Originally Posted by archalien
51m2 had bad card and antenna, nothing 2 do w/ case or paint.
2100 works like a champ.
The case may be the problem. I read some tests that showed magnesium blocks the signal considerably. If the antenna of the Area-51m2 is under the case constructed of the magnesium alloy then it is a problm. I believe it would be better for the wireless signal if the antenna is routed to the LCD.
The Intel 2100 works so well for Archalien that he is desperately looking for some way to use the PC card slot.
My 2 top choices:
Flash card reader
I use the slot for testing other wireless cards which I still do for my former employer. Or if I need the extra signal strength of a 200mW card for true wardriving. For home and office use, the Intel 2100 works flawlessly.