108 Mbps Cardbus/USB Adapters that accept external antennae

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by baduser, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. baduser

    baduser Guest

    Appreciate a list. I currently have a SMC Barricade 7904WBRA. Should I
    stick with SMC.

    Thanks.
     
    baduser, Sep 27, 2005
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  2. Your SMC 7904WBRA is an ADSL wireless router that does NOT support
    108MBit/sec enhancements to 802.11g. You would be wasteing your money
    buying something faster then 54Mbits/sec unless you also replace your
    existing 7904WBRA.

    Offhand, I don't know of any USB adapters that have easily attachable
    external antennas. However, if you search Google Groups for articles
    on "USB antenna", you'll probably find quite a few modifications and
    do it thyself adaptations.


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    Jeff Liebermann, Sep 28, 2005
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  3. baduser

    baduser Guest

    I realize the 7904 isn't geared for 108. I move amongst various clients
    so I would like to give myself a shot at 108 if the situation arose. My
    concerns are more with SMC being a good choice as an all rounder,
    particularly with the 7904. Being able to attach an external antenna
    would be a plus, but USB/Cardbus are limited.
     
    baduser, Oct 1, 2005
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  4. First, please realize that there are two 108Mbit/sec proprietary
    technologies (Turbo, Super-G, and Afterburner), so your chances of
    finding a compatible access point is rather less than I would expect.
    In addition, the increasing popularity of MIMO (pre-N or eventually
    802.11n) will also limit your abilities to find a compatible access
    point. In addition, the benifits of these proprietary improvements
    are only useful when fairly close to the access point (< 6ft) and only
    between similar technology client to client transfers. You'll also
    need a 100Mbit/sec broadband connection to insure that the speed to
    the internet is faster than the maximum 50-60mbits/sec wireless
    performance for 108Mbits/sec. Lastly, they don't work peer to peer.

    Well, you did ask for an opinion and I think that this exercise in
    performance enhancement is a total waste of time and effort. Stay
    with 802.11g and away from proprietary enhancements.

    Sorry, I have no experience with the SMC client radios and cannot
    offer an opinion.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Oct 1, 2005
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  5. baduser

    SMS Guest

    Buffalo has 54 Mbps and 125 Mbps Cardbus, and 54 Mbps USB, but no 108
    Mbps. All have external antenna jacks. To use the 125, you'd need a
    compatible router.
     
    SMS, Oct 1, 2005
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  6. baduser

    baduser Guest

    Thanks.

    Looks like I'm between a reinforced concrete wall and a hard place.
     
    baduser, Oct 2, 2005
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