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Wireless Card for laptop

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Kreij, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm looking for a card to plug into a laptop that would be good for connecting to area wide WiFi (not to a local, in-house wireless router). I can't seem to find much information on what cards are better for this than others.

    Anyone have any tips for Old Uncle Kreij?
     
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    An ExpressCard? I think that some wireless ExpressCards do have the option of pluging in a antenae to get the best signal possible.

    BTW, you would want to use the laptop where?? Because if you would use it in a open space, it would have a great range. But it depends where the router is placed also.
     
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    What interface?

    miniPCI/miniPCIe/PCMCIA/Express?

    The best would get an internal PCIe/PCI wireless n card, as opposed to something like a PCMCIA/express card, as they have an awesome range.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the laptop takes a PCMCIA card.
    It would be used in a home, but to connect to an area WiFi that is offered in the town.
    I'm not sure where the routers/access points are located.

    We were able to tie into a connection, but it was one of the neighbors "unsecured" home networks (probably has DSL and doesn't know diddly about securing his home wireless router :D )
     
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