802.11a/b/g PC Card NICs: Features

By Wi-Fi Planet Staff

February 11, 2003

A look at the basic features of PC Card-based network interface cards we've reviewed.

Product Name Buffalo AirStation G54 Wireless Broadband Router D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4 GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Model Number WBR-G54 DWL-G650
Company Buffalo Technology D-Link Systens
Price $99 MSRP $79 MSRP
Wi-Fi Supported 802.11b, 802.11g 802.11b, 802.11g
Rating 3 out of 5 4 out of 5
Chipset used Broadcom AirForce 802.11b/54g Intersil Prism GT
Card Type 32-Bit CardBus 32-bit CardBus
Wi-Fi Certified Yes (802.11b only) No
Antenna configuration Diversity Diversity (dual switching)
Output power 15dbm 15 dBm
WEP Levels Supported 64, 128 64, 128
WPA upgradable/available Yes Yes
Operating Systems Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Access Modes ad-hoc/infrastructure ad-hoc/infrastructure

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