cantenna on built in wifi?

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  1. xer0

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    lilgonz The Great Gonzo, Smile it'll make you feel better OT Supporter

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    You would need a pcmcia card, but the card must have a removable antenna
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Well, it depends on if you want to "modify" your laptop or not. It probably uses a mini-pci card for WIFI, and that card probably has a connector for a pigtail that goes to the built in antenna. You could get a matching pigtail for external use, but you would have to cut your laptop case to get it outside.

    Orinoco PCMCIA cards have a micro connector for antennas on them. You can google around for pigtails for them. That way you wouldn't have to crack the card case open.

    Short version: Yes, but laptops are expensive, PCMCIA cards are cheap. Which one do you want to experiment on?
     

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