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Chapter 6. Finding Hardware and Help > Finding Reliable Reviews

Finding Reliable Reviews

Your best bet for finding wireless networking equipment is to read comparative reviews. You'll find a number of independent news sources offering their buying advice free on the Web. Here are a handful of computer trade magazines that put wireless networking equipment through lab testing and real-world applications to help you know what you'll be getting before you purchase.

CNET (www.cnet.com)

A great starting place. CNET's Web-only approach might lack some of the depth of a longer article in a print magazine, but easily makes up for it with frequently updated content (Figure 6.3). CNET offers coverage of both PCs and Macs, as well as, to a lesser extent, the Linux operating system.


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