Linksys WPC11 Instant wireless network adapter
Manufacturer: Cisco Part number: WPC11
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CNET editors' review
price range: $2.99 - $89.06
- Reviewed by: Eric Knorr
- Reviewed on: 12/03/2002
- Released on: 07/09/2002
The good: Low price; good performance; toll-free 24/7 phone support; excellent online tech support.
The bad: One-year warranty; no help for Windows XP users.
The bottom line: If you want to surf the Web wirelessly from your back porch, Linksys offers an easy and affordable solution.
Upgraded to Ver. 3, very best
Summary: Tried Ver. 1 with poor range. Upgraded to ver. 3 and I get better than 50% signal strength and quality anywhere in my three story house. AP is in basement. ...
Summary: Tried Ver. 1 with poor range. Upgraded to ver. 3 and I get better than 50% signal strength and quality anywhere in my three story house. AP is in basement. Even works fair outside.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Product shaky, customer service non-existant
by MOH74 on March 1, 2006
Pros: relatively inexpensive. OK - when it works
Cons: product inconsistent, cuts out w/o warning. Repeated attempts to contact customer service complete failure.
Summary: I've been trying for nearly three weeks now to contact customer service - via phone, nothing but recordings no matter what time I call. Via online chat- worked for ...
Summary: I've been trying for nearly three weeks now to contact customer service - via phone, nothing but recordings no matter what time I call. Via online chat- worked for a while then it cut out. I relogged in, of course got a different person, was starting over w/ my problem and then got a message that they were experiencing trouble with their on-line chat and would sign off now - gone. And via email? Well, they did respond to my first email with a list of instructions that got me right to the point I had already gotten set up, told me to email them if what they told me didn't work (it was like they didn't even read my email). I've been emailing them daily for over a week now, and all I've gotten is an email from them saying that since they hadn't heard from me in over 120 hours, they were assuming my problem was fixed. They deserve 90 days for nonsupport!
Great once i got it working
by Rathor on May 27, 2005
Pros: good range easy setup in win xp
Cons: poor tech support 2.4ghz cordless phones may interfer
Summary: I found this device to be good once I got it up and running (no help from linksys) with the windows zero config software it picks up my perfered networks ...
Summary: I found this device to be good once I got it up and running (no help from linksys) with the windows zero config software it picks up my perfered networks and connect with no interaction needed from me. I use it in at least 8 places with wi-fi and have not had an issue yet I would suggest this card to anyone that was looking to buy a pcmcia wireless card
many installed, many work
Pros: I have installed on win98, win 2000, XP Pro, XP Home and SuSE Linux 9.1 personal edition. Minimal problems, over all very good value and easy install.
Cons: Support from Linksys is substandard, seems the call takers have NO it training, just reading from a book.
Works fine first time everytime
Pros: I've used this card on laptops from a 486 to a 2.4g and all I do is get the correct OS drivers and it works every time.
Cons: Limited on distance for connecting.
Incompatible with Windows XP SP1
Pros: Works well before XP SP1
Cons: Work for couple minutes only after XP is updated to SP1
Why buy when i can get a 25' cat5
Pros: easy to instal, pretty box, fits in computer.
Cons: Can't get signal more than 25' in direct veiw of the router. After spending four days thinking i was an idiot, i put a D-Link G650 and got an excellent signal where-as the link-**** only got very low. CRAP.
Good for stationary browsing
Pros: Easy to set up. Although some of the defaults had to be changed the product worked out of the box. Good signal once allowed to connect. Seeks out good networks and auto-connects to my defaults.
Cons: poor signal from way too close to access point. Needs a few seconds after moving to regain decent signal. Seems to just drop off severely at points where others work fine
I am very satisfied
Pros: It simply works well. Time from setup to Web browsing was less than half an hour. I'm not sure what everyone else is complaining about. I use this with the LinkSys BEFW11S4 wireless router and everything works well. No problems whatsoever. Highly rec
Version 4 works well, great value.
Pros: Version 4 card works from the very beginning with my XP Thinkpad. Has been connected to my Toshiba wireless router (WRC-1000) for days with no problems, seems to be stable and super easy to configure. Range of use is good, works throughout the whole house
Cons: None that I noticed
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part number: WPC11
- Description: Attention notebook PC users: put the "mobile" back into mobile computing! Whether you're at your desk or in the boardroom, the Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC Card allows you to share printers, files, and more anywhere within your wireless LAN infrastructure, increasing your productivity and keeping you "in touch". The Instant Wireless Network PC Card gives you the freedom to work your way, from where you want - letting you take full advantage of your notebook PC's portability, while providing you with access to all your network resources. A high-powered built-in Diversity antenna means that you're covered - at a distance of up to 500 m. And since it occupies only one Type II PCMCIA slot, you're free to use your other slots for additional accessories. Ready to run in any Type II or III PCMCIA-equipped notebook PC, and compatible with Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and Millennium, the Instant Wireless Network PC Card from Linksys is truly a "must-have" for all notebook PC users.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Network adapter
- Form Factor Plug-in card
- Networking Device Type Network adapter
- Interface (Bus) Type PC Card
- Form factor [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] Plug-in card
- Antenna Integrated
- Data Link Protocol Ethernet
- Connectivity Technology Wireless
- Data Transfer Rate 11 Mbps
- Networking type Network adapter
- Max Range Indoors 490 ft
- Selectable Channels Qty 14
- Max Range Open Space 1640 ft
- Status Indicators Link activity,
- Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
- Antenna [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Antenna] Integrated
- Features 40-bit WEP
- Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Slot(s) x None
- Compatible Slots 1 x PC Card - Type II
- Connections None
- Expansion Slot(s) Total (Free) None
- Compliant Standards Plug and Play
- Package Type Retail
- Power Device None
- Power Supply / Device None
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Drivers & Utilities
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition,
Microsoft Windows 2000,
Microsoft Windows 98,
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year - Carry-in
Expansion / Port(s) Required
- Slot(s) Required 1 PC Card Type II
- Port(s) / Connector(s) Required None
- Service / Support Details Limited warranty Parts and labor 1 year Carry-in