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    hi there.. i recently bought a 28$ wireless-lan usb-adaptor. i opened it today, since i probably will build it into the rear wing of my car so i have reception in front of my house..
    i then saw, that it only has one antenna... all my other adaptors do have two.. but i saw a funny thing that looks like a connector..
    please take a look at it on the picture and tell me what it could be... is this an antenna connector where i can plug-in an external antenna without having to chop the original cable? if so, what is the connector that goes into this slot?

    any help is appreciated.
    pascal


    here's the picture:
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  • #2
    I haven't seen any antenna usb wireless adapters. But if you search google, you will find plenty of cable extension and antennae for wireless access points and routers that may work.

    I've used a wireless lan adapter on campus. It can easily pick up a signal without any special antenna while driving. The usb adapter was in the cargo area of my SUV under the tonneau cover. It may be easier/better to add the antenna to the router/access pt in the house.
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    • #3
      It doesnt look like one, but its hard to say from this pic. Take a shot of it head on
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      • #4
        okay. here are two more pictures of it.

        no the first you can see the size of it (the pen on the picture is a regular sized pen to compare the size of the board)




        and this is a close-up of the connector:



        cheers
        pascal
        current
        2001 Chevy Tahoe
        Carputer MK 3
        - Mobo out of Shuttle Barebone System
        - AMD Duron 1300
        - 7" Lilliput
        - Opus Powersupply
        - MediaCar
        earlyer installs
        1996 Ford Explorer Carputer MK 2
        1997 Subaru Impreza GT Carputer MK 1

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        • #5
          Doesn't look like any connector I've ever seen. You should have the little pin or reciever for a pin in the center if it is a standard connector. You should just solder on your on N connector so you can attach any antenna you want and not have to deal with those expensive pigtail adapters. I know mine is going to break and am not looking forward to spending the $20. It is inevitable with pins that look like a strand of hair.

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          • #6
            i thaugt i might just chop off the little "antenna" and solder on a regular N connector as you say and then attach maybe a 5db gain antenna, probably already enouth for my application...

            thanks for your help
            pascal
            current
            2001 Chevy Tahoe
            Carputer MK 3
            - Mobo out of Shuttle Barebone System
            - AMD Duron 1300
            - 7" Lilliput
            - Opus Powersupply
            - MediaCar
            earlyer installs
            1996 Ford Explorer Carputer MK 2
            1997 Subaru Impreza GT Carputer MK 1

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            • #7
              go to www.netstumbler.com for info, but that looks like an adjustable resistor or something similar, it's too small to be an antenna connector. I've got an avaya usb gold client, if you take it apart there is an antenna plug on the orinoco gold card hidden inside. The antenna plug is under a small rubber plug at the end of the card.
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              • #8
                It could be a RP-MMCX plug.... I have one on my Haicom-302 CF GPS for connecting an external antenna. Check this to see how it should look like.

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                • #9
                  THIS website may help you out a little...
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