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Old 13-04-09, 09:39 PM
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What's the best WLAN card for a desktop?

As per title really...and budget of say £30? I don't know if thats too much or too little for a quality one?

Its not gunna be possible to drill holes to run cat5 so wondering what's the best quality WLAN card for a desktop?

I've used USB dongle type things in the past which have been totally crap

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Old 14-04-09, 02:29 AM
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Not saying its the best but its a good one, supports 802.11n

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Old 14-04-09, 05:29 AM
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OC3D recently reviewed a good one, 20 quid USB and really competitive. I'm quite in a rush to catch my train so can't look it up for you.

You could also take a look at the abit airpace, although the vista64 drivers are crap. I have it myself and works fine now, after a painful installation. Review in the members review section.
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Old 14-04-09, 11:42 AM
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Scan were offing those for £7+ over the weekend.
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Old 14-04-09, 01:23 PM
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If you could double you budget and get the homeplug networking stuff, its way faster then my 54g wireless and less confusing to setup.
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Old 14-04-09, 01:38 PM
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Wireless cards aint that hard to setup, not worth doubling the budget
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Old 14-04-09, 11:26 PM
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I'll vouch for that, installed 2 MSI 54g cards over the weekend and tbh Vista 64 bit installed them itself, didn't bother with the driver cds and crappy util software.

PC60G (with the fixed ant) and the other PC60 (with coax rubber duck)

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