LINKSYS WET54G WIRELESS-G ETHERNET BRIDGE DRIVER

Even at feet, the point at which many access points we’ve tested lose contact, the WET54G was able to maintain a throughput rate of about 10Mbps, twice as fast as a good The removable antenna swivels degrees and at a variety of angles to fine-tune the signal. It provides excellent range if only middling throughput on an If necessary, press and hold the reset button on the WET54G for 10 seconds. Although the wizard missed our WET54G test unit on the first scan, a few seconds later, it found the bridge.

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The Wireless-G Ethernet bridge comes with everything you’ll need to get going, including the bridge itself; a 4-foot Cat-5 cable, hardware for wall mounting, and two rubber feet for standing it vertically. Best Wireless Routers for Review summary Got a computer that’s outside the range of your access point?

Linksys could have put these instructions into the box as a tiny slip of paper and made my life much easier, the configuration in seconds rather than in days, and saved Linksys some phone charges and technician time too! Unfortunately, the initial configuration requires an Ethernet connection; you can’t set up the bridge via a wireless connection. The device ran perfectly brldge our informal home-office tests with its default transmit-and-receive settings.

Most access points and wireless routers allow for wireless configuration. The Linksys engineers put an easy system for automatic configuration into the firmware Although it’s not documented, the bridge works just as well with the Opera 7. If necessary, press and hold the reset button on the WET54G for 10 seconds.

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Before fall, Linksys will have a downloadable update to the bridge’s firmware to encompass the now-ratified The bridge has many of the same setup options as an Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s I was wirelesx-g several times that it could not be done! The bridge doesn’t require special software linkss the connected equipment; it’s treated like a wireless length of Ethernet cable.

However, expect the price on WPA is a significant improvement over WEP, and we expect it to become the security method of choice by year’s end. The Bottom Line This wireless bridge does a competent job at connecting Ethernet devices to a wireless network or extending a WLAN’s range, but its price is high. The Linksys Wireless-G Ethernet bridge’s built-in Web server makes it easy to tweak security and network settings.

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With up to bit WEP encryption, the WET54G’s security is on a par with that of most wireless devices sold today just remember that the unit comes with WEP disabled; you’ll want to enable it or employ another security scheme right away.

Although the wizard missed our WET54G test unit on the first scan, a few seconds later, it found the bridge. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Just point Internet Explorer etbernet Netscape Navigator version 4. I chose to try the LinkSys WET54G Ethernet Bridge which claimed on its packaging that it could be installed and used on a Macintosh or just about anything with an ethernet port. The removable antenna swivels degrees and at a variety of angles to fine-tune the signal.

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Now that Apple has stopped producing the Airport cards, I think you will see a spurt of bride to Mac owners.

With a range llnksys feet, the Linksys bridge could cover aboutsquare feet horizontally, and we were also able to connect to a floor above and below. Set the X switch to X.

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This is useful if you want to connect the bridge to a router that is configured to allow access only to devices with specific MAC addresses. The WET54G’s exterior elements are straightforward.

The WET54G’s square plastic case shows a subtle departure from the company’s typical, rounded corporate look. Configuring the bridge to join an existing We would have liked the WET54G even more if it weren’t quite so expensive.

It provides excellent range if only middling throughput on an Although its bandwidth is rated at 54Mbps, the device’s peak throughput of