|The EZ Connect™ g 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
(SMCWUSB-G) is another cutting edge introduction in
2.4GHz wireless communication for your laptop or desktop.
Designed for both business and home users, this new
adapter provides the speed, coverage, and security expected
by today's wireless users. Based on the IEEE 802.11g standard,
the new EZ Connect g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter is 5
times faster than the widely used 802.11b wireless networking
devices and is 100% compatible with existing 802.11b wireless
networks. The SMCWUSB-G is extremely fast and can handle
streaming video, multimedia and all other bandwidth-intensive
applications. Wireless clients can now easily obtain instant,
seamless high-speed network connection. The SMCWUSB-G
802.11g Wireless USB Adapter complies with USB 2.0 and is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. With a USB performance
of 480 Mbps (40 times the speed of USB 1.1), this new product
can take full advantage of the 802.11g bandwidth. Its compact,
sleek design makes it convenient and easy to carry.
Using the new SMCWUSB-G, you can simplify PC connections
in the home, office or on the road.
The EZ Connect™ g 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter includes an EZ Installation Wizard that enables quick and easy setup. Simply put the EZ Installation Wizard CD into your CD drive, click on Install Driver/Utility Link, the wizard will perform the installation automatically. Then plug in your SMCWUSB-G into the USB slot of your laptop, and you are now ready to enjoy the freedom of wireless networking.
To ensure secure transmissions across your wireless network, this USB adapter supports 64/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and the new WPA2. WPA and WPA2 are interoperable security improvements that greatly increase the level of data encryption and authentication for existing and future wireless LAN systems. In addition, the EZ Connect™ g 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter offers an auto-fallback feature that provides scalable connectivity under noisy environments and enables a larger wireless operating range.
This wireless USB adapter combines the ease-of-use and convenience of USB-enabled PCs with the benefits of high speed 54Mbps wireless operation in a full-featured solution for the networked environment. It connects instantly with an existing Ethernet installation to support mobile users, temporary work sites, sharing of peripherals, and wireless multimedia. Wireless solutions provide the ultimate in mobility, simple and flexible installation options, a reduced cost of ownership (no cabling costs or maintenance), and excellent scalability in supporting additional PCs on the LAN.
Works best in a simple application11/16/2010
The device is a bit large and may squeeze out another USB port next to it. The only trouble I had was that it did not get along well with my Linksys router. When I changed it to connecting through an access point in another area, it worked great. Great Value!
Works perfect, good price. A little bit large, needs the supplied extension cord if you have side by side USB. Not very convenient for travel.
SMC Easy Connect10/18/2010
This product does work..If your laptop has no cd hard drive you can down load the information needed for your drivers...
I got 2 of these so I could get rid of some of the cable clutter behind my machines. I used the USB cable that came with the unit and some double stick carpet tape to get it up behinde my monitor. It installed on my Wndows XP boxes in about 5 mins just by plugging it in (didn't need the drivers that came with it)and works "as advertized". Would be better if it was an "N" but the "G" is working well enough for right now and I couldn't beat the price ANYWHERE else.
71 year old geek7/7/2008
This item performs great.It is very easy to use.For the price it is a very good buy.I highly recomend it.
This product filled my expectations!! So glad i decided to buy it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!