Wireless Internet Card Options and Recommendations

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Wireless Internet Card Wireless Internet Cards (PC Cards)
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Wireless Internet Cards: You don’t have to upgrade to a new laptop or PDA to take advantage of the speed and freedom that Wi-Fi provides. There are a number of cards and USB adapters that can turn your mobile device into a wireless surfing machine, letting you hit the web and manage your e-mail at home and on the road.

Even if you have 802.11b in your laptop, there are a number of 802.11g wireless internet card options available that boost your speed from 5 Mbps all the way up to 25 Mbps. You’re not limited to PC card adapters, either. A new breed of USB key combines wireless capability with flash memory, so you can access data on the go and save it using the same device. Nice!

For PDA users, you can take your pick among a handful of Compact-Flash and Secure Digital Cards that offer both connectivity and storage in a single package. If you want Wi-Fi on the cheap, these add-ons are just the ticket.

Important Note: If you’re laptop doesn't have an available PC Card slot, try a USB adapter such as the SMC EZ Connect Wireless USB Flash Drive Adapter that provides you with 32MB of disk storage; for PDA’s, try an adapter like the D-Link DCF-660W.

D-Link Wireless Cards D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G650 Wireless Internet Card

The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650 54Mbps 802.11g 2.4GHz Wireless PC Card is a wireless cardbus featuring the very latest in advanced wireless silicon chip technology including enhanced security to shield and protect your wireless communication from intruders. The DWL-G650 also works with 802.11b standard wireless devices and when used with other D-Link AirPlus G products delivers throughput speeds capable of handling heavy data payloads.

The G650 also includes a configuration utility to discover available wireless networks and create and save detailed connectivity profiles for those networks most often accessed. This is a very handy feature.

The G650 installs quickly and easily into laptop PCs and when used with other D-Link AirPlus G products automatically connects to the network. Like all D-Link wireless adapters, the G650 can be used in Ad-Hoc mode to connect directly with other cards for peer-to-peer file sharing or in Infrastructure mode to connect with a wireless access point or router for access to the Internet in your office or home network.

PDA Wireless A Great Wireless Internet Card for PDA’s

SanDisk may be known primarily for its flash memory cards for digital cameras, but this unique product, the SanDisk Connect Plus 128MB with Wi-Fi CompactFlash, deserves extra attention for solving two PDA problems. First, you can use the device with CompactFlash equipped PDAs, to make an 802.11b connection. Throughput isn’t going to set speed records, reaching about 4Mbps maximum. With this device the important thing is that you'll be able to connect over Wi-Fi, even with an older PDA.

Just as important, you’ll have 128MB of disk storage for the files you download or save. That can save time if you don’t want to connect via USB or don't want to lug the cradle and cables around with you.

If your PDA is not equipped with CompactFlash, use the SANDISK Connect Wi-Fi SecureDigital Card Adapter.

 The Smart Wireless Internet Card Solution

Many wireless internet card manufacturers are now making dual-band and tri-mode cards. What this means is that with one PC Card, you’re able to access 802.11 a/b/g with just a single card. No matter where you are or what is available in connectivity options, you’re able to connect. Now that’s mobility! Here a couple of the better wireless internet card choices that offer the ultimate in flexability.

Freedom of movement and flexibility of access − that’s what tri-band PC Cards are all about. I personally believe that these are the two top choices available today in terms of speed and security. The Netgear WAG511 Wireless Internet Card or the LinkSys WPC55AG Wireless Cardbus. They let you access any 802.11a/b/g wireless network from your laptop. Put it in your notebook and no matter where you are, at home, at the office, at the airport or in other public access areas, you’ll get high-speed access to the Internet. Use it to quickly network employees, saving the time and expense of Ethernet cabling, or use it to upgrade your existing network to the faster wireless standard. Easy to set up and use, it will automatically select the best connection available and adapt the settings to match. And with up to 152-bit WEP encryption in these wireless internet card options, you can rest assured that your wireless network communications are private.

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Wireless Internet Card Options and Recommendations

Wireless Internet Cards: You don’t have to upgrade to a new laptop or PDA to take advantage of the speed and freedom that Wi-Fi provides. There are a number






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