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Q: M710q wiFi antenna connector

A recent purchase of the M710q with wifi has an antenna connector that I'm not familiar with. I was hoping for an SMA, but it is much smaller. For my application, I want to remotely locate the antenna and I need an adapter to fit the cable to the connector. Does anyone know what type connector it is?

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Does anyone have any tips on a good 802.11g PC card? I'd really like to get one with a connector for an antenna. Basically, what I'd like to accomplish is sharing one cable internet connection with some buddies on the other side of my apartment complex. Figured this may be an interesting way. Don't worry, we do have a wireless router, I'm just trying to get a better signal.
Also, we have 2 wireless routers; is there a way for them to talk and share one internet connection?

Thanks,

RINGER
 

A:Need a good 54g card w/ antenna connector

Routers only run in gateway mode, so there is no way to share the connection that way. I'd consider something like this DWL-G810 D-Link wireless bridge, you can connect multiple computers through a simple switch on the other side of the bridge. You can also a directional antenna for better range, and it supports WPA for security concerns.
 

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My experience with the upgrade. First I tried to get smart and get a generic EM7455, error 1802 and shutdown occured, Lenovo whitelists hardware and illegal BIOS mods are not my cuppa Joe. Then I tried to get the EM7455 from IBM Lenovo parts, delays until June, canceled. Ordered from HPP on Amazon, Lenovo original. Main antenna pin on card broke off into the antenna connector, after the stress of two connects, no luck extracting, snapped it off and then soldered the cable into the EM7455 board. It was a dumb MISTAKE, because the cable is actually coaxial. Ordered Lenovo 1AW308 antenna (LAN and WWAN) and took the T460 apart. Carved up the micro-SIM tray (microsurgery with a blade) to accept the SIM card from AT&T. Make four cuts into the LCD bezel trim to access the screws because I was too ;lazy to pry it off, it all works now. Tips: To avoid pin amputation (which will get stuck in antenna connector) lift the WWAN card off the board avoiding contact with the connectors, wear a x10 bino magnifier preferable with a light, and bend the cables to lay flush with board before snappin in using nail, make sure you feel the slight pop when the connectors align before applying pressure. Oh and make sure you are well rested with the kids and wife out of the house Half an hour of work initially, then a five hour session to fix the booboo. Parts for the unfortunate antenna amputees, order here:IBM Lenovo Parts01AW308 Antenna (has both WiFi and WWAN, ... Read more

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I have two Lenovo N586 laptops. Both of them will reconnect to our home wifi on their own. I have disconnected. It reconnects. I have disconnected and changed the tick to connect automatically. It reconnects. Did those things plus turned off wifi antenna. The wifi turned itself back own and reconnected. I did the latter plus turned on airplane mode. The machines turn on the wifi antenna and reconnect anyway. When looking at the airplane mode tick it is still on but the machine is online.
 
I restarted the router and changed the login code. That allowed me to "forget" the network. However, when it was still looking to get online. If I entered the new credentials the same trouble starts.
 
These machines share the same wlan with data sharing. They also use the same login for Google Chrome so that we both have access to the same bookmarks, etc. 
 
  
 
I set it like the above shot and 30-45 seconds later it looks like this. Airplane Mode on but trying to logon to wifi.
If I had not "fogetten the network and changed the password it would then log on.
 
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.

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I have two Lenovo N586 laptops. Both of them will reconnect to our home wifi on their own. I have disconnected. It reconnects. I have disconnected and changed the tick to connect automatically. It reconnects. Did those things plus turned off wifi antenna. The wifi turned itself back own and reconnected. I did the latter plus turned on airplane mode. The machines turn on the wifi antenna and reconnect anyway. When looking at the airplane mode tick it is still on but the machine is online.
 
I restarted the router and changed the login code. That allowed me to "forget" the network. However, when it was still looking to get online. If I entered the new credentials the same trouble starts.
 
These machines share the same wlan with data sharing. They also use the same login for Google Chrome so that we both have access to the same bookmarks, etc. 
 
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help. I used Bleeping Computer about 3 1/2 years ago to fix a problem. Now I'm back.

