Network adapter Networkings

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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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
Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Notebook Card
REVIEW

Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Notebook Card

The Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Notebook Card can't compete with another member of Belkin's wireless-adapter family, the Pre-N PC Card, but it compares decently with other pre-802.11n/MIMO adapters and kills the plain 11g competition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2005
Linksys WUSBF54G Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with Wi-Fi Finder
REVIEW

Linksys WUSBF54G Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with Wi-Fi Finder

From its comprehensive documentation to its docking cradle, the Linksys WUSBF54G has all of its bases covered, making it a smart choice for travelers seeking a good Wi-Fi hot-spot detector/adapter combo.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2005

MSRP: $129.99

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Netgear WPN511 RangeMax Wireless PC Card
REVIEW

Netgear WPN511 RangeMax Wireless PC Card

The Netgear WPN511 offers outstanding 802.11g and long-range speed when used with its router counterpart, the WPN824, but its performance suffers in mixed-mode environments.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2005
U.S. Robotics USR5411 Wireless MaxG PC Card
REVIEW

U.S. Robotics USR5411 Wireless MaxG PC Card

The USR5411 PC Card doesn't live up to its long-range promises. You can find a better low-cost, wireless PC Card adapter.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2005
Buffalo AirStation Wireless USB Keychain Adapter
REVIEW

Buffalo AirStation Wireless USB Keychain Adapter

Buffalo's AirStation Wireless USB Keychain Adapter trades fine-tuning and top performance for easy setup and simple software.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2005

MSRP: $89.00

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Hawking HWC54D adapter
REVIEW

Hawking HWC54D adapter

Hawking's HWC54D grabs onto a weak network signal and squeezes as much data out of it as possible.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 28, 2005

MSRP: $99.00

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Belkin Pre-N PC Card
REVIEW

Belkin Pre-N PC Card

If you're looking for a PC Card adapter with great range, this is it.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 14, 2004
Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter
REVIEW

Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter

The WPC54G is a great value and a good way for families or businesses on a budget to add 802.11g to a laptop.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 17, 2004