Game Adapters to form a "cable-less cable" between two game consoles for head-to-head gaming--in the same room or all the way across the house.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer The Wireless-G Game Adapter gives any wired Ethernet-equipped game console wireless connection capabilities. The Game Adapter can be used in two different ways. If you have an existing home wireless network and a cable or DSL Internet connection, the Game Adapter lets your PlayStation2, Xbox or GameCube attach to the network so you can get into online games without running wires to the game room. Or, use a pair of Game Adapters to form a "cable-less cable" between two game consoles for head-to-head gaming--in the same room, or all the way across the house.
It's completely driver-free, so it works on any platform. Since there are no drivers to load, setup is a snap. In some cases, it works right out of the box! If your setup's a little different--just configure the network settings through your PC's web browser, plug it into your game box, and go.
The Wireless-G Game Adapter provides lag-free gaming with communication speeds up to 54 Mbps when connected to other Wireless-G devices. It can also connect to Wireless-B (802.11b) devices and networks at 11 Mbps.
Spend your time gaming, not stringing wires, with the Linksys Wireless-G Game Adapter.
See a comparison diagram of the different wireless technologies.
Wireless networks are rapidly becoming more popular and coming down in price. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere -- without wires. Outside of the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports -- great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.
What Wireless Standard is Right for Me?
Now that you've decided to create a wireless network, the next step is to figure out which wireless standard to use.
Basically, a standard is a set of specifications for a device. All devices that follow a specific standard share operating characteristics, such as the radio frequency used and maximum data transfer speed.
For wireless networking, there are three standards to choose from at this time:
To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.