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Master Geek

Topic # 17231 18-Nov-2007 15:42
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I have an old Dell Latitude CPi with 366 K processor.
I wish to connect to an 802.11g WiFi access point (54Mbit)
Will I be able to buy a suitable PCMCIA wireless LAN card that will allow me to do this - given the relatively slow speed of my processor?


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  Reply # 95775 18-Nov-2007 15:49
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Shouldnt be a problem.

If you are concerned about CPU usage in general though (perhaps its already struggling?), then consider one of these - I have a couple that I use with devices that cant take a WiFi card for various reasons, it simply gives the computer a standard network link through its wired network port. All the processing overhead of the WiFi/Drivers/management is done in the external device.

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  Reply # 95777 18-Nov-2007 16:00
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Thanks Tony,
No, not concerned about conflicting use. Have just figured out that I should be able to use my laptop as a WiFi music client (connected to my stereo) rather than a Squeezebox, as a cheaper option. Just need to get around the mains hum now.


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  Reply # 95792 18-Nov-2007 19:13
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I am using a P2 400  running cut down windows xp sp2..
running USB wireless adaptor with Cantena... for my wireless..

PC is a kinda Router i guess.. for my network..

Seems to work ok.. so yr PC should run fine

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