help ~ 802.11g pci card purchase

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  1. i_wolf macrumors regular

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    Hi guys I want to connect two pc's to an apple 802.11g basestation and run them in full 802.11g , there are presently 2 macs connected in 802.11g mode.
    What i want to know is if anybody can recommend a good pci card for 802.11g for use in winxp pc's or if there are any cards that i should avoid. I want something that will run reliably and happily with an apple extreme basestation.
    I was reading around and i've heard some PC PCI cards do not work well with the airport extreme basestation even though they are supposed to adhere to the 802.11g standard.

    Any help or suggestions??? Thanks guys.
    Kind Regards
    i_wolf

    P.S.... how easy did you guys find it to get the pc's up and running with the airport extreme base station???
     
  2. i_wolf thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. question fear macrumors 68020

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    ive heard good things about linksys, althoguh they do have mixed results vis a vis macs.
    i know dlink has their retractors, but they do officially support macs, which is a plus over linksys.
    good luck.
    --carly
     
  4. i_wolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for that.... i heard the same before. I am hoping for a seamless upgrade to wireless networking in my house when the base station arrives. I have an airport base station extreme...... but i have read that some pci 802.11g cards do not funtion properly with the airport????

    I will have a llook at the linksys and dlink. thanks a lot of the help

    Anybody else here have an airport extreme basestation and have a wireless pc or two connected to it????
    Any suggestions??? what do you use??
     
  5. madru macrumors member

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    Check out Buffalo Technology. They support apple platform. I don't have any experience with pci cards, but I recently purchased g-router and it works great in win-mac environment.
     

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