Network adapter Networkings

Asus PCE-AC66
EDITORS' TAKE

Asus PCE-AC66

Looking to add superfast Wi-Fi speed to your Windows desktop? Asus' PCE-AC66 adapter is the way to go.

Trendnet Wireless N-Draft PC Card
REVIEW

Trendnet Wireless N-Draft PC Card

The Trendnet Wireless N-Draft PC Card seems like a compelling choice for your notebook PC, but we recommend waiting until the 802.11n spec is finalized before choosing an adapter.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2006

MSRP: $79.99

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Buffalo AirStation Nfiniti wireless notebook adapter
REVIEW

Buffalo AirStation Nfiniti wireless notebook adapter

While the Buffalo AirStation Nfiniti notebook adapter made a good showing in mixed-mode throughput testing, we still think it's too early to invest in Draft N technology.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2006

MSRP: $139.99

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D-Link RangeBooster N 650 notebook adapter
REVIEW

D-Link RangeBooster N 650 notebook adapter

While the D-Link duo performed admirably overall compared to its draft N competition, we were unimpressed with how it measured up to the promise of 802.11n.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 21, 2006

MSRP: $79.99

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Belkin N1 Wireless Notebook Card
REVIEW

Belkin N1 Wireless Notebook Card

The Belkin N1 adapter is a little better than the competition, but that's not saying much. Hold off on buying Draft N networking equipment for now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2006
Linksys WPC54GX4
REVIEW

Linksys WPC54GX4

If you plan to sit within 10 feet of your WRT54GX4 router, you'll get satisfying throughput. But if you want an adapter that's faster than standard 802.11g, opt for the Belkin Pre-N, which shows more consistent performance.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2006
Netgear RangeMax WN511B adapter
REVIEW

Netgear RangeMax WN511B adapter

Though the Netgear WN511B notebook adapter is an overall decent performer, its times are still fall far short of the scorching speeds promised by the new draft-N standard. Don't jump on the draft N bandwagon just yet.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2006
Linksys WPC300N Notebook Adapter
REVIEW

Linksys WPC300N Notebook Adapter

Solid maximum throughput is not nearly enough to make us recommend the Draft N-based Linksys WPC300N. Sit tight to see how the other Draft N gear fares.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2006
Netgear WPNT511 RangeMax 240
REVIEW

Netgear WPNT511 RangeMax 240

If your priorities don't include long-range connectivity, then by all means get the somewhat ironically named Netgear WPNT511 RangeMax 240 wireless notebook adapter for its record-breaking short-range speeds.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2006
Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
REVIEW

Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

If you don't already have a wireless network, the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is a quick and easy way to get your DS online.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 2, 2006