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We're Wireless!

Reviewing: Linksys By Cisco Wireless N Usb Network Adapter/Dual Band  |  Rating:
cnt24 By cnt24 on
Badge: Advisor | Level: 20 | Computers & Laptops Expertise:
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For Christmas, our oldest daughter got a new computer. She will be going to college soon and Internet designated solely for her use is a necessity. Since the new computer did not have built in wireless connectivity, and we did not want to string wires all through the house, we bought a Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Band (model # WUSB600N) to get her up and running.

Setting up the wireless connection proved to be a bit of an ordeal. The USB adapter itself was easy to connect. It is also a neat system. The adapter can be hooked up two ways. It can plug through an extension base dock or directly to the computer USB port.

We came into problems getting the adapter to be recognized by the computer. This computer has Windows 7 and the software provided did not have the proper driver to get it installed and running. We searched the Linksys site for a driver download and could not find one specific to Windows 7. After calling technical support we found we had to use the Vista download (duh, all new operating systems are a shell around the former).

Technical support went beyond just directing us to the proper driver. The technician stayed on the line and helped us get the device connected. I mean, he walked us through step by step. This was awesome, as we probably would have come across another issue during the installation.

Now the Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is up and it works beautifully. Our daughter has Internet and we do not have wires chocking our walls. We highly recommend this device not only for its application but also for the technical support behind it.

Technical Data

WiFi security enabled

High-speed draft 802.11n

Notebook/desktop application

MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) Technology

2.4 And 5GHz radio bands

Can be used with Wireless-G, B, and A networks