Ethernet and Wireless in one product?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Bill, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    For a laptop, does anyone manufacture a CardBus adapter that supports both wireless and
    100/10-Base-T wired networking?

    (two networks for the price of one!)


    Bill, Jul 10, 2006
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  2. Bill,

    I know older laptops didn't come with an ethernet port so I thought I would
    ask if you have one like that thus your question. The reason for asking is
    that if you can get away with it, a USB wi-fi NIC is better. If you have a
    working built in ethernet port you can do what you want in one go. If not,
    you can cheaply buy a USB wi-fi NIC and a USB to Ethernet converter,
    assuming that you have USB available on your laptop.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Jul 10, 2006
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  3. Bill

    Guest Guest

    AFAIK no. these are two very different technologies.
    Today you can get a basic USB ethernet adapter just for $1 at ebay,
    so jamming another piece of PHY into cardbus enclosure isn't worth any effort.
    If you're planning such product, think again :)

    Guest, Jul 11, 2006
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