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Linksys WUSB54GR Wireless-G USB Network Adapter With RangeBooster was £39.99 now £16.99 delivered @ play + Quidco

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Specifications * Product Description: Linksys Wireless-G USB Adapter WUSB54GR with RangeBooster - network adapter * Device Type: Network adapter * Form Factor: External * I… Read More
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Specifications



* Product Description: Linksys Wireless-G USB Adapter WUSB54GR with RangeBooster - network adapter
* Device Type: Network adapter
* Form Factor: External
* Interface (Bus) Type: Hi-Speed USB
* Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
* Data Transfer Rate: 54 Mbps
* Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
* Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Description



The Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with RangeBooster is the simple way to add or upgrade wireless connectivity in your desktop or notebook computer. RangeBooster technology is a compatible add-on to standard Wireless-G which increases your wireless network's range up to two times, and its throughput by up to 35%. Unlike ordinary wireless technologies that are confused by signal reflections, RangeBooster uses two smart receivers at each end to detect and decode reflected signals at distances where standard technologies give up. You'll find that "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area are reduced, too.

Unlike other range-enhancing technologies, RangeBooster is fully 802.11 compliant, and a "good neighbor" to other wireless devices and technologies, using a single 2.4GHz channel as specified by the official wireless standard. And with RangeBooster you'll see a range improvement even when running a mixed network of RangeBooster and regular Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices.

To install, simply plug the Adapter into any available USB port. (It's compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, but 2.0 will yield the fastest speeds.) It gets its power through the USB connection, so no power cord is necessary. The included Setup Wizard walks you through configuring the Adapter to your wireless network settings, step by step. Wireless communications can be protected by WPA 128-bit encryption, so your data stays secure.

The high-gain antenna lets you put your computer almost anywhere in the building, without the cost and hassle of running cables. Now you don't have to drill holes in your walls and climb through the attic or cellar to get connected to the network. Once you're connected, you can keep in touch with your e-mail, access the Internet, use instant messaging to chat with friends, play on-line games, and share files and other resources such as printers and hard disk storage space with other computers on the network.

So don't hassle with running cables through your house - get connected to Wireless-B, Wireless-G, and RangeBooster wireless networks the easy way with the Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with RangeBooster.
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#1
Anyone know if this any good as there are no reviews on play.com?
Thanks in advance.
#2
Is it possible to use this with the 360 rather than the expensive offical one?
#3
Any body know if I could use this to set up a secondary network using low enough security for the kids Nintendo DSs (what's the plural of DS? DSi?) by connecting it to a USB socket on the PC - so it would only be active when the PC is on.
#4
#5
Hi,

Well i if you check the micro direct site:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/alt

It shows 2 pictures the older G adapter and the newer G+ ( that's white not blue )

So as i live close to micro direct in Manchester - i went in and ordered , when they try to sell me the BLUE standard G - i directed them to there website and showed them the ( white G+ ) and they agreed to sell @ 6.98 INC VAT In fact they did not even put up an argument and just sold me the white G+ adaptor

Hope that is of use to somebody ;-)))
#6
expensive, cold
#7
Macdory
Is it possible to use this with the 360 rather than the expensive offical one?


You want one of these, works with ps3 and 360 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-802-11g-Wireless-Gaming-Adapter/dp/tech-data/B0002AGJOE/ref=de_a_smtd
#8
Any body know if I could use this to set up a secondary network using low enough security for the kids Nintendo DSs (what's the plural of DS? DSi?) by connecting it to a USB socket on the PC - so it would only be active when the PC is on.


WHOOPS JUST NOTICED IT'S USB ONLY. You can still use the advice below with a cheap w/less router or ethernet based access point, but not with this access point.