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Hi, I recently purchased Thinkcentre M710q Tiny but there is no support for WiFi and Bluetooth out of the box. I believe there is a M.2 combo card available (Intel 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 4.2). This is available in two form factors M.2 2230 and M.2 1216. Please advice which one I should buy.  Secondly which antenna kit and wiring harness I should purchase. I believe there is a front and rear antenna options. Please help. I tried Lenovo Technical Support but could get very little help.

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Hi;

I'm looking for a better antenna system for my D-Link DI-624 router and D-Link WIFI PCI card.

Perhaps it would be best to improve the antenna on the PC, not the router, since I don't really want to broadcast my WIFI signal outside of the house (I am using standard 128 bit encryption).

Perhaps a directional antenna is what I need.

Can anyone suggest one?

Thanks

FW
 

A:Better WiFi antenna?

http://cantenna.com/

Mine works well. It still won't shoot through thick concrete, brick, or steel walls, but in a regularly constructed house, it is a good improvement.
 

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dear fellow IT experts
i am looking to increase my wifi range by buying a few aerial. what will fit my netgear wpn311 wifi card. also which is teh best for range as i hear parabolic are good but they are expensive. i found this site with antenna's on it. any clues as to which is the best?

http://www.wirelesspro.co.uk/department/indoor_antennas/?gclid=CLrw0sqL8ZICFRW5GgodQn8j5g


cheers everyone
 

A:Wifi antenna

They appear to have the standard reverse-SMA connector, so I suspect all of them are compatible. If you have a point-to-point situation, the directional antenna with the highest gain is the best choice. It doesn't matter what the style is, it's the gain that determines the amount of improvement in signal strength.
 

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Good day!i am planning to extend my wifi signal so that it can reach to my mothers house.which wifi antenna should i use?a biquad or yagi antenna..the distance is less than 500 meters away but there are 2 buildings in the line of site.
 

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The wifi antenna button on my keyboard (aka F12) is supposed to turn the wifi antenna on or off.  It has done that successfully for a couple of years.  It now turns that airplane mode on or off.  I haven't been able to turn on my wifi since that happened.  I can't turn the wifi on with the sliding switch either.  This may have happened when I upgraded to Windows 10, but I am not sure.  There was about a month between the upgrade and the next time that I tried to use wifi.  Has anyone else had this problem?

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I have a Dell E1705 laptop with Intel's Pro wireless built in Wifi card...The signal I receive is poor to none. Is there some magic way of adding an antenna to boost the incoming signal? If not what would be an answer...? Do they make express port card or is some kind of usb less expensive
Thanks,
Albert
 

A:Need to add wifi antenna

I doubt you'll add an internal antenna. If you feel the need, you probably want to consider either a ExpressCard or USB adapter with provisions for an external antenna.
 

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I need a replacement for the WiFi antenna that screws into the card in my HP Computer.

I note two similar antennas, one rated at 5 decibel gain vs. 8 decibel gain. In there any benefit for the higher decibel gain for WiFi basically reception and some upload (i.e. email). The building that I live in has WiFI Routers.
 

A:WiFi Antenna

have a read here
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworkhardware/a/introduction-to-wifi-wireless-antennas.htm
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1278283

is there much difference in price?
 

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I have a used desktop optiplex 980 with a missing wifi antenna. what is that antenna and what does it do. What is its price?

A:The Wifi antenna

RU297 is the antenna. 
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/ru297?c=us&l=en&orig_s=gen&sku=ru297&s=dhs
 
 

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What is the part number, or an otherwise suitable internal antenna for a M.2 wifi card for an M710?  I am only interested in the antenna and not the M.2 wifi card itself.

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where i can buy a Internal Wireless Antenna for alienware 17 r4? i cant find anywhere! please help me!greetings

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I am wanting to create a homemade antenna and I have a few questions. I found a website..... http://wireless.gumph.org/articles/homemadeomni.html that I was going to try out. What I am curious about is am I able to make more than one of these and somehow connect them so as they act as one in a type of "flower mount" effect? Or would the signals interfere with each other and cancel everything out? I am trying to extend my reach of the antenna that came with the card basically. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Homemade WiFi Antenna help

I'd suggest some tried-n-true designs. I've used a pair of Cantenna units with some Linksys equipment to link two sites about 3/4 mile apart.
 

