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Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual-Band (WMP600N)
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- High-speed Wireless-N networking for your desktop PCs
- Wireless-N technology uses multiple radios per band to create robust signals for greater range and speed, with reduced dead spots
- Operates in the 2.4 and 5GHz radio bands -- choose the one with least congestion in your area
- Also connects to Wireless-G, -B, and -A networks
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I downloaded the current Ralink drivers: (PCI/mPCI/CB(RT2860 /RT2760 /RT2890 /RT2790 /RT306X /RT309X /RT35X2) - 1/18/2011 - Windows - from the ralinktech.com website and now I have lots more information about the strength of my wireless router signal as well as the strengh of other wireless signals nearby. Because I live in a city, there are about 10 other wireless N signals nearby. The good thing about the Ralink driver and application is that it shows the channel each signal is using as well as the strengh and other information. With this information I was able to change my wireless N signal to a channel that was is not being interferred by other nearby signals. For me it was channel 149 that gives the best link speed.
I now have a reliable 162 Mb/s up and down link to my router. It's not 300 Mb/s, but it's the best I've achieved ever.
Anyway the Linksys hardware works. It provides 5Ghz wireless N and that's what I need. Too bad they don't have better drivers and an accompanying support application for the hardware. I had to go to Ralink to get that.
I'll post updates if i notice anything odd about this card. At this moment, I'm getting a Fair Connection with my router. The router is located at the other end of the hallway.
The price is another story...yes it's very over price.
I purchased this product because our family recently upgraded from Wireless-G to Wireless-N. Instead of going with a potentially easier USB model, I still prefer the "traditional" PCI-slot method, as USB ports are often not as brilliant as they seem (!). It will require you to take the back of the box off your computer tower, but once that step is achieved it is quite simple to figure out just by reading the instructions and using a bit of common sense.
In terms of getting the computer to accept the adapter, here's a suggestion: instead of installing the supplied software from Linksys, let your operating system automatically determine the appropriate setup, if possible. From my experience, the software has a tendency to freeze up or move very slowly, and I found it easier to just let Windows (in my case) do all the work.
As for the overall adapter performance, I am very happy with it. Basically, when it works...it works! This cannot be said for all wireless network adapters. I'm situated in a downstairs bedroom that is rather distant from the wireless router, and I can still receive information nearly as fast as the computer right next to the source.
Here's the only issue: When this adapter hiccups, it REALLY hiccups. After coming home from work one day after having the product work fine in the morning, I suddenly found that not only would it not connect to the network, but the computer would not even recognize that the adapter was present in the PCI slot.Read more ›
I'm happy with this card so far. And, surprisingly, I'm happy with the software, both from Cisco-Linksys and Ralink Technology. For plain vanilla users the C-L software should work just fine. Its philosophy is to hide as much of the detail as possible, presumably to avoid confusion. So, you won't see--or even be able to see--99% of what's going on. Further, you won't be able to change any of the settings through the C-L interface.
Nevertheless, in a pleasant departure from previous C-L wireless adapters I've used, this one worked right away, very easily, and with good connections, and seemingly stable, though I didn't use the C-L software for long, just long enough to test its usability. I've made a chart on what I found with the different versions of software at the end of this review. The card is currently in a Windows XP Pro SP3 system. The router used in this setup is the Buffalo Technology AirStation High Power N600 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router & AP WZR-HP-AG300H (Black) (cf my review).
So, I followed the installation instructions and used the CD driver and manager to begin with. It asked a few questions and, as I said, the connection basically came right up. The driver was dated 2008. I went to the C-L site, registered the card, and downloaded and installed a newer driver, dated 2009.
I saw, via the tray thingie, that the connection speed was 54 Mb/s, and, naturally, I wanted to have N speed. But there's no way to control which connection type is being used via C-L software.Read more ›
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Does not work with Windows 10. Linksys tech support says their engineers are working on it.Published 11 days ago by Steven W. Samuelson
Please be advised that this is "Wireless-N (draft 802.11n)" which may not be compatible with all routers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric W. Downing
Totally awesome.Fast, cheap, and reliable. Best bang for the buck.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly as ordered couldn't be more happier with the product.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This will be the last Linksys product I ever buy. I purchased it in late 2012. I recently updated my computer, the standard windows 7 updates. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian R
Piss poor performance in same room with router. Sorry I bought this product, would not recommendPublished 5 months ago by Matthew Wilson