Network adapter Networking

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
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
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 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
D-Link DWL-G650M Super G with MIMO wireless notebook adapter
REVIEW

D-Link DWL-G650M Super G with MIMO wireless notebook adapter

This MIMO card's reliability issues mean you're better off paying more for a better product.

2 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2005
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
Netgear WG111 USB Adapter
REVIEW

Netgear WG111 USB Adapter

The Netgear WG111 is one of the best all-around wireless USB adapters we've seen.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 25, 2005
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
D-Link DWL-G520 AirPlus Xtreme G wireless PCI adapter
REVIEW

D-Link DWL-G520 AirPlus Xtreme G wireless PCI adapter

The DWL-G520 offers solid speed and security, but like all PCI adapters, it's a pain to install.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 21, 2004
Proxim Orinoco 11a/b/g ComboCard Gold
REVIEW

Proxim Orinoco 11a/b/g ComboCard Gold

High throughput, long range, and lots of options make this wireless dual-band card an excellent choice for business users on the go, but consumers should pick a product with friendlier software.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 29, 2003

MSRP: $50.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

DWL-G650 AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless CardBus Adapter
REVIEW

DWL-G650 AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless CardBus Adapter

The simple and affordable DWL-G650 offers easy installation and great support, but its erratic performance makes it hard to recommend.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 23, 2003