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    Orinoco ebay antennas..

    I just got a Orinoco gold pcmcia card and the adapter and ive searched the forums but havent found much with regards to the antennas on ebay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...091247330&rd=1
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...091217603&rd=1

    Anyone with any experience using either of these, or maybe some obvious crappy features i overlooked??
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    I have the second one's big brother, a 7dbi antenna, and the difference is night and day. methinks that first one has gotten bad reviews on the netstumbler forums, but I know that second one is a great little antenna.

    and its a lot smaller than I thought it was.
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    the second one looks like the one sold at http://www.fab-corp.com ... click on "Antennas Omni" ... it's a ways down the page

    $15 new. Even if it isn't that great you can't complain for $15.
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    I've got the first one from that guy on ebay and it works good in my driveway.
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    thanks guys, i ended up getting the 2nd one. this is gonna get interesting!! i cant wait to start wardriving!
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    just remember to look and not touch. You are authorized to see the access points, but it is a felony to use them.

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    let us know how well it woks ... i'm looking at the same setup
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    Well, it does not have a grounding plane(?), so it should be mounted on a metal surface.

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    i just got the antenna today (2nd one), wow its really small, maybe 5 or 6 inches tall, ill let you all know how it goes.

    just curious...how would they ever catch you if you did do anything?? c'mon...its wireless
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    I have the second one. been using it in the car for a couple of months now. the improvements over the 2.2dbi rubber duck i was using are phenominal. i pick up about 30% access pointswhen war driving, i can now park any where on my street and still be able to access my network (about 100 metres in any direction. my access point is a very cheap zonet thing thats bolted to a solid brick wall in the middle of the house) its a decent antenna for the money. oh and it out performs my house mates orinocco gold and 5.5dbi magmount with ground plane setup some thing special

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