ZOTAC ZBOX M and P Series Mini-PC's

ZOTAC International, a Hong Kong based and a global manufacturer of innovation, today announced two groundbreaking releases from the acclaimed ZBOX M series...

Ubisoft: Ghost Recon Wildlands - Sad state

If Ubisoft walked away with 10% of this video….they would become a better developer in their stories, content and overall game design. But Ubisoft is simply...

Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan

Purchased Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan for the i7 5930K. Now running at 4.5Ghz with memory at 3K. Running on a Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT ! ...

Guild Wars 2 - Bringing Antialiasing to the game

It's no surprise seeing another game slam onto the market lacking AA (Anti-Aliasing) features and Guild Wars 2 is no exception. MMORPG games tend to get...

Lowering game latency with WTFast tunneling

Taking a dive into WTFast  latency tunneling service -- is like your internet on steroids. Internet latency is a gamers worst nightmare. Any network...

Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard

The G13 Advanced Gameboard is Logitech’s answer to gamers needs. It’s a fantastic light-weight, portable alternative for gamers who don’t want...

Rosewill Thor V2 Computer Case

Rosewill , the company behind quality hardware and affordable cases, debuted the redesigned Thor-V2 case earlier this year and has since become one of the...

Electronic Arts: Battlefield 3

As one of the most anticipated games released by EA (Electronic Arts), Battlefield 3 sets itself apart from its rivals with a great story-line and game play....

StarTech CB511WB 11Mbit Cardbus

StarTech CB511WB 11Mbit CardbusHaving the ability to freely move around is a benefit that’s often overlooked–until needed. With wireless now widely used from coffee shops to businesses, the freedom to move to a location like birds in the air, with cool summer breezes, while enjoying coffee or tea while working on your computer isn’t yet considered common, but fact is–it is becoming quite usual in our daily lives. And that’s where the StarTech.com 11Mbit wireless cardbus 802.11b comes in. Maybe hastening the day when everyone will have laptops and wireless at their laptips & fingertops!

Marketwise, there are many brands makes and models readily available. However, there are also different speeds that need to be taken into consideration. This wireless network card seems to be intended to provide something every man, woman, and child wants: freedom.


  • Complies with IEEE 802.11b 2.4GHz (DSSS) standard
  • High data transfer rate up to 11 Mbits/sec
  • Enhanced 64/128 bit WEP Data Encryption for high level of security
  • Supports RTS/CTS function for increased throughput
  • Supports Windows Plug and Play installation
  • Rugged metal design with integrated antennas
  • Dynamically shifts between 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbits/sec network speed, based on signal strength
  • Automatic fallback data rate increases data security and reliability
  • Low interference and high susceptibility guarantee reliable performance
  • Wireless LAN card works within a communication range of up to 100 meters (328 feet)
  • Interface Bus Type: Cardbus Compatible PCMCIA Type II
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b
  • Radio Technology: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Modulation: CCK@11/5.5Mbps, QPSK@2Mbps & BPSK@1Mbps
  • Security: 64/128-bit WEP Encryption
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Antenna: Two integrated antenna
  • Channels: 1-11 for USA and Canada
  • LED Indicators: Link Activity & Transmission Status
  • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 11 Mbits/sec
  • Supported bit rates: 11, 5.5, 2 & 1 Mbps
  • Data Range in Closed Space: 25m @ 11 Mbps & 100M @ 5.5Mbps or lower
  • Bit Error Rate: 1E-5 @ -83dBm
  • Receiver Sensitivity: -80dBm/Min
  • Operating Temperature: 00C ~ 550C
  • Storage Temperature: -250C ~ 700C
  • Drivers: Windows 98/ 98 SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP & Linux 6.X
  • Enclosure: Metal
  • Certification: FCC Class B, ETSI 300.328 and CE EMC-EEC

StarTech CB511WB 11Mbit CardbusOne of the biggest concerns about adding devices to laptops is power consumption. Adding several devices will cut battery life. The voltage used by the StarTech 11Mbit card is 3.3v, which isn’t a lot when think about it. However, its power can be of some concern if you’re running your laptop on battery power with a few other devices plugged in. In general, however, most users do not plug in tons of devices when on battery alone. The laptop we’re using has a battery life of 3 hours–pretty well sufficient for most general uses.

Wireless connections can be very insecure if one doesn’t take the proper steps. Plus, the source itself must also be secure. The StarTech 11Mbit can do either 64bit or 128bit encryption connection. Users who move around a lot–coffee shop, home, work–should ensure that their virus software is up to date, along with any Windows security patches. Security breaches can be devastating, so protect yourself in several ways.




Categories: Computing, Top Rated Products.