I've been flipping through some of the posts in this forum on the subject, and must compliment those of you who have undertaken the soldering route to attach antennas to PCMCIA and USB NIC's. Certainly a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. ;-)
Myself, if possible, I'd like to avoid that route until the simple option is explored. Essentially, as per the title, I'm just after a PCMCIA wi-fi NIC with an external SMA connector so I can attach a D- Link +7dbi antenna to it. I have the same antenna attached to one of my wi-fi access points, and the goal is to be able to hit that signal from the coffee shop down the road. I can hit the pub down the road just fine, however, that's not going to help me get much work done. LOL!
So, if anyone has a good list of Wi-Fi cards on the market that will support an SMA antenna, could you please toss me a recommendation or two.