Amazon.com Product Description Experience the speed and convenience of wireless networking on your PDA. The Linksys wireless CompactFlash card installs directly into your Pocket PC using a CompactFlash Type I or Type II slot. The user-friendly software makes it a snap to set up, and then you're ready to share data, printers, or high-speed Internet access over your existing wireless network at speeds up to 11 Mbps.
Use the wireless CompactFlash card to connect your PDA to the wireless network at the office, at home, or in any of the growing number of public wireless hot spots springing up in coffee shops, airport lounges, hotels, and convention centers.
With the Linksys wireless CompactFlash card you'll get more of what you own a PD A for--information at your fingertips with total mobility.
The Linksys wireless CompactFlash card is compatible with Pocket PCs with a Type I or Type II CompactFlash slot; any ARM-, SH3-, or MIPS-based PDA running Windows CE 3.0 or later and Microsoft ActiveSync Utility 3.5 or later; and PCs or notebooks with at least a 200 MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM, a CD-ROM drive, and running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, NT 4.0 SP6, or XP.
See a comparison diagram of the different wireless technologies.
Wireless networks are rapidly becoming more popular and coming down in price. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere -- without wires. Outside of the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports -- great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.
What Wireless Standard is Right for Me?
Now that you've decided to create a wireless network, the next step is to figure out which wireless standard to use.
Basically, a standard is a set of specifications for a device. All devices that follow a specific standard share operating characteristics, such as the radio frequency used and maximum data transfer speed.
For wireless networking, there are three standards to choose from at this time:
To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.