wireless - Drop the guy a email, he offered to sell me one at $65, he might do better if you buy 6. I might buy another, but that may be awhile.
On the XP and the wireless issue, the card is working fine. The problem seems to be with XP, when I un-select "Let windows configure the connection" (or something like that) The client manager reports that the wireless card is working and indicates the strength of the signal.
I am going to try Win2K this weekend and see if it's better, first however I am going to install the winter 2001 drivers from Orinoco and see if that makes a difference as I am running the Orinoco USB adapters on my "Barbie" PC under Win XP with no problem, The problem seems to be the MS provided driver that XP uses, Dell doesn't have a XP driver update yet or I can't seem to find it; They do have a Win2K driver, I might try it instead too.
FYI - 256mb of memory with XP on the GCT makes a big difference, I tried running with just the 32mb SODIMM and hated it, 256mb makes it a lot better. Also XP is a hella of lot better in speed that WinME or Win98. The memory I am using is a Pony brand this time, it has the 16 chip SODIMM design.