I have contacted a guy who wants to sell all his gear, so i get a :
Compaq wl200 PCI card with pigtail;
Some big 21dbi directional antenna, looks like the back of a fridge;
Long low loss cable. Once again don't know what it's called, but about 3dbi loss in the entire cable. Comes with connectors on the end.
sweet! pick it all up wednesday, and then i can attempt to put it all together, and then hook into the wireless mesh network in the area.