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lopehap
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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.
Does one type of card necessarily work better?
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NemesisDB
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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.
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