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If you need more specific suggestions, post your requirement - Do you need 802.11G or will B work? Does WPA matter? External antennaconnection? Kismet support? Cost?
Despite the fact this thread is long since abandonded, I need a card with the requirements you mentioned. FC5 drivers, Kismet support, 802.11G support, WPA support, preferrably external antenna. I already have fashioned a coffee cantenna that hooks up to my desktop to probe networks within the line of sight, but wardriving is where I'd like to take my laptop.
Any cards stand head and shoulders above the rest in these regards?
Is there anything for a little bit cheaper? I'm getting other suggestions elsewhere, but they don't support 802.11g, which I thought was important in this day and age. If necessary I'll drop the 80 dollars on a new card, plus whatever the pointlessly expensive external antenna pigtail will be, but I'd like to make sure there aren't any less expensive options that will work as well floating around.
Hey cheekio I bought a linksys wg54 wireless card off of ebay for 25 dollars. I downloaded ndiswrapper and installed it run the windows driver for the card through it. Rebooted and the card has been working perfectly ever since.