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May 12, 2010 11:46:25 PM

I inherited a old laptop that works just fine, but does not have a mini pc wireless client adapter. What type of wireless adapter should I buy?

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a b D Laptop
a b F Wireless
May 13, 2010 7:17:27 AM

Don't try adding a mini-PCI even if there's a slot for it as the computer may not accept anything but the one normally fitted at the factory.

That leaves your choices as USB or PCMCIA. Personally I favour the latter. Although they cost a little more PCMCIA seems more reliable and there's less sticking out from the computer to get damaged.

As for brand -- there's not much difference. Unbranded ones may not offer the same degree of after sales support as, say, Netgear, Linksys, Dlink.

Most new cards are 802.11n wireless -- but you should be happy with 802.11g.
May 20, 2010 1:18:14 AM

Best answer selected by billymath58.