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Old February 5th 05, 03:34 PM
Philadelphia Frank
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Default What is the difference between an ASUS WiFi card and any other WiFi card?

The Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe board has a special slot for a WiFi card. What
is so special about that slot? Is there an advantage to using it as
opposed to any other brand PCI card WiFi?

Thank you for your time and help;
Frank
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Old February 5th 05, 03:41 PM
Anton G˙sen
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Philadelphia Frank wrote:
The Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe board has a special slot for a WiFi card. What
is so special about that slot? Is there an advantage to using it as
opposed to any other brand PCI card WiFi?


You might as well use the Asus one because (1) they're pretty cheap and
(2) nothing else is going to go into the slot!
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Old February 6th 05, 12:53 AM
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In article , Philadelphia
Frank wrote:

The Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe board has a special slot for a WiFi card. What
is so special about that slot? Is there an advantage to using it as
opposed to any other brand PCI card WiFi?

Thank you for your time and help;
Frank


According to the manual, the Wifi slot and PCI slot 5 cannot be
used at the same time. The implication is, the Wifi is just a
PCI interface with a different connector. Do some Googling and
compare hardware performance of the Asus product, and ease of
use for the software interface, to decide which product to buy.
You may find an ordinary product that plugs into the PCI slot
is the right answer.

At least some of the Asus cards use an ralinktech chipset.
Just mentioning that if you want to visit the chipset website.
Asus owns a part interest in this company, which is why
you'll see their chipsets being used.

http://www.ralinktech.com/home.asp

Some other links:

http://www.asus.com.tw/support/downl...iFi-b&Type=All
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...1b.html#Ralink

HTH,
Paul
 




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