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September 4, 2008, 11:58 am
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I have a Fujitsu Lifebook which presently has a wireless "G" mini PCI
Express card installed in it. I also have a Netgear RangeMax "N" router
installed on my home network. I would like to upgrade the card in my
Lifebook to a "N" card for increased performance on my home network.
My question is that all of the "N" mini pci express cards that I have seen
have 3 antenna wire connections on them. However, my lifebook only has two
antenna wires. Will the card still work? If so, which two of the three
connectors on the card do I connect my two wires to? Any tips, tricks, or
suggestions would really be appreciated.
Re: Question about mini pci express wireless cards
801.22N is an advancement for wireless, but there is really little
improvement of N over G in the real world. Most internet WAN
connections, barring Verizon Fios at 50Mb/s, are slower than the
20-30Mb/s effective transmission rate of the G standard.
The only place the N will shine is on one's internal LAN, and that only
works if all of the LAN computers have N wireless cards or are connected
on a 100Mb/s wired connection to the router (this is typical).
Your computer, with the single antenna, thus two wires, cannot be
reasonably modified to take an N miniPCIe card for the additional
This is not crucial since your G card is likely adequate for your LAN
and your WAN (internet) download speed.
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