From: Peter Machule (machule_at_triumf.ca)
Date: Fri Dec 20 2002 - 11:37:27 EST
Target is selling the Mikeysoft wirless KIT for
$100 with a $20 rebate !!
this includes the router toy and either a USB thingie or a pcmcia thingie .
Update the router as soon as you get it .
USB is usefull for a desktop ( of course) and will have a better antena and
the option to move it around a lot more than a pcmcia card stuck in your
laptop. It a big pain if you actually do want to use in on a non-stationary
wireless pci is much less desirable ...
They tend to work very poorly since the antena is "always " being blocked by
Access Points, unless the include the bridging option (many don't ) are
almost pointless for a home network.
Because of pricing games, the "kitchen sinks" are cheaper and do so much
Go over to www.practicallynetworked.com for all the info .
Who does a lot of wireless stuff ...also ..;-}
All the prices you quote were after rebate...but I did not see the pci card
being $0 .
how did that happen ?
> >Now if anyone has questions about wireless stuff, ask away. ;-)
> Okay since you offered, I bought a Belkin wireless cable/DSL
> router, wireless PCMCIA card, and wireless PCI card, at OfficeMax
> this week. Prices were U$90, U$40, and U$0 respectively. I'm
> moving to a house in January and don't want cable everywhere.
> Anything to watch for? Acceptable brand? I've got until Dec 31 to
> return it if necessary. And why would I want a wireless USB
> network access point (don't remember exactly what it's called)
> rather than having a spare PCMCIA card available?
> andrew [awebber_at_wwwebbers.com]
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