What is the difference between an ASUS WiFi card and any other WiFi card?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Philadelphia Frank, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. The Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe board has a special slot for a WiFi card. What
    is so special about that slot? Is there an advantage to using it as
    opposed to any other brand PCI card WiFi?

    Thank you for your time and help;
    Frank
     
    Philadelphia Frank, Feb 5, 2005
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  2. You might as well use the Asus one because (1) they're pretty cheap and
    (2) nothing else is going to go into the slot!
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anton_G=FFsen?=, Feb 5, 2005
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  3. Philadelphia Frank

    Paul Guest

    According to the manual, the Wifi slot and PCI slot 5 cannot be
    used at the same time. The implication is, the Wifi is just a
    PCI interface with a different connector. Do some Googling and
    compare hardware performance of the Asus product, and ease of
    use for the software interface, to decide which product to buy.
    You may find an ordinary product that plugs into the PCI slot
    is the right answer.

    At least some of the Asus cards use an ralinktech chipset.
    Just mentioning that if you want to visit the chipset website.
    Asus owns a part interest in this company, which is why
    you'll see their chipsets being used.

    http://www.ralinktech.com/home.asp

    Some other links:

    http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=WiFi-b&Type=All
    http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Linux.Wireless.drivers.802.11b.html#Ralink

    HTH,
    Paul
     
    Paul, Feb 6, 2005
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