I have just purchased a Alienware m5500 which has the integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 wifi connection card. I was wandering, is this one particularly good or can I get better wifi connection (especially range) from a PCMCIA card? And if yes, which?
I don't mean to be rude or discredit what you're saying, but having looked at some PCMCIA Wifi cards, it seems that some are more powerful than others, particularly ones with higher energy consumption (200mw). But if you say the result won't be much better than an internal wifi, I won't insist. Thanks. Bobly
Thats a real bummer, bet the warranty has expired:-(
it looks as if you need a new laptop motherboard and as some of your forum friends have pointed out, that is going to be expensive. I have never used a medion so don't really know what they are like. I prefer my HP's and acers. With the HP's changing ram and the hard drive is as easy as any other. But with these you can change the cpu fan, the cpu and if you can get a replacement, the motherboard.
This is sometimes what you pay for the privilege of the portability of laptops, if something like that goes, you're just about cream crackered. On a desktop you can swap the board over for a few quid.
As to integrated WiFi, if it goes, it goes. If ever happened on any of my laptops I would plumb for pcmcia card. They do have a very good range and although the usb dongles are just as good, you don't have the wires lying around.
The port shows and drivers loded, showing OK in Divice Manager. But it does not recognise ADSL card or a Firewire Card The Bios as limited features as it's desgined for medion So it's a no go go on the Slot. I reloded From the REstore CD as IMage worked but left it as the items I put before was still with yellow icons in DV manager