What are some good wireless adapters that take advantage of the N900 performance. I have a Dell Desktop and can use either a USB or PCI card adapter. I sort of prefer a card since I have damaged USB adapters in the past by accidentally hitting them but will try a good USB one. I would prefer the cost be under $100.
I have seen two at Best Buy, but the only one I remember is the Belkin and it was around $60-70. It was USB with what appeared to be a flip up antenna assembly. It was a three-antenna 450 mbs device. Like you, I am hard on USB devices just through normal use and prefer PC Card, but I have not seen any new PC Card formats for a while. I disabled the on-board wireless in my Dell laptop and installed an Intel 5300 AGN (Full-Mini). I installed an additional antenna in the bottom of the case with the antenna oriented toward the very rear of the case. It pull 450 with no problem.