Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins
XP has a lot of built in wireless network stuff to make life better...however that may be your problem.
Was and wasn't. I had to turn the 4X mode off and set the preamble to short on my router. Connects flawlessly now. Now I need to get a different external antenna. I want this 7db gain one on ebay (http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...sort=3&rows=50 but they don't have one with an MMCX connector (which I can now unplug and plug in without worrying about that stupid thing coming off the board). Where can I get an adapter to use with one of these? Or would I be better off getting an amplifier and one of the 5.5db antennas.

Edit: May try building my own because of this:

TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION

CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PART 15--RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES--Table of Contents

Subpart A--General

Sec. 15.23 Home-built devices.

(a) Equipment authorization is not required for devices that are not
marketed, are not constructed from a kit, and are built in quantities of
five or less for personal use.
(b) It is recognized that the individual builder of home-built
equipment may not possess the means to perform the measurements for
determining compliance with the regulations. In this case, the builder
is expected to employ good engineering practices to meet the specified
technical standards to the greatest extent practicable. The provisions
of Sec. 15.5 apply to this equipment.

http://www.qsl.net/n9zia/wireless/appendixD.html Could make a 5 watt hella amplifier and get signal connected to people across town and it would be legal. I didn't know it was that powerful