Wi-Fi PCI card or PCMCIA Card with PCI adapter?

Krk3561

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I was making a 802.11b network in my house and was wondering whether I should use Wi-Fi PCI card or PCMCIA Card with PCI adapter for a desktop computer running WinXP Pro that is under a desk? Also could you give a recomendation for which cards i should use? I plan on using them with a Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless 4-Port Cable/DSL Router. Thanks!
 

heartsurgeon

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get a usb base wireless adapter

the key is getting the antenna in the optimal position for reception - this is usually high up, away from obstructions.

low down behind a computer won't work as well (PCI based sol'n)

get the usb adapter - it works great -
 

JackMDS

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I doubt that you will find a real WIFI PCI adapter.

The Desktop PCI is PCMCIA, inserted into PCI adapter. Some are removable, some are glued in.

If you insist on PCI, get one that has a removable Antenna, or better off get a USB (as explained in heartsurgeon post).

More info: AT ? FAQ. What do I need for wireless Networking?