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    Always PCI?

    Are wireless network cards always pci?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docquesting
    Are wireless network cards always pci?
    nope, you can get USB dongle and USP Pen types as well.

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    Yes I understand that already. So far as the rest of the slots go what then? PCI only?

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    You mean an internal crad for a PC? do they do a different type of Wireless card for internal use?

    If that is what you mean then the only one i can think of is the Asus version where they have a "special" wireless card, it does however make one PCI slot impossible to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker
    You mean an internal crad for a PC? do they do a different type of Wireless card for internal use?

    If that is what you mean then the only one i can think of is the Asus version where they have a "special" wireless card, it does however make one PCI slot impossible to use.
    Yup, it takes up the last PCI spot, but if you have an Asus I see no way you could possibly use that many PCI slots anyways.

    Hmm the only thing it could be is PCI, because AGP is spot for your graphics card primarly.

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    So if I have a current ethernet card in a pc that I want to replace with a wireless one I can rest assured to order a PCI to replace it? That is without checking first?

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    should be,

    If you are worried then go to http://www.lavalys.com and download Everest Home Edition. It'll tell you what motherboard etc you are using.

    Depending on the age of your MB it'll have at least 3 and upto 5 PCI slots.

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    Thanks yall I greatly appreciate it. By the way if ya want to post links of some d link cards and such for good prices ya could d link and linksys. I want something that linux will most likly pick up.

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    what version of Linux are you thinking of using?

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    Not sure if yet totally. Probably redhat if I do go that route I may just use Xp pro for now. I would like something though that if I do decide linux it would work.

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    google up the Fedora Core 4 HCL, or check on the manufacturer sites to see. I would be surprised if Netgear or Linksys don't produce the relevant drivers.


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