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Cisco-Linksys WGA600N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming Adapter

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  • Lag-free head-to-head or Internet gaming, without stringing wires
  • Converts wired-Ethernet-ready game consoles to Wireless-N network connectivity
  • Works without drivers on Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation2 or 3, and GameCube
  • Dynamically changes channels and radio bands (2.4 or 5GHz) to find the fastest connection available
  • Works with all network-ready game consoles, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 2* or 3, and GameCube
  • Works with all network-ready game consoles, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 2 or 3, and GameCube
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Linksys
  • Model: WGA600N
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabits Per Second
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.3 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0010TEOLQ
  • Item model number: WGA600N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,290 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 5, 2007

Product Description

The Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming Adapter gives wireless connection capabilities to any wired Ethernet-equipped game console. The Game Adapter can be used in several different ways. If you have an existing home wireless network and a cable or DSL Internet connection, the Game Adapter lets your Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation2 or 3, 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. There is also a special "Wireless LAN Party" mode to connect several consoles at once.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This was a cheaper alternative to buying the wifi adapter for the XBox 360. Set up was fast and easy and it works perfectly. Why spend the extra dough when this unit works… Read more ›
I bought this for use with a DirecTV DVR and it works great. Set up was very easy. Read more ›
It arrived the next day as promised in good condition. The units instructions were clear and easy to follow. I provided my own cat 5 cable because of the installation area… Read more ›
The setup was easy and the end results were what I wanted for connecting DirecTV to my wireless network. All is good. Read more ›
Setup was simple ... in part because I'm an IT Pro by profession and I've used a number of similar devices in the past. By all accounts the Windows version of the setup is… Read more ›
This is a pretty good product but as with any other Linksys product I've dealt with setup is not easy. I'm using this adaptor for wireless Internet connectivity for one of… Read more ›
Self diagnostic tests typically showed signal strength of 52-65%. We then relocated the adapter to within 10ft. of the access point and the signal was still poor. After 3… Read more ›
Set up that…When I connected it to the Xbox, the connection was strong and the game (Call of Duty Modern Warfare)when as fast as it did with a cable connection with NO lag. Read more ›
My wireless router is on the…However, the reception has been excellent and I've been able to download HD movies from Amazon without any interference or signal disruption. Read more ›
This wireless N game adapter costs less than Microsoft's G adapter and works far better. The speed and signal are incredible. I used to own the Microsoft wireless connector… Read more ›
However I do admit I have some networking experience There are never any hiccups or link…The signal strength is not great but it doesn't seem to affect its performance. Read more ›
Sound and picture were great could not belive how well it looks and sounds. My signal was almost full bars also. Linksys says this device will take any ethernet port device… Read more ›
But after i did that I was connected in 10 mins. The download speed is decent. This is a good buy!!! Read more ›
I am using the Gaming Adapter with the Direct TV HD…I am using it wireless and the speed is not fast but I am 120 feet from my router is a Linksys WRT600N Dual Band. I… Read more ›
Even though we have mostly G wireless devices in the house, the N speed is noticeably faster/stronger, especially for video streaming. We tossed a SlingLink adapter in… Read more ›
I've…The adapter is communicating with the router (I can see it in the attached devices list), but the speeds are very slow and my connection to Xbox Live often drops out. Read more ›
That aside, the best part about WGA600N is that it is very good for streaming HD content over your network. I have Slingbox hooked up to my HD enabled Comcast DVR to enable… Read more ›
