802.11G Network Question

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Moving and don't want to pull cable. Not even sure that I could...

I'm leaning towards the LinkSys WRT54G router.

Got an XP maching and a Win 98 SP2 machine currently connected to a router
and a cable modem.

Is there any advantage to having an adapter card in the machines (WMP54G)
over a USB adapter (WUSB54G)? There prices seem to be the same. Both
machines have plenty of USB ports.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Sam
 

Scott

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SamL,

I have the WRT54G wireless router, and I'm very pleased with it. It replaced
two SMC routers that failed over a couple of years for various reasons. Setup
is a snap, and range is excellent. Don't know about USB, as I've never used
it with a router, but I have heard it can be the more complicated way to go.

Scott

SamL wrote:

> Moving and don't want to pull cable. Not even sure that I could...
>
> I'm leaning towards the LinkSys WRT54G router.
>
> Got an XP maching and a Win 98 SP2 machine currently connected to a router
> and a cable modem.
>
> Is there any advantage to having an adapter card in the machines (WMP54G)
> over a USB adapter (WUSB54G)? There prices seem to be the same. Both
> machines have plenty of USB ports.
>
> Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Sam
 
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I use an adapter card in my remoted computer. I have not used the USB
version so cannot really give you any plus or minus although I have heard
the PCI cards or NIC versions are "faster" than their USB cousins. I don't
have any proofs to back this up, I'm just parroting what I have heard/read.

I use a PCMCIA carded wireless adapter in my notebook over the Intel
Centrino built into the notebook. The PCMCIA is 802.11g whereas the
Centrino thing is 802.11b and I prefer not to take the performance "hit" by
running my wireless router in "mixed" mode.

The wireless router is a NETGEAR WGT624, recently replacing a LinkSys
WRT54G.
The LinkSys mysteriously quit working a few days ago. The wireless PCI card
is a LinkSys WMP54G (I think that is the number, the computer is at the
other end of the house and I'm too lazy to get up and walk over there and
back!) and the wireless PCMCIA card is also LinkSys, but I don't remember
the number.

Anyway, all this stuff seems to "play" together. All computers are using
either XP Home (1) or XP Pro (2) and all with SP2.

I would stick with the wireless PCI adapter, if I were you. Just my advice,
whatever it is worth.

Regards,

Turner

"SamL" <none@no_such_isp.com> wrote in message
news:Ze6dnTr5V8xyNffcRVn-vg@comcast.com...
> Moving and don't want to pull cable. Not even sure that I could...
>
> I'm leaning towards the LinkSys WRT54G router.
>
> Got an XP maching and a Win 98 SP2 machine currently connected to a router
> and a cable modem.
>
> Is there any advantage to having an adapter card in the machines (WMP54G)
> over a USB adapter (WUSB54G)? There prices seem to be the same. Both
> machines have plenty of USB ports.
>
> Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Sam
>
>
 
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i got this router and put a linksys wireless card in a friends PC to work on
it. it was a clean install of WinME. the PC sat 5 feet from the router and
the signal strength was 60-70%. when i sent the pc back to her she had
signal problems until i got her a remote antenna.

i'm sticking with netgear from now on.

btw, there is another, faster flavor of g out...

"SamL" <none@no_such_isp.com> wrote in message
news:Ze6dnTr5V8xyNffcRVn-vg@comcast.com...
> Moving and don't want to pull cable. Not even sure that I could...
>
> I'm leaning towards the LinkSys WRT54G router.
>
> Got an XP maching and a Win 98 SP2 machine currently connected to a router
> and a cable modem.
>
> Is there any advantage to having an adapter card in the machines (WMP54G)
> over a USB adapter (WUSB54G)? There prices seem to be the same. Both
> machines have plenty of USB ports.
>
> Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Sam
>
>