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Dell's built in 802.11b

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Anonymous
May 21, 2002 8:57:56 PM

I'm looking at buying either an Inspiron 8200 or a Lattitude C840. Has anyone had any experiance with the preformance of Dell's built in Wifi card? I would think that becuse the antenna is internal it wouldent have as much range as one with an external antenna, but i dont know.

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May 26, 2002 7:28:37 AM

Forget that and get a model with a 802.11<b>a</b> wireless card.

<b><font color=blue>Via chipsets, SiS chipsets -- all the same...all made in TAIWAN!
Anonymous
May 26, 2002 1:45:25 PM

er no.... then it wont work with 802.11b stuff.

seriously has anyone had any experiance with this thing?
May 26, 2002 9:05:36 PM

ever give the 802.11g standard a thought?
it will be backwards compatible w/ the current "slower" 802.11b....but you might have to wait till summer to see any products on store shelves.

as far as your original question...i doubt the performance would make much differene...i've been using a pcmcia wireless card that doesn't use an antenna at all...it's just a little tiny sensor (like that on remote controls)....and compared to my friend's pcmcia card with an external extended antenna, we get about the same performance......

<b><font color=blue>Via chipsets, SiS chipsets -- all the same...all made in TAIWAN!
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