|Now you can connect to any 10/100 Ethernet network without having to open your PC. And with the power of EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter, you will connect at the full speed your network supports. The EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter from Linksys works with any USB 1.1 or 2.0 equipped desktop or notebook PC, running any version of Windows that supports USB. This tiny, Plug-and-Play compatible device attaches directly to a USB port on your PC or hub via a standard USB Type A connector. Simply connect a Category 5 Ethernet network cable to the EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter's RJ- 45 port, install the included device driver, and you are networked. The EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter is bus-powered, drawing power from the host PC so it requires no external power cord. It features easy-to-read LEDs, a compact design, and free world-class technical support.|
Customer Reviews of Linksys Compact USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter
Work well with OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)1/8/2008
Got my OLPC (The $100 laptop) on Christmas Eve. Brought it to work where no Wifi was available, so got this one as noted in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/USB_ethernet_adaptors. Plug-and-play right out of the box. ;-)
I plugged it into my Tivo series 2, plugged the ethernet cable into it, went into the network setup on the tivo and set up the new connection. Total time was about 1 minute. The powerline ethernet connection is much faster than the 802.11b connection I was using.
The 10/100 ethernet card on my home pc was recenthly fried by a power surge during an electrical storm, and instead of having a costly repair (it was the only thing damaged), I opted to try a usb network adapter. I had it within two day's and it has worked perfectly.
Works difficult connector8/15/2007
I use two of these to interconnect two TiVo's into my home LAN. I found the physical RJ connector flimsy and very difficult to manipulate. Fortunately, I'm using it in a "permanent" application so I got through it, taped it, and its done. But I can't imagine using this on a notebook computer with frequent disconnects and reconnects.
Need to have Tivo software v. 7.2.24/21/2006
I bought this since it was listed on Tivo's website as being compatible with my Series 2 DVR. When I received it, it initially did not work. This is because you need to have your Tivo software updated to version 7.2.2. If you don't have it yet, you need to force your Tivo to connect and it will download the software. I let my Tivo do this overnight. Once I turned it on in the morning, it recognized the adapter immediately and I received a message stating that it will now connect through the network instead of dial-up.
Have not bought yet.12/31/2004
I am trying to hook my TIVO up that I got for Christmas. I have everything going except connecting it to my computer. I am going to buy this adapter because of the review listed here. It was very helpful. I'll let you know how it goes.
Tivo - plug it in and your done.9/22/2004
I bought this network adapter for my Tivo series 2 DVR. As a long-time windows user, I expected a painful installation which might consist of going through an awkward setup process and wasting an hour or more of my time. Not with this thing. I plugged the device into the USB port, plugged in the ethernet cable, put the shelf back over the Tivo along with the little wife's deco stuff, and I was done. I proceeded to go into the "Phone and Network Setup" setup area on my Tivo to find only that I had to do nothing more. Being the gagdeteer that I am, I had to go through the setup processes anyway - just to see how it worked. All I changed was the blank network id to something like "Tivo" so I would know what the device was when viewing the "connected devices" in my router's configuration area. Since I use DHCP on my network at home, which most people do, I didn't have to mess with setting a static IP. Granted, this is really Tivo's success, rather than Linksys' for such a painless process, but I could care less - I just wanted it to work with as little effort as possible, and it did. As far as the little "trap-door" on the adapter, yea, it's a little dinky, but considering the fact that it is located in an area where no one will even come close to touching it, I'm not the least bit concerned about it breaking off. While connecting the RCA cables to the back of the Tivo, I did notice that if the adapter is plugged into the bottom USB port, you can't plug in the RCA cables in the 1st set of outputs from the Tivo without at least creating a lot of pressure between the two. No fear, I just used the other set of RCA outs. You might be able to use the top USB port on the Tivo to avoid this problem, but since I just used the RCA out #2, I didn't mess with it.