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Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adapter

by Sidoram / March 28, 2004 9:28 AM PST

I am currently utilizing the internet via a cable modem broadband service. I am considering going wireless with a router capable of 108Mbps. I have a Dell Laptop with an internal Intel Pro 2100 3A wireless adapter. The specs for the adapter indicate a maxium data rate of 11Mbps. Will my current wireless adpater slow my network speed to 11Mbps? If so, can I plug in an external network adapter and utilize the faster routers available today?



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Simpler than that. 802.11a is 11 megabit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2004 10:31 AM PST

The 802.11g cards and such offer more speed.

Yes to both questions.


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Re:Simpler than that. 802.11a is 11 megabit.
by Sidoram / March 28, 2004 11:44 AM PST

That's what I thought. The tech at Dell said the network card could be configured to accept a higher data transfer rate, he didn't say how though.

Thanks for the help.


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Typographic error. Should have read.... 802.11b is 11 megabit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2004 8:59 PM PST

Note the change to "b".

There was some flirtation with squeezing 22 megabit from 802.11b, but I see that's not being persued with 802.11g in full production.


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Re:Typographic error. Should have read.... 802.11b is 11 megabit.
by Sidoram / March 29, 2004 6:29 AM PST

I caught that, thanks. Have you heard of problems using a router at 2.4ghz? I have some cordless phones in my house at 2.4ghz so does that mean every time my phone rings it will bump me off line?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 7:23 AM PST

YMMV. Some find issues, some find interference. You just don't know till you try it.

Here, I went with 900MHz cordless units.


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by Sidoram / April 2, 2004 8:44 AM PST
In reply to: 2.4GHz.

Thanks Bob

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