Here's the scenario: You've just read our How to Setup a LAN, and Windows Networking for Small LANs guides, and you've decided that you can't live without a LAN. You rush to the nearest Fry's Electronics to get all the necessary equipment. As you're walking down the networking aisle picking up NICs, hubs, and miles of cabling you spot a Diamond product sitting on the shelf. You pick it up thinking it's some sound or video card that lost its way, but it's actually a networking product, a wireless networking product.
You scratch your head and say to yourself, "Hmm, Firingsquad didn't mention anything about wireless networking." You turn over the box, and glance at the features. No cables needed. Support for Windows95/98. Reliable and secure. File and printer sharing. Up to 16 computers. Hey, there's even Internet sharing and multiplayer gaming! Wow, Diamond's Homefree Wireless Network system looks like the perfect networking product, or is it?
Diamond offers several different bundling options in its Homefree wireless line of products. There's the "Desktop Pac" that includes one ISA and one PCI card, and there's the "Combo Pac" which has one ISA card and a PCMCIA card for a laptop. You can also purchase single ISA, PCI, or PCMCIA cards.