It's my Birthday again soon So I get presents
My question is, which card (set) sould I ask for my Birthday ?
This set: EDIMAX EW-7318USg with a 12 dBi Panel Antenna ?
Or this card: USB 2.0 R-SMA +5dBi 100mW RTL8187L
(I need to buy the 12dBi seperatly with this one)
The prices are almost the same, so that's no problem
It's important for me that the card works right out of the box (I use BackTrack 3)
Thanks in advance !
Thanks for the reply, gromeo. That's one seems quite expensive, a bit out of the budget
Please have a look please at the eBay links I provided in my post
I have a EDIMAX EW-7318USg and as long as you use the updated drivers it works great in BT3 final. It worked great out of the box in the BT3 beta, but for the final version you really want to update the drivers to the latest version and there are plenty of how tos that describe how to do that.
I don't have the 12db antenna, I use the rubber ducky that came with it.
I like the bleeding edge, but I don't like blood loss
if you don't wanna mess with drivers, get the alfa awus036h. I got that, it's pretty strong one.
Thanks for the replies
@bofh28: Okay, thanks for the input. I noted it down and will take it into consideration
@gromeo: Thanks again for replying. The Alfa is high praised in the community I heard I see that the Alfa awus036h uses the same chipset (Realtek RTL8187L) as this one:
Does this also mean that I don't need to mess with drivers if I buy that one ? Same chipset... The only difference is the mW. Alfa = 500 mW, that one is 100 mW.
Thanks in advance !!
I vote for Alfa too. It works out of the box on BT3, but you may want to upgrade the drivers to enable the highpower mode.
I have the card in me head, but you have the memory problems?
Thanks for the reply ! I know the Alfa is a great card, but I would like to keep the budget below 50 euro's, including the 12 dBi antenna. Sadly, the Alfa go's over that budget by 15-20 euro's.
Anyway, I read in =Tron='s post that there is a "stock r8187 driver in BT3F". This means it will support all cards with a R8187 chipset, right ? That means, that this one should also be supported right out of the box ?
getting stuck with a 100mw adapter instead of a known *working* 500mw alfa over a mere few dollars/euros is not the route i'd choose. the stock 9dbi antenna that ships with the alfa from data-alliance "should" be all you need for working on your own network, and you can always just upgrade it later when you have the extra money to do so.