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    How much $$$ For Wi-Fi?

    I hate to do this but I couldn't find any relative information in a search. And the stickies all have links to discontinued products. So how much dough am I looking at to put Wi-Fi in my car? Also, can I get a PCI card that would some how magically fit into my Ampie case, or do I have to go USB? Basically I'm looking for something I can get for cheap on Ebay the same way I did my GPS receiver.
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    umm....why don't you just search for wi-fi cards online and get an idea on price?

    do you even know how to connect to wi-fi if you're asking a question like this?

    do you know that you have to be in a hot spot to use it?
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    Since you have a ampie case, I would recommend something like this
    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...VisitorWrapper
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    I know exactly how much it would cost if I went to Futureshop and picked up the pieces but I want to know of some cheap online places to pick it up.

    Thanks man, so it looks like that Linksys is on Ebay for about $30 to my door. That's not bad, anything else I need to know besides buying it, finding a good mounting point and plugging it in? Besides wardriving I mean, I still have some reading to do on that software. I just need the hardware for now.
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    You will maybe also want a extender antenna (so you will need to either mod your Wi-Fi adapter to take ext antenna or buy something like the Engenius EUB-362 EXT)

    Link to a 7Dbi antenna:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antenna-7dbi-Mag...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos106
    You will maybe also want a extender antenna (so you will need to either mod your Wi-Fi adapter to take ext antenna or buy something like the Engenius EUB-362 EXT)

    Link to a 7Dbi antenna:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antenna-7dbi-Mag...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanatos.

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    Sure do...I've got a similar antenna and its ok from my driveway (5m away from the wireless AP) but any further and its reception is utter crap. Might be my mini-PCI wireless card thats crap, but its one of the two...
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    I still say the best way is either a hacked linksys wrt or a usb wifi dongle with external antenna. Keep the coax to a minimum. That's mainly why those antenna don't work well. Even though it's microwave grade coax it's still pretty lossy. Best place I've found to get wifi stuff is www.fab-corp.com. They're based in Florida. They've actually had stuff sent to me overnight. That's pretty damn good, Flordia to Alaska in one day is pretty tough to do.
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