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Originally Posted by coniferousCute card, its about time we saw some more pcie1x cards, its really about time to move away from the pci standard.
On that note, why are there not more cd drives that are sata?
Originally Posted by KrikkitI've had one of these for a couple of months now, and I love it even more every day - it just works, period, even over long distances the provided aerial is good, although you can soon upgrade it for something with more power if needs be.
The only quibble I have is it's not quite low-profile enough to fit under the VF700 on my graphics card to use the PCI-e 1x slot just between the two 16x slots on my mobo, but that's hardly a major gripe! :D
Originally Posted by Tim SNot all of our testing has moved to Vista yet... but there are Vista drivers available: http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/multimedia/multimedia_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=AirPace+Wi-Fi&fMTYPE=AirPace%20Family&pPRODINFO=Driver
Also, the only real way to test something like a WiFi card is to use it every day over a prolonged period of time because that is where you're going to encounter problems. We haven't moved our office to Vista yet though, but I'll install the card in a Vista system tomorrow to "test" the drivers for you. I'd do it now, but I'm literally just about to head home from the office for the night (yes, it's 2:45am here).
Originally Posted by Kipman725there are no health risks from wi-fi, just people who want to scare monger for money/power.
The intro is just scare monegering for interest, this is bad journalism and should be removed.
Originally Posted by CardJoeI agree with you actually about the probable no health risks, though no study has yet been done to prove it. I simply included it's mention in the intro as a tongue in cheek reference to the stupidity of others, hence the superhero reference.
Besides, bit-tech readers are more than smart enough about computers to understand the issue fully.
Originally Posted by ArticleThe WiFi SoftAP software is one of the best things about the WiFi card actually as it offers very in-depth information and a whole host of options, which is handy if you want to tinker with settings like encryption (WEP or WPA) or data transfer rate (802.11b/g) and get information on things like MAC addresses and Tx Rates. It even has a power-saving mode, which is great for all those green-aware gamers.
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterSo nothing like the Intel Wifi drivers/software, then, that also do all of that? ;)
Question; how many processes does this create when installed and functioning, and how much memory does it chew up? I'm using Windows XP SP2 rather than the Intel software at the minute for wifi, as the new Intel software makes so much stuff run in the background that boot time goes up by about 50 seconds.
And... eh, yeah, I guess WLAN is killing cabled networks, but even with the highest levels of WLAN security, a hardline is better. :)
Originally Posted by kliendhow come you didn't mention its compatibility/performance in vista? why don't you guys do that yet? People looking to build new boxes are looking to vista.
WiFi is fast making cabled networks redundant on almost every scale. It's getting used in everything from schools to planes and airports nowadays
I for one was very happy to get the new Abit Airpace WiFi card in as it will hopefully make sure that I don't keep knocking my network cable out of my PC accidentally when I move my feet.
Originally Posted by mullWell, this review highlights how price comparison engines can be a bit crap, frankly! Microdirect's price is a rip off- Scan have it for £15 , and frequently have it in their 'Today Only' offers for £11.50ish, too. An even better way to use those x1 slots at those prices!
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