USB air card as fast/reliable as PCMCIA slot card?
I have an Inspiron 6000 and a Mac mini but no internet service in my rural area. My wireless network has both a wireless card for the PCMCIA slot that will run Windows only and a wireless air card that will plug into the USB port of either of my Windows PC units, or my Mac.
Re: USB air card as fast/reliable as PCMCIA slot card?
in my own experiance, pcmcia and pci cards can be somewhat more reliable than USB units. speed should not be a factor if the following is true. Just make sure that the pcmcia slot is really a 32bit cardbus slot (they have been for years) and that the USB is USB2 -- USB1 will not fully support 802.11g speeds.