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  1. #1
    SpreadTooThin
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    Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    my PC?


  2. #2
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 19, 11:05*am, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > my PC?


    shameless bump!


  3. #3
    TBerk
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 23, 9:04 pm, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 19, 11:05 am, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > > my PC?

    >
    > shameless bump!


    It is generally thought you'll have less trouble if you 'keep it in
    the family' so to speak.

    (Re)define your search in 11.n Linksys cards and see what you find.


    TBerk

  4. #4
    F8BOE
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    SpreadTooThin wrote:

    > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > my PC?


    Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

  5. #5
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 23, 11:05*pm, TBerk <bayareab...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 23, 9:04 pm, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Apr 19, 11:05 am, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > > > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > > > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > > > my PC?

    >
    > > shameless bump!

    >
    > It is generally thought you'll have less trouble if you 'keep it in
    > the family' so to speak.
    >
    > (Re)define your search in 11.n Linksys cards and see what you find.
    >
    > TBerk


    The router is 2.4 and 5 GHz.. wireless N.
    There are no Dual Band wireless N cards offered by linksys...


  6. #6
    LR
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > On Apr 23, 11:05 pm, TBerk <bayareab...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> On Apr 23, 9:04 pm, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Apr 19, 11:05 am, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    >>>> Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    >>>> To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    >>>> my PC?
    >>> shameless bump!

    >> It is generally thought you'll have less trouble if you 'keep it in
    >> the family' so to speak.
    >>
    >> (Re)define your search in 11.n Linksys cards and see what you find.
    >>
    >> TBerk

    >
    > The router is 2.4 and 5 GHz.. wireless N.
    > There are no Dual Band wireless N cards offered by linksys...
    >

    What is wrong with USB? Linksys WUSB600N

  7. #7
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 24, 9:45*am, LR <l...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > > On Apr 23, 11:05 pm, TBerk <bayareab...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >> On Apr 23, 9:04 pm, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >>> On Apr 19, 11:05 am, SpreadTooThin <bjobrie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >>>> I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > >>>> Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > >>>> To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > >>>> my PC?
    > >>> shameless bump!
    > >> It is generally thought you'll have less trouble if you 'keep it in
    > >> the family' so to speak.

    >
    > >> (Re)define your search in 11.n Linksys cards and see what you find.

    >
    > >> TBerk

    >
    > > The router is 2.4 and 5 GHz.. wireless N.
    > > There are no Dual Band wireless N cards offered by linksys...

    >
    > What is wrong with USB? Linksys WUSB600N


    I can't exactly leave a usb key in the system.. it too easy to
    steal...
    Seems odd that they haven't put out a pci card...


  8. #8
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 23, 11:21*pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    > SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > > my PC?

    >
    > Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.


    No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    like the router...


  9. #9
    LR
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    SpreadTooThin wrote:

    > I can't exactly leave a usb key in the system.. it too easy to
    > steal...

    Which means it is also easy to put away when you have finished using it.

  10. #10
    seaweedsl
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    Too bad USB is not an option for you, then. Your pc must be in a
    public place?

    Do you intend to use both of the 600N radios at once ? Linksys
    suggests this as a possibility.

    In this case, get their N card and also a Dual A/G, I suppose.

    Or do you just plan to use one band, but want to switch back and forth
    depending on, um, current interference? Or ...


  11. #11
    Aaron Leonard
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?


    ~ > SpreadTooThin wrote:
    ~ > > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    ~ > > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    ~ > > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    ~ > > my PC?
    ~ >
    ~ > Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.
    ~
    ~ No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    ~ like the router...

    I don't know that there exists a good draft-N 2.4/5GHz PCI card.

    If 802.11a/b/g meets your needs, then you might consider our PI21AG
    (supported in Windows 2000/XP and soon Vista.)

    Aaron

  12. #12
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 24, 11:14*am, seaweedsl <seaweedst...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Too bad USB is not an option for you, then. *Your pc must be in a
    > public place?
    >
    > Do you intend to use both of the 600N radios at once ? *Linksys
    > suggests this as a possibility.
    >
    > In this case, get their N card and also a Dual A/G, I suppose.
    >
    > Or do you just plan to use one band, but want to switch back and forth
    > depending on, um, current *interference? *Or ...


    The 2.4GHz frequency is just too cluttered with other networks.. can't
    keep a reliable signal..


  13. #13
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:24:13 -0700 (PDT), SpreadTooThin
    <bjobrien62@gmail.com> wrote:

    >The 2.4GHz frequency is just too cluttered with other networks.. can't
    >keep a reliable signal..


    Google is your friend. Search for "802.11a PCI card".
    <http://www.proxim.com/products/cp/pci.html>

    There are plenty of PCMCIA/CardBus dual band cards available. All you
    need is a CardBus to PCI adapter.
    <http://www.nextag.com/pci-pcmcia-adapter/search-html>
    One of my customers uses this because their worthless software vendor
    keyed the copy protection to the wireless card MAC address. So, to
    use it in multiple locations, he moves the card.

