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    Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ?

    This is a discussion on Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hey, I am looking to purchase a Dell Inspiron 1545 and don't know which network card to get? The options ...

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      Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ?

      Hey, I am looking to purchase a Dell Inspiron 1545 and don't know which network card to get?
      The options are...
      Dell Wireless 1515 Half Mini Card (802.11n) [add £10.00]
      Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) [Included in Price]
      Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11 a/b/g/n 1X2) 1/2 MiniCard [add £10.00]



      I have a sky wireless router which states it requires 802.11b or 802.11g


      Also, you may or may not want to answer this, but if you could also advise i would be grateful, I’m not sure which OS to pick?
      Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English [Included in Price]
      Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1(64 BIT) - English add £0.00

      Many Thanks


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      Re: Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ?

      get the Intel one, as it's an N class card - meaning that when ISPs all use N routers you're sorted...

      and if you're getting over 3GB of RAM get the 64 bit version...32-bit can only address 3GB of RAM...
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      Re: Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ?

      Wow, i posted this question on a number of forums and a whole week without a reply, and on here a reply within 10 mins! Thanks!

      I'm not sure what an N router is, but im assuming it will be good?

      I was thinking of only having 2gb of Ram, but could contemplate 3gb for an extra £20 If i dont go for the 3gb of ram is there any other advantage having 64 bit over 32bit? Thanks !

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      Re: Dell Inspiron 1545, which network card ?

      not really and point getting the 64-bit version...all software will run fine on 32-bit, but if it's free then might as well get it...

      as for N routers, G are 108Mbps...N are 200Kbps at least (but wireless is crap IMO - I prefer to use ethernet, even on my laptop)...
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