Airport express - PC Laptop

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  1. jinjaninja macrumors newbie

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    All,

    A quick question, any help would be really appreciated. I've just ordered a Airport Express adapter and along with a G5 want to connect a couple of windows laptops to it.

    Has anyone got a suggestion as to which PC card to buy - range not really an issue, price more so.

    Cheers,

    Ben. :confused:
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    Linksys, DLink, and Orinoco Gold.

    For a laptop Orinoco Gold is one of the best, but if you don't really care, either of the first two are good quality cards with good support.
     
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Orinoco Gold? What are they, a Enya fan club? Never heard of that company. Dlink has a bad reputation of having inferior wireless LAN products. Check out Linksys. Good quality stuff, affordable, and it works.
     
  4. mojo2go macrumors member

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    We have broadband cable access and use a D-Link wired router and an Airport Express wireless network with 3 PCs and a Mac. I've had cross-platform success with Motorola networking products: http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/home_networking.asp.

    Wireless card prices for both desktops and notebooks retail around $69.00, although you can usually find them $10 to $20 cheaper at local electronic or discount outlets. Their USB 2.0 adapter also works quite well. In addition, I've found Motorola's phone support very helpful.
     
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    My vote goes to Netgear. I've had some problems with wired Linksys products.
     
  7. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    Orinoco gold well know in the computer security computer, and usually has the best reception of all the cards.
     
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  9. jinjaninja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks everyone - I think I'll have a go with the Linksys, the Orinoco is a bit expensive....
     

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