"Does Exactly What it Says it Does But......."3.5 starson by imdbassman
Pros: Does Exactly What it Says it Does
Cons: Will not work thru a firewall and XP SP2 .net Framework
Summary: Purchased and installed it about a year ago. Worked fine, had no problems. Easy to install and setup. Updated to XP Service Pack 2 and things got weird. It still played music from the folders I had defined in the Media Adapter Folder Manager when I was running with SP1. But when I attempted to add additional folders using the Media Adapter Folder Manager an error was generated telling me to stop and restart the application's service. This did nothing to resolve the issue. I sent an email to Linksys customer support. They responded with a fix in about 11 hours. This device will not work with MS .net Framework 1.1 and associated patches. Basically Linksys' resolution is removing the .net Framework 1.1 and installing .net Framework 1.0 (which is in the Media Adapter's installation CD). The device supports WEP so the the firewall issue not really a major problem if your wireless network is configured correctly (though the firewall issue is a shortcoming). Some of the newer media adapters now support video, iNet radio and a wider selection of supported photo formats. Still, I liked the look and performance of this product.