Just yesterday, I went out and forked out enough cash to buy two Wireless G cards (802.11g). These were the CNet CWC-854 (Cardbus) and Belkin F5D7000V3 (PCI). They are both based on the Ralink RT2500 Chipset. I installed them just fine, original drivers were bad so I got the Ralink driver from their website and all is sorta rosy, connections are going good. Problem is, even with both cards about 2M away, they say they are in 54Mbps Link, but transferring data only yields 1.8Mbytes/s which equates to 14.7Mbps :S WTF! Most cards seem to be able to reach ~22Mbps with G. I have no other wireless cards, tried changing channels, did site survey - but since i am in rural area = NO WIRELESS NODES FOUND!. I have seen reviews for the RT2500 and they all say the card is good. Worst of all, take the computer about 15m away, and throughput is about 700kbytes/s and signal is weak/normal. I have noticed no real penalty, but disabled all the WEP/WPA stuff, so is the problem with the Cardbus Interface or is it something else?