Category: Network & Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98 SE/2000/2003/XP/Vista/ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 10 Dec 2004
Home Wireless-G PC Card falls under network and modems category. The device manufactured by Netgear is compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, Vista and XP platforms. The PC card provides users with 802.11g wireless capability and is capable of delivering 54 Mbps wireless throughput. For enhanced security, the Home Wireless-G PC Card supports 128 bit WEP. What's more, the card is backward compatible with wireless networks that are 802.11b. The device makes it easy for users to provide wireless internet onto their notebook computers thereby making web surfing, online chatting and the checking of emails easier. It also makes the tasks more convenient as no cables are used. For installation, the card requires a computer with a Pentium processor plus a 32 bit Card Bus slot. The in built stub antenna allows users to receive strong signals for high wireless network speeds.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The 802.11g protocol on the Home Wireless-G PC Card plus the 54 Mbps speed makes it possible for users to stream music without any kind of hiccups and also upload their music video much faster. Compared to 802.11b protocol, the downloading of files on 802.11g is much faster. However, the two protocols are interoperable. The Home Wireless-G PC Card supports 40/64 bit as well as 128 bit WEP encryption for security. Accordingly, users do not have to worry about password being stolen or strangers accessing their emails. The device has been integrated with software for purposes of managing WEP passwords. The password also allows users to set up different profiles for different locations. Consequently, users do not have to type in encryption keys whenever they connect onto hotspots they have used before. The device comes with a set up disc, user guide plus one year warranty. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Home Wireless-G PC Card errors before installing any driver updates.