[Cu-wireless] Quick NETGEAR MA301 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter Question

Sascha Meinrath meinrath at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 14 00:00:55 CST 2001

i was surfing on http://www.pc-product.com/ and came across a wireless 
adapter for $37.  i want to buy it, my question is, will a NETGEAR MA301 
802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter work with ANY wireless card, or just with 
other NETGEAR products?

let me know as I'd like to get one of these soon,


p.s. here's what the blurb said on the site:

Let's you connect a desktop PC to your wireless network at a high-speed 11 
Mbps, and eliminates the cost and time of installing new cabling!!

11Mbps wireless desktop PC networking Reliable, 802.11b standards-based 
networking 128-bit WEP encryption security Supports Win95/98/Me/NT/2000 5 
year limited warranty Requires MA401 802.11b Wireless PC Card (sold separately)

NETGEAR's MA301 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter enables you to easily network 
all of your employees at 11 Mbps speed without installing any new wires. 
(An MA401 Wireless PC Card is required and is sold separately.) Set up a 
new wireless network or extend your existing workplace to remote sites in 
your building in no time, and escape the hassles and expense of Ethernet 
cabling. Your workforce can immediately use your wireless network to access 
e-mail, file servers, printers, and cable/DSL Internet access.

Standards-based 802.11b technology plus 40-bit and 128-bit Wired Equivalent 
Privacy (WEP) encryption provide your wireless network with the highest 
level of reliability and privacy. The MA301/401 combo is equipped with 
automatic speed adjustment to extend the communication range for longer 
distances from other 802.11b PC nodes or 802.11b access points. Designed 
for PCs running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000, the MA301 performs with 
the vast majority of desktop PCs, supports Plug and Play installation, and 
includes a 5-year limited warranty.

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