Wireless Laptop Network Card
A network card is just the thing if you're looking to take your internet connection wireless. They enable you to easily connect to a Wi-Fi network wherever you are, without having to get passwords and permission.
A wireless laptop network card is ideal if you're working on the go on a train or anywhere without access. Stay connected for external meetings, holidays or business trips where you can't always predict what will be available.
Types of network card
Built-in laptop network cards are fitted into your machine. Removable laptop network cards are usually placed in PCMCIA slots that are found on the side or back of your laptop . You may also find wireless USB adapters that simply require plugging into a USB port to easily connect to the internet.
Depending on whether you're looking for a Wi-Fi card for an older or newer machine, there are full-height cards and also half-height cards to choose from.
Some of the half-height cards feature hardware encryption including 64 and 128-bit WEP, CKIP, TKIP and AES-CCMP for extra security, along with data transfer rate of up to 300Mbps. These cards connect to the internet using either the PCI, PCIe, M.2, Mini-PCIe interface. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network.
Upgrade your card for a system boost
If you've got an older machine that you're looking to go wireless with or you are keen to upgrade your current laptop, these network cards will be up to the job. They are updated less frequently than other hardware, yet upgrading Wi-Fi cards can actually have a dramatic impact on performance as well, with greater range and faster throughput.
Wireless laptop network cards are available as individual pieces or lots with up to ten cards included.