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    Default wireless router faq???

    anyone here have a wireless router, do you sacrifice connection speed to have wireless? do I need any sort of special antenna on my laptop or does it have everything I need? Anyone have any opinions or comments..thanks
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    you need to buy a wireless PCMCIA card (~$100) which will broadcast back to the unit. Internet speed you will not notice a decrease because its an 11MB/sec connection to the router (some are faster).
    if you were transfering within the network it will be a bit slower because most opperate on a 100MB network, but thats minor.


    Wireless on a laptop is THE WAY TO GO...


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    i bought the microsoft router and card for my laptop. installs very easily and works great. i got it on sale so the router was ~120 and the card was ~90

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    Wireless + 2.4 GHz cordless phones = bad

    They often interfere with each other causing grief. I've seen too many friends with 2.4's have problems with theirs, so I'm waiting for the 5 GHz ones to get cheaper.

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    I have terrible trouble with the Linksys wireless at my house -I can download at highspeed for about 20 seconds or so, but then it just stops dead in it's tracks.. no error messages or anything, just no more d/l.
    I've been playing with the settings for over 3 weeks now trying all available channels, upgrading firmware and drivers, WEP settings ect, moving the router and reciever (WUSB 11 2.6 reciever) but to no avail..I can not maintain a solid connection. I'm hating life right now Linksys customer support blows hampster nuts as well.
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    Originally posted by kevie88
    I have terrible trouble with the Linksys wireless at my house -I can download at highspeed for about 20 seconds or so, but then it just stops dead in it's tracks.. no error messages or anything, just no more d/l.
    I've been playing with the settings for over 3 weeks now trying all available channels, upgrading firmware and drivers, WEP settings ect, moving the router and reciever (WUSB 11 2.6 reciever) but to no avail..I can not maintain a solid connection. I'm hating life right now Linksys customer support blows hampster nuts as well.

    thats strange, cause Linksys has recieved many awards for their customer service.
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    Originally posted by Ben



    thats strange, cause Linksys has recieved many awards for their customer service.
    Yeah, it's the Kevin McNutt factor again... everytime I'm involved in anything, it goes straight to hell.
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    hahaha, you have that plague too hey?
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    yes.
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    Damn, I misread and thought the thread was called wireless router fag.

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    Originally posted by Kamen
    Damn, I misread and thought the thread was called wireless router fag.
    So did I, at first.
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