For those of you who have trouble with your wireless networking, USA Today’s Kim Komando offers some solutions.
She writes There are three Wi-Fi versions ó 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. Equipment for 802.11b and g is the easiest to find, so we’ll focus on these standards. In terms of speed, 802.11b is rated to run up to 11 megabits per second; 802.11g is rated at 54Mbps. Don’t expect to achieve these speeds in day-to-day use, but both standards should be fast enough for most home setups.
To install wireless easily, you should buy a networking kit instead of individual components. A kit generally consists of a wireless router and a PC card for a laptop computer or a wireless router and a wireless network adapter for a desktop computer. These kits generally cost less than $100. (full story)
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