Review: After blowing the dust and other crud off of my desktop computer that had been in storage for two months, I realized that I had no way of connecting it to the we think of as the interwide web. How was I going to share my awe-inspiring thoughts on my LiveJournal when my laptop is out of battery juice? How was I to share my fat beats that I just made on my turntables with my close-knit group of heads whose heads I haven’t even seen? How was I supposed to IM my BMF from the PC? WTF?!?
So, I made a quick trip to Best Buy, resisted the temptation to impulse buy the , deliberated between a PCI card which would require popping open my PC or a USB wireless adapter that I could just plug in, chose the PCI and got out. After a few hours of sweating in this intense Chicago heat, I got off of the couch and took the approximately five minutes it takes for a relatively computer savvy individual like myself to install a PCI card.
When all was said and done, I blazed through the past two months worth of updates my firewall and virus program needed. I seem to get faster data transfer with my PC wireless connection than my laptop now. This may be caused by the stability and performance differences between my processors. I don’t know. I’m not that computer savvy. All I know is, so far, so good for this moderately priced Wireless adaptor card. Unfortunately, I can’t find these things for sale anywhere online. Not on Amazon, not on BestBuy.com, not even on Froogle. All I can tell you is that if you go to the Chicago Best Buy on North Avenue, you’ll find a solid and affordable wireless adaptor for that machine you’ve been using as a paperweight ever since you bought your Blackberry doohicky that does everything including making your coffee for you in the morning.
Rating: 4.5 / 5