Antenna booster for internal wireless card? Will a Pringles can work?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by superkid, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. superkid

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    I have a dell Inspiron 8200 with the Dell TrueMobile 1150 internal
    mini PCI wireless card. Is there any way to connect a home made
    pringles can antenna to the internal card so that I can increase the
    distance I can reach and connect to a far away network?
     
    superkid, Jul 31, 2004
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  2. Well, sort of. Open the cover over the Mini-PCI card on the bottom of
    your machine, and you'll see the antenna connectors. Unplug one of
    them, plug in your Pringles Can antenna, and see how it does. It's
    kinda messy, and finding connectors, patch cables, etc may be
    difficult, but it's do-able...
     
    William P.N. Smith, Jul 31, 2004
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