ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC card wireless adapter

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  1. ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter

    I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.

    How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    from CardBus and ExpressCardâ„¢" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.

    »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1

    »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1

    I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    might work with this adapter?

    Thanks!
     
    =?Utf-8?B?a2V2aW5sYQ==?=, Sep 18, 2007
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    I have the DIR-655 and it is great. It will work with legacy g and b
    in mixed mode just fine.

    I have a D-Link draft 2.0N express card in an HP TX1000 and their
    pccard that I've used in various notebooks. Wireless performance is
    pretty much the same between ExpressCard and PCCard. Wireless
    performance won't really be impacted by the differences in the
    speeds you mention below.

    On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:46:23 -0700, kevinla
    <> wrote:

    >ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    >
    >I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    >except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    >
    >How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    >card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    >anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    >general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    >router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    >ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    >reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    >from CardBus and ExpressCard™" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.
    >
    www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    >
    www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    >
    >I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    >standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    >might work with this adapter?
    >
    >Thanks!
    >

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Sep 18, 2007
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  3. Great information. Thanks.

    Did you try using the router with the 802.11 g/b adapter (network card) that
    came with the laptops? If so, how was the wireless performance compared to
    the D-link Draft 2.0 cards?

    Kevin

    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > I have the DIR-655 and it is great. It will work with legacy g and b
    > in mixed mode just fine.
    >
    > I have a D-Link draft 2.0N express card in an HP TX1000 and their
    > pccard that I've used in various notebooks. Wireless performance is
    > pretty much the same between ExpressCard and PCCard. Wireless
    > performance won't really be impacted by the differences in the
    > speeds you mention below.
    >
    > On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:46:23 -0700, kevinla
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    > >
    > >I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    > >except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    > >
    > >How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    > >card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    > >anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    > >general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    > >router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    > >ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    > >reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    > >from CardBus and ExpressCardâ„¢" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.
    > >
    > >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    > >
    > >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    > >
    > >I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    > >standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    > >might work with this adapter?
    > >
    > >Thanks!
    > >

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?a2V2aW5sYQ==?=, Sep 18, 2007
    #3
  4. =?Utf-8?B?a2V2aW5sYQ==?=

    Barb Bowman Guest

    those b/g built in NICs/cards are connecting at "G" speeds just
    fine. obviously N is much better. for browsing the web and reading
    email, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference, though.

    On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:28:01 -0700, kevinla
    <> wrote:

    >Great information. Thanks.
    >
    >Did you try using the router with the 802.11 g/b adapter (network card) that
    >came with the laptops? If so, how was the wireless performance compared to
    >the D-link Draft 2.0 cards?
    >
    >Kevin
    >
    >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
    >
    >> I have the DIR-655 and it is great. It will work with legacy g and b
    >> in mixed mode just fine.
    >>
    >> I have a D-Link draft 2.0N express card in an HP TX1000 and their
    >> pccard that I've used in various notebooks. Wireless performance is
    >> pretty much the same between ExpressCard and PCCard. Wireless
    >> performance won't really be impacted by the differences in the
    >> speeds you mention below.
    >>
    >> On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:46:23 -0700, kevinla
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    >> >
    >> >I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    >> >except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    >> >
    >> >How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    >> >card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    >> >anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    >> >general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    >> >router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    >> >ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    >> >reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    >> >from CardBus and ExpressCard™" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.
    >> >
    >> >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    >> >
    >> >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    >> >
    >> >I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    >> >standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    >> >might work with this adapter?
    >> >
    >> >Thanks!
    >> >

    >> --
    >>
    >> Barb Bowman
    >> MS Windows-MVP
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >>

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Sep 18, 2007
    #4
  5. Hi
    Right now there is a very small selection of Wireless (or other devices)
    Express cards, so it is toss up, good for the future, rather useless now.
    A draft N Router would not provide better Wireless with a 802.11g card.
    This is currently one of the best 802.11g Wireless Router.
    http://www.ezlan.net/buffalo.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "kevinla" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    >
    > I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the
    > same
    > except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    >
    > How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    > card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    > anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    > general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    > router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    > ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    > reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput
    > derived
    > from CardBus and ExpressCardT" specifications. Below is a link to both
    > cards.
    >
    > »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    >
    > »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    >
    > I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is
    > a
    > standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router
    > (DIR-655)
    > might work with this adapter?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 19, 2007
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  6. =?Utf-8?B?a2V2aW5sYQ==?=

    maxtaurus1 Guest

    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > I have the DIR-655 and it is great. It will work with legacy g and b
    > in mixed mode just fine.
    >
    > I have a D-Link draft 2.0N express card in an HP TX1000 and their
    > pccard that I've used in various notebooks. Wireless performance is
    > pretty much the same between ExpressCard and PCCard. Wireless
    > performance won't really be impacted by the differences in the
    > speeds you mention below.
    >
    > On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:46:23 -0700, kevinla
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    > >
    > >I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    > >except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    > >
    > >How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    > >card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    > >anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    > >general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    > >router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    > >ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    > >reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    > >from CardBus and ExpressCardâ„¢" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.
    > >
    > >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    > >
    > >»www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    > >
    > >I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    > >standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    > >might work with this adapter?
    > >
    > >Thanks!
    > >

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >
     
    maxtaurus1, Dec 21, 2008
    #6
  7. =?Utf-8?B?a2V2aW5sYQ==?=

    maxtaurus1 Guest

    "kevinla" wrote:

    > ExpressCard wireless adapter vs PC wireless adapter
    >
    > I am trying to decide between two laptops. They both are basically the same
    > except for one has an ExpressCard slot and the other has a PC card slot.
    >
    > How much faster will an ExpressCard notebook adapter versus a standard PC
    > card adapter. Both adapters are made for the Dlink Extreme N router. Does
    > anyone know about these two specific adapters and their speed? If not, in
    > general, how much faster should the ExpressCard be? I will be using the
    > router to share an internet connection. From the prodcut description; "the
    > ExpressCard interface provides up to 236% faster performance and better
    > reliability than the legacy CardBus** interface.** Maximum throughput derived
    > from CardBus and ExpressCardâ„¢" specifications. Below is a link to both cards.
    >
    > »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=532&sec=1
    >
    > »www.dlink.com/products/?pid=550&sec=1
    >
    > I am also considering using the adapter that comes with the laptop. It is a
    > standard 802.11 g/b card. Does anyone know how the Extreme N router (DIR-655)
    > might work with this adapter?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
     
    maxtaurus1, Dec 21, 2008
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