--I recently purchased the BeagleBone WiFi adapter and after a decent struggle, was able to get it to work under Angstrom. However, I literally have to place the BeagleBone within 5-10 feet of the router for it to act even close to reliable. Just moving the unit across the room causes a great deal of instability. This is far from what I expected - I was hoping to at least be able to move to the next level of my home and still get a reliable connection.
Anyways, I was wondering if this is normal and what most people have been experiencing? Does Adafruit have any information on what type of range they've been able to achieve? If I need to be within an earshot of the router, I might as well just run an ethernet cable so that I can have a reliable connection.
I did also end up getting the unit to work under Ubuntu on the BeagleBone and while the performance was improved slightly, it still wasn't anything to get terribly excited over.