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Thread: About an hour ago I was thinking...

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    About an hour ago I was thinking...

    How much I regret buying one of the cheap Mini-itx cases from the mp3car store (3688)

    I really wanted a wireless PCI card that I could amp the antenna on...

    Well, as I was strolling through compUSA I noticed that good ol linksys made a really tiny B/G card with a detachable antenna..

    With a little bit of cutting, and some smooth caressing, I came out with this:









    Didnt bother searching, I';m just happy I didnt screw myself.

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    I have the same card. It has been working great for me. I had to get it because apparently there is an issue with the DLink card I had an some AMD motherboards.

    I got an external antenna with a 10' cable for mine already as well.
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    Would you happen to have a link to the cable and type of antenna that will fit it? I'm not sure what the connections are called.

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    That is really slick, nice job, I may have to try to do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daven
    Would you happen to have a link to the cable and type of antenna that will fit it? I'm not sure what the connections are called.
    sma.

    So what did you cut? the case or the card?

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    What do these cards do and how well do they do it with an extended like roof-mount antenna? Help any in wardriving? Is a wireless router actually able to send a strong enough signal to match that card + antenna setup?

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    I've been cutting cards since day one when i picked up the case.... I might upgrade to a full height mini atx but that depends on whether i buy the pcmcia adapter (which is full size grrrrr).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm
    I've been cutting cards since day one when i picked up the case.... I might upgrade to a full height mini atx but that depends on whether i buy the pcmcia adapter (which is full size grrrrr).
    What pcmcia adapter are you going with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunmaster
    sma.

    So what did you cut? the case or the card?


    The card is tiny, I just took my dremel and notched the back of the case. There was a place for an extra comport to be screwed in there, I just extended it upwards.

    The card itself is about as tall as a wirst watch.

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