My new laptop has USB ports and slots to support a variety of wireless cards. Which one has been the best?

I am wanting to be able to use my laptop totally wirelessly in most any major city in North America. Also - any ideas on a service provider?

Asked By: dlc - 7/15/2008
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In my last I.T. Job we tested a variety of them in the U.S., but I can't really speak about Canada or South America. Cingular/AT&T seems to perform the best, followed closely by Verizon Wireless. Again, that's just tests from Cleaveland, Kentucky, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Houston, so other than that I can't really... More
Answered By: Andre W - 7/15/2008
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I asked this same question. When you get an answer could you let me know?
Answered By: rock_memories - 7/15/2008
The antenna power/amplifcation has much to do with reception. A USB port puts out little power- hence less reception. A PCMCIA card puts out more power, as it is closer to being "hardwired". The internal antenna (w/ the built-in wireless card) draws more power from the computer, to aid in signal amplification. When you... More
Answered By: LEROY H - 7/15/2008
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