best 802.11B/G PCI card - range important

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  1. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    My apartment complex just added wireless internet - so soon I will be purchasing a 802.11b/g PCI card for my desktop...

    my main concern is with reliability/network uptime/ and signal reception

    I'm not sure where the wireless hubs are located, so I want a card that with a good ability to pick up signal strength


    also, this will only be internet , not any other networking - should I bother buying a G, or will a B be sufficient?
     
  2. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    proxim's orinoco gold a/b/g
     
  3. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    My Dell internal 802.11b card crapped out on me, so I picked up a Linksys 802.11g card tonight. Price was kinda high ($80), but I really needed one. :dunno:
     
  4. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    B will be sufficient, unless they have a backbone tap or something where you have 287629876983659356MB ul/dl
     
  5. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    nah, it'll probably be just one incoming roadrunner line or something....

    should I even bother, or will the speeds get really slow and laggy with 48 apartments on probably one crappy line.

    I've got bellsouth DSL now, and the speed is , blah
     
  6. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    It probably won't be that exciting with that many homes - it really depends on how many people are using at once...obviously.

    I've had good luck with Linksys but I haven't tried anything else.
     

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