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I have a quite old Compaq C318LA which wifi card (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) got fried. Temporarily i'm using a Broadcom BCM4311 AirForce card, and it works, but i'm wondering if i should just get the same Intel wifi card (i can get for roughly $5, not a big deal) or stick to the Broadcom.

Considering my laptop is Centrino-compliant, i wonder if i could potentially get better signal with everything matched up. Battery is a nonissue, as the laptop is connected almost 24/7 to the power (battery is not working much anymore, and it's my 24/7 download server) but i do care about my signal strength and reliability.
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How did you fry your card? :O

If $5 is not a big deal, get it. Original stuff is sure to be compatible with the factory made stuff
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How did you fry your card? :O
If $5 is not a big deal, get it. Original stuff is sure to be compatible with the factory made stuff

(Ab)use. Try running a 24/7 downloader/TeamViewer server for 2 years nonstop smile.gif

If i can save those $5, i will, and the card i have right now (the Broadcom) works just fine, i just have the Centrino question (i know it might be an Intel bluff, but you never know)
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If it works fine, keep it. If it gets (ab)use again, buy another one
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