[Ubuntu-US-PA] Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap wireless card for my Desktop?

SilverTip257 silvertip257 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 04:19:43 GMT 2009


I know this is an old thread.

I found this review that indicates how much SLOWER powerline setups are than
wired and wifi.

Review: 5 power-line devices that take you online where Ethernet or Wi-Fi
can't
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9127759


Mike

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# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00040000 00010000 "pmon"
mtd1: 003b0000 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 0020d8fc 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd3: 00100000 00010000 "jffs2"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "nvram"


On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 17:17, Joe Terranova <joeterranova at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The cabling in the basement wouldn't be bad, but running it down from the
> > second floor is the problem.
>
> I had similar issues. In response, I used a power line adaptor to
> bridge the connection. I used this one:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-MegaPlug-Ethernet-Adapter-Twin-Pack/dp/B000QGBC8C/
> Relatively inexpensive, and it works. I had to run a windows program
> to connect them (though the packaging suggests this is optional), and
> I've never had any problems since. If there's a power line connection
> between your house and your basement, this is what I'd recommend.
>
> I think what we're getting at here is that if it's not a laptop,
> you're probably better off with a wired connection. Especially since
> there's probably a slab of concrete between your basement and the rest
> of your house.
>
> Joe Terranova
>
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