You don't need to do that, use the access point via the main router, see below >

I did have a simpler guide, but read through site and it will tell you how to use a cheap secondary wireless router (as an access point) or a wireless access point to achieve what you want. The DS can only use the inadequate or to put it another way > useless WEP encryption. You need to secure the main router with WPA or WPA2 and run a second wireless router or access point via the main router using just WEP for the DS.

http://www.ezlan.net/shield.html
#9
tbh there is no reason why it wont work with a 360...i used to have a belkin one for mine and no probs whatsoever!
#10
ahigham01
Hi,

Well i if you check the micro direct site:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/alt

It shows 2 pictures the older G adapter and the newer G+ ( that's white not blue )

So as i live close to micro direct in Manchester - i went in and ordered , when they try to sell me the BLUE standard G - i directed them to there website and showed them the ( white G+ ) and they agreed to sell @ 6.98 INC VAT In fact they did not even put up an argument and just sold me the white G+ adaptor

Hope that is of use to somebody ;-)))


Congrats for being a member longer than this site has existed and having resisted the urge to post for over 5 years!!!
banned#11
Benjimoron
Congrats for being a member longer than this site has existed and having resisted the urge to post for over 5 years!!!

LOL so true!
#12
ahigham01
Hi,
Well i if you check the micro direct site:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/alt
It shows 2 pictures the older G adapter and the newer G+ ( that's white not blue )...

Will happily stand corrected, but it is the "R" at the end of the model number that defines the Rangebooster option.
Believe the Rangebooster models were initially produced in blue, then white, so as long as the model number incorporates the "R" at the end then it would be the same item.

Edit:
Of course, the cynics will infer that I would say anything to promote the significantly cheaper option via Microdirect as I have a vested interest (because that deal was posted by me ! ). :w00t:
Bottom line is that any price under £20 delivered is a good deal for this item, and at the moment £20 will buy you two....
#13
Am I reading this right, the USB power means the PC has to be turned on for the wireless network to work with laptop, ipod touch etc
#14
This device is intended to be used with PCs / laptops that do not already have wireless capability. So a non-wireless machine can be wirless-enabled with this device. The device would communicate with an exisiting wireless router / wireless network source.
Don't think I've explained that very well, but does it help?
#15
defard
tbh there is no reason why it wont work with a 360...i used to have a belkin one for mine and no probs whatsoever!


It won't workl on an Xbox 360. It iss a USB Network adapter, a bit like the Xbox Wireless adapter. It won't work on the Xbox though, cos the Xbox won't know how to talk to it. There are no way of loading any drivers.

If you don't want to use the official Xbox wireless adapter then you need to get a Wireless Ethernet bridge. The Xbox plugs into that using an Ethernet cable.

Plus I had one of these when I had to shove my PC in another room for a month. Worked OK.
1 Like #16
Hi, think this is the same one at Microdirect Total price including VAT and delivery £9.27

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/Linksys-WUSB54GR-54Mb-Wireless-USB-Network

Ta, Steve
#17
buyme2007
Hi, think this is the same one at Microdirect Total price including VAT and delivery £9.27
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/Linksys-WUSB54GR-54Mb-Wireless-USB-Network
Ta, Steve

correct:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/494824/linksys-wusb54gr-wireless-g-usb-net/
#18
Thanx...
#19
inicholson
Any body know if I could use this to set up a secondary network using low enough security for the kids Nintendo DSs (what's the plural of DS? DSi?) by connecting it to a USB socket on the PC - so it would only be active when the PC is on.


Yes this is possible, the PC would already need internet connectivity though either by another wireless receiver or by Ethernet cable.

You would need to set this up in adhoc network mode, it won;t be as easy as plug and play.
#20
buyme2007
Hi, think this is the same one at Microdirect Total price including VAT and delivery £9.27

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/Linksys-WUSB54GR-54Mb-Wireless-USB-Network

Ta, Steve


sure is, that makes this cold.

Have some rep and you should submit that on it's own.

edit I see flipd did that already.
#21
buyme2007
Hi, think this is the same one at Microdirect Total price including VAT and delivery £9.27

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/6998/Linksys-WUSB54GR-54Mb-Wireless-USB-Network

Ta, Steve


Would this one work with the Xbox 360?
#22
drobuk
Would this one work with the Xbox 360?


the Microdirect item as mentioned above and in this now-expired deal is the same item as discussed in this thread.
for Xbox 360 application see earlier comment and this post from the other thread.
#23


Brilliant - cheers
#24
This is quite expensive and people are still voting it hot. Why? Does it have some special chip that lets you use it with the 360 or something?

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