Originally Posted by breathe nitrox
MCL is the Netegriti EM-500AG the card you got? How do you like it, any problems. Maybe I misread the post but it seemed like you started out defending the intersil card but then went out and got this Netergriti card. Was there a problem with your Intersil card? Maybe you were just defending Sager and internal cards in general and not the intersil specifically. I've had problems with the Intersil. After only 24 hours with my new 5680 I dumped it and installed my Linksis PCMCIA. But I like the idea of an internal card, so I'm looking for alternatives.
Yep, that's the one I got. I love it, no problems. There was no problem with the Intersil; I just prefer the Atheros chipset for a number of reasons (not the least of which being a certain something that a certain three-letter agency would rather not have people know about that chipset...nothing of any concern to many here, but interesting to someone like me, who does security work and plays with wireless security). The reception's better (better, even than with the Airport card in my wife's 15" TiBook, and better than the Airport Extreme card in my 12" AlBook), the drivers are nicer, etc.
There was no reason to replace my other card, other than, "I wanted to." I'd've been just fine without the EM-500AG. But I had the money laying around and decided to get it.
The place I ordered it from (mentioned in this thread, I believe) got it here a day and a half after I ordered it. I was quite happy.