Looking for a stronger wireless network USB adapter...

Ant

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Hello.

I am looking for a stronger wireless network USB adapter since my
current old D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ USB Adapter is not strong enough and
not compatible with MacOS X 10.2.8 and Linux (Debian; Kernel 2.6.8; I
know there is a third party EXPERIMENTAL driver). It works OK in Windows
XP and 2000 SP4.

What's the best powerful and not so expensive network USB Adapter to
connect to WAPs at great distances? This D-Link one likes to disconnects
and sometimes cannot pick up a lot of WAPs. I am planning to use the new
one for my old 15" PowerBook G4 1 Ghz (its Airport is very weak),
desktop machines, etc. so I will be switching between computers often
and taking it with me. Linux and MacOS X drivers are important and must
be easy to set up with little compilation and configuration.

Are there any after Christmas sales? I live in Los Angeles county and I
would like to buy from a retail store like Best Buy, Circuit City,
CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot, Staples, PC Club, Nexcom, etc.

Thank you in advance and happy holidays! :)
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Doesn't Apple have their own wireless gear? Seems like the new Airports
would be plenty fast.

"Ant" <philpi@earthlink.netANT> wrote in message
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> Hello.
>
> I am looking for a stronger wireless network USB adapter since my current
> old D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ USB Adapter is not strong enough and not
> compatible with MacOS X 10.2.8 and Linux (Debian; Kernel 2.6.8; I know
> there is a third party EXPERIMENTAL driver). It works OK in Windows XP and
> 2000 SP4.
>
> What's the best powerful and not so expensive network USB Adapter to
> connect to WAPs at great distances? This D-Link one likes to disconnects
> and sometimes cannot pick up a lot of WAPs. I am planning to use the new
> one for my old 15" PowerBook G4 1 Ghz (its Airport is very weak), desktop
> machines, etc. so I will be switching between computers often and taking
> it with me. Linux and MacOS X drivers are important and must be easy to
> set up with little compilation and configuration.
>
> Are there any after Christmas sales? I live in Los Angeles county and I
> would like to buy from a retail store like Best Buy, Circuit City,
> CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot, Staples, PC Club, Nexcom, etc.
>
> Thank you in advance and happy holidays! :)
> --
> "Do not kill ants. They are your best friends." --Joe Brainard
> /\___/\
> / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
> | |o o| | E-mail (nuke ANT if replying privately to a newsgroup
> \ _ / post): philpi@earthlink.netANT or ANTant@zimage.com
> ( )
> Ant is currently not listening to any songs on his home computer.
 

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