Striving for greatness

The life and times of a Gentoo developer and leader

Sweet deal on PCI 802.11g cards

So I’ve been looking around for a wireless card for my desktops to reduce the wire mess behind the desk. On a whim, I stopped by RadioShack this afternoon. They had a sign for the D-Link DWL-G510 for $39 after a $10 mail-in rebate. I thought, “OK, that seems pretty reasonable, since it was running $50 at OfficeMax and Staples.” But then I noticed the fine print that said it was only valid through 6/22, and today is 6/23.

I asked an employee whether I could still get the discount, and he said no but he could check the new price. He checks, and it’s now selling for $39 plus a $10 mail-in rebate, which ends up running $29.

The box also includes a low-profile bracket, so I bought an extra for the Pegasos.

One vital note: Make sure you pick up a “B” revision card, not “A.” The “B” cards are Atheros, but the “A” cards are Broadcom. Look on the barcodes; there’s a section that says H/W Ver. Also, the boxes have a huge red stripe across them instead of being solid blue.

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Written by Donnie Berkholz

June 23, 2005 at 9:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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