07-02-2010 08:12 PM
I know this may sound like a stupid question, but what would be the difference between WiFi and broadcom Ethernet. Can I connect anywhere with either one? I just ordered a IdeaPad Y550 and ordered with the broadcom Ethernet that comes with it, im now wondering whether I should have ordered it with the Wifi instead.. Any help and knowledge would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you so much for any and all help
07-03-2010 01:01 AM
Are you saying that you ordered without any wireless capability?
Ethernet uses a cable to plug in to a router or cable/dsl box.
Wireless is capable of connecting without cable to same.
Also wireless hotspots, etc.
Most laptops come standard with both, so I am not sure exactly
what YOU mean by WIFI.
07-03-2010 02:57 AM
i never thought you could option the ideapad without a WIFI wireless card.
07-03-2010 03:51 AM
Under the ability to customize your laptop it gives two options for wireless lan adapters. i stuck with the standard Broadcom Integrated Gigabit Ethernet 802,11g the upgradeable option is a Intel WiFi link1x2 agn wlan. wish is better? Again thank you to all for any help..
07-03-2010 05:52 AM
I see what you mean now!
What you ordered has wireless G.
The other option is wireless A/N.
G is pretty standard, and A or N are faster, but have to connect
to A/N router to see speed benefit.
Check THIS article.