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June 28, 2004 7:24:11 AM

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Have a Netgear MR814 and am leaning toward a WG511 card. What is the better
choice for a PC-Card to access the MR814:

(1) Netgear MA521 B ONLY $42

(2) Netgear WG511 B+G $50


For only 8 bucks more, I could get a card that probably has more output
power and supports G if I ever upgrade the router.

Any opinion?

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Anonymous
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June 28, 2004 12:03:37 PM

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On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 03:24:11 GMT, "Pat" <hotpatpar@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I could get a card that probably has more output
>power

I wouldn't assume that without checking the specs, and sensitivity can
be at least as important. The g card makes sense for "future proofing"

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Anonymous
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June 28, 2004 8:51:15 PM

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"Pat" <hotpatpar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Have a Netgear MR814 and am leaning toward a WG511 card. What is the
better
> choice for a PC-Card to access the MR814:
>
> (1) Netgear MA521 B ONLY $42
>
> (2) Netgear WG511 B+G $50
>
>
> For only 8 bucks more, I could get a card that probably has more output
> power and supports G if I ever upgrade the router.
>
> Any opinion?
>
>
>

If you have a wireless G card which supports both 802.11b + 802.11g you
have the option of upgrading to 802.11g in the future, whilst still
retaining WiFi support.

regards

Andrew


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Anonymous
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June 28, 2004 10:01:04 PM

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Go with the WG511 card. It is backward compatible with your wireless
b router, but can also access wireless g routers. Besides, the
Netgear configuration utility is simple and easy to use.


On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 03:24:11 GMT, "Pat" <hotpatpar@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Have a Netgear MR814 and am leaning toward a WG511 card. What is the better
>choice for a PC-Card to access the MR814:
>
>(1) Netgear MA521 B ONLY $42
>
>(2) Netgear WG511 B+G $50
>
>
>For only 8 bucks more, I could get a card that probably has more output
>power and supports G if I ever upgrade the router.
>
>Any opinion?
>
>
June 30, 2004 7:06:06 AM

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"Doug Jamal" <unimportantbishiv6atyahoodotcom@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Go with the WG511 card. It is backward compatible with your wireless
> b router, but can also access wireless g routers. Besides, the
> Netgear configuration utility is simple and easy to use.


Good point, but you can setup the WG511T as B or B+G, and have it forget
about Super G.

Given that scenario, the WG511T would be backward compatible. Therefore, it
comes down to which card has:

(1) Great Output (100mw, 200mw, ???)

(2) Greater Receive Sensitivity

My guess is that the WG511T has the WG511 beat in both categories, but I
have not seen any specs to prove it.

The WG511 is Intersil chip based and the WG511T is Atheros chip based. Plus,
the WG511T has a significantly thisker and more pronounced antenna.
Anonymous
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July 1, 2004 1:11:36 AM

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Oh, I know about the WG511T card. I am currently using one and it is
awesome.

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:06:06 GMT, "Pat" <hotpatpar@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"Doug Jamal" <unimportantbishiv6atyahoodotcom@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:h7n0e0tsrmtbflfjb6i9ptjtis23u69qgl@4ax.com...
>> Go with the WG511 card. It is backward compatible with your wireless
>> b router, but can also access wireless g routers. Besides, the
>> Netgear configuration utility is simple and easy to use.
>
>
>Good point, but you can setup the WG511T as B or B+G, and have it forget
>about Super G.
>
>Given that scenario, the WG511T would be backward compatible. Therefore, it
>comes down to which card has:
>
>(1) Great Output (100mw, 200mw, ???)
>
>(2) Greater Receive Sensitivity
>
>My guess is that the WG511T has the WG511 beat in both categories, but I
>have not seen any specs to prove it.
>
>The WG511 is Intersil chip based and the WG511T is Atheros chip based. Plus,
>the WG511T has a significantly thisker and more pronounced antenna.
>
July 3, 2004 7:41:07 PM

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"Doug Jamal" <unimportantbishiv6atyahoodotcom@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Oh, I know about the WG511T card. I am currently using one and it is
> awesome.


If you're looking for a powerful 802.11b card, and don't care about G or
Super G speeds, with range being the main criteria:

SMC2532W-B
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

Outputs at 200mW
Has -89dBm Receive Sensitivity

"Receive Sensitivity is how much signal a card needs to receive in order to
work at that speed level. A 3 dB difference is double the power. You can now
see some cards are getting much better distances."
http://freenetworks.org/moin/index.cgi/ReceiveSensitivi...
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