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#16 cricketlachica

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:45 PM

View PostGSG-9, on Aug 5 2006, 11:37 PM, said:

Hehehe Dave I have a Desktop With a Wireless G+ Card (108MBPS) and Its not to bad, on close servers (300 miles) I can still get 28-40 ping (DSL)

Hi, I know you guys do this technique with a USB WiFi adapter. But I'm just wondering, could this technique, or a variation of it, be applied to laptops? I mean, without using a USB WiFi Adapter, just the one built-in INSIDE the laptop?

Any ideas are warmly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:59 PM

Yes, you can, but you need to open up your laptop and locate the WiFi antenna inside.
Then you need to attach a cable to it that extends to the outside of your laptop. On this cable you attach the extender.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

View PostSphere, on Aug 6 2006, 05:59 PM, said:

Yes, you can, but you need to open up your laptop and locate the WiFi antenna inside.
Then you need to attach a cable to it that extends to the outside of your laptop. On this cable you attach the extender.

I don't think I'm that good. My problem is that I'm using an Apple MacBook, I'm not sure if I buy a USB WiFi Adapter, will that work on a Mac?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:37 PM

View Postcricketlachica, on Aug 6 2006, 11:12 AM, said:

I don't think I'm that good. My problem is that I'm using an Apple MacBook, I'm not sure if I buy a USB WiFi Adapter, will that work on a Mac?
if it is "mac compatable" (drivers, OS can configure it), i don't see why not :blush:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:38 PM

View Postcricketlachica, on Aug 6 2006, 08:12 PM, said:

I don't think I'm that good. My problem is that I'm using an Apple MacBook, I'm not sure if I buy a USB WiFi Adapter, will that work on a Mac?
Me neither, my answer was strictly technical, namely "yes it's possible". I have no clue how to find that internal antenna though :blush:

And yes, if the USB adapter is compatible, it will work :blush:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:02 AM

View PostSphere, on Aug 6 2006, 07:38 PM, said:

And yes, if the USB adapter is compatible, it will work :blush:

Hmm.. but won't it over-write the current AirPort settings? Maybe I should go to a MacForum for this, hehe. Any of you guys know of one?

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:56 AM

View Postcricketlachica, on Aug 6 2006, 06:02 PM, said:

Hmm.. but won't it over-write the current AirPort settings? Maybe I should go to a MacForum for this, hehe. Any of you guys know of one?
you would have to configure settings. most likely disable the ondoard, an go from there...and no, i have no info on mac forums...sorry :blush:

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:03 AM

free wifi is popping up all around me here, most of our fast food places here has free wifi, tobad i cant pick it up here at home :lol: that be cool :P

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:13 AM

View Postatsaunier, on Aug 9 2006, 11:03 PM, said:

free wifi is popping up all around me here, most of our fast food places here has free wifi, tobad i cant pick it up here at home :lol: that be cool :P
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:19 PM

:lol: i pay for my net but free be cool :D hmm, wounder if my neighbors old dish in the backyard would work (its those really big ones on hthe ground that u can sit in..lol (be cool but ill proberly keep what i got :P)

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:19 AM

Now Nitram, this is NOT the way to build a better mouse trap! :P :lol:

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:47 AM

Any ideas if there is a linux kernal that will support this baby out of the box?

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:31 AM

You mean a wifi extender? a wifi extender doesn't need support, it just works...

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:03 PM

Oops I had a stupid moment there




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