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    Accommodating my GPS and WiFi antenna

    Well i decided to start on my carputer again agter a summer break, first on the chopping block wes my lan and gps, i want the best reception so i got a 8db gain antenna and began to think on how to make a internal antenna external... i stole a external gps/gsm antenna from work ment for a volvo truck(aprox. $300) and gutted it, Im going to mount it on my roof later. the gsm works on a 1.1GHz and wifi forks on 2GHz so i had to scrap the antenna, and i bought the holox usb gps mouse off ebay, since i couldnt get it to work that had to go too. there was a bunch of cerketry in there that was pretty useless, lol.

    this is a pic of the antenna befor the butchery and durring, originaly i was going to have the gps under the dash and i was going to use the antenna for my tv, but im going to intergrate the tv antennas into the side rear windows in the form of de-fogger strips insted.
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    here is a pic of the antennas still put together
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    here is a pic of the antenna with the rubber boot taken off, the antenna is junk and the boot i used to make the indoor a outdoor. also note the thickness differance, the original is 2mm thick and the new one is 12mm thick, thats a bit of a differnce, i ended up scooping the excess rubber by drilling it out with progresivly bigger bits since the sidewall was quite thick.
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    and here is a nice Pic of the inside with all the useless junk, at this point i decided that the mouce dasnt doing to fit inside eaven with everything removed. so i had a choice modift the antenna housing or tare apart the gps mouse...
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    I chose the mouse. HA HA HA FUN!
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    I went midevil on it can opener stiyle..... OH YA! THATS RIGHT I'M NUTZ
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    FYI this is what it looks on the inside
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    well im all in so lets keep on destroying, i cant use the threads on the old antenna so i need to gently "extract" the new one, *CRACK*
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    I drilled the old threads out and drilled through the brass to the exact outside diamiter of the new one.
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    and crazy glued it into place
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    this hurt me very much, but i had to do it to get it through the nut thing for mounting.
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    also on the right you can see the new antenna all done and squezed on. this was VERY HARD since i had to stretch the rubber over the antenna, so i greased it up with some nice syn. axle grease i had laying around, this greased everything so i got some spray adhesive used on carpets sprayed my handa and my brother sprayed hus this have us enough traction to slip it over.
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    then i hard plastic epoxied it into place this epoxt dries rock hard and it ensures that this will be water tight eaven though im siliconing EVERYTHING.
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    TAAA DAAAA all done and siliconed however i siliconed the top and filled the whole thing(the WiFi antenna) up with silicone too...crazy no?
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    and here is a pic of my carpc in its current home, om my coffe pable in my basement, its my normal pc for now.
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    nice work. Came out very clean and professional

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    thank you thats what I was going for, BTW the antenna still flexes at the joint, and all of the close-up shots where esp. hard to take as I dont have a macro lese only a 55mm and a 300mm, so i'm holding the assy. in one hand and the camera with the other trying to zoom, focus and all while holding a magnifying glass to get the close up, lol that was fun. i should get prity good reception now also considering its hooked up to a usb 200mW WiFi device not the normal 35-100mW that most are, He He.

    You can run you can hide but i'll find the "defult", "linksys", "netgear", and "MyWiFiNetwork" of the world, any one who scans for unsecure networks knows exacly what i mean(stupid ppl.)
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    ^^ lol, looks great! nice work

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    Nice!!! very clean I would like to do the same to my passat it will be very convinient for me, can you tell me the exact name of the wireless device and gps device you are using?? soy I see where can I get them.
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    sure no problem, the gps mouse was a Holux 213 SiRF III GPS
    Receiver... dosen't matter what kind you get as long as its the SiRF III chip set.

    the wifi antenna i got from factory direct half price,
    http://www.factorydirect.ca/catalog/...p?pcode=AN8027
    itas a 7dbi gain one, and the network adapter i got looks like this

    its made by engenius (EUB-862EXT)offering high output power up to 200mW (23dBm) thats more then double what you can normaly get and it gets HOT
    http://www.engeniustech.com/datacom/...gory.aspx?id=5
    a friend got it off of ebay for me.$40
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    Quote Originally Posted by portabuddy View Post
    then i hard plastic epoxied it into place this epoxt dries rock hard and it ensures that this will be water tight eaven though im siliconing EVERYTHING.
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    TAAA DAAAA all done and siliconed however i siliconed the top and filled the whole thing(the WiFi antenna) up with silicone too...crazy no?
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    and here is a pic of my carpc in its current home, om my coffe pable in my basement, its my normal pc for now.
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    Hi ,good project

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    It's a nice job ! I like

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