View Full Version : Belkin wireless 802.11g card any good?
03-17-2003, 03:45 PM
I can two Belkin FD57000 54g Wireless Desktop Network Card for $60 less some coupons which will bring each card to ~$45.
Would you trust Belkin for wireless?
I'm not sure if they can be upgraded when the 802.11g draft becomes offical.
03-17-2003, 05:09 PM
I would rather pay extra for Netgear or Linksys. But if your budget is very tight, guess there isn't many choices left. :)
03-17-2003, 05:37 PM
Netgear's G card won't be out until mid april and the reviews I've read on Linksys' G card aren't good. It looks like it has issues with backwards compatibility with B cards.
If you're only going to use the G cards you should be ok.
I think all of them will be straightened out once the G standard becomes official. They'll prolly all come out with firmware updates for the cards to bring them up to spec.
03-17-2003, 09:05 PM
If you are running ONLY 802.11G, then it shouldn't be any problem. The problem occurs when you try to run 802.11B via 802.11G card and that's why I picked up 802.11B last month. It's a heck lot cheaper than G format and has been accepted almost everywhere there is a wireless internet such as StarBucks. Personally, I don't put too many hopes on the firmware update because those 802.11G cards were produced before it is standardized. I would feel much more comfortable once it is offical and the cards produced afterward. But if you must have 11G now, I would get LinkSys which has more frequent firmware update.
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