Birds are absolutely wondrous creatures. Their ability to fly has inspired the arts and challenged the sciences with the simple day dream of gliding over the treetops and the waves, feeling the rush of wind in the face and over the wings. They inspired manmade flying contraptions that range from big pieces of wood on each arm to Da Vinci's Ornithopter, and hundreds of other flying machines. Until the formula was finally figured out, many of the designs sent men plummeting to their deaths. Birds are the image of freedom, able to defy gravity seemingly on a whim. Even some mythological beings have been modeled after birds.

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless-N Adapter


Our personal computers also have a great inspiration from birds. It's called the nest, and the backsides of our mid-towers have taken to mimicking a bird's nest like a son copies his father's every action. Right now, my desktop has no less than 10 wires plugged into the back, and there are at least another dozen more adding to the clutter without even glancing at my PC on their way past. In an effort to help clean up this mess, the Wi-Fi protocols were created.


 The PCE-N15 Wireless-N PCI-E Adapter from Asus provides a way to alleviate some of the tangled monstrosity that is networking. The PCE-N15 Wireless-N adapter boasts a top speed of 300Mbps and dual antennas that operate on different frequencies to help deal with areas that have a lot of other Wi-Fi networks. It all seems like the standard affair for a wireless-N card these days, except for a nifty little mode called "Software AP" which allows it to act as an access point for other devices on your network. This way, you can either extend your existing network or add wireless without more cables and a new router.