Linksys WUSB11 Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v4
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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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- Brand Name: Linksys
- Model Number: WUSB11
- Number of Ports: 1
- Network Switching Protocol: Ethernet
- Network Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI/NetBIOS
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had it four years. I have wireless in the house and it will show you the adapter with full bars, excellent signal, and when you click the connect dialog button, it won't. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary B.
I got this a while back , But it work really good and was easy to hook up . Thanks MarvPublished 7 months ago by clazzic2
Great adapter for devices that need it - I'm looking at you TiVo, especially older units - but be very sure that you have the correct version, since the newer releases will not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chad Everett