dual band Wifi
right guys i thought this would have been an easy question, looked through the faq did a :search: and a :google: and no answers :confused:
looking at buying a laptop and have the choice of two wifi cards, only diff being
802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card £35
802.11a/b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card (Dual Band) £47
is it worth the extra £13
can i get better wireless card for less else where?
awaiting a flaming :chase:
There are few 802.11a hotspots out there.
g is backward compat down to b so i'm not sure what bill goods you're being sold w/ that piece of advert.
save your duckets.. get the 'G'
I use a G USB dongle and also a B Orinocco card.. the B card is more sensitive and has ability for added antenna and the G dongle just picks up G spots not seen by the other card..
I use WinC to manage them both
thanks for the replies but you havent said weather it is worth getting the a/b/g (dual band) or the b/g will be good enough?
i think grepzen explained it above. there are very few 'a' hotspots out there so you will only really need b/g
what does the dual band bit do then?
is the information about "a" hot spots accurate for the UK?
i feel really thick