Yes; all of my machines run on a WIFI network connected to a modified Linksys Router.
Best to have all the same name brand components in a network of builder machines.
What exactly is your question ??
You want some links about home or office wireless networking ??
Here are a couple.
I also have 1 desktop hooked up via WiFi, but it is with a USB adaptor. What sort of distance are you looking at between the computer and the router ? And what are the obstructions en route (thick walls, solid steel doors etc.) ?
i don't have internet access in another room and i wanted to put a computer back there. my router is linksys N, can these type of add-ons pick up a wireless internet signal like a notebook? the room is only 15' away
Here is link to all Linksys Products on Newegg.
I use Linksys PCI Wireless G Speed Booster Cards in all machines.
As always, recommend having a (spare) card on hand although have only burnt (1) up in several years.
The return cost for shipping and the aggravation to return under warranty exceeds the cost of a spare.
BTW: Linksys brand is owned by Cisco now.
To achieve maximum throughput a pure 802.11n 5 GHz network is recommended. The 5 GHz band has substantial capacity due to many non-overlapping radio channels and less radio interference as compared to the 2.4 GHz band. An 802.11n-only network may be impractical for many users because the existing computer stock is predominantly 802.11b/g only. Replacement of incompatible WiFi cards or of entire laptop stock is necessary for older computers to operate on the network. [[[ Consequently, it may be more practical in the short term to operate a mixed 802.11b/g/n network until 802.11n hardware becomes more prevalent. ]]] In a mixed-mode system, it’s generally best to utilize a dual-radio access point and place the 802.11b/g traffic on the 2.4 GHz radio and the 802.11n traffic on the 5 GHz radio.
With all the above being said, the LINKSYS WMP54GS IEEE 802.11b/g 32-bit PCI card should work ok.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6833124297 (Certified For Vista)
What is the (exact model number) of your Linksys N Router ????
I want to research the question right now as it will come up again and want to be sure I steer folks to the (FASTEST) and (MOST) throughput hardward.
Please Post Back.
I was writing a long, long technical dissertation on the subject and got Post Time Out again so lost the whole write-up once more.
In short, I think you will be fine with the product you have chosen.
Can anyone explain to me why the 802.11n spec is taking so long to be ratified in a final version? According to the latest info, it's still a year(!) away, due November 2009. I have been hearing about it for sooo long, yet it never arrives. Can you say "vaporware" boys and girls? I knew you could.
I think it is like all so called standards in the world of computing.
Non-Competitive practices have been holding it up.
Even Open Source has had problems with so called standards.
Standards issues go back to the fight over electricity transmission between AC and DC competing interest in the late 1800's and has continued in the electrical / electronics industries to this day to include even software as you are well aware. I personally don't think the fight will ever end so long as there is a penny to be made by (not) having open and enforcible standards with all products.
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