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Help With Picking Out A Wirless Card For PC?


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Hopefully you guys can help me, because I don't know squat about this. I just built a new PC and I want to give my old one to my mom to use (ASUS P4P800, P4 2.4GHz, Windows XP Home). This will be put in a room just off the living room in their house. In my niece's bedroom (which is one room away) she has a Linksys router (I believe it's a WRT54G). My niece has agreed to set everything up herself because she doesn't want anyone messing with her computer. Fine. Whatever. Less headaches for me.

My dilemma is in choosing a wireless card for the PC. What do I need for this? I started looking around but the terminology has me completely lost. There will be a wall between the room the PC is in and my niece's router. Will that be an issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I guess no one knows anything about wireless here, eh?
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virtually any wireless card would be fine...i tend to stick closer to linksys or netgear as i trust their equipment better...given that you've already got a linksys router...you should probably stick with a linksys wireless card for the computer....any of their standard A,B,G cards should be sufficient....i'd stay away from the N cards as you won't get any benefit from them
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Thanks for the reply, dsenette :)

You mean something like this? It doesn't get the greatest reviews, not like this Edimax card.
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