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    Wi-Fi card for laptop

    What is the best/cheapest option to add wi-fi connectivity to a relatively old laptop? USB or PCMCIA? Is there any particular one that's better than others, or are they mostly the same?

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    Re: Wi-Fi card for laptop

    I'd say CardBus if you've got a free slot; most of the USB adapters I've played with have been less than thrilling. If all you want is 802.11b/g, you don't need anything madly expensive; dabs.com - Buffalo 125 Wireless Cardbus Adaptor (WLI-CB-G54HP-3) , for instance?

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    Re: Wi-Fi card for laptop

    Cheers. I'll have to check whether the Thinkpad T40 I am playing with actually has those (Cardbus).

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    Re: Wi-Fi card for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Cheers. I'll have to check whether the Thinkpad T40 I am playing with actually has those (Cardbus).
    Shouldn't be a problem - mine does, but it also has an internal wifi card that works well. That's another option, you can pick them up on eBay, for example. This is what you'd be looking for:
    IBM ThinkPad T40 T40P 802.11b/g MINI PCI Wireless Card on eBay, also, IBM, Lenovo, Laptops, Notebooks, Computers Networking (end time 08-Mar-08 05:02:12 GMT)

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    Re: Wi-Fi card for laptop

    Cheers. Would something like this do? For £2.5-ish less, I can even get the 54M version. Yea it's cheap but as long as it works, I am happy. It's a temporary solution until I get a new laptop anyway.

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