From: peter machule (machule_at_triumf.ca)
Date: Fri Dec 20 2002 - 14:03:02 EST
and good to hear
Our results have been different .
Was the card you used in the pci adapter an Orinco unit ?
It tends to be the most sensitive card there is .
Though, that it would do as well as a External USB unit is surprising.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Mendelson" <edward.mendelson_at_verizon.net>
To: "Peter Machule" <machule_at_triumf.ca>; "ThinkPad List"
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] wireless
> About USB vs card-in-a-desktop: I tried a USB Orinoco unit on my
> desktop, and was getting shutdown troubles with Windows 98 (despite all
> the available fixes), so I got a PCI adapter for the PC Card and plugged
> that in instead - and was very surprised that I was getting just about
> identical range as I did with the USB unit. Very counter-intuitive, but
> apparently true.
> Edward Mendelson
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Machule" <machule_at_triumf.ca>
> To: "Andrew Webber" <awebber_at_wwwebbers.com>; "ThinkPad List"
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 11:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] wireless
> > 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
> > laptop. It a big pain if you actually do want to use in on a
> > laptop.
> > ;-}
> > wireless pci is much less desirable ...
> > They tend to work very poorly since the antena is "always " being
> blocked by
> > the pc.
> > Access Points, unless the include the bridging option (many don't )
> > almost pointless for a home network.
> > Because of pricing games, the "kitchen sinks" are cheaper and do so
> > more.
> > Go over to www.practicallynetworked.com for all the info .
> > ..peter..
> > Who does a lot of wireless stuff ...also ..;-}
> > All the prices you quote were after rebate...but I did not see the pci
> > 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?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > >
> > > andrew [awebber_at_wwwebbers.com]
> > > ------
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