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    Looking for a 802.11b PCI card with external Antenna port

    As title says. I've been looking around google and Ebay, and havnt found any PCI cards that support external antenna. Anyone know any?

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    Cisco is the one your looking for

    This is the only 802.11b adapter that I know on the market that supports external antena's. here is the model # Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet 350 . You may want to look on ebay first to see if u can get it cheap.. I know this aint no cheap adapter.
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    ORiNOCO 11a/b/g PCI Card

    this card should work for what you want. it comes with an external antenna. here is a site with some more info about it. h**p://www.orinocowireless.com/products/all/orinoco/client/11abgpci/index.html

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    All the orinoco/proxim/cisco/etc (ie they're all identical, just rebranded) cards should have an external connector on the end.
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    For a cheap and easily availabe option, the DLink DWL-520+ has an external connector
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    Umm, don't all 802.11x card's have externals? My Linksys does.. And according to a guide at THG (Don't trust them for product benchmarks.. They sold out a LONG time ago - Their office is ON the Intel campus!!) you can add an antenna to nearly any card.. Or perhaps I'm way off.
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    Most PCMCIA Cards have some type of antenna connector, yes. But PCI cards are different. The DWL-520+ card i recommended is a mini-pci wireless card on a mini-pci to pci adapter board with the antenna connector run to the backplane.
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    plus for good wifi use.. you want one to plug in an external antena to get better reciption.
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    I would have sworn that you could add a external antenna to almost any PCI WiFi adaptor, being they all have the universal external connection.. Guess I was wrong though, as I didn't even find it in the 802.11 article @ THG.. Here is some stuff to improve your AP though! I'll get back to you all with a link to a $30 802.11b card with a ~6 foot external antenna.. I have to search my chat logs, this could be a while!
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    Ooh, $30 sounds tempting!
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