I just bought a couple Orinoco Gold cards for $58.00 each. How is that
expensive compared to other cheap cards?
<davehinzspamcop.net> wrote in message
news:bekatv$5vc2t$5ID-134476.news.uni-berlin.de...what's> In comp.sys.mac.comm Mike Levin <mlevin77comcast.net> wrote:>> > Hi all -> > It would be great to have a tool to see what % of
> > the packets going back and forth arrive, are re-transmitted, etc. and(sometimes),>> > going on over the other adjacent channels. Anything like this exists?
> I'm not an authority on wifi by any means, so I'll defer to somoene who
> is. But, in the meantime - I have a laptop which runs windowsSignal:noise> and in it I'm using an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card for a 802.11b network.
> The tools that came with the Orinoco (Lucent) card include one that does
> a site survey; it'll sweep through all the channels, and tell you what
> is out there on each of them. It'll also yze a given link that you
> are using, and will tell you your packet statistics as well as> ratio, data rates, and all the stuff that you'd find useful.
> I used it to measure a wi-fi signal from my house to my neighbors, to test
> the feasability of sharing an internet connection. Kind of pricy to buy
> an orinoco card just to get that ability, but maybe you know someone
> with one, or maybe someone else here can suggest a similar tool for
> whatever hardware it is you have.
> Hope this helps,
> Dave Hinz