Model Number: WMP300N
The Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter installs in most desktop and tower PCs; and lets you put your computer almost anywhere in the building without the cost and hassle of running network cables. Now you don't have to drill holes in your walls and climb through the attic or cellar to get connected to the network. The Wireless-N PCI Adapter uses the very latest wireless networking technology; Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios; Wireless-N's Multiple In; Multiple Out (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections; MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce dead spots in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther; maintaining wireless connections up to 4 times farther than standard Wireless-G. With Wireless-N; the farther away you are; the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment; but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N; the throughput can be increased even more by using twice as much radio band; yielding speeds up to 12 times as fast as standard Wireless-G. Once you're connected; you can surf the web; keep in touch with your e-mail; and share files and other resources such as printers and network storage with other computers on the network. To protect your data and privacy; your wireless connection is secured by up to 256-bit WPA2 encryption. The included Setup Wizard will walk you through configuring the adapter to your network's settings; step by step.