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I have purchased a new ac router and a new ac pci-e network card (Asus).

My setup before this purchase was this, pci-e 802.11n with two antenna connectors. Each connector has a 30 ft Wifi extension cable leading to two simple yagi antennas mounted outside. This has been working just fine for several years.

My new ac network card has 3 connectors.

Do you think that I could just buy another 30 ft extension cable and another antenna like the ones I already have. Should it work?

The reason I am inquiring is the antennas are advertised as 2.4 ghz. AC standard will be in the 5 ghz band.

Shouldn't the cable and antennas use whatever ghz I am working with?

Thanks

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Hi.
someone just stole my TP link wifi card, so I need a new one.
can you please give me a recommendation on a good card, that meets these requirements:
1. at least G standart, if possible, N.
2. supports BackTrack (AirCrack, Airodump etc.) and monitoring mode.
3. good range and power.
I thought on anything from here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/c/networking-314?page=1&pagesize=100&pagesort=reviews
also need a good antenna to go with it.
thanks
 

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Can someone explain to me the diff between a TNC and SMA connector in a wifi antenna? A company has asked that I change out all of their wifi access points with new linksys AP's they purchased. The current AP's have a antenna connected with a cable. The cable looks similar to a standard COAX cable, but smaller. The connector is also smaller.

When I remove the standard antenna from the linksys, the plug is too large for the current cable.

I belive that I need a TNC to SMA adaptor, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know? Also, can the connectors be purchased at a hardware/electronics store, or is online the best place?
 

A:Wifi Antenna (TNC vs SMA Adaptor)

This is the TNC connector.

Here's the SMA Connector.

Note the subsection for the SMA specification that specifies the Reverse SMA, which is commonly used for most WiFi equipment antennas.
 

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Do these things actually work??????
 

A:Solved: WIFI Antenna

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I have had a problem connecting to the wireless networks at my school bc I can barely get a signal. I am using an internal wireless card. I have read that I would get better reception if I used a high gain external antenna.
My question is what adapter cable would I need to connect the antenna (rf cable) to the two little connectors on my internal wireless card? and what kind of range improvement could I expect with a 7.5 dbi antenna?
 

A:Laptop Wifi Antenna

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Hello, My T420 has a hard time competing for bandwidth and I need to either replace the antenna or upgrade it.  I could use some advice on this and I thank Y'all in advance for your expertise. On my hotspot, connectivity is great.  I am the only user with the occasional visitor connecting with a mobile device.  However, at a friend's, my T420 can connect, but browsing is painfully slow.  There are five devices connected into friend's router:  1-apple TV; 2-iphone 5; 3-iphone 6S; 4-ipad; and, 5-Lenovo ThinkPad T420. I am aware that the stronger/est antennae captures the bandwidth.  So, at friend's location and when connecting to public wifi, I need a stronger antenna, it seems.  Please adivse.  Thank you.  

A:WiFi antenna on T420

If your antenna works at your hotspot, it works.  It cannot be upgraded, it is simply wires running around the outside of the lid. 
 
If it also is VERY slow at your friends heavily loaded router, it is probably just that the internet connection is overloaded

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hello everyone i am using internet through a wireless wired connection which means on roof top i have got a wifi antenna and from there a wire is connected to my laptop
well my query is that i stay near to my college which grants us acess to free internet but my laptop wifi or any other usb adapter is not capable of catching that wifi signal so i wanted to know is there any way that i can configure my wifi antenna to catch my college signal if no please help in getting a way so that i can connect through my college wifi signal as my college wifi gives great speed and the plan i am subscribed to is like shit i pay for 1mbps plan but i get max downloading speed upto 150kbps
please help

A:Wifi antenna configuration

Hello,

Does your Wi-Fi antenna have higher dBi which is also called high gain antenna? Anything higher than 7dBi might be doable and possibly you may get a great signal from your college Wi-Fi network. I'm sure that it's detachable or removable so that you may upgrade it to a higher dBi, please check this out.

