Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter
The Wireless-N PCI Adapter from Linksys is a PCI expansion card that adds a draft 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b wireless network to your computer. “N” wireless networking allows for transfer speeds of up to 540 Mbps, making it an idea solution for performance-intensive networks where slower speeds are insufficient. This is a great way to add wireless networking capabilities to your computer.
The draft 802.11n protocol allows for data rates of up to 540 Mbps when used with other 802.11n devices. The router is also fully backwards compatible with the older 54 Mbps 802.11g and 11 Mbps 802.11b protocols and up to four devices can be connected via wired RJ-45 connections at 100 Mbps.
Wireless-N devices can transmit of distances up to 4 times greater than standard 802.11g networks. This makes 802.11n a great choice for users who have previously held off on create a wireless network due to distance or dead spots in coverage.
The PCI Network card supports up to 256-bit wireless encryption. This ensures that the data you transmit over your wireless network remains private.
The Adapter’s Port and LED Indicators
The adapter’s connectors attach the antenna’s cables to the PCI card of the adapter.
The Antenna Stand
The adapter’s antenna stand has built-in cables that are colour-coded to match the connectors on the PCI card.