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Join Date: Jan 2010
Adding antenna to Tiny Wifi Card - 02-23-2010, 03:32 AM
Crystal HD decoder + WIFI + Runcore IV = no space!
I am basically copying this setup but I am not installing the eeti controller and instead hacking into the usb from the wwan spot (underneath the T-Style Card) to connect the buffalo card to usb.
The main change is I wanted to add the Dell Mini's antenna wires to the Buffalo card. I am just not sure if it is even possible, or where I could connect it, it is extremely small...
Well heres pictures, if you could please mark on the picture where the antenna is/ where I could solder to.
PS If you need the pictures in another format tell me. I can remove the glass on the back but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to.
Join Date: Jan 2010
02-24-2010, 09:45 PM
Looking around the internet found me few people who have done similar things with usb wifi adapter with a blue ceramic antenna.
Asus wl-167g external antenna hack, pictures of the board. -=- OBERKOMMANDO . ORG
No pics (same device as above)
ronobvious - Ralink USB wifi adapter external antenna modification
No pics, different device
Help with AWLL3026 antenna mod - Remote Exploit Forums
Well my usb wifi also has a ceramic blue antenna labeled WTC B(next Line), That copper L may not be the antenna but something else... a ground maybe?!
I'm going to try hooking the mini's antenna cables in parallel with the blue antenna and see how the reception changes, (it is fairly poorer then the N card that came with the Mini even in an external usb).
What I need to findout before I do this is, (unless is doesnt matter)
which side is ground on the ceramic antenna.
Which side is ground on the mini's antenna (guessing white not yellow?)
Does the Minis built in antenna resonate at 2.4kHz.
If this work Ill probably try to do something similar to this over spring break, (more tools)
EeeUser Forum / Chrome Design E1000 + Wifi Antenna Upgrade
Better quality scanned pics of device to come...
P.S. Signal Weakness may be related to it not have a ground for the antenna (its out of its case when I use it). Or that I am using Ubuntu 9.10 which took several hours to get the driver working for(not fully supported).
Join Date: Mar 2009
02-25-2010, 04:22 PM
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