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    Looking for an 802.11B/G USB adapter

    I'm looking for an 802.11b or g USB adapter that has external antenna capabilities and works under netstumbler. My other option in figuring in is a USB to PCMCIA adapter and using an old Orinoco PC Card.

    Anyone know of any?

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    Check this:
    802.11g
    802.11b
    both r from Linksys. Dlink has some also i think.
    hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterh
    Check this:
    802.11g
    802.11b
    both r from Linksys. Dlink has some also i think.
    hope it helps.
    I've seen those but unfortunately they don't support external antennas and netstumbler doesn't work well with the chipset linksys uses.

    Thanks for the info though.

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    I am using the D-Link DWL-AG530. It supports a, b, and g. I have even gotten fair results with the included antenna. I am however still trying to find another external antenna with the MMCX connector on it. There are these 7db gain, omni directional, magnetic base ones on ebay for like $20. None of them have an MMCX connector though and you lose like 1db for every connection so I might end up with one of the 5.5db ones I have seen there.

    Edit: Almost forgot, I have used it with netstumbler and it works fine.
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    USB Orinoco card.

    and that about sums up your choices
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    USB Orinoco card.

    and that about sums up your choices
    Not true as mine works with netstumbler and it is a D-Link.
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    dunno if it is of any use but still http://www.wifi-warehouse.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93
    Not true as mine works with netstumbler and it is a D-Link.
    I will not argue with you there, but it is not supported
    http://stumbler.net/readme/readme_0_3_30.html

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