pcmcia with external antenna

Hello.
I'm looking for a pcmcia card 802.11G+ (108Mbs/s) with possibility to
connect an external antenna.
The best card for me should be with 300mW.
Does it exist ?
(Sorry for my bad english)
Mams
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Mams
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Perhaps you don't use the word "pcmcia" but rather use "cardbus" !? I found a cardbus with possibility to connect an eternal antenna but only with 54Mb/s speed.
Please, help me to find a cardbus with a connector for external antenna with speed 108Mb/s.
Mams
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Mams
no idea about antenna but what range you looking for, i have a pre-n network(belkin) and i get excellent signal through to brick walls and 30ft.I've not tested it further yet. I use wpa encryption and had no signal problems at all so far.
Daniel
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Daniel Bennett
But the Belkin Pre N apparently won't allow an external antenna.... correct me if I am wrong.
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omni
You don't say what type of router you have. There is *NO* standard for 108, only for 54... To do 108, it is a special feature that ONLY works between same cards/wap/routers, and is manufacturer specific. IE If you have a dlink router set for 108, other manufacturers cards/and built in wireless in most computers, won't work at 108 with it (only 54 max). While there are many manufacturers that make pcmcia/cardbus cards with external antenna adapters, they may not work with the wap/router you have and want 108 connections too.
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You're rigth !. The Belkin Pre N haven't got connection for an external antenna.
No other help ?
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Mams
The ones I've been using at work, and may be available near you (they are worlwide, but I have no idea what they can sell legally/where, they do have 300mw stuff, but you may have to get someone to buy it and mail it to you, i'd offer but I am on vacation in a motel in Las Vegas NV) are the smc cards, at
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important note, log in as a business user rather than a home user (much bigger and better selection). They have both pci and pcmcia/cardbus, regular and high-power, etc They also have a wide range of antennas.. Omni to directional.
Just an aside, while I personally used the High power PCMCIA card, and the SMCANT-6, in certain circumstances (like now) I use the external USB device (not a huge loss from long cable runs like having the antenna and cable) Ex: At work, I have a metal shell truck with the USB device mounted in a weatherproof box on the roof (about 12 FT in the air).. Nowadays I use the high power card in the laptop when running around, and in the truck, I just plug the usb connector in. Don't know your exact situation, but the USB also allows an external antenna, at home I have the USB device in the attic and a highly directional antenna on the roof aimed at my workplace 7.5 miles away (have high speed cable there).
Just out of curiosity, what type of wap/router do you use? Don't know if it is legal by you, but heres a link for modifying certain AP's to 251 mw, rather than the puny 28.
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Thanks for your answer. I use multiple routers, at home, at office and at office's customers. I know now i can't use 108Mb/s every where, so i'll buy a 54Mb/s. Which do you advise ? I need the most powerful possible. In France it's limited to 100mW but i'd like a 300mW or 200mW I think i can buy it in US. And, which omnidirectional antenna and directional do you advise ?
Mams
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Mams
Well, there are several cardbus cards (that take external antennas) From the first page:
SMC2336W-AG EZ-StreamT Universal Wireless Cardbus Adapter
2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11a/g Universal Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Enlarged picture Thanks for your answer.
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Peter Pan
Thanks for your answer.
I've got a new choice. If I want to buy a card with new technologie, ( I saw some cardbus with 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g) I know I can't found it with external antenna because of 2 differents frequencys. So now I must choose between 802.11b/g cardbus with external antenna (Like Buffallo or Orinoco - I didn't find SMC cardbus with external antenna) or 802.11a/b/g without external antenna.
The choice is once again difficult.
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Mams
If I can't find what I really want now, I'll wait for it ! I don't want to regret my purchase I hope it come early !
Thanks once again.
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