These wireless networking kits feature both a 54 Mbps 802.11g
wireless router and a compatible PC Card network adapter
from the same manufacturer. Purchasing a wireless kit is typically more cost effective than purchasing the individual components separately. Additionally, installing Wi-Fi
equipment from a single manufacturer minimizes the risk of incompatibility between devices.
This Netgear offering consists of a basic 802.11g router and PC Card. The router supports 128-bit WEP encryption and a firewall. It also boasts attractive and compact packaging, smaller and weighing less than most competitors. Netgear's included Smart Wizard Install Assistant guides users through each step of the configuration process for both router and adapter.
Linksys sells its attractively priced routers and notebook adapters together in this bundle. They offer a three-year limited warranty for the WKPC45G. As an added bonus, this Linksys solution also supports 256-bit encryption (via firmware update).
This kit contains one DI-524 four-port wireless router and one DWL-G630 Cardbus Adapter. D-Link provides its own setup wizard to ease installation. D-Link also supplies their three-year limited warranty for the DWL923 kit.
IOGear packages its GWA502 wireless broadband router together with a matching GWP512 PC Card adapter. This router features a proprietary "Super-Fi" internal antenna system designed for better coverage inside multi-story homes and buildings.
The AirStation One-touch Secure System (AOSS) provides an automated setup for wireless clients using all-Buffalo 802.11g equipment. This kit supports WPA security through the WBR2-G54 router and WLI-CB-G54L PC Card.
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