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Jackler

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I will be setting up a linksys router, and installing a wireless PCI adapter to a computer Ive just purchased. However I have a few questions that I havent been able to find support for:

1. Does it matter if the brand of adapter and the router are different?
2. Is there a PC Card(used with notebooks) required? I read that it was, but dont know the credibility. What all do you need for it?

Would anyone possibly have a link to information on the subject?

thank you.
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It's important that they use the same band, otherwise they can be pretty much anything you like. You will have to configure the router using a cable, too many security issues with using the wireless.
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things always run smoother if your using the same brand of hardware on both ends, but its not mandatory. Just make sure if your using a 802.11g router you have an 802.11g pc card, are you using windows? or something else
if your using linux or any non-microsoft os you need to make sure your card will be compatible
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Actually the router determines whether or not a pcmia wireless card will work under B or g mode.

Make sure to check if the router supports B and G, then just access the router setup through your web browser and under the basic wireless settings, set the frequency to Mixed (meaning B and G), then it doesnt matter what Pcmia card you use as long as it is a B or G.

For best performance and ease of future trouble shooting it is best to at least match brands, but as the others in here say, you do not have to.
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