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Windows 7: Wifi antennae adaption - will it work? Please help!

10 Jan 2012   #21
Anak

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Your welcome!
I would be very interested to see your final product, if you could take some step by step pictures, and post them here.


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10 Jan 2012   #22
Music Guy123

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No probs, will do! Have to wait until exams are over though in a couple of weeks time!
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22 Jan 2012   #23
Music Guy123

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Okay, have finally finished my exams and started work on my antenna, I built a very basic thing to start with for testing but it is along the lines of this: How to build a weatherproof compact high gain WiFi antenna - YouTube

The only problem came when wiring it to the wifi card, I stripped the white and black cables that go to the card expecting to find one core like Anak said but there were two in a coaxial style. I just don't really know how to deal with this! I hope you can help! Do I make two of the above antennas, one for each cable?
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22 Jan 2012   #24
alphanumeric

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Yes, there are or were two antennas in your laptop. They are useless now that you have cut the cables in half though.
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22 Jan 2012   #25
Music Guy123

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No, don't worry, they were different cables from an old laptop. They just fit the connections. So basically what I need to do is to just make two of those antennas shown in the vid right? Thanks for your help, I can't tell you how much it is appreciated!
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22 Jan 2012   #26
Anak

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Yes make one more antenna it will look similar to your link here: HIGH POWER WIFI ANTENNA, Free Internet, Highly Portable, 16dB Gain, Almost a Dish!! - YouTube. Only your making two. You need to mount them on sheeting to hold them both, and watch the spacing.
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You do not need to concern yourself with the 112, just the distance between 128, and the edges 59, 66.


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22 Jan 2012   #27
Music Guy123

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Ok, so basically I make the bottom half to that one right? Then put the white wire to one side and the black wire to the other yes? Thank you very much for the help, much appreciated!
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22 Jan 2012   #28
Anak

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I am
Hold on a second.

First you said this:
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The only problem came when wiring it to the wifi card, I stripped the white and black cables that go to the card expecting to find one core like Anak said but there were two in a coaxial style. I just don't really know how to deal with this! I hope you can help! Do I make two of the above antennas, one for each cable?
Then this:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
Ok, so basically I make the bottom half to that one right? Then put the white wire to one side and the black wire to the other yes? Thank you very much for the help, much appreciated!
You have your home-brew antenna with a lead coming off it, and it is coax, and you are going to connect it to the card's wiring that has a black, and a white wire

What about the black and white wiring from the card, have you stripped them yet?
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22 Jan 2012   #29
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If I read this correctly, you have two coax cables, one white and one black. One antenna goes on the white and the other on the black. One antenna goes to the connector the white wire was on and the other antenna to where the black wire was connected. Those wires are coaxial cables, each one has two conductors. A shield on the outside and a center conductor in the center.
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22 Jan 2012   #30
Music Guy123

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Ok, let's start from scratch! I have a mini pci wifi card on my laptop. There are two wires coming of it leading to antennas. There is a White wire (main) and a black wire (aux). Each wire is coaxial style, it has a centre core and an outer thing so there is two connections in each cable. Now, I have to attach this to an external antenna. So would I make the bottom half of the one in the vid? I guess I then put the White cable onto one of the figure of eight look alike things and the black one on the other because they are both coaxial style right? Hope this makes sense!
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