Atheros card with external antenna connector?
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Mon Dec 11 04:24:51 PST 2006
Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> writes:
> On Sun, 10 Dec 2006, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > http://www.ubnt.com/super_range_cardbus.php4
> > I'm pretty sure these have MMCX, and work basically fine under NetBSD
> > which has essentially the same driver/hal. I'm really sure that we
> > hooked up small external vertical antennas and got well over 100m
> > range outside. Beware that the output is closer to 400 mW and looked
> > a bit unclean at full power, and I was only able to reduce power to
> > about 30 mW.
> Hmm, 30mW or even 100mW is normal spec, 400mW is likely a bit close to
> illegal here, though there's a 200mW CE version, which may do the extra
> European channels too, and with less power consumption .. I'll enquire.
> Thanks for the info; I found the .au distributor there and will check
> them out. So far I've been leaning toward the Proxim/Orinoco cards
> though they're b/g only, and expensive! .. these ones indeed have two
> antenna connectors which (I think) is necessary to do 802.11a.
We did a with one antenna. The second connector is for diversity; the
card will receive on both and transmit on either. I don't think it
has anything to do with a, other than that at 5 GHz diversity may be
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