Purchase Network MSN 500 wireless card for notebook

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by J Bernier, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. J Bernier

    J Bernier Guest

    Where and how can I purchase Microsoft Broadband Networking MN500 wireless
    card for my noteboo? Are there local facilities in Woodbridge, VA or
    Stafford, VA area? Are will I have to order it directly from you?
     
    J Bernier, Feb 13, 2007
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    Chris H. Guest

    Microsoft stopped making their MN-500 and MN-700 series Broadband Networking
    devices more than two years ago. I would look to a different brand.
     
    Chris H., Feb 13, 2007
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    dcoffin Guest

    Too bad. They are GREAT devices. I had to buy a Linksys and Belkin cards
    recently and they don't use Windows Network Management by default, instead
    they use their own funky proprietary software which I hate. I end up having
    to disable them so that I can use Windows tools instead.

    Another problem that I found with my Linksys router is that the network
    connections sometimes stop. That never occured with the MN500.
     
    dcoffin, Apr 10, 2007
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  4. J Bernier

    Chris H Guest

    Exactly. You can, as you've discovered, select (Control
    Panel/Administrative Tools/Services) Wireless Zero Configuration to
    administer your wireless. I had a Linksys a couple years ago, and it kept
    dropping the Internet connection when nothing was wrong with the DSL
    connection. About three firmware updates later, Linksys admitted an issue
    with that model and sent me another "v2" version. That latest about nine
    days before exhibiting the same problems. :cool:
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    Chris H, Apr 10, 2007
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