Buffalo AirStation WLJ-CB-G108 MIMO PC Card adapter review: Buffalo AirStation WLJ-CB-G108 MIMO PC Card adapter

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.1
  • Design and ease of use: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 6.0
  • Service and support: 8.0
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The Good Faster than G; compatible with older 802.11b/g.

The Bad Only fully compatible with the Buffalo MIMO router.

The Bottom Line The Buffalo MIMO card (with companion router) is not as fast as other vendors' router/card MIMO combos, but it's no laggard, either.

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Buffalo AirStation MIMO WLJ-CB-G108 wireless notebook adapter

The Buffalo AirStation WLJ-CB-G108 MIMO PC Card adapter is the companion to the Buffalo AirStation WZR-G108 MIMO router . MIMO products are backward compatible with 802.11b/g, but the best way to get the proffered 108Mbps pre-N wireless speed is by using routers and wireless adapters from the same vendor. (Note: As with other pre-N products, this card may not be compatible with the final 802.11n standard.) Like the router, the performance of this card is good, but it's not as good as that of some of its pre-N competitors from Belkin and Netgear .

Installing the Buffalo WLJ-CB-G108 adapter in our test notebook was easy. Windows XP SP2 didn't have the proper driver on hand, but it took us just a couple of minutes to pop the included software CD into our DVD drive, install the driver and client manager, as well as configure the card for access to the wireless network. The client manager software displays information about both the Buffalo card and the available wireless networks in the area, and it provides users with access to more advanced features.

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Buffalo AirStation WLJ-CB-G108 MIMO PC Card adapter

Part Number: WLI-CB-G108 Released: Jun. 27, 2005
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun. 27, 2005
  • Data Transfer Rate 108 Mbps
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Interface (Bus) Type CardBus