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

05 Jan 2012   #1

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Wifi antennae adaption - will it work? Please help!

Hi there, this may sound mad, I am hoping it will work, i have no money to spend on a usb dongle or similar. My wifi card (pictured below, sorry for the rubbish picture!) is an Atheros adapter and I need to boost my receiving range! I guess the white and black cables coming of the top are for the antennas but i don't really know much about it! I have a good antenna that I can plug into a rf connector (example of which is pictured below). I have a couple of spare wires that connect the the card where the white and black ones do if that is needed. I know this sounds confusing and I hope someone could help or explain this to me! If you are confused, please tell me and I will try to explain what I am trying to do in more detail! Any help much appreciated, here are the pics:



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05 Jan 2012   #2

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Looks like some guy has tried to do this before but I need a slightly updated piece of help! Here is the link:

Internal Wifi External Antenna Mod. Pics [Archive] - AnandTech Forums
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06 Jan 2012   #3

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Any help?
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07 Jan 2012   #4

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Bump! Please help!
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07 Jan 2012   #5

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You can not guess about the wiring or else you will fry the card, and quite possibly your machine. See post #9 in your link.

Can you find any information on that Atheros adapter? I did try to look, but the site is nothing but bells and whistles, no real information.

Search for extend atheros adapter range or substitute wi-fi for atheros.

Found this, but I am not sure it will be helpful: Extend Atheros adapter range | Instructables
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07 Jan 2012   #6

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Thank you very much for replying, it is much appreciated! My wifi card is an atheros AR5B93. I have seperate connectors to the white and black cables connect and my intention was to swap the cables with my ones and connect that to an external anntenna. This is similar to what the internal antenna looks like: Redirect Notice

I was guessing that I had to antennas and that if I did this: How to hack a satellite dish into a WiFi signal booster | Video Wonder How To twice, I would be able to use both antennas. tbh, it won't be quite like that video but you get the idea!
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07 Jan 2012   #7

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You may not get good results if you would be using a dish, as they are not omnidirectional.

btw; your Wonder link does not work for me.
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07 Jan 2012   #8

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firstly, I won't actually be using a dish and it won't have to be omnidirectional! This is probably what I will do, make two of these: HIGH POWER WIFI ANTENNA, Free Internet, Highly Portable, 16dB Gain, Almost a Dish!! - YouTube . I hope that makes sense! BTW, thank you so much for replying, it is much appreciated! Sorry for this reply being delayed, had limited internet all day!
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08 Jan 2012   #9

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Bump?
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08 Jan 2012   #10

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Sure, its still possible that I could still help.

What more do you need?

You have the general idea of what you want to build. You need to gather the materials, and build it.

The only thing I see that may hold you up is you do not know for sure how to connect your project to your wi-fi card.

It does look like those black, and white wires are for the antenna connection.
See pixs 4,5,6 at : Part 3: Installing an atheros wlan card
They slide/snap on to a antenna connection.

What do yours connect to? Can you show more pixs? Need more pixs!

It would also help if you filled out your System Specs, especially the make/model/serial number of that Atheros adapter.
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