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    ebay score!

    I won an orinoco gold 802.11b usb adapter on ebay. They had a picture of the box, in the upper right hand corner I could barely make out the Lucent logo. I paid $22 for it shipped, I just got it, I pulled it apart and sure enough it had a notebook PC Card inside plugged into a USB adapter. The PC card had a plastic plug in the end and underneath was a jack for an external antenna. The person who sold it had 10 of them up on ebay, $9.99 each, I think maybe 5 were sold. the seller is here Need an ocilliscope? How about some radiation detectors?

    Look for the Lucent stuff, the rest doesn't have the adapter or the card with the jack in it. He'll probably list them again.

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    Think you can put a different card in it ?
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    I looked it over, the usb adapter is keyed to accept only 16 bit cards so I couldn't try my SMC a/b/g card. I did have an old belkin 16 bit nic card and it fit but it didn't work. I think the pcmcia socket in the adapter isn't set up to pnp/detect any card that you could shove in there, maybe with some driver modification it would work. The card did work by itself without the adapter in my laptop. There are rumors that certian cards can be used to upgrade the usb adapter but since it only accepts 16 bit cards I wonder if it's even worth it. Netstumbler seems to like this card with and without the usb adapter.

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    This thing has a PC Card in it ???



    If so, I guess I should buy one of those

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    They also have these.
    I bid one of each



    Even if they are normal stuff, still cheap enough

    That PC Card can go right on my Epia MII motherboard

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    Don 944 LA, that's the exact same box mine came in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    They also have these.
    I bid one of each



    Even if they are normal stuff, still cheap enough

    That PC Card can go right on my Epia MII motherboard
    Hey don, did that pc card end up having a antenna port on it, or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [H]Bugster
    Hey don, did that pc card end up having a antenna port on it, or no?
    It was Chris that ordered one. Don has just bid on one.
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    Must have missed the earlier posts.

    Yes, they do.

    I ended up getting (2) cards and (1) USB setup..

    The cards have the numbers matching the ( Newer ) Gold card. I believe that the USB unit has a (older ) Gold card that is more desireable. But, now that the latest ones have the antenna connects they should be the same card.

    To answer the earlier question YES both of the bare cards I got have antenna connections. I haven't opened the USB one, but I would imagine that it has one cuz the older ones were sought out just for that reason..

    BTW they work great !!!

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    Seems like that guy still has a few ....

    check out the link above on the first post..

    he still has (2) PCI cards that have the gold card stuck in them

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