What is a wireless Lan aerial?

  VNAM75 14:16 24 Jun 2007

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Been looking at this laptop and it has a built in Wireless LAN aerial. What's the difference between this and the standard network cards?

Would it work just as well for networking and sharing internet access?

  Dipso 14:58 24 Jun 2007

That is for if you intend to use the wireless capabilities, i.e. connect to a wireless hot-spot available in some pubs and cafes for example or to your own wireless router.

If you just want to connect by wire to your router it also has "Networking - Network adapter -Ethernet, Fast Ethernet".

  wjrt 15:04 24 Jun 2007

modern laptop motherboards have a built in lan/network ability with the aerial for this being arranged around the edges of the casing around the screen this works for me with two laptops being able to access broadband using this method. older laptops had to use a PCMCIA card which plugged into a slot on the side of the laptop and this card had the lan/network facility and an aerial which projected from the card. some wireless ISP providers ie wifi hotspots maintain that the PCMCIA card connection is more efficient. for domestic use the inbuilt aerial should suffice.

  VNAM75 16:06 24 Jun 2007

Thanks for the explanations

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