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Buffalo WLI-USB-G54

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Buffalo WLI-USB-G54

Manuf/OEM/ODM Gemtek WUBB105GM

FCC approval date: 16 December 2002
(Est.) release date: March 2004
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $49.99
UPC: 747464108711 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

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Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Female B
Form factor tags: corded (modular) adapter

ID: 0411:004b
Windows: USB\VID_0411&PID_004B


WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4333

WI1 chip2: Broadcom BCM4306

WI1 chip3: Broadcom BCM2050

Additional chips
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) programmable peripheral controller;PLX;NET2280;NetChip, NET2280, REV1A-LF, 0323L3001;1;
Parallel Flash chip (32 Mbit);AMD;Am29LV320DB-90EI;AM29LV320DB, -90EI, 03120BH H, (C) 1999 AMD;1;
RAM chip (64 Mbit);ICSI;IC42S32200-BT;ICSI, IC42S32200-BT, WG4246164 0310;1;
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;SiGe;SE2529L;SiGe, SE2529L, S261L;1;

Antenna connector: MC


OUI: 00:07:40 (2 E, 9 W, 2003)

Belkin F5D7230-4 v1QDS-BRCM1005
Broadcom BCM94306MPQDS-BRCM1005
Buffalo WLI-MPCI-G54FDI-09101457-0
Buffalo WLM2-G54QDS-BRCM1005
Gemtek WMIB-103GSQDS-BRCM1005
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

Per a disassembled unit...

  • "MIB100GS_V01" and "109-501-4500" is silkscreened on the WiFi module (soldered to the Mini PCI retaining clips...).
  • "WUBB105GM_V01", "109-501-6700", and a date code of 0335 is silkscreened on the bridge board.
  • The MC connector is attached to a breakout board (Buffalo logo, "AR2C-BA", and 0334 date code SSed on it) w/ another antenna and a U.FL connector connecting it to the radio.
  • "WL280ANT_V05", "109-700-0201", and a date code of 0336 is silkscreened on the standalone antenna.

This device has a coaxial power connector (w/ plastic sticker covering it) and a recessed unlabeled button.

According to Tom's Hardware, the device is based on the BCM94333U reference design (BCM4333 + BCM4306+BCM2050).

Per this FatWallet forum thread, the retail price seems to have been $49.99.