Transfer speed of wireless adapter

  SB23 19:12 22 Sep 2006
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Having decided on a pci wireless adapter of 54mbps for my pc, to match the speed of my router, the supplier has now run out of stock.
I've left the order as is, but for the sake of a couple of £'s I can get a 108mbps card.
Although I understand that I wouldn't gain anything, would it matter, or is it worth just waiting for the new stock to come in?
What would you do?

Thanks

Steve

  Strawballs 19:18 22 Sep 2006

If you don't won't to wait then get the other one it will still work but only at the speed of the router, or look elsewhere it does not even have to be the same make, just make sure it will run WPA encrytion which I hope your router will.

  Strawballs 19:18 22 Sep 2006

I have a Linksys router with a novatech generic PCI card running WPA works fine.

  SB23 19:22 22 Sep 2006

I wasn't sure if it was a good idea to mix the makes, but if it doesn't make a big difference, then I'll have another look.
As for WPA encryption, the router has that too, so I just need an adapter to match, that bit I understand, lol!

  Strawballs 19:30 22 Sep 2006
  SB23 19:35 22 Sep 2006

Do you think that the same card would be ok with a Netgear router?

  Strawballs 19:39 22 Sep 2006

Yep

  SB23 19:42 22 Sep 2006

Plug and play, as easy as the Netgear card would be?

  Strawballs 19:48 22 Sep 2006

Plug it in let windows detect it and if it does not install it's own drivers only install drivers from disc not the software let windows manage the wireless part.

  SB23 19:51 22 Sep 2006

Are its own drivers built onto the card, or does it come with a disc then?
I have to say that it sounds confusing.

  Strawballs 19:53 22 Sep 2006

Disc

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