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.
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.
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.
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.
If your priorities don't include long-range connectivity, then by all means get the somewhat ironically named Netgear WPNT511 RangeMax 240 wireless notebook adapter for its record-breaking short-range speeds.
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.
The Belkin Pre-N PC Card provides more MIMO bang for your buck than the Linksys WPC54GX.
The WG511T is a good choice for speed demons and those looking for a long-range PC Card adapter.
The speedy USR5410 can't escape its installation, security, and support shortcomings; D-Link's DWL-G650 is a more polished alternative.
The SMC2336W-AG offers blazing throughput but not much else. If you are looking for a well-rounded dual-band card, check out our Editors' Choice, the Linksys WPC55AG.
The Buffalo Adapter-G is the right choice for anyone looking for an 802.11g PC Card adapter with robust security features and an external antenna connector.
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.
As versatile as it is inexpensive, the Linksys WPC55AG is an excellent choice for those commuting between 802.11a and 802.11b/g networks.
Want the flexibility of connecting to either 802.11a or 802.11b networks? This well-crafted card is just what you need.
For companies that buy 3Com equipment, this 802.11b card's proprietary features could be worth the price. Others should look elsewhere.
3Com's Bluetooth adapters are pricey, and with few compatible devices currently available, Bluetooth has yet to evolve into a compelling, proven networking solution.