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I have one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DQUHC/103-4561921-0038218?v=glance&n=172282

My signal strength is very low. I was wondering what are some tips and tricks to getting a bettere signal? I am picking up on wifi hotspots in my area. I can only get on one but the signal is real weak.
 

A:Wifi Reception Antenna Mod Question

you can try adding a USB extension cable then moving it around until you get a better signal. Since the antenna is inside of that thing, no "modding" can be done. If that doesn't work, you will have to buy another network adapter.

This one has pulled in excellent signals from my router in the other end of the house when my 2 other adpaters would only get a low or medium signal. check it out here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124126

BTW, i hope you are attempting to use public hotspots and not leach off of somebody's home network!
 

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Alright i have one black wire and one white wire on a laptop that has mini wifi. on the card it has a main and an aux which one goes where?
 

A:mini wifi antenna how to hook up?

Probably entirely dependent on the laptop make and model. But we have no idea what that is?
 

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Good evening all:
The question I have is:
We spend about 5-6 months a year in a motorhome, and have access to wifi service in the rv parks. I want to know if a wireless router could be used with an outdoor antenna when we are on the road then taken into the house and used with a dsl modem when we are in the house.
If this is possible, could one of you recommend brand/model that is not too expensive but would do the job.
Thanks so much in advance.
Vicks
 

A:using wireless router with dsl or wifi antenna

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I use a external Wifi Antenna  to get a connection were I am. How can make my computer a hot spot so I can connect other devices I have with the same Wifi?

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i have been reading on the forums and there seems to be alot of mixed information on plug in wifi antennas for win7 as far as what will work and what wont. the most common thing ive been reading is that many cant get the drivers to work with their antenna. i would like an antenna for our girls laptops when we visit the grandparents that reaches out to the pool house...about 150 ft away. i know they have a "G" router and although the girls pick up a signal..its very weak and drops often. id like one of the smaller plug in usb types that is not on a long usb cord or anything. is there one that is recommended that will work for certain with windows 7 32 bit? price is not as important as performance. thanks for your input.

A:best usb wifi antenna for win7 32bit?

Using an USB adaptor with an antenna may not be enough for that range. I can't really make an accurate prediction about which USB antenna to use because certain ones work better with different routers and the drivers come into play also.

It may help to get one from the same company as the router being used although there are too many factors involved to predict the outcome. Wireless G has it's limitations which is why there is wireless N.

If you want it to work right and don't mind spending some money to upgrade the hardware then going to a wireless-wired N router would be the way to go. You would need to run an eithernet cable from the router to a wireless N access point at the closest location to the pool house for the best possible connection.

This would give you the best chance at making this work but I realize it's probably more work, time and money than you want to put into it. You would also need to use wireless N capible network adaptors on the pool computers to pick up the signal. This type of set up would work for certain but it's still a matter of how much you want to put into it.

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The *****s in my building keep pointing the antennas down the hall toward their rooms not realizing that they are decreasing their signal strength. I know that the signal comes out of the sides of the omni-directional antennas on the router, but no matter how many times i fix them someone comes behind me a messes it up. I need a simple clear picture that explains how this is a bad thing. I know someone here has seen such a thing. And yes I googled it to no avail.
 

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Hello,

My neighbor has was looks like a omnidirectional WiFi antenna on his roof.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p77/ ... C00149.jpg

I'm curious to know what legitimate reason one would have for having an antenna like this in the middle of a residential neighborhood far from any public wifi sharing?

To me, the only logical purpose would involve shenanigans.
 

A:Solved: Rooftop WiFi Antenna

That's very unlikely to be a WiFi antenna, most likely amateur radio or some other communications.

If he were really up to some shenanigans, it's doubtful that he'd be so obvious about it.

If you're really curious, just ask him what the antenna is for.
 

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My notebook only finds wifi if it is within a few feet of the router. The router is not the problem--my smartphone does not have a problem with wifi. And my notebook will not pickup wifi in other places with good routers. A tech told me it is probably my wifi card. But would I be picking up wifi at all (even a few feet from the router) if the card were bad? If you think it is more likely the card, then what are some good replacement cards? Would like to get 5g as well as 2.4g if possible. If it is the antenna, what kind of antenna do I get?  Please be as specific as possible. Thank you

A:replacement wifi card or antenna

Hi, Your machine has     1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN  card     Source : http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04504172 and antenna is built-in around its screen. New anntena may not work and adding/replacing it can be like a heart operation. It may simply loose from the connector. My suggestion: reseat the antenna. Pages 61 & 62 of the following manual may help:               http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502.pdf Regards.

