Linksys WPC300N Notebook Adapter review: Linksys WPC300N Notebook Adapter

CNET Labs maximum throughput tests
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Note: Throughput in Mbps


CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and MIMO clients
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Note: Throughput in Mbps


CNET Labs long-range tests
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Note: Throughput in Mbps measured indoors at 200 feet


Linksys bundles a long three-year warranty with the WPC300N, and 24/7 toll-free phone support is available for as long as you own the adapter. These terms are topped only by Belkin, which offers lifetime support for its adapter. Regarding online support, Linksys provides FAQs, downloads, and one of our favorite support features, live chat with a tech support rep, on its Web site.

Though the WPC300N is by no means a sluggish PC Card adapter, it did fall short of our expectations for Draft N networking gear. Its poor long-range performance dampens our enthusiasm for its impressive maximum throughput. Those looking to upgrade their home networks would do well to wait to see how the rest of the Draft N pack fares in our tests.

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