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I highly recommend getting the latest driver from the Linksys website rather than using the one on the CD. I would recommend that if you purchase this card follow the instructions provided by Linksys. Fits in the older “PCI” slots only not the newer “PCIe” or pci express as they are also called so make sure you have one empty “pci” slot before you install. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Since I was closer to the Airport I chose that one, clicked on it, and I was up and running in seconds. I can find alot more wireless networks in my area than my laptop using this card on my desktop. I was very near to canceling the install myself but task manager showed that all was well so I waited, and waited a bit more.

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In any event, when the computer booted the Windows network manager appeared on screen, which was a very pleasant surprise.

I believe that any sort of RF problem might cause a similar symptom I haven’t tried downloading any large files or watching streaming video, so I ljnksys determine yet how that will go, but by and large, I am very satisfied with this card giving me internet access on this old PC without having to try to drop ethernet cable down wmp54gd floors. Signal strength has also fluctuated between “low,” “good,” and “very good.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It took two attempts before the card was able to connect to the network. I could just not get connected with MAC address filtering using the Linksys software. But at that point I was thinking, oh oh, here’s a problem.

It did no such thing for me; it wanted me to provide the driver manually. Some posters stated that this is actually the solution that Linksys Tech Support staff offered when called about installation problems. I’ve looked around on various boards to see if anyone had a solution to the problem so often described with this product where you see a message “A wireless connection is available”, and the SSID shows up as an available network, but then you can’t connect to it. It is the same model except it has been updated.


Now if I could just get my stupid Dell to find and share my printer with my Mac When the old desktop computer was moved to the basement, two floors down, my concern was that the signal would be so weak that either the card would not conect to the router at all, or speeds would be so low as to make it impractical to use. They obviously have no experience or business being in the PCI card realm.

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I had good luck with several other Linksys products, but this one hit rock bottom. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

There is a Windows XP update to add this capability to the operating system, which you’ll need to install. It showed a strong signal and the funny thing is that for the few minutes that the Linksys card was connected it x reading a weak signal from 5 feet away from the router.

I can find alot more wireless networks in my area than my laptop using this card on my desktop.

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Wm54gs would enable, disable MAC filtering on my wireless modem, restart the modem, restart the computer, enable, disable, try again, different combinations etc. I had a PC hardwired to the router to do this – that’s a good idea if you’re having RF problems wwireless I was. Once I got all the channels synced up, it was fine. These speeds represent the max speeds for the service that I currently subscribe to through Charter.


Network cards like these do not get any simpler to use. Unfortunately I found that this didn’t immediately solve my problem: If you don’t believe ME, then do yourself a favor and Google around first. The root cause was that the router was on one channel 6 I believeand the WMP55G cards at least when you install the new driver defaults to channel Again, a word of advice: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter Driver for Windows XP

The Linksys network management software overrides and disables the Windows network manager. Installation was easy, just make sure you install the cd software first before you install the card.

Linksys gets high grades from me for its hardware, but an “F” wmmp54gs tech support. Better to use the old Google and try to find a solution to your problem on some of the various online tech forums.

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I don’t have move around any USB devices or worry about loosing them. Just be sure to back up the registry and create a restore point before you run TCPOptimizer, on the off-chance something goes wrong.

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