To give you an idea, if you run at 802.11g, you would only get up to…If you set it to Mixed Mode, it will run at the lowest speed of the slowest device of your network. I… Read more ›
You configure this device by loading…The configuration process is clearly documented in both the printed instructions and the step-by-step screens presented by the program. Read more ›
Like I said, the configuration was well documented and effortless. Except for one thing... Read more ›
I bought this adapter to connect my XBOX 360 to my wireless network. Configuration was very easy and I was up and running in no time. It supports all security protocols… Read more ›
Installed in minutes. Zero configuration and works perfectly. Great solution for connecting game consoles, slingboxes, etc. Read more ›
I used a laptop to set it up, and the Quick Install guide walked me through the entire…The WPA/WPA2 security works flawlessly with my Airport Extreme wireless N network. Read more ›
After getting tired of arguing with them I called back and told them I was using…I haven't had a problem using WEP security with mine, it's all my cameras are capable of. Read more ›
I'm using this wireless-N bridge to connect my Direct Tv DVR to…I didn't use the included installation cd as the admin panel of the bridge was easy enough to use by itself. Read more ›
After set-up your…This bridge although marketed as a gaming adapter is great for connecting any network-able devices without a wireless adapter to a wireless network. F… Read more ›
This is a great choice to wireless connect your system to the internet especially if you didn't think to hard wire every point in your house to accomplish this. Direct TV… Read more ›
Zero configuration and works perfectly. Great solution for connecting game consoles, slingboxes, etc. Read more ›
Pros - easy to use manual configuration. simply enter WPA key and you are set to go Read more ›
Supports WPA2-AES and 802.11n standards. I get great connection speeds, and the built-in web configuration tool is easy to use. Read more ›
This is a good product it is decently priced and works perfectly for my Directv. To install the software took a little figuring out. Read more ›
Ordered to hook up DIRECTV for On Demand Service to connect to existing wireless router for lower price than DIRECTV. Except for discovering that during the setup process… Read more ›
Used this for my XBox 360. Amazon had the best price as usual. Received the product and install went very smoothly. Read more ›
Amazon has an excellent price. This was far less expensive then powerline solutions I was considering (including the one DTV is selling themselves) and much easier than… Read more ›
I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to set up their older Xbox 360s, DirecTV boxes, Blu-ray players, or any other ethernet-ready device with a wireless… Read more ›
Works great as a network bridge for our Direct HD/DVR. Some issues with connectivity - can't pinpoint whether its the Direct 2 PC or the HD/DVR unit -- but its not the… Read more ›
I stumbled upon this device, and I'm glad I did. The wireless-N works great and the configuration was easy, even for my secured network. Read more ›
After several rounds with support, I have in their words exhausted all possible…The adapter that I have does not appear to be capable of connecting to WPA secured networks. Read more ›
Linksys outsourced support is horrible. Call them and ask some basic questions about products before you buy them. Read more ›
When I asked if there was another option I was told there wasn't because I have a 3rd party router. This is by far the worst support I've ever recieved. You'd expect to pay… Read more ›
This horrible Linksys support many owners report: it's Cisco, the "king of networking companies" that owns Linksys! You would think if anyone could provide knowledgeable… Read more ›
After using tech support and finding out the IP address to…One funny note... tech support asked what I was trying to connect to the adapter, an xbox or a playstation. I… Read more ›
Easy to configure with linksys software. Has good range through long hallways and closed doors. Read more ›
Although the set up was a serious pain, it truly is a set and forget product and…This is a very well made product and works incredibly well with dependable range and speed. Read more ›
- compatible with playstation 2 - no dropped connections, good range - small footprint, simply design blends well with entertainment centers Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

