oops already mentioned
If you want something cheap, check out dealextreme. I just bought this one:
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.
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
Thanks for the update John. This is interesting, I am looking to go wirless N in the car now so I have better coms at home. You are saying from what you have read that an external roof mount antenna is not necessary? Mine is magnetic and getting weathered, I am worried about it scratching my roof. Thanks for the update!