Has anyone tried this USB dongle ?
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It has a RealTek 8187 also known as RTL8187L Chipset, So it should work with B|T3 as others have reported success with the 8187 chipset.
My questions is if anyone that has used this one is getting excellent coverage and if the 300mW is for real. The USB and external Antenna Jack would allow various configurations.
$ 40.00 US seems a good deal if it works in linux / B|T. Not sure who manufactures it for Data-Alliance.
Here are the Specifications:
USB 300mW WiFi Adapter w/threaded (RP-SMA) Antenna Jack & 5dBi Antenna
300mW of Tx power & 300mW-equivalent Rx power REDDOT DETACHABLE 5dBi ANTENNA INCLUDED REDDOT 802.11G & B
REDDOT THREADED JACK FOR DURABILITY & ABILITY TO ADD EXTENSION CABLES TO ANTENNA
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL WINDOWS, LINUX, MAC
Wireless standards IEEE 802.11b/g: Data at speed up to 54Mbps CU4-composite
Transmitter Output Power 300mW
54Mpbs (64QAM): -70dbm
11Mpbs (QPSK): -82dbm
Antenna connector RP-SMA
Antenna 5dBi portable antenna is included
Security 64-bit, 128-bit, or 256-bit WEP; WPA, WPA2
Chipset RealTek 8187 also known as RTL8187L
I/O Interface USB 2.0/1.1 Spares the efforts of opening up the case of your desktop computer.
Channels 1 - 13 (all available channels, including all Europe channels)
Operating System Support Windows Vista, XP, 98se, 2000, ME, Linux, Mac OSX 10.3 - 10.4
Power Power is supplied through the USB cable
Power Consumption Transmit <350mA Receive <270mA
Thanks for helping a Newbie out.