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  • What kind of USB Wifi adapter do you use?

    Name your make/model and why you chose it? Would you recommend it, why or why not? What is good for carPC application in your opinion?

  • #2
    I have the Belkin F5D6050u.

    I went for it mainly as I already have a belkin wifi setup in my house and hence figured it was the least likely to cause issues connecting. The other main reason is that is comes with a 1.5m usb lead so meant that the pc can still be hidden away in the boot but the USB wifi module can be placed in a better reception area in the car. Finally the interior of my celica 190 is silver and so is the belkin wifi device

    HTH
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    • #3
      Orinoco USB gold--the only way to fly.

      It's basically a proprietary USB->PCMCIA adapter with an orinoco gold slapped in it. You can take the plastic casing off and connect an external antenna.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by wizardPC
        Orinoco USB gold--the only way to fly.

        It's basically a proprietary USB->PCMCIA adapter with an orinoco gold slapped in it. You can take the plastic casing off and connect an external antenna.
        All the way!!!!

        (ALL THE WAY!!!!!)
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        • #5
          NETGEAR MA111
          very small,

          initial setup was *****, i think the drivers that shipped with it were jacked, took a while to get setup right. Updated drivers to latest and havent had a problem with it since.
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          • #6
            liquid smoke, how is the range and reception with the MA111 being in the car? Does it work decent for wardriving purposes?

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            • #7
              if wardriving's your game, orinoco's the name.

              w()()t rh7me
              car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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              • #8
                Orinoco Wifi Adapters are great. They have excellent receive sensitivity, work with all popular wardriving software (Kismet, Netstumbler, etc.) and have an external antenna connector. They make USB versions that are perfect for use with car computers. Just crack open the housing and you can access the antenna connector. The USB clients just have a PCMCIA card inside.

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                • #9
                  What OS is everyone using with their Wi-Fi as well?
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                  • #10
                    XP, 2000, or linux here.
                    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                    • #11
                      I wanted G for faster rates. Here's my antenna mod.
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                      Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
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                      • #12
                        off topic, but I think i'm going to have to add some stuff to the new garrage. dangling AC plugs were always part of the plan for block heaters... (it' COLD im ME), but with a little work I could power my PC too. And well I'm at it, why not throw in some cat6? how's that for data rates!
                        car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LESLIEx317537
                          I wanted G for faster rates. Here's my antenna mod.
                          I see your antenna, and your dismantled client, but nothing conecting the two. Am I missing something?
                          car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                          • #14
                            Fresh mod, doing it as we speak!

                            And the women say size matters....
                            Attached Files
                            SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
                            GPSing - Digital Speedo
                            Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                            Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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                            • #15
                              Before I close it up.
                              Attached Files
                              SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
                              GPSing - Digital Speedo
                              Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                              Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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