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The Good Easy setup; excellent range; works with Wi-Fi gear; small, stylish, and easy to conceal. The Bad Needs to be configured via cable; expensive; below-average throughput. The Bottom Line This wireless bridge does a competent job at connecting Ethernet devices to a wireless network or extending a WLAN's range, but its price is high. Visit for details. Review summary Got a computer that's outside the range of your access point?
How about a game console or a scanner you want to attach to your wireless network? It provides excellent range if only middling throughput on an We would have liked the WET54G even more if it weren't quite so expensive. The Wireless-G Ethernet bridge comes with everything you'll need to get going, including the bridge itself; a 4-foot Cat-5 cable, hardware for wall mounting, and two rubber feet for standing it vertically.
While there is no printed manual, the package includes a useful, printed setup guide, and the CD contains a comprehensive electronic manual and configuration software. Configuring the bridge to join an existing Just attach the device via Ethernet to a computer or hub on your network, load the accompanying CD into your computer, and let the CD's installation wizard take over.
Unfortunately, the initial configuration requires an Ethernet connection; you can't set up the bridge via a wireless connection. Most access points and wireless routers allow for wireless configuration. The configuration wizard, which runs off the CD, opens a window that connects to the bridge's setup tool.
Although the wizard missed our WET54G test unit on the first scan, a few seconds later, it found the bridge. After you've established a network connection between your computer and the bridge, enter the default password at the prompt and restart the bridge--you're ready to roll. The WET54G's square plastic case shows a subtle departure from the company's typical, rounded corporate look.
About a quarter of the size of the typical access point, this small, light bridge fits easily into a bookcase or behind a computer, but it's good-looking enough to blend into most rooms. The bridge doesn't require special software on the connected equipment; it's treated like a wireless length of Ethernet cable.
The WET54G's exterior elements are straightforward. A recessed Reset button on the back panel returns the device to its default settings if problems arise. The removable antenna swivels degrees and at a variety of angles to fine-tune the signal. Unscrew the antenna, and you will find an SMC connector, should you want to connect a high-gain antenna for increased range.
Considering that this is one of the first However, expect the price on The Linksys Wireless-G Ethernet bridge's built-in Web server makes it easy to tweak security and network settings. Just point Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator version 4.
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Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Setup 8. Features 8. Performance 7. Support 7. Review Sections Review Specs. The main Setup screen shows the basics, including device name which can help you distinguish it from other bridges , IP addressing, SSID, network type, and wired equivalent privacy WEP status.
The bridge has many of the same setup options as an You can also turn on WEP encryption to either or bit security. The device ran perfectly in our informal home-office tests with its default transmit-and-receive settings. If you need to optimize the bridge for situations where range and signal strength are less than ideal, you have access to a good variety of resources on the Advanced screen, from adjusting transmission rate and authentication type to threshold settings for RTS and fragmentation.
The Status screen shows a summary of settings along with the number of packets coming and going. This is useful if you want to connect the bridge to a router that is configured to allow access only to devices with specific MAC addresses.
With up to bit WEP encryption, the WET54G's security is on a par with that of most wireless devices sold today just remember that the unit comes with WEP disabled; you'll want to enable it or employ another security scheme right away.
Before fall, Linksys will have a downloadable update to the bridge's firmware to encompass the now-ratified WPA is a significant improvement over WEP, and we expect it to become the security method of choice by year's end.
Although its bandwidth is rated at 54Mbps, the device's peak throughput of In mixed-mode testing, throughput dropped to 7. With a range of feet, the Linksys bridge could cover about , square feet horizontally, and we were also able to connect to a floor above and below. Even at feet, the point at which many access points we've tested lose contact, the WET54G was able to maintain a throughput rate of about 10Mbps, twice as fast as a good Best Wireless Routers for All best networking.
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Wireless Ethernet Bridge
WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones. Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information. An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password. Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.
Linksys WET54G 54 Mbps 1-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router
If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page. Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button. Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. Sold and Shipped by Newegg. The versatile Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge can make any wired Ethernet-equipped device a part of your wireless network.