Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Papa, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Papa

    Papa Guest

    I am considering purchasing the above Belkin product for my computer because
    the price is really low ($12). This Belkin product is the kind in which you
    can insert a notebook wireless adapter, and then use that adapter in a
    desktop computer.

    I happen to have a spare Linksys Wireless-G notebook adapter, Model no.
    WPC54G version 1.2, and it looks like the Belkin product might be an
    inexpensive way to allow me to use the Linksys adapter in a new desktop
    computer I recently built. Does anyone know if my Linksys notebook adapter
    will fit in the Belkin F5D600, and if it can, will it work OK? I already
    have a wireless 4-port router installed for my LAN, and it is being used
    successfully with other computers, connected by both wired and wireless.

    Thank you.
    Papa, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. Papa

    Papa Guest

    I have been learning a few things about such adapters. There is no such
    thing as a "one size fits all" concept. The adapter must match the notebook
    adapter in several ways. For example, my notebook adapter has a 32-bit
    Cardbus interface and is not compatible with Type I slots. So the Belkin
    device would probably not work.

    However, I found another brand that looks like it will do the job. It is
    compatible with revision 2 standards (32-bit support), supports Type I, II,
    and III card sizes, and has an ejector lever. It is the P111 Extron adapter,
    rev. 2.0, which I found on eBay for $19 including shipping.

    Once it arrives, I will try it out and post a follow-up.
    Papa, Dec 4, 2004
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