Wireless network card

  exdragon 15:50 01 Nov 2009

Hi - how do I know which network card to get, please? Just been down to Maplins and they have a Micronet for £20 and a Netgear for £40. The assistant thought the more expensive one was better, but didn't kow why.

Is it just a case of 'you can get a kettle for £5, and one for £50 but they both boil water' or are there specific things which I need to know before I buy?

It's for XP, o2 broadband but I don't know what else is important!


  User-1229748 16:14 01 Nov 2009

what router are you using?

  exdragon 16:42 01 Nov 2009

It's the one which came with o2 - wireless box II

  exdragon 21:06 01 Nov 2009

Any takers, anyone?

  Liteman 10:11 02 Nov 2009

Are you trying to run anything else thro the card (printers etc)?

  retep888 11:19 02 Nov 2009

As you're on wireless G only,therefore you should have anyone of these,don't spend extra on wireless N card for something you can't use.

Laptop PC card

click here
click here
click here
click here this one for a bit more performance

USB Adapter

click here
click here
click here

Desktop PCI Card

click here
click here
click here this one for a bit more performance

  exdragon 11:27 02 Nov 2009

retep888 - thanks, that's very helpful. I really didn't have a clue as to which one or what type.

  GaT7 12:12 02 Nov 2009

It's usually cheaper from Play as there's no delivery charges:

Laptop (can't better retep888's cheapest find)

Desktop-only PCI = £10.49 click here

Desktop/Laptop USB adapter = £7.99 click here

Maplin's usually expensive for most items. G

  exdragon 13:10 02 Nov 2009

Thanks for the suggestions - I think a USB one will fit the bill.

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