|The LevelOne WPC-0500 MIMO Wireless PCMCIA Adapter is equipped with PCMCIA Cardbus 32-bit user-friendly interface thus enabling high-bandwidth data transfers between adapter and laptop computer. It consistently and quickly boosts WLAN throughput to meet the requirements of streaming videos, VoIP applications, gaming and large file sharing functions.|
Customer Reviews of LevelOne WPC-0500 Wireless G MIMO PCMCIA Adapter
Gets the job done1/26/2009
Great Value and works OK. The biggest issue was the software that came with it did not install. After trying several times to install it, I noticed that the CD was warped. I had to download the software and install it which was a pain.
Not bad for the price9/3/2008
Disconnects occasionally. Still waiting for rebate after 11 weeks.
Good choice for Windows986/19/2008
I purchased this PCMCIA adapter to use with a very old Compaq laptop without an ethernet port, but with a PCMCIA slot. My first consideration was price and this adapter was inexpensive. Software installed easily and connected automatically to nearby open network. I haven't tried using WEP, but for open wireless connections, this adapter works without a hitch.
Easy Plug and Play device6/15/2008
I have an old IBM T42 (XP) and needed a wireless adapter. This one does exactly what I expected. Fast, reliable, cheap and easy to use.
good range, some problems maintaining a connection6/15/2008
Better range than my Netgear WG511, even with a Netgear wifi router, but sometimes drops the connection, even with a strong signal (the RALink win2k drivers are more up to date and help a lot, but don't completely solve the problem). Otherwise would be 5 stars across the board. Still, it reconnects quickly and gives me a connection in parts of the house that were dead before. Can't beat the price after rebate.
Cheap, works good on xp, perfect.6/11/2008
Cheap, works good on xp, perfect.
works great; included install software failed6/11/2008
I've used this card for over a week. Good range, good throughput. No drop-out or intermittent problems. The install software would not correctly install the software (I'm using XP SP2). I allowed Windows to install it from the drivers on the provided CD, and it worked fine.
Solid Manufacturing and EASY to install5/11/2008
Totally effortless seamless experience from out of the box to being on-line in minutes.
Can't go wrong with the price5/10/2008
Card installed without too much of problem and it is working just fine. Signal seems to be pretty good also. The only thing that I think they can improve is the software that came with the device. I didn't find it to be very user friendly. You can't go wrong with the price.
Sufficient for my needs5/5/2008
I needed a wireless card for an old laptop. Install was easy (though the cd was actually warped and rattled in the drive)and the set up was equally easy. It found my wireless network immediately and works fine.
Nice CP product5/2/2008
I have purchased this product and 100% satisfied with this. It works great and easy to connect.
Runs on W98 SE4/20/2008
Great value with rebate - even without rebate. Had to load drivers for 98SE but if you still use W98 that should be no problem for you. MIMO technology is awesome and it will run on some of the older secure network - probably wont run on W98 on the latest stuff but I use WAP anyway..
Vista picked it up no problem4/16/2008
Works as expected, 100% plug and play on Vista, didn't even have to go vendor's website for drivers - vista took care of everything. Looks like it's RALink chipset - should work very well for packet injection and wifi cracking on Linux...
Took two tries to get it to install correctly, but once it took, first scan found networks my previous card from netgear missed. Thinnest card I've seen.
dlink or linksys is better11/20/2007
product unfortunately does not work well. I tried working with the customer service at CP technologies but they were quite terrible. I definitely do not recommend this product!
Signal strength could be better10/3/2007
Plugged it in to an old 333mhz Gateway solo5150 laptop running XP. Had to use the included CD to get the drivers. 5 bars if you are in the same room as the wifi router. When you starting going through walls it goes fast down to 1-2 bars but still workable. If the rebate shows up it's a good value, but you can have other basic 802.11b cards for $20 shipped that may have better signal strength.