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Sue Miller
03-20-08, 03:36 AM
I'm interested in finding an (online) guide to installing (or
replacing) the full antenna for an internal wireless setup in a
laptop.

My laptop is set up for wireless, but, I stripped the head off the
connector wire (by accident). I can find online guides on how to
replace the card, but, I need information on how to replace the
antenna (or connector wire)

Sue

gray-beard
03-20-08, 08:09 AM
Sue Miller wrote:
> I'm interested in finding an (online) guide to installing (or
> replacing) the full antenna for an internal wireless setup in a
> laptop.
>
> My laptop is set up for wireless, but, I stripped the head off the
> connector wire (by accident). I can find online guides on how to
> replace the card, but, I need information on how to replace the
> antenna (or connector wire)
>
> Sue

Go here join the discissions for your laptop brand
And ask away.

http://www.notebookreview.com/

They are normally pretty helpfull

GB


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has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't
enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a
crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws."

-- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Jeff Liebermann
03-21-08, 06:48 PM
On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 04:36:57 -0400, Sue Miller
<2.sue.miller@gmail.com> wrote:

>I'm interested in finding an (online) guide to installing (or
>replacing) the full antenna for an internal wireless setup in a
>laptop.
>
>My laptop is set up for wireless, but, I stripped the head off the
>connector wire (by accident). I can find online guides on how to
>replace the card, but, I need information on how to replace the
>antenna (or connector wire)
>
>Sue

Any particular maker and model number laptop?
Any particular maker and model number wireless card?

What were you doing that inspired you to destroy the antenna coax
cable? What were you trying to accomplish (besides destroy the
laptop)?

There are usually two coax cables and connectors going to the wireless
card in most laptops. If you trashed one, you can still function on
just the other if it were plugged into the "MAIN" port (instead of the
"AUX" port). If you destroyed both connectors, there are replacement
antennas with cables available for most model laptops. It's almost
impossible to replace just the u-FL connector end.

This might also give you some ideas:
<http://repair4laptop.org/wireless_lan_antennae.html>
The most difficult part is disassembling the laptop and LCD section.
