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intel wireless...its abit pants really isnt it.

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by V For Vendetta, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. V For Vendetta


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 227

    I didnt know how pants intel wireless really was until today, I have recently purchased a new dir 635 n router, I know you need to get a draft n card to make it it work at n speeds, but when I used the router with the built in intel 3945 chipset on my notebook I got speeds of 1.4MBytes simply transfering a file to an ethernet connected machine.

    I had a netgear 108mbs usb dongle lying around, I have never got it to connect at morethen 54g on any thing, yet it gave me 3.2MBytes transfering the same file.

    I would go out and buy a new draft N card tomorrow, if there were any exprescard ones :(

    intels sollution is fine but i didnt know 3rd party cards where so much better
  2. GuruJockStrap


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,748

    Never had a problem with my laptop's Intel 2200BG wireless chipset and all the routers I've connected to.

    If you want a really good wireless laptop solution look at the Atheros chipset based cards.

    Like your laptop, mine has an expresscard slot but the Intel wireless adapter is an internal mini pci card that can easily be replaced. You can get the Atheros based cards in mini pci flavour.