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wireless card question

Harrahs

wireless card question
« on: July 24, 2005, 04:17:52 PM »
i have a two-year-old dell inspiron 8500.  what kind of wireless card do i need to buy? 

thanks,

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Harrahs

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 04:29:58 PM »
thanks, so i can buy any brand as long as it is a b/g?

c

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005, 07:51:25 AM »
Yep. It's actually pretty easy to install. I bought a D-Link and I think their software is a pain to use. I'd say that Linksys systems are much more user-friendly. Have you set up a wireless router in your home yet? If so, sometimes it's just easier (if you're not a tech wiz) to make sure that your router and your wireless card match. D-Links are about $50 cheaper than Linksys. Check out www.newegg.com, they have great pricing and deliver quickly.

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005, 08:09:18 AM »
D-Link is a pain.  I have Linksys and its' pretty easy.  I am network illiterate as all-hell and installed it myself.  I had a D-Link wireless card in my last PC and to get it to work with a Linksys router took an act of God.

Harrahs

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2005, 08:11:26 AM »
hey scurvy, perhaps i wasn't being clear.

i am going to opt not to buy internet in my home; i spend enough time as it is on the computer and i don't want to waste too much time in law school (or my life, really) on the internet.  but, since law school is wired -- along with starbucks, etc. -- i figure i will have ample time to do what is necessary away from my home.

so, do i still need a g/b?

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Re: wireless card question
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2005, 08:13:49 AM »
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?childpagename=US%2FLayout&packedargs=c%3DL_Product_C2%26cid%3D1115416827032&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper

Get this.  It is what I have.  Everyone that I know that has some other namebrand has problems.  Get this and pay the extra $20 or so and you will be happy.

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2005, 08:16:17 AM »

Harrahs

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2005, 08:18:24 AM »
thanks social and fanatic.  can i buy that at compusa or some other common retail outlet?

c

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Re: wireless card question
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2005, 08:18:49 AM »
I have G and it's cool, but mine's built in. yippies.  me likey tablet

Re: wireless card question
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2005, 08:20:32 AM »
thanks social and fanatic.  can i buy that at compusa or some other common retail outlet?

c

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