1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Good deals on a Wireless PCMCIA Card

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Bruce_S, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Bruce_S

    Bruce_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi everyone!

    I'm looking to get a Wireless PCMCIA Card for my laptop. Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on one?

    thanks in advance,
    bruce
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    5,110
    A word of caution (I learned this the hard way):

    If there's a particular WAP you'll be accessing most of the time, I'd suggest getting a card made by the same manufacturer. I learned to my sorrow that, despite the Wi-Fi standard, there can be compatibility problems, particularly when using WEP security. So now I have to swap cards, depending on which end of my apartment I'm in (because of the layout, I needed two WAPs, and because of some other peculiarities, they had to be different brands).

    M.
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    cheapest place is ebay
    i've got one coming, i'll tell you how it works with my linksys wireless router.
     
  4. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Bruce, I got my cheap WLAN IEEE 802.11b WLan CardBus card from Ebay and it works great with my Linksys.
    I saw them on ebay and thought, hey i've got nothing to lost it's 12bucks.
    When it actually worked i was actually kinda surprised.
     

Share This Page