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Linksys WUSB11 Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v4

by Linksys
4.3 out of 5 stars 397 customer reviews
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  • Product Type - Adapter
  • Warranty - 3 Years Limited
  • Transmitted Power - 18dBm (Typical)11Mbps, 16dBm (Typical)54Mbps
  • Receive Sensitivity - -84dBm (Typical)11Mbps, -73dBm (Typical)54Mbps
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Linksys
  • Model Number: WUSB11
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Network Switching Protocol: Ethernet
  • Network Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI/NetBIOS
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Product Description

Product Description

1.The Wireless-G USB Adapter with Wi-Fi Finder is a handy, pocket-sized device that combines an easy-to-use wireless network scanner with a USB-connected Wireless-G network adapter. Now you can scan for available wireless connectivity before turning on your computer. Discovered networks are listed in order of signal strength. With the Wi-Fi Finder built into the unit, you no longer need to power on your PC to determine if theres a wireless network connection available. 2.Features - High-speed Wireless-G networking for your desktop or notebook computer .Built-in Wi-Fi Finder detects Wireless-G and Wireless-B signals .Easy to read display shows network name, channel, signal strength, and security on/off .Wireless communications are protected by up to 128-bit WEP or WPA encryption .

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Amazon.com Product Description The Linksys wireless USB network adapter easily connects any PC orlaptop to your wireless network with no additional wiring. The plug-and-play USB adapter connects directly to any USB-ready PC, so you can share data, printers, or high-speed Internet access over your existing wireless network. This convenient yet powerful adapter offers data transfer rates of up to 11 Mpbs with a built-in antenna capable of connecting at distances of up to 1,500 feet.

The wireless USB network adapter provides data security and reliability with its automatic fallback rate for data transfers and ensures secured networking with 128-bit WEP encryption capability.

This adapter comes with a one-year limited warranty.

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:

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g

To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.


Product Details

Product Manual [389kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 3.6 x 0.9 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00005AW1H
  • Item model number: WUSB11
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2001

Customer Reviews

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Make sure you are purchasing the 2.6 or 2.8 version, 3.0 and 4.0 will not work with TIVO units. Amazon does not clearly list the different versions.
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Alright people, I'm not affiliated with Linksys, there are kids out there that have more answers than the Linksys technical support. But I did get this WUSB11 to work with XP automatically, even with my access point's SSID being disabled. So whoever is saying that it doesn't work with XP... at least try this out. It works, I've done it, I'm running WinXP, the WUSB11 sees and connects to my non-SSID-broadcasing access point automatically at every cold boot and restart. Who knows, maybe this will make you XP users wanna buy this product. (It does have better range than the Netgear MA101.)
First of all, install the WUSB11 like linksys says. Make sure your WUSB11 works first. Turn on your AP's SSID broadcasting, turn off WEP, just to see if everything is working fine. Return the POS if its DOA. If it does work, turn your AP's security back on, obviously.
I'm sure you know about WinXP's Wireless Zero Configuration service/utility, and how its the heart of the WUSB11's compatibility problem. Quite simply, if your AP is not broadcasting an SSID, WinXP will have a fitz about not seeing you non-SSID-broadcasting AP, unless you refresh a couple of times. Refreshing is a pain in the neck, and isn't inherently obvious to someone like your non-techie parents.
So why not disable WZC? Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Wireless Zero Configuration, then change the Startup type to "disabled". Restart the computer.
"BLAH BLAH BLAH, I've done that, it doesn't work, you're a nut, BLAH BLAH BLAH." Now take the standpoint of installing this thing from a Windows 2000 perspective. "Hmm... I guess I have to somehow install the linksys utility that is included in the setup CD that came with my WUSB11, that usually lets Windows 2000 users connect to an AP.
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Don't buy this if your are a TiVo Series 2 owner. Older versions of this adapter worked with TiVo but not the version 4.0 which you'll get from Amazon. You'll now be forced to order the WUSB12 which is $20 more expensive.
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I purchased this to work with the BEFW11S4 Wireless Access Point & Cable/DSL Router w/4 Port Switch. It was very easy to install. Simply plug in this usb device, install the included software, type in the necessary info in the config window, and you're set! I gave it only 4 stars instead of 5 because I was not able to get the full 11mbps speed. I got at the most 3.5mpbs speed, and that's when I was only directly upstairs, approximately 20 feet away. Actually I'm not sure if the result was because of this, or the access point. But it does advertise 11mbps at 100ft indoors. I don't transfer files back and forth much between my desktop and server, so it's not too big of a deal. A plus is that there is no latency when I'm on the wireless network.
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This is a great wireless USB adapter at a great price however it is the version 4 which is not as good as the previous version. The changes make little (or no) difference to PC users running Windows, but for those running Linux, or someone that wants to hook it up to their Tivo you will be disapointed to learn that it dosen't work. Previous version of the Linksys WUSB111 did work with these system, buyt not Ver. 4.
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I ordered the WUSB11 to connect a TIVO system to my internet. I was sent version 4 of the WUSB11, which isn't compatible with any TIVO service number. How about telling us what version of these products you're selling?
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Ever see a movie where everything works just like it should? No rebooting when the hero tried to go online with the alien motherships's mainframe? Just connected right away....
Well, here's a device that works just like that. I received this Wireless adapter, along with a Linksys BEFW11S4 Router (See my review and setup for that item) for Christmas. While I may have some issues setting up the router, this Wireless adapter worked right out of the box.
I installed the software, plugged it into my daughter's computer in the kitchen and, Boom, it found the wireless router upstairs in my office. I set up Internet Explorer to use the LAN and she was up and surfing in no time. She is getting about 5mbps in the kitchen when connected to the router upstairs and across the house.
I've got to say this was a great gift, and easy to set up.
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If you're considering this as the Tivo-recommended way to get wireless connectivity, then DO NOT BUY THIS. Linksys is currently up to version 4.0 of this unit, and it DOES NOT WORK WITH TIVO.
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