154 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Rak on May 6, 2008
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I have this product connected to my directv hd receiver to download VOD content. If the installation software is not able to detect the device during the installation process, then follow these steps (I had to perform these steps when I called Linksys for assistance. I wish they had just documented the steps instead):

1. Quit out of the installation software (keep the adapter connected to your pc)

2. Assign a static IP to your pc (if you do not know how to do this, then call Linksys or google it). The static ip settings should be:
ip: 192.168.1.50
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.1
leave dns settings as is

3. Open up your browser and type [...] in the address bar. You will now see a log in page

4. Log in with admin/admin

5. Now assign a static IP to the adapter
ip: 192.168.1.250
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.1

6. Now go to the wireless settings tab and enter in your SSID and WEP/WPA Key. Make sure you select the correct authentication type

7. You will now need to reboot the adapter (it will ask you to do so)

8. Once the device is back up, go back to the [...] page and log back in. Double-check to make sure your settings were entered in correctly. The wireless light should light up on your adapter.

Tip: Before you connect it to your console/receiver, you can test to make sure the adapter can connect to the internet. Switch off your wireless connection on your pc/laptop and connect the adapter to your pc via the ethernet port. Try accessing the internet and if you can, then the adapter is all set.

Good luck.
p.s.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Parry on June 22, 2008
First - the product is a bit hard to configure if you do not have a compatible Linksys N router. The CDROM that comes with the WGA600N can only configure it if you have a compatible Linksys router. I have a Apple Airport Extreme N router and had to spend a little time googling to discover that the Reset button on the WGA600N puts it on 192.168.1.250 IP address and that I had to enable static IP in the same subnet on my desktop's interface in order to be able to go to the Web GUI at [...] After that, it was a breeze to setup. Very easy.

That aside, the best part about WGA600N is that it is very good for streaming HD content over your network. I have Slingbox hooked up to my HD enabled Comcast DVR to enable streaming to my desktop in the other room. The desktop has no wireless card and so it was wired to a NetGear Powerline HDX101. With this setup the HDTV streaming with Slingbox was not impressive - frequent lost packets, not so good speed etc.

But once I hooked the desktop to the WGA600N and had it connect to my extreme N router (Airport shows it connects at 300 rates, whereas my Laptop with WirelessN card connects at 130) no more lost packets, and I get the best streaming speeds, consistently (hovering around 5500Kbps to 6000Kbps).

Overall I am quite happy with its performance - Linksys should fix the configuration utility though, that will save people without Linksys routers some headache for sure.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Gina B. TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 12, 2008
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I was able to set this adapter up easily and quickly with no issues whatsoever. It works perfectly with my XBOX 360 and is much much faster than the XBOX brand wireless G adapter. I am using WPA2 (TKIP and AES) mode on my router and everything is running smoothly with no connection issues. A great product.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M on October 31, 2008
I just wasted an hour trying to set this up through my PC while getting error message after error message.

If you're trying to hook this up to your DirecTV box (HR-21) to get on-demand content, you DO NOT have to set up the adapter through a pc.

Simply connect the device to your HR-21's network port, plug it in, and click DirecTV's menu button. Go to "Set-up," then down to "Network." Answer the questions, and in less than a minute, you should be up and running.

The latest update to DirecTV boxes provides immediate plug-and-play access with the adapter.

Hope I saved someone else a lot of time!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James R. Crocco Jr. on February 26, 2008
I setup the Linksys WGA600N Wireless Game Adapter with my DirecTV HR20 receiver to download VOD. Initially, I had difficulty getting my PC to connect to the adapter (device not found errors). After calling tech support, it was due to my having a non-standard network setup. I do not use the IP address range of 192.168.1.x. As a result, I removed my PC off the network and gave it a static IP address in the 192.168.1 range. I was then able to connect to the device through a web browser (connect to IP 192.168.1.250) and configure it. If it wasn't for the undocumented issues with the setup, listed below, I would have given this 5 star rating

Pros - works flawlessly once configured
Cons - undocumented setup hurdles. 1) device uses address 192.168.1.250 as default, 2) default password is 'admin'
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Nelson on May 24, 2008
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I use SageTV software to transmit television and video throughout my house. When I upgraded to HDTV signals, my existing Powerline adapters couldn't handle the bandwidth, so I decided to try this device.

At first I couldn't get the device to use 802.11n, which limited me to wireless-g speeds. This isn't adequate for HD video streams. Then I found out that WEP security isn't in the draft-n standard, so if you use a WEP password on your network, the device reverts to wireless-g. I changed to WPA security on my router and the adapter started using wireless-n. This was surprising, but I'm glad I stumbled upon this easy-to-miss piece of info.

Anyway, now that everything is configured, I really like this adapter, but it took some fiddling to get it to work right. I'm able to move HD video streams from my media room to my living room, which is on a different floor and several rooms away.

By the way, I had to use the manual installation instructions (found in another review for this product). The included setup disk didn't work for me. Also, I'm using a D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router; interoperability hasn't been an issue.

If installation was easier I'd give this 5-stars. The clunky install cost a star.
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