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    802.11 Antenna Advice

    Being new to this things are somewhat experimental and I don't want to spend a fortune. I have one of the "ebay kiosk" PC's that may be my eventual CarPC but I plan on doing some testing with a laptop as I have some Orinoco PCMCIA cards.

    However, if I'm going to try a PC Card I figure I should add a pigtail (?) antenna, can anyone recommend something reasonably budget priced to hook into an Orinoco card?

    While I'm open to suggestions I'd like somethign relatively small as I may want to travel with it and use it in a rental car, more permanent options are also of interest though. Any tips welcome.

    Chris.

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    ebay it

    Quote Originally Posted by hussein
    After you look there, look on EBay... I got the same thing but with a 7dB antenna and an orinoco gold card for 70 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hussein
    $89 for a little antenna? That seems rather expensive, I thought on another post I saw much more powerful ones for like $50, I was thinking there may be a cheap and cheeful option to get started, maybe what I need is a USB Orinoco stood on the dash for now.

    Thanks for the tip though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunmaster
    Hmm.. Too bad I can't use one of those. It looks nice and easy.

    Cursed plastic cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superduck
    Hmm.. Too bad I can't use one of those. It looks nice and easy.

    Cursed plastic cars...

    Kris
    If you have a plastic car can't you just have it inside...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superduck
    Hmm.. Too bad I can't use one of those. It looks nice and easy.

    Cursed plastic cars...

    Kris
    Arent Fieros metal?

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    Fieros have plastic body panels.... Pretty neat idea from pontiac... too bad they stopped making 'em in 88 (or was it 86...).... They came pre-colored, from what I hear... No need for paint... I've always wanted a Fiero GT ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiztope
    Fieros have plastic body panels.... Pretty neat idea from pontiac... too bad they stopped making 'em in 88 (or was it 86...).... They came pre-colored, from what I hear... No need for paint... I've always wanted a Fiero GT ...
    I wouldnt mine having this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2461881673

    with a 3.4 Twin Dual Cam engine from a 91 Grand Prix GTP! ofcourse theirs other engines.

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