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What is has more distance one omnidirectional antenna or 3 120 degree sector antennas if both antenna has the same gain (dBi)?

Isn't the same since Pr=Po (d/do)^-n ?
same power but omni waste more energy.

Or when you calculate the power(transmit power+ antenna gain), do you divide by the beam width (360 for omni and 120 for the 120 degree sector) so the power per degree is less for omini whch mean less distance?
 

A:WiFi omnidirectional Vs Sector Antenna with the same gain

People think that Directional Antenna has more distance because when we change omnidirectional to Directional antenna we got more Distance but that happen because you get more gain. For example, you can user reflector to increase 10dBi omnidirectional antenna to 16dBi 90 degree sector Antenna.

source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20030184490.pdf
 

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There is a public/free-to-use/open hotspot near me. I am trying to find the best wifi antenna I can and don't know what to look for. I don't have access to modify this hotspot and only have permission to utilize its signal, so I am working on the reception-side only. I am trying to go through multiple walls to this 802.11n connection that I can use. I am wondering if I should go with a biquad, yagi, panel antenna, fractal-based antenna, or parabolic antenna OR even a hybrid of these types. Would something like a biquad yagi work for what I am trying to do? I don't want to keep throwing money at this without results. Do you have a solution that would work for this? Would polarizing the waves help distance? Is what I am trying to do even possible??
I could either do that, or I have line of sight down my stairs to outside where I park my car, where I could put something like a battery-operated/rechargeable/portable repeater (if there is such a thing that would give a few hours of functionality on a charge). The downside to this is I would gain some 15 extra feet on that some 160 feet that I already have to go. I would be willing to use any of these methods in conjunction with each other. What should I be looking for?
 

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I have an M910 Tiny.  I ordered it with WiFi.  I've read the posts and the HMM but they haven't answered my question.   Where I need to mount the Tiny doesn't allow suitable WiFi connectivity.  I'd like to use an external antenna.  They are a dime a dozen.  They have an some length of extension coax and then a whip antenna allowing the WiFi antenna to be mounted a distance away from the Tiny itself.  However, these antennas are almost all RP-SMA connectors.  That seems to be the standard.  That is NOT what is on the back of the tiny.  They have a small little routhly 1/8" connector, that is coax.   Is there an adapter to allow me to connect an RP-SMA Antenna to the connector on the back of the Tiny?   I tried to change the rear connector and cable with a suitable RP-SMA.  The Intel Model 8265NGW seems to have two U.FL connectors but they seem smaller than typically U.FLs.  If there is no adapter (Tiny Wifi to RP-SMA) then is there a suitable replacement cable to allow me to connect the WiFi card cable with a suitable RP-SMA cable/coonnector?   Is the WiFi 8265NGW connector some form of U.FL?  What is the name and specification of that connector?  Thank you.  All questions needn't be answered.  The real issue is how can I connect a "remote" antenna, probalby with an RP-SMA connector, to a M910 Tiny?

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I have an acer x3400 desktop - no wifi card. I installed a 6db gain usb wifi antenna. Everything looks good but...
I cannot connect to one of the local networks - It is WPA preshared key TKIP/AES
The realtek wireless lan utility never gets an IP address despite excellent signal strength. I have an acer netbook running xp with built in wireless connects perfectly.

There is a second local network that is not encrypted. I have connected to the system - acquired IP address, Subnet mask and gateway. Network and sharing show the connection PC to Network, but no connection to the internet. My netbook does not have enough gain to access that network but I am sure that it is working fine.

The initial firewall setup was using Mcafee. Mcafee wouldn't let me in without an internet connection. So I uninstalled Mcafee. I have disabled the windows 7 firewall.

I have tried to connect using the Realtek utility and with the windows 7 wireless network connection screen.

