Wireless Networking Kits

A number of companies produce wireless networking kits. These kits are essentially a bundle containing an access point, two wireless PC Cards or wireless USB connectors, software drivers, and instructions.

For example, for around $50 from a discount retailer, you can buy the D-Link DWL-920 kit, which includes an 802.11b access point and two USB 802.11b connectors.

Microsoft's Wireless Desktop Kit MN-610 sells for about $130, and contains “everything you need to set up a wireless 802.11b network” for two desktop computers. Essentially, the contents are the same as the D-Link kit: an access point and two USB wireless connectors. (Yes, the Microsoft USB adapters have a larger form-factor than the D-Link units, and may have ...

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