Pros did actually work, sort of
Cons software messed up windows. had to reinstall system.
Summary This card is very buggy and I highly do NOT recommend it. I got the wireless card for my R505TLK Sony Vaio, running W2K. It did work. But every time I plugged it in and it connected to the internet it would take about five minutes to connect to the wireless router and occupy all of my processor power during that time, making the computer effectively frozen. Even when I didn't have the card plugged in, when I was starting up my computer and it was negotiating network connections through a ethernet cable, it would get caught in this five minute loop. I think it was the drivers fro the card that did this. In the end, I could only fix the problem by entirely reinstalling windows.
I replaced the card with a Proxim Orinoco card and it has been great. Stronger signal. Works quickly and simply.
Pros Can't find any
Cons Doesn't work worth a cent!
Summary Bought this piece of junk from Dell and have been trying for days to install on an Inspiron 8000. Software keeps throwing errors in MSVCRT.DLL. Linksys tech support put me through several install-uninstall-reinstalls and then blamed Microsoft.
Avoid this product at all costs!Updated
No thanks at all to the incompetent tech "support"(?) people at Linksys and Dell. I managed to modify the software to get it working without errors, and the card now works nicely for me.
However, that's just me. A non-technical user would never be able to do what I did.
Bottom Line: If you buy this product, don't buy it by mail order as I did. Buy it from a reliable local computer store and have them install the software for you.
Pros Competetive price, easy software installation, easy set-up, no bulky antenna, nifty plastic case.
Cons None yet.
Pros Great card easy and fast
Cons http://oca.microsoft.com/dcred ir.asp?FamilyID=d96edb1c-79f0- 443b-ac96-8b5dca23f395 I finally got this link from Microsoft to down load HTTP.sys that fixed the issue of card disconnecting after Dell 8200 Inspiron went to standby and card would not conne
Pros Easy to config. I have had OK range with A & G and B better.
Cons I was using LINKSYS WPC11 and it was Great. WPC55AG works great also until Dell Inspiron 8200's I support go to STBY, then, NO CONNECTION until hard boot. Everything BIOS and WIN XP SP2 Updates up to date. No help yet from Linksys...