IPconfig
media state ... media disconnected
connection specific DNS suffix ... blank
description ... Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54MBPS USB 2.0 Network adapter
physical address ,,, 00-0F-11-07-00-1C
DHC enabled ... yes
autoconfiguration enabled ... yes

Device properties indicates that it is working properly.

such is life - Any ideas?

A:RTL8187 USB wifi antenna cannot connect to the internet

Any more information from the ipconfig? You're not even showing as having an IP address unless you chose to leave that information out.

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Are there different types of antenna cable connectors for Wifi AP's? I need to extend the cable that attaches the antenna to an AP, but don't know if there are different connectors. There is no information on the antenna - it's worn with age. It's just a whie fiberglass stick.

I was looking at this cable...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8203947&CatId=374
 

A:External (outdoor) Wifi Antenna question

If the antenna is currently attached directly to the Access Point (AP), you should be able to look up the specifications for the AP and find out the type of connectors used. RP-SMA connectors as used in the cable in your link are very common for WiFi AP connections.

You will have some received and transmitted signal loss using any kind of extension cable. I found specifications for the cable in your link here:
http://turmode.com/turmode-15-ft-sma-rp-male-to-sma-rp-female-wifi-antenna-cable.html

The specs show that the coaxial cable type is LMR195. I found a web site for a cable manufacturer that makes LMR195 cables and has an on line signal loss calculator. You can expect about a 3.2 dB (47.4%) signal loss at 2400 MHz (2.4 GHz) and about a 4.7 dB (61.4%) signal loss at 5000 MHz (5.0 GHz).

http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calcu...equency=2400&runLength=15&mode=calculate#form
http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calcu...equency=5000&runLength=15&mode=calculate#form

The signal attenuation may exceed any gains you may achieve by relocating the antenna from a direct connection to the AP.

EDIT: The antenna may have a different gender RP-SMA connector if it is not designed to directly attach to the AP. In this case, you would need a cable with the correct RP-SMA connectors.
 

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I am currently working on the above-mentioned tablet. I've replaced the display and am trying to route the wifi antenna wires back around the bezel but I can't find a reference image for how this is to be done. In looking at it, I don't see a good way to route the wires. And the black and white drawn images in the manual don't really give a good indication as to how the routing should be done other than around the outside edge. I've searched videos and teardowns and can't find a good example of the model I'm working on.  Does anyone have a picture or reference image of the Lenovo Yoga 3 14 80JH laptop Wifi routing? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi! I've got two related matters to discuss with everyone.

1) Yesterday-- quite suddenly and unexpectedly-- my computer's WiFi internet connection stopped functioning. I know that the problem lies with my computer and not with Verizon's FiOS Wifi itself or the router signal because, first of all, my other computer still has a perfect FiOS WiFi internet connection in the exact same location, and, second of all, because it's not merely my own FiOS WiFi connection that has a problem-- the location on my computer that shows the WiFi networks in my vicinity normally displays five or six different ones, but now is saying "No networks available" (while those networks are all displayed on the second computer whose WiFi is still working normally). So from that I conclusively infer that somehow my computer's WiFi has stopped functioning.

Rebooting has not altered that status. So my first question is: might I have inadvertently done something to cause this problem, and in any case, is there any place on my computer I can go to in order to remedy the absence of WiFi? I already tried using the WiFi ON and WiFi OFF settings, and the Airplane Mode ON and OFF settings, but no matter how I adjust them (obviously ending up in WiFi ON and Airplane Mode OFF) it doesn't change a thing. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z580, using Windows 8.1.

2) So I'm concluding that the only way to deal with this situation is to buy an External WiFi Antenna to plug in... Read more

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I have the awus 1k awus036h wifi usb adaptor. I was told by some randomer on a forum that getting a larger antenna doesn't increase the power output of the adaptor. IIRC this is directly against what I've read in the past but I forgot where so am unable to say one way or the other. I remember reading that the larger the antenna the more microwaves it radiates. So what is really the case?

Plus would it make it a health concern? Currently I have my adaptor in the other room maybe 2-3 metres from me separated by a plaster wall.

I would get the most powerful antenna I can if it is deemed safe or as much so as before pretty much since I have been using it for a while w/o probs. I was thinking of getting something in the range of 10db-14 db- maybe even going for an outdoor antenna but keeping it inside so long as it is affordable which they seem to be.
 

