TRENDnet's TEW-443PI 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter cuts the wires to your desktop and provides 108Mbps speed to handle bandwidth-intensive applications. It complies with the IEEE 802.11g standard, making it backward compatible with 802.11b networks for assured compatibility. Advanced 128-bit WEP encryption is supported to provide secure access for your data. Cut the wires and move your desktop where you need it with TRENDnet's 802.11g wireless PCI Adapter.
Customer Reviews of TRENDnet TEW-443PI 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
Had this unit for 2 months now. Other than an occasional start-up problem with it's software, the performance meets my expectations. Using it on an older p4 computer about 50ft from the router, get a consistent good signal.
Works with Solaris/Tiny antenna10/12/2008
This was my third attempt to find a card that would allow my OpenSolaris box to connect to my wireless network. Uses the ath driver and works flawlessly. Only downside to this card is a pitifully small antenna. I swapped it for an external antenna connected by a cable which came with one of the previous (not Solaris compatible) cards and I get a great signal.
Great value and performance10/6/2008
Easy to setup. Performance so far has been excellent. Excellent value.
Easy to install + Weak antenna signal9/1/2008
The Trendnet TEW443PI Desktop PIC wireless card is easy to install and it is fully compatible with Vista. The OS recognizes the card and there is no need to install any drivers. The card works very well. My only complaint is a weak signal. I only get 1 to 2 bars (signal strenght: poor) while I was getting a stronger signal (good to very good) on my old Belkins card. Even with a weak signal this card is faster than the old Belkins. Best of all, I never get disconnected from my home wireless network.
I bought it for a Dell PC which uses Windows Vista Home Basic. I could not intall it by following instructions on the owner's manual. But it was installed easily after I browsed the contents of the CD and double the setup.exe (or install.exe, don't remember exactly) file. The PC connects to the wireless network very fast and functions without any glitch since I bought it two weeks ago.
I was having trouble adding wireless to a newer dell desktop. I couldn't get a current generation Linksys card to work (crashes, etc). This card worked well with either the Trendware driver or Windows driver.
Great Product, Great Value4/22/2008
Easy installation and consistently maintains good signal strength.
Good Hardware, Bad Software.3/22/2008
I have an older desktop that I wanted to get connected to my home network but didn't want to run CAT-5 cable, so this card was just what I was looking for at an affordable price. My only complaint is TrendNet's software. I just wanted to load a driver, not a control panel, not a wireless account manager, not some other resource-sucking service that puts another cute icon in my tool tray....just a driver that makes the device work. Like so many other vendors, TrendNet has gone the way of bloated drivers that try to give you more than you need without the low-cal option of doing a "driver only" install. It's no wonder a lot of computers out there are running slower than they need to be.
Put these in my parents computers, and they work well most of the time. Every now and then the utility will crash, and the comp needs to be restarted, but at least there are no ethernet cables snaking around the house.
I have had this installed for 2 weeks now, and it works excellent! Signal strength is very strong, even long distances from router. Very easy to install, and overall a great product for not alot of money.
Quick delivery. Good product.9/20/2006
Didn't know this brand but was pleasantly surprised by combo of price and performance. Easy to install, and very good on-screen data to diagnose performance, etc. Recommend it.
was using a USB network adapter from TRENDnet first, and was pretty disappointed. Then I got the PCI card and am still very please with its performance. The PCI card has a higher power intake (a good thing) and almost never loses a signal. The 108MBps is a great feature, but you can't take advantage of it unless your network can handle that speed.