Yes it does support an external antenna, however the connector is 
proprietary.  The pigtail from the orinocco card to N male or female costs 
$22 (  I've already broke one but the guys at fab-corp 
said it was defective and are sending me a new pigtail.

I haven't been using the card in linux, so maybe someone else can fill this 
part in.  It works very well in Windoze with netstumbler.  The next project 
is getting it to work with kismet.  Which brings up one of the bad points 
about the card.. I guess most of the programs written to capture packets 
need the prismII chipset.  I think i'm gonna go grab one of those today.

At 12:49 PM 3/8/2002, you wrote:

>On Fri, 08 Mar 2002, Jeffrey C. Lehman wrote:
> > I've had good success with the guys at fab-corp ( and 
> plus
> > they have the orinocco gold card on sale for $80.
> >
>Does the orinocco gold card support an external antenna? How does it
>work in Linux?
>Twin Cities Wireless Users Group Mailing List - Minneapolis/St. Paul, 
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Jeff Lehman

Licensed Amateur Radio Operator -- KC0JBP

Email: jeff at

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