orinoco are known to be very good and efficient card. A must.
However, cards that use Prism 2 chipset (up to 2.5, Prism 3 are not that good) are known to be incredibly powerful card, it might be a good idea too. Still, these card might be harder to get to work (my Prism3 card was a nightmare!) but it is always possible to do so. A lot of manufacturer are using Prism chipset, search a bit google about it.
Btw, I don't really recommmend using kernel wireless drivers, most of them are pretty outdated. Wireless is just too new, you will probably need beta drivers/upload newer firmware if you wish to use advanced feature from your card.
EDIT : fixed a horribly wrong sentence.
Last edited by Half_Elf; 05-22-2005 at 01:29 PM.