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    Best USB Wireless Adapter?

    Hi All

    After having problems with random reeboots I have come to the come to the conclusion that it is my crappy Belkin wireless adapter

    The question is what are people using and what would you recomend?

    It needs to be:

    1.) USB
    2.) 100% Compatable with Netstumbler
    3.) 100% Hibernate friendly
    4.) Excellent Range
    5.) Support b and g
    6.) Good software (I know some wireless cards have flakey software)

    Would be nice if it had:

    1.) Possibility for an external arial
    2.) Low power usage
    3.) Nice price

    I realise this has probably been coverd before but new products come out, drivers/software are updated etc So I wanted the latest view.

    I also realise I have semi contradicted my self by asking for one with good range and lowish power but hey I can wish

    So what can you reccomend guys?
    System:
    256Mb, PIII 533 on a Hyph01 PCI sized mobo (Lan/Sound/GFX)
    M1-ATX PSU
    250GB Hdd

    USB:
    Haicom GPS
    Belkin Wireless

    Case:
    Installed in an old NTL box, (best thing for it)

    Screen:
    LinITX 7"

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    I have a linksys WUSB54G that really works well for me. It's powered by the USB bus, can be relocated very easily throughout the car, has great range and does all that other stuff you mentioned. I love when I pull up to a stop light and suddently I'm signed onto instant messanger. One time I was just going slowly through an intersection and I got logged on!

    I think I got the WUSB54G for a bout $60 at CompUSA
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    Hye does the WUSB54G have external arial?

    thanks

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    Search for Buffalo.

    I use and it works great. it is relativly inexpensive, has great software and the only card that i know of that is USB 802.11b/g compatable and has an external antenna hookup
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    sorry yer the buffalo card looks good but do they have a usb version?
    the WUSB54GP is good too.

    thanks

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    Nice one guys, I will have a look at those I allways knew buffalo were a good make but I never really used them.
    System:
    256Mb, PIII 533 on a Hyph01 PCI sized mobo (Lan/Sound/GFX)
    M1-ATX PSU
    250GB Hdd

    USB:
    Haicom GPS
    Belkin Wireless

    Case:
    Installed in an old NTL box, (best thing for it)

    Screen:
    LinITX 7"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex121
    Hye does the WUSB54G have external arial?

    thanks
    Yes it does. See the pic..

    -Brad
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    edit:

    Ok can someone tell me if there are ANY USB wifi adaptors out there where you can connect an a external antenna?
    Id rather it be a USB instead of PCMCIA card because then i can get a USB HUB PCMCIA card instead and have an extra 3 usb ports.

    But if there are no USB wifi adaptors with a external antenna jack, could someone please recommend me a good PCMCIA wifi card with a external antenna jack!

    thanks alot!

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    bump: Im still looking for a PCMCIA card which allows for an external antenna to be connected. The only one i have found is the Buffalo WLI-CB-G54S and i cant find any in my area.

    thanks

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