Does he have a desktop or notebook computer. With my note book I found that the Atheros AR 5006EG Wireless network adaptor to be excellent in getting a wireless signal. I would suggest to get this wireless adaptor because I have never lost a signal and the speed is awesome. I also found that with Belkin you do not get long range with it. So I myself wouldn't get that product for nothing. But in my opinion Atheros is the way to go. I can get the signal from two, to four house away from mine.
My son is a Grad student who is moving. Where he is staying they told him that there is wireless access available. He is presently on cable, but now what wireless card do you suggest he get for his 'puter? I also assume that his room or apt. would have a router. Going wireless is new to the both of us. His 'puter is a very basic Dell. Thanks for any input!