Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems Inform everyone on any issues or problems with your Dell Mini 9 hardware.

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atgw atgw is offline
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Default 01-04-2014, 08:48 AM

Hi Steve

Many thanks for post - will keep well noted - but I would replace like with like
BTW whats the 3 rd wire for ? a good earth
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Default 01-05-2014, 12:43 AM

It's for a third antenna. Some wireless N access points support what is called a 3X3 mode, which can improve performance. If your router doesn't have that, a third antenna won't do anything for you. If you went that route you'd have to buy the antenna (they're cheap), disassemble the Mini, attach the antenna inside, route the wire, and connect it to the wireless card (assuming you had one that had a third socket.) I wouldn't bother, to be honest.

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