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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Wireless Networking Kits

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

These network kits cost less than $100 at a discount retailer. The Netgear WGB511 is an example. It bundles an 802.11g access point/router with an 802.11g PC Card.

Nothing is particularly wrong with these networking kits, but they don't get you very far—particularly if you already have a laptop using Intel Centrino mobile technology. Because you already have wireless connectivity for this mobile computer, you certainly don't need a wireless card or USB connector for it.

Don't get me wrong—I'm all for anything that will ...

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