Linksys - WRT51AB Broadband Router - WRT51AB

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Preamble: I am a LinkSys user; I replaced my BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router with the WRT51AB Router and WPC51AB PCMCIA card. Thankfully the two devices have a similar interface and functionality. ( Good job LinkSys! ) Overall, the installation went fine. I had the wired portion of the router working in only 5 minutes, mostly because of my familiarity with the BEFSR41 and I had all the information needed to set up the router parameters. The wireless portion was a little more complicated. I took the simple approach and configured only the 5GHz mode, Turbo Mode enabled, WEP On. I then followed the instructions for installing/configuring the WPC51AB PCMCIA card. Once again, a fairly simple process, if you follow the instructions! The installation process prompted for configuration information ( eg. The WEP Key ) and within 15-20 minutes and a couple of required reboots, the wireless network connection was also working properly... YEAH! Summary: Easy to install, especially if you are familiar with LinkSys products. Read the instructions and follow them. Notes: I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a Compaq Presario Notebook.

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A little effort, but works great!

on 1/14/2003

Preamble: I am a LinkSys user; I replaced my BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router with the WRT51AB Router and WPC51AB PCMCIA card. Thankfully the two devices have a similar interface and functionality. ( Good job LinkSys! ) Overall, the installation went fine. I had the wired portion of the router working in only 5 minutes, mostly because of my familiarity with the BEFSR41 and I had all the information needed to set up the router parameters. The wireless portion was a little more complicated. I took the simple approach and configured only the 5GHz mode, Turbo Mode enabled, WEP On. I then followed the instructions for installing/configuring the WPC51AB PCMCIA card. Once again, a fairly simple process, if you follow the instructions! The installation process prompted for configuration information ( eg. The WEP Key ) and within 15-20 minutes and a couple of required reboots, the wireless network connection was also working properly... YEAH! Summary: Easy to install, especially if you are familiar with LinkSys products. Read the instructions and follow them. Notes: I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a Compaq Presario Notebook.

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Product Overview

The Dual-Band Wireless A+B Broadband Router is like four devices in one box! The Router function lets you securely share one high-speed Internet connection among your entire network, while the 4-port full duplex 10/100 Switch jump-starts your wired-Ethernet network. Connect four PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.

The Dual-Band Wireless A+B Router also contains two Wireless Access Points, which let you connect with wireless-networked PCs using either the popular 2.4GHz, 802.11b standard at 11Mbps, or the new, almost five times faster, 5GHz, 802.11a standard. Since both standards are built in, you can protect your investment in existing 802.11b equipment today, and migrate to the 802.11a standard as your needs grow.

Specifications

Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# WRT51AB
SKU 10333826
UPC 745883553051
UPC 14 00745883553051
Features
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Product Type Wireless Router
Manufacturer Part Number WRT51AB
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc
Product Model WRT51AB
Product Name WRT51AB Broadband Router
Brand Name Linksys
Package Contents One Dual-Band Wireless A+B Broadband Router (802.11a + 802.11b)One Setup CD-ROM with User GuideOne Power AdapterOne Category 5 Ethernet Network CableOne Quick Installation guideOne Registration Card
Weight (Approximate) 14.40 oz
Height 1.9"
Width 7.3"
Depth 6.9"
Limited Warranty 1 Year
ISM Band Yes
Tech Specs
Controls Reset Switch
Status Indicators Power, Diag Internet: Link/Act, 100 LAN: Link/Act, Full/Col, 100 802.11a: Act, Link 802.11b: Act, Link
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 DSL/Cable Modem / 4 x RJ-45 LAN
Humidity 10% to 85% Non-condensing Operating / 5% to 90% Non-condensing Storage
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C) Storage
Product Type Wireless Broadband Router
Manufacturer Part Number WRT51AB
Manufacturer Website Address www.cisco.com
Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
Product Name WRT51AB Broadband Router
Brand Name Linksys
Data Transfer Rate 10 Mbps Ethernet / 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
Connectivity Media 10/100Base-TX Category 5 UTP
Additional Information Built-in 4-port Switch jump-starts your wired network, while the Router functionality shares your high-speed Internet connection with wired and wireless clients Dual-band Access Point communicates simultaneously with the widely-adopted 802.11b and new high-speed 802.11a wireless networks Protect your wireless investment while preparing your infrastructure for the future Advanced Security: Wireless data encryption (WEP), 802.1x authentication and authorization support, VPN pass-through, Internet access filtering
Package Contents One Dual-Band Wireless A+B Broadband Router (802.11a + 802.11b) One Setup CD-ROM with User Guide One Power Adapter One Category 5 Ethernet Network Cable One Quick Installation guide One Registration Card
Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.3 IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b FCC CE Mark
System Requirements One PC (200MHz or Faster Processor) with: 64MB RAM Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator 4.7 or Higher for Web-based configuration CD-ROM Drive 802.11a or 802.11b Wireless Adapter with TCP/IP Protocol Installed or Network Adapter with Category 5 Ethernet Network Cable and TCP/IP Protocol Installed
Dimensions 1.90" Height x 7.30" Width x 6.90" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 14.40 oz
Input Voltage 5 V DC
Input Current 2.50 A @
Protocols Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 2400 MHz to 5 GHz
Wireless Security Unsurpassed Security Using 802.1x Authentication with up to 152-bit WEP Encryption
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