Linksys Announces WBP54G 802.11G WIFI “Dongle”

March 9, 2006 by Garrett Smith

Linksys has a cool new product on the market that should appeal to owners of the popular Linksys/Sipura line of Analog Adapters and SIP phones. The WBP54G adds 802.11G Wireless capabilities to any compatible Linksys/Sipura device, eliminating the need to run RJ45 network cable to network such devices.

Now you can locate a Linksys Phone Adapter or SIP Phone almost anywhere, without the cost and hassle of running network cables. The WBP54G was specially designed to convert a SIP phone or adapter into a wireless device, so it can connect to your home network without an Ethernet cable. This lets you put your phone where it’s most convenient for you, and not be constrained to the area around your Internet connection.

“To make installation even more convenient, the Wireless-G Bridge shares electrical power with the Phone Adapter, so only one AC Adapter (and wall plug) are needed. To get connected, just plug your existing Phone Adapter’s power jack to the Wireless-G Bridge, and the Bridge’s attached power and data cables to the Phone adapter. The included Setup Wizard makes it easy to configure the Bridge to your wireless network’s settings. To protect your data and privacy, all wireless transmissions can be encrypted with WEP or industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) security.

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