Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter, retail $67.75 (
Manufactured by Cisco Systems (, (
Last updated 05-10-10

This isn't a laser, flashlight, or other product specifically designed to produce light, but since it uses an LED for a rather important function, I figured "what the H-E-Double-Bendy-Straws" - I'd probably get eternal darnation if I failed to add it to this website because of that LED in it anyway.

This is a wireless network adapter that plugs into the USB port of your computer (Windows 2000 or Windows XP only); I've been using mine to allow me the use of the high-speed (broadband) cable modem in the other room; this modem is connected to a Linksys wireless router, so that this product can pick up the signal and allow me to share that modem with no messy wires.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This network adapter is actually quite easy to use.

Pop in the included CD-ROM, and run the program "setup.exe" from it if your computer didn't already automatically launch it.

When directed by the setup program to do so, plug the cord coming from the disk drive into any free USB port on your desktop or laptop computer.

Follow the remaining prompts in the setup program, and there, you're good to go!

This product obtains all of the power it requires right from the USB port, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, huck into an open-pit irridium mine so that a piece of heavy machinery runs over & flattens it, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Like most USB devices, the Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter is hot swappable; simply meaning that you do not have to turn your computer off before plugging it in or unplugging it.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

The Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter is designed to be a computer peripheral, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the cistern (toliet tank), bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, that spectrographic analysis and partial screen dumps below may very well be it.

Screen dump of the lower right corner of my screen just after the computer boots up; the "Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Utility" was used.

Screen dump of the EasyConnect main window taken just before it links up with the wireless connection.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow-green "Power" LED in this product.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Product was given to me by M.B. of the now-defunct InReTECH in mid-2008.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Cisco Systems
    PRODUCT TYPE: USB wireless network adapter
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: CD-ROM w/"ConnectPC" software, removeable base w/double-stick tape on it
    WARRANTY: 3 years


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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