Need advice on cheap (Airlink @ Fry's, etc.) wireless PCI cards

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by [ a m z ], Aug 13, 2005.

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    [ a m z ] Guest

    Need a pair of wireless PCI cards for my kids' PC's so that they can play
    networked games (nothing fancy) and access the Internet though my Qwest /
    ActionTec wireless gateway?

    How good are those $10 Airlink PCI wireless cards from Fry's?

    Would they mess with higher-end wireless on laptop or other PC's on the
    network?

    Any other suggestions?
     
    [ a m z ], Aug 13, 2005
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    J. Guest

    Need a pair of wireless PCI cards for my kids' PC's so that they can play
    networked games (nothing fancy) and access the Internet though my Qwest /
    ActionTec wireless gateway?

    How good are those $10 Airlink PCI wireless cards from Fry's?

    Would they mess with higher-end wireless on laptop or other PC's on the
    network?

    Any other suggestions?
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    I've got one on an older Sony Vaio laptop (266 mhz, running Win98Se) and it
    seems just fine. No speed demon but I think it would be just fine for that
    purpose.

    J.
     
    J., Aug 14, 2005
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    Lee Guest

    I bought an airlink at frys, seems to work just fine, just does not have the
    range/distance as other cards on the market. If you need a wireless
    adapater with good range look on www.newegg.com as their some for sale for
    $19 on there.

    -Lee
     
    Lee, Aug 15, 2005
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    MPG Guest

    Yeah, I think the AirLink products are A-OK! I have some gigabit NICs and a
    gigabit switch that are AirLink and they seem to work well. My friend also
    got an AirLink wireless router and it does the job for him... haven't heard
    him complaining about it, really.

    MPG
     
    MPG, Sep 24, 2005
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    CJT Guest

    I'd say just OK.

    I have some gigabit NICs and a
    I've got a few of the switches. They seem to run pretty hot.

    My friend also
     
    CJT, Sep 24, 2005
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    Lee Guest

    I bought one from there and it works great!
    it was the airlink usb deal for $15

    -Lee
     
    Lee, Sep 26, 2005
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