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As time has passed, the standards for wireless networking have dramatically improved. Starting with the 802.11 wireless standard back in 1997, IEEE have constantly upgraded the standard, until finally today they have developed the unique 802.11n standard. Not many wireless adapters are fitted with 802.11n, but the Edimax EW-7728In PCI Wi-Fi card is one that does.

The Benefits of the Edimax-7728In PCI Card

You will find on your search for wireless adapters that most of them come with 802.11g standard or 802.11b standard. Both of these can be reliable and provide fantastic coverage, but there is no greater standard than the upgraded 802.11n.

The Edimax-7728In wireless adapter has 2.4GHz which offers maximum coverage. It also supports advanced 2T3R MIMO technology and it has a data rate of an amazing 300Mbps. This is approximately 6 times more than an average wireless adapter. It also supports 64/128-bit WEP encryption, which helps to keep the connection as secure as possible. As well as WEP encryption, the card also supports Wi-Fi protected setup configuration function.

Maximum Coverage

Using 2.4GHz, the EW-7728In wireless adapter provides up to 3 times more coverage than both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless adapters. This makes it ideal for large homes and large businesses.

There is also a worry when large coverage is needed as many network signals have a high risk of interference; especially standards such as the 802.11b which has unregulated frequency. The EW-7728In wireless adapter uses 802.11n standard which provides a stable connection that will never be interrupted.

Unique Features

One unique feature of the card is that it enables multi-language Ezmax setup. There are 16 different languages that you can choose from. The installation wizard takes you through the process of configuring the language of your choice both quickly and easily.

If you would like to increase the coverage provided by the card then you can always use the detachable antennas that have been created. It is recommened that you use the EA-MARS with one of three detachable antennas to icnrease the overall coverage.

Installation

As the Edimax EW-7728In wireless adapter is so advanced, you may be worried about just how easy it will be to install into your computer. The good news is that even somebody who has no prior knowledge of installing network cards can easily fit this into their desktop PC.

You will find that most desktop computers have a 32-bit PCI interface, which is basically a really common expansion slot provided inside your desktop PC. The card should easily just slot into place and then you use the installation CD to guide you through the rest of the installation process.

Overall there is no question that the Edimax EW-7728In wireless adapter is one of the most advanced adapters currently on the market. If you can afford it, it would definitely be worthwhile investing in this wireless card. With super fast connection speeds and maximum coverage, you really couldn’t ask for a better wireless adapter. You will just have to be prepared to pay a little extra for this revolutionary 802.11n standard card.



One wireless adapter which you may not have considered yet is the Linksys by Cisco WMP54G PCI adapter. Often Netgear and Belkin products overshadow other makes of wireless adapters, but this particular model is definitely worth looking into.

The Linkskys by Cisco WMP54G wireless adapter is reliable, fast and it helps to keep your computer protected with up to 128 bit WEP encryption.

The Benefits of the WMP54G PCI Adapter

The WMP54G PCI adapter is designed for desktop PCs. It eliminates any ethernet cabling and allows you to therefore move your desktop PC around without having to rewire the connection.

It works by connecting you to 54Mbps Wireless G networks. It is also compatible with 802.11b equipment which can be found in many homes, public hot spots and businesses. There is a WEP encryption feature that enables you to keep your network secure. This prevents hackers and other intruders from accessing your computer. Wireless connections can be difficult to keep safe, so having WEP encryption is certianly a plus!

Installing the Card

The card is designed to be installed inside your PC. You should find that your PC has a spare PCI slot. The adapter will easily fit into the slot and from there it will provide continuous internet connectivity. You will also have to connect the aerial at the back, but again that is relatively simple to do.

You should find the installation pretty easy. There is a CD that you put in once the card has been placed into its correct slot. This will take you through the entire installation process. It is worth noting that it is always a good idea to use a router designed by Linksky by Cisco, as that will be the best compatible router for the card. It could be possible that the WMP54G card will not work with some routers. So to be on the safe side it is always worth purchasing it with its appropriate router.

Enjoying 802.11g Standard Speeds

As the wireless adapter uses Wireless-G networks, it allows you to use super fast speeds. This makes it an ideal adapter for those who spend most of their time online downloading movies or music. If you like to frequently watch streaming videos then there is nothing worse than a slow connection. Wireless-G is certianly not slow and it is the current fastest wireless network connection that you can enjoy.

If you shop around it is possible to pick up this WMP54G PCI adapter for under £20. That is quite a good price for a reliable and safe wireless adapter. You should never buy a wireless adapter that does not have added protection, as otherwise hackers could easily get onto your network and cause a number of problems.

Overall the Linkskys by Cisco WPMP54G PCI adapter is a good little wireless adapter to opt for. It has fast connection speeds, it is easy to install and it benefits from added protection. What more could you ask for in a wireless adapter?



The Netgear WG311T 108 Wireless PCI adapter is designed for both business and home use. It can only be used in desktop computers. So if you are looking for a notebook wireless adapter then this isn’t the right one for you.

The Features of the WG311T Wireless Adapter

The Netgear WG311T 108 wireless PCI adapter is designed to be super fast. That makes it ideal for those who want to download music and videos as well as share large files with others. It has the major advantage of being up to 10 times faster than 802.11b standard wireless adapters and it does not need to be wired up; which makes moving the desktop PC easy if you need to.

If you are worried about security then you will be pleased to know that the WG311T wireless adapter gives you the choice of encryption. This helps to protect your wirelesss connection from hackers and from other potential intruders. It has both WPA and WEP wireless encryption standards.

As well as having excellent security, the adapter also lets you easily install the card into your PC. Some PCI wireless adapters can be difficult to understand and they often require previous installation knowledge too. The Netgear WG311T wireless adapter does not require any additional knowledge as it comes complete with a Smart Wizard Install Assistant. A clever feature of the adapter is that it finds the best strength connection and then it adjusts its own settings to match that connection. So you will always receive the fastest and most reliable wireless connection possible.

Understanding the Super G Wireless Connectivity

The reason why the WG311T wireless adapter gives you a speedy connection is thanks to its Super G wireless connectivity. Super G wireless connectivity is part of the 802.11g standard. It gives you installed continuous broadband through a wireless router. This eliminates the need for ethernet cabling.

If you are going to be using the adapter for business use then you will also be pleased to know that you can easily include new users onto the network. The WG311T wireless adaptor can be plugged into any desktop PC with a free PCI slot, to connect to the company network. Again the desktop PC’s can be moved anywhere within the network range as they are not wired.

To achieve the fastest speeds possible it is recommended that you use it with the WGT624 108Mbps Wireless Firewall Router. That is the best way to achieve up to 10 times faster speeds. As it uses 802.11g standard, it is also compatible with 802.11b standard equipment. So even if you only have an 802.11b access point, you can still use the Netgear WG311T wireless adapter.

Overall the Netgear WG311T wireless network adapter is definitely one of the fastest and most reliable wireless adapaters available on the market. It enables you to set your own security options and protect your network from intruders. It is slightly more expensive than other wireless adapters but its speed and reliability certainly make up for that.