WG111T can not be put into monitor mode, I know but...

Basically.. The WG111T worked as an amplifier for Airport (I think)
Well, signal(s) got stronger when it was plugged in and when aimed at my router.

Is it acting as an amplifier?
Or.. what?

(Or can anyone else confirm, say, by plugging in a non-monitor-mode-capable dongle in and seeing if it makes a difference?)

modprobe ndiswrapper //I THINK this set up the netgear card on wifi0.. and that could be why.. IDK ..
wlanconfig ath0 destroy
wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode monitor
airmon-ng ath0