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PLANEX WiFi USB Adapter for Online Game/Wireless LAN GW-US54Mini2W(White) designed in Japan

by Planex

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  • Comply with both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g products
  • Support USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 interface
  • Support Mac OSX, Windows Vista/XP/2000
  • Support Sony PSP Xlink, NDS on line Game
  • Support Software AP "No forwarding among wireless clients", although the clients card connecting with the same AP, they cannot transmit information to each other. This function provides more security for the clients.
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Product Description

PLANEX GW-US54Mini2W A nice looking thin IEEE802.11b+g Wireless LAN USB adapter for both Windows VistaXP/2000/Me/98SE, Mac OS X. By using utility in CD, you can use your PC as an access point. Also connect GW-US54Mini2W to your PC, it will be used as a wireless LAN adapter with IEEE802.11b/g speed. The internal battery can be charged through USB port. * If your PC does not support USB2.0, it will work as USB1.1 and IEEE802.11b. GW-US54Mini2W will offer maximum 54Mbps fast data connection using 2.4Mhz bandwidth with IEEE802.11g regulation. Ideal for the network connection with affordable price with inter communications between 11Mbps wireless LAN and IEEE802.11b. GW-US54Mini2W supports a robust security regulation of WPA/WPA2(Wi-Fi Protected Access) along with 64/128bit WEP. * In order to use WPA/WPA2, the wireless device to hook up must support WPA/WPA2 as well. GW-US54Mini2W enables to play network game for Nintendo DSR and Sony PSP by connecting to a PC with the utility in packaged CD. *Nintendo Wi-Fi logo attached as a certificated device. GW-US54Mini2W also has a Xlink Kai mode which enables you to play network game through internet for PSP users. *Xlink Kai is a system which offers the environment for the users to play network games all over the world through internet. Need to connect wireless LAN adapter to PC and use ad-hoc mode. *Xlink mode is out of our customer support. *The operation test was done by Windows XP. *Nintendo DS® is a registered mark of Nintendo. *Nintendo Wi-Fi connection is a registered mark of Nintendo. *PSP® is a registered mark of Sony Computer Entertainment. * The number of the connection speed is a theoretical maximum number of wireless LAN regulation and it does not show the actual data speed.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.8 x 0.4 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B000KN8QMQ
  • Item model number: GW-US54MINI2W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


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Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Hello World on March 5, 2009
Hello everyone,

To enable GAMING MODE/ad-hoc/internet connection sharing/wii/ds/psp/all that good stuff, you need to use the software Utility that comes on the disc. DO NOT USE THE XP CONNECTION PROPERTIES WIZARD/DIALOG AT ALL. Once the software utility is running, right click the utility icon in the lower right corner of your screen, on your taskbar. Select AP mode. The utility will drastically change and turn itself on automatically. From there, you can configure all the fun stuff.

I give the hardware an A+ but the software/documentation an F! This extremely useful AP mode is so hidden, I would have never found it! I hope this advice helps shave some hours off a frustrating install.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LinaW on November 19, 2009
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first i got skeptical about this product because some reviews said its hard to get started and not compatible with windows vista, so i bought it just for try. my cd driver was broke so i went to [...], download it for windows vista (without AP) and voila its work for my Wii and DS
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By extraflux on January 28, 2008
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I bought this guy a little over a month ago. It was a little hard to get installed (no.1 the software included with it is out of date :| and no.2 the manual makes it look easy to get going...it wasn't)

BUT! now that I've got it humming, it works like magic. I can take my DSL online w/o an issue. Perfect. Some teething issues, but worth it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By peanut_gallery on June 19, 2010
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Like many others have reported, trying to get this adapter to work was no simple task, mainly because of poor (or just plain wrong) documentation and the outdated software that comes with the device. After much fiddling and trial and error, I got the adapter to work. Once I got it working, it has run flawlessly. (Note: I'm currently only using it as a wireless access point for my Nintendo DS, so that's the only functionality I've tested).

A few notes on what worked for me to get everything up and running:

- First, I'm using WinXP. I can't speak for Vista or Mac users.
- Next, completely ignore all the documentation that comes with the adapter and go out to [...] to download the latest drivers and utility software.
- Before you even put the adapter into the USB port, install the downloaded file, choosing to install the driver and config utility. Also make sure that you choose to use the Wireless Zero Configuration if given the choice (more on this later).
- After installation, you may need to restart. Do so.
- Plug in the USB Adapter. In the system tray, you will see the Planex Wireless Utility. Right-click and switch to AP mode. You will then be asked to choose the adapter that currently runs your Internet connection for enabling ICS (Internet connection sharing).
- You should now be ready to connect through the access point. You can also use the Planex Wireless Utility to configure your new access point "network."

Other thoughts/notes: The installation will put the Planex Wireless Utility in your start-up folder. If you are using this device as a wireless access point (for a NDS, PSP or other computers to connect to), you will want to remove this from the start up folder.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 28, 2010
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As was mentioned in previous reviews this product will work with Windows 7 64 bit and Nintendo ds but I had try to setup multiple times and in a specific order to finally get it to work:

1. Download GW-US54Mini2_v1.3.0.0_XlinkKai_Vista_only driver from their website.
2. Do not plug the unit into your computer, install the driver software first then reboot. After computer was back up I also closed the Planex Wireless Utility from the system tray and deleted it from the startup folder and put a shortcut for it on my desktop.
3. Plug the unit in and go into device manager and update the driver from the folder the software installed in step 2. is in. Default path is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Planex\GW-US54Mini2\Driver.
4. Go into Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, right click on the network adapter you have your internet connection through and choose properties. There should now be a tab called Sharing next to the Networking one. Click this tab and check the top option: Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection. Make sure the option below it is unchecked.
5. Now launch the Planex Wireless Utility software, I used the shortcut I placed on my desktop but you can also find in the Start button programs list. The first time this launches it will be in station mode so ignore any window that pops up and right click on the icon in the system tray and choose AP mode from the list that pops up. The first time I did this it seemed to take a minute or so but my computer changed to internet sharing mode, the device activated and I was then able to configure the settings on the device with the Config Utilities. I was able to go into Access Control and add my dsi mac address and choose allow all to filter it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Gross on January 27, 2008
I ordered this product to play Monster Hunter Freedom and other PSP games online that were unable to do more then ad-hoc in the past. Using the XLink Kai program this will let you play any game that does not have infrastructure with anyone else who uses XLink Kai in the world. As long as the game has some form of Ad-Hoc play, you'll love this product.

Definitely works great, with far less trouble/hassle then the WiFiMax counterpart.

Happy Gaming
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