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    I have been googling for hours, and can not seem to find a USB WiFi adapter that has an external antenna connection. I want to mount a small antenna on the roof for better reception. What are people on here using?
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  • #2
    I've got this adapter
    http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_det...id=1&pl2_id=44
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    • #3
      I'm considering the same thing...

      The ones that I came across (mind you, I don't have one yet) were:

      http://rokland.com/store/product_inf...roducts_id=332
      http://www.netkrom.com/prod_airnet_5...b_adapter.html


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      • #4
        I use this one: http://www.wlanparts.com/product/EUB...EUB362EXT.html

        However, there is a newer model that also supports 802.11N: http://www.wlanparts.com/product/EUB...B9701EXT2.html
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          Thanks for the options guys! I like that EUB-362, as I never really liked the USB stick ones. Adda nice 10db antenna to it, and I will be in business.

          Thanks again!
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          • #6
            I use it with a 7db antenna and get some pretty amazing range with it.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              i use a hawking technologies dongle w/ a 7db antenna, shoe-horned into a opening in my dash

              http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/...=33&ProdID=302
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              • #8
                i have the same trouble and cant find an EU source... is does not have to ben N type network... b or g is more than enough for my needs
                Blessed are the "cracked" for it is they who let in the light.

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                • #9
                  of course i found one after i wrote...

                  http://www.neonet.dk/PartDetail.aspx...3;c:36180;pl:2
                  Blessed are the "cracked" for it is they who let in the light.

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                  • #10
                    I would second the ALFA products. I currently use the AWUS036H and I am more than pleased. I was originally going to mount an external antenna, but found that I get decent range with it being in my trunk.

                    http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...USB/Detail.bok

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ahave View Post
                      I would second the ALFA products. I currently use the AWUS036H and I am more than pleased. I was originally going to mount an external antenna, but found that I get decent range with it being in my trunk.

                      http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...USB/Detail.bok
                      I third this. I have it and LOVE it! I got a cheap 7dbi roof magnet mount antenna that has a nice long cable that threads right on. They now have released wireless N version which is on Amazon for 49.99!

                      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...6LT1N&v=glance

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                      • #12
                        http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...USB/Detail.bok

                        oops already mentioned

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                        • #13
                          If you want something cheap, check out dealextreme. I just bought this one:
                          http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25833

                          Used to get about 30 mbps in my garage with my old wireless n dongle that had no external antenna, now with this dongle and the external antenna, I can get about 240 mbps.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EvilMonkey View Post
                            Wow didnt realize it went to 1000mw! I gotta get me one! I would go with the Alfa, it's #1 pick amongst "war Drivers" which I dont do, but it's obviously doing a good job. I love mine. I get my home network almost a block away.

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                            • #15
                              Yep the Alfa 1000mW seems like definitely the way to go! Just reading the reviews is pretty much proof enough.

                              I found it on Amazon for $39.99

                              After reading all the reviews, here are some notes:

                              - The small antenna is far better than the larger one to pick up access points
                              - It installs its own wireless manager and disables windows built in one (I will not run the installer, I will just install the drivers)
                              - expect around 1000 to 2000 ft range in open area's
                              - tech support is non existant, and only done through a Gmail account
                              - seems that all sales are pretty much final
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