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    Best 802.11g laptop card?

    I've mainly been using a Netgear WG511 (pc card) but have noticed significant problems with the wireless connection e.g. loss of connection and variable reported signal strength.

    I've noticed this problem with more than one card/laptop.

    Is there another card that you would consider to be better?

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    Buffalo Turbo Power WLI-CB-G54HP

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    linksys wpc54g

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    Thanks lads!

    Is the D-Link DWL-G630 802.11g Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter any good?

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    Never used the DLink stuff

    btw fyi

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...7807&rd=1&rd=1

    gives a few of the specs for the Buffalo

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    the linksys wpc54g seems to be very close on transmit power etc.

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    I was under the opinion that there are only a handful of manufacturers (around 2-3) of the hardware and each company customises the card firmware and the software, I may be wrong however?

    Comments?

    Shunts...

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    Yes and no ... a lot of reference hardware is tweaked and rebranded across the industry in general. Think of 'Made by ATI' vs Asus etc, they are identical hardware just tweaked to suit the OEM's requirments eg faster clock rates, better ram or in asus' case normally a PCB layout change .... It's often better to buy in existing hardware and re-brand/debrand it than research/produce your own.

    Compaq used to be swines for doing this!

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    if belkin make one (i'm not sure, never needed a card, always had it inbuilt) then its likely to be quality stuff, as is netgear, i've had loads of networking stuff from both company's, its been easy to set up, and just works

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionicle View Post
    if belkin make one (i'm not sure, never needed a card, always had it inbuilt) then its likely to be quality stuff, as is netgear, i've had loads of networking stuff from both company's, its been easy to set up, and just works
    Please read post #1

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    which wifi card & antenna is best

    We do alot of camping. Most campgrounds now have free WiFi. I currently have a Linksys WPC54G v.2 card. The range at most places is very weak. I'm considering purchasing a Buffalo Air Station High Power WLI-CB-G54HP. That way I could add an external antenna for greater range. I was thinking about the Super Cantenna by Wireless Gardens. But the EtherDesigns cAntenna sounds like a more durable product.

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

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    Re: Best 802.11g laptop card?

    Thanks lads

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    Re: Best 802.11g laptop card?

    strange, again
    Quote Originally Posted by Ephesians
    Do not be drunk with wine, which will ruin you, but be filled with the Spirit
    Vodka

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    Re: Best 802.11g laptop card?

    I wonder if someone's guessed his pasword or something?

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