    There are also adapters between MiniPCI (laptop) cards and PCI. Many
    PCI wireless cards are these adapters, with the MiniPCI card
    "integrated" onto the board.

    One of my former customers had a problem with employees stealing the
    easily removable antennas from the wireless desktops. Amazingly, some
    of them still work with no antenna. If you go with PCMCIA to PCI
    adapter route, the card can easily be removed and stolen. If USB is
    unacceptable due to theft issues, I don't think the adapter solution
    will work for you.

    Reminder: MIMO Pre-802.11n and such is all about speed (at least the
    spacial diversity style is). It's not going to give you more range.
    If you're shooting through walls or more than perhaps 20ft, might as
    well buy an 802.11a PCI card.

    --
    Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com
    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
    Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558

  14. #14
    F8BOE
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    SpreadTooThin wrote:

    > On Apr 23, 11:21*pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    >> SpreadTooThin wrote:
    >> > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    >> > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    >> > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    >> > my PC?

    >>
    >> Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

    >
    > No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    > like the router...



    A ha... It semms that you don't even know what you're looking for.

    Google may be your friend.

  15. #15
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    > >The 2.4GHz frequency is just too cluttered with other networks.. can't
    > >keep a reliable signal..

    >
    > Google is your friend. *Search for "802.11a PCI card".
    > <http://www.proxim.com/products/cp/pci.html>
    >


    Pardon me but this isn't wireless n.. its a/b/g

  16. #16
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 24, 1:40*pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    > SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > > On Apr 23, 11:21*pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    > >> SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > >> > I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > >> > Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > >> > To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > >> > my PC?

    >
    > >> Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

    >
    > > No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    > > like the router...

    >
    > A ha... It semms that you don't even know what you're looking for.
    >

    I know what I'm looking for ... I just can't believe that linksys
    doesn't have it...



    > Google may be your friend.



  17. #17
    ps56k
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?


    > I know what I'm looking for ... I just can't believe that linksys
    > doesn't have it...


    If you don't want the a/b/g card,
    and keep insisting on the "n" support....

    then go away -
    Google for it - and go buy it -






  18. #18
    ps56k
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > On Apr 23, 11:21 pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    >> SpreadTooThin wrote:
    >>> I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    >>> Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    >>> To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    >>> my PC?

    >>
    >> Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

    >
    > No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    > like the router...


    so... to summarize;
    can't use 2.4Ghz because it's too cluttered... but want dual channel anyway
    can't use USB because this desktop might have people stealing things - dorm
    ??
    can't use 802.11a (5Ghz) card because it's not 802.11n and you "require n"
    can't find PCI card because....



  19. #19
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    On Apr 24, 7:28*pm, "ps56k" <pschuman_no_spam...@interserv.com> wrote:
    > SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > > On Apr 23, 11:21 pm, F8BOE <f8...@bluemail.ch> wrote:
    > >> SpreadTooThin wrote:
    > >>> I just bought a Linksys WRT600N...
    > >>> Its a dual frequency wireless router.
    > >>> To use the 5GHz channel what wireless card should I be installing in
    > >>> my PC?

    >
    > >> Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

    >
    > > No I'm looking for Wireless N dual channel 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz ... Just
    > > like the router...

    >
    > so... to summarize;
    > can't use 2.4Ghz because it's too cluttered... but want dual channel anyway
    > can't use USB because this desktop might have people stealing things - dorm
    > ??
    > can't use 802.11a (5Ghz) card because it's not 802.11n and you "require n"
    > can't find PCI card because....


    Pardon me.. 802.11a is 5Ghz?
    Have I missed something?


  20. #20
    SpreadTooThin
    Guest

    Re: Which Wireless Desktop Card?

    > > >> Any A/B/G or A/B card would go.

    Legacy 2.4 GHz 0.9 Mbit/s 2 Mbit/s ~20 Meters ~100 Meters
    802.11a 5 GHz 23 Mbit/s 54 Mbit/s ~35 Meters ~120 Meters
    802.11b 2.4 GHz 4.3 Mbit/s 11 Mbit/s ~38 Meters ~140 Meters
    802.11g 2.4 GHz 19 Mbit/s 54 Mbit/s ~38 Meters ~140 Meters
    802.11n 2.4/5 GHz 74 Mbit/s 248 Mbit/s ~70 Meters ~250 Meters
    802.11y 3.7 GHz 23 Mbit/s 54 Mbit/s ~50 Meters ~5000 Meters

    Even if 802.11a is 5 GHz it doesn't have the throughput of or the
    range that n has..

    So I called linksys and they said they have a card in the works.. it
    will be out soon..
    The only product they have the is dual band n is a usb key and if you
    read this thread I can't use a USB key as it will likely be stolen...

    I've searched around with google and can't find another manufacturer
    (Other than apples Airport Extreme) that will do what I want...

    Sorry to offend you fragile sences phase shift 56 K...




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