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Old 05-24-03, 10:27 AM
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Wireless Compatability Question

Hello everyone,

I just bought a Microsoft Wirelss base Station 802.11b off of Ebay. Do I need to buy a Microsoft Wireless Access Point too? Or can I go with another brand? Like Linksys or Netgear...?


Old 05-24-03, 10:34 AM
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if you have a base station, i assume that IS an access point. (access point connects wireless clients to a wired network).

if this is for a desktop you want to get a USB or PCI 802.11b card. if it's for a laptop, you want a PC-Card one. it generally doesn't matter what brand you get as long as it's 802.11b. some brands have longer range than others, but they should all work together pretty well.
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I'm 99% sure that Microsoft is "WiFi Compliant". Just make sure the rest of your components are as well. And I believe all the brands you mention are.

Note - there may be different set up procedures for different brands, so you will want to read the directions on each for installing.

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