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Offline mkacala45

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Wirless Card? Newbie!!!!
« on: December 09, 2004, 04:11 »
I need to get a wireless card for my PC for college.  Can I buy any wireless card and have it work with the schools signals?  What am I looking for?  Any specific ones to look for?

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Re:Wirless Card? Newbie!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 12:28 »
Hi Mkacala45 and :welcome:

As far as I know any Wi Fi card should work but after looking a this :

Wireless Transmission Standards
Currently, four specifications make up the 802.11 series: 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. The Microsoft products that conform to the 802.11g specification are sometimes said to use Wireless-G technology, and the Microsoft products that conform to the 802.11b specification are said to use Wireless-B.

The main features that distinguish these specifications are connection speed and radio frequency. The following table summarizes the four specifications in the 802.11 series. Specification Connection Speed Radio Frequency
802.11 1 or 2 Mbps 2.4 GHz
802.11a Up to 54 Mbps 5 GHz
802.11b 5.5 and 11 Mbps 2.4 GHz
802.11g Up to 54 Mbps 2.4 GHz

I would be tempted to ask the college which frequency they use as the 802.11a works on a frequency of 5 Ghz not 2.4 Ghz like all the other standard ones use  :(

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Re:Wirless Card? Newbie!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 16:08 »
Mrs Clive uses a wireless laptop and seems to be able to hook it up to any network within range.
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