Continue to next page 01 From then on, you may use the excellent utility to manage the card and its connections. This piece includes the adapter’s wireless antenna, along with two tiny square status lights for power and wireless activity. Best Wireless Routers for I ordered one of these adapters and followed the directions.

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At home, you can surf the web or use instant messaging to chat with friends while sitting out on the patio. That’s because this is still a 2. If you’re one of those, plan on downloading and updating your driver software and firmware before even testing this card. It seems to work just “ok” at 2.

However, the improved range of the wireless N standard as compared to wireless G just never materialized. Linksys asserts that the WPCN is theoretically capable of qireless-n times the speed and 4 times the range displayed by Linksys Wireless-N Notebook Adapter.

Second, the firmware AND software for this product initially were each very buggy. System Requirements OS Required. It took about 3 minutes and I was on line. This card might be worth looking into if you can get it on sale and need an extra one for an older laptop. I unplugged the hard line and have not experienced any issues.


Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. So if you’re not techy, this can be a drag. The device made its best showing in maximum throughput, managing to earn faster times than those of most pre-N adapters we’ve tested, including the Belkin Pre-N PC Card.

Linksys Wireless-N WPCN Notebook Adapter

Don’t show this again. In addition to allowing you to store individual profiles for the networks you access most, the utility shows every pertinent detail about the network you’re currently connected to, including signal strength, link quality, Llinksys and IP addresses, and associated security features. I’m going to discuss Windows XP and Vista separately, since I bought the card a long time ago and have used it on both.

The included Setup Wizard will walk you through configuring the adapter to your network’s settings, step by step. Bottom line, there seems to be a lot of people clinging to XP.

Smart Home by Brian Bennett Dec 3, First and foremost, this card was created when the Wireless-N standard was still in draft form.

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I use an Apple Airport Extreme Your wireless connection is protected by industrial-strength bit encryption. You’ll also be able to connect with any of the growing number of public hotspots springing up in coffee shops, airport noteobok, hotels and convention centers.


Still, I can say without a doubt, that when I needed to add another wireless connection to my Vista Ultimate box, this guy worked much better. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to 4 times farther than standard Wireless-G. First, this card can be configured to achieve greater throughput by setting up multiple data channels. Be aware, though, that in order to get blazing-fast speeds with the Netgear or Belkin cards, you’ll need to have their companion routers, too.

Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce “dead spots” in the wireless coverage area. The Good The WPCN has some good things going for it, including adequate maximum throughput, a painless setup process, clear documentation, an excellent configuration utility, and a long warranty. CNET may get a commission from these offers. Certified for Windows Vista.