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Linksys HomeLink - Network adapter - PCI (pack of 2 )

Linksys HomeLink - Network adapter - PCI (pack of 2 )
alaScore 72

10 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Worth the Price!

 

Have 5 mac's and 3 pc's. Wanted to network them using Microsoft ME. Proved to be a burdonsome task, but accomplished. The Linksys was a breeze, working with Microsoft ME and the Linksys was where the problems were encountered. Found that the imbedded...

Does what it is advertised to do

For a lay-person, can be difficult to setup

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My Linksys Homenetwork

 

The Linksys Kit comes with everything you need to set up a two station network using a Hub instead of crossovering to peer to peer. The Cards perform well. They come stock with Drivers for DOS Windows 3X 9X NT 2k ME Linux Novell BEOS FreeBSD and OS2...

Compatable with Any OS and Sound well performing hardware

N/A

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Start Network Gaming, Net/File Sharing, Easy - Right Away!

 

I have used the network in a box (both in switched and standard form) numerous times.

Great Price, Warranty, Performance, Web Site, Driver Availability, Ease Of Installation

None to Date

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Everything You Need Is in the Box--Except a Miniature Techie

 

Different technologies create different problems. My wife and I are forgetful people, so forgetful that we routinely picked up the phone and interrupted each other's connection to the internet back when we were using phone lines instead of cable...

Affordable, delivers on its promise

Installation wasn't the snap my techie friends said it would be

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A Network anyone can setup

 

This network kit is aimed at the casual computer user. When I was first learning how to set up computer I purchased a linksys network in a box kit. It was excellent, I just followed the simple instructions and I was up and running in 20 minutes. It was...

Ease, Cost

Basic computer knowledge required (Duh!!!)

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DO NOT BUY IT

 

Here's my gruesome tale of trying to use this kit to network two computers:

The Hub Works

The Cards Don't

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Network in a locked box

 

I purchased this product recently to replace some really old network cards I had in my two PCs. I picked this kit because I wouldn't have to use as much cord considering it uses phone jacks, and because it allows you to share internet connection (not...

Internet Connection Sharing

Setup is a pain

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Linksys Network in a Box Can Save You Money in the Longrun

 

Having multiple computers in a home and everyone wanting on the Internet at the same time, you don't have many choices of what to do. Either call up your local phone company and have multiple phonelines installed or network your computer and everyone...

It comes with everything you need

A little pricey

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Networking for the Network challenged

 

When I purchased this product ( yes,, no freebies here) I was somewhat skeptical about how well it was going to work. Yes I know the hype about Networks in a box, do it yourself, share the phone and so on. It sounded too good to be true to this network...

cheap and it works with existing phonelines

limited capabilites aside from basic setups

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Best thing since sliced bread!

 

This is absolutely the thing to use if you want to make a network between computers in your house and you don't want to run cables all over the place or rip up your walls. The way that this works is by using existing phone lines throughout your house...

No extra wires to run, fast

Need an empty slot in your computer (usually not a problem)

Product Specifications

Now you can connect multiple Pentium PCs in your home or office to share files, printers, Internet connections, and more. Best of all, you don't need anything more than what's in the box! You won't be required to buy any cables or hubs to get your network started. This exciting new technology is being offered in compliance with the standards of the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA). The Linksys HomeLink Phoneline Network Card offers instant connectivity to multiple PC's over a home's existing telephone lines. You can network any PCI-equipped computer by connecting it to any telephone line. There's no need for a switch, a hub, or even any RJ-45 Ethernet cabling - the network runs on standard home-grade telephone cables. Simply install the card, plug the provided telephone cable into the wall, run the installation software, and go. The technology makes networking PCs at home easier than ever. Plus, there's a 10BaseT port on-board -- use it whenever you want to upgrade to a 10Mbps Ethernet. The HomeLink Phoneline Network Card utilizes Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) PCnet-Home technology which allows phone lines to carry data at a 1Mbps transfer rate without interrupting regular telephone voice service (POTS) or feeds from a cable modem or Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (xADSL). You can talk on the telephone, download files from the Internet, and share resources over a network all at the same time. Every standard telephone jack in the home is capable of hosting a PC. You can connect up to 25 devices on any given phone number. With the HomeLink Phoneline Network Card, you will instantly transform the home's telephone wiring into an easily expandable network.
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