It is that simple. The one they sell the most of will have the beat up drivers (well revised) and just work.
After 4 years, I've yet to find a 802.11a network. People still fret about having "a" support but never run into that. Stick with b/g.
I am buying a new laptop and am overwhelmed by the variety of wireless options.
In particular, IBM has the following choices for ''wireless'':
1) 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter II
2) Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Mini PCI Adapter
Then for ''wireless connectivity'' they offer the following options:
1) Ericsson GC83 Edge PC Card
2) Sprint PCS Wireless WAN Card
3) ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless CardBus Adapter
I just need to choose one thing from one category, no?? Wouldn'y the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG suffice (with nothing chosen in the 2nd category)??
I will be connecting to public wireless networks at cafes and in my grad school buildings, so I need something secure but not necessarily anything fancy. Any suggestions?