A:Will getting a larger antenna make my awus 1k wifi less safe?

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Hello,I have an issue with the Wifi signal.After many research, it comes from Wifi antenna. The white wired i cut ...I am looking for a replacement part for the Wifi antenna for my dell xps 15 9530 but i cannot found anything on internet.Do you have any idea about de Ref number or where i can found that piece ?It is hold to the screen by only 3 screws and is easily replacable. I can't believe that it is only sold with the screen ... :s

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This one:

Because my desktop was situated at the other side of the house from the router, I bought what I thought was an official Intel card with this antenna because I knew the longer range and clearance would help. However, once the card came in it turns out while it does have the right mPCI Intel card, the mPCI to PCIe adapter and antennas are very different, and the antennas are the generic short black plastic ones
I did buy it through Amazon third party seller but I don't want to go through the hassle of returning it as the card is still genuine and the adapter has a metal heat shield which I think is good as it bumps up against my GPU, but I had really shitty speeds until I fiddled with the antennas a bit and it's still not the best.

So, is it possible to buy this antenna standalone, or is there a similar one? I don't really want to go for the goofy extra long black antennas, or the bases that look like automotive CB radio antennas. And I'd like fast shipping and for it to be under $20CAD or so inc shipping, if possible.

Thanks.

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Greetings guys, I've run into some network issues here.  I've noticed that my wifi signal became very poor, like modem is 2 feet from me, and laptop has very poor wifi signal (it wasn't like that before). I opened the laptop to see what's going on. I saw this wifi card ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/792608-005-792200-001-GENUINE-HP-WIRELESS-BLUETOOTH-CARD-ENVY-M6-P-M6-P113DX... ) . It has 2 connectors, BUT only one antenna attached to it. Where is the other antenna ? I'm pretty sure they should always include 2 antennas ? I've tried searching for it, but i didn't want to go further and disassemble all other stuff, since i don't know if i am losing warranty by it. but from what i could see, there wasn't second antenna included. I don't know why is my signal so poor, it wasn't like this before. 

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I am trying to figure something out My router is out in the living room, in my bedroom I have 2 different laptops setting side by side, my Toshiba wifi strength says "Fair" and the laptop right next to it says "Excellent" and has full bars. I have been noticing deteriorating performance for a while.

I searched online and saw a post saying if you open and close your laptop a lot (which I do) it can wear out the wifi wire because it goes through the hinge. I have already updated the drivers for the wifi so that's not it.

Has anyone ever heard of this? If it's true it sounds like a hard fix. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Toshiba P755-S5120 wifi antenna wire may be damaged?

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I bought an IdeaWorks Long range wifi antenna. It says its windows 7 compatible. Its a USB 2.0 device. I have USB 3.0 and when I plug this device in all it does is connect/disconnect in a 2 second loop... on...off...on...off..
Turning off the selective power saving in the advanced usb power scheme options makes it totally not connect. I've tried every driver I can download! I kept it too long to return it please help!
 

A:Ideaworks Long range Wifi antenna connect/disconnect loop

do you have any USB2 ports onthe PC at all ?
 

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I recently purchased a wife antenna and a wifi router to hopefully be able to use my laptop at my boat in a marina that doesn't offer wifi. I found that the cable coming out of the antenna end with a male sma connector while the input to the rear of the router utilizes a lan connector. I looked on line to see if I could find a wifi router that took this type of connector and found none, while almost none of the antennas offer anything but the sma type connector. Why are these devices made with incompatable components? Is there a solution such as a sma/usb or sma/lan connector or should I start over again? the wifi router is a Netgear and I thought I may be able to unscrew the antenna off the back, but it doesn't seem to budge and I'm afraid i'll break it.
 

A:sma/lan connector for wifi

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Good dayEverytime i turn on my computer (From suspension or turning it off) The WiFi connector does not wake up, it doesn't even appear on the device manager. I have to enter on a cycle of turning off and on the computer until somehow the wifi comes back on formIt's really annoying and deppressing this kind of problems with a brand new computer out of the boxMy system is: Z3B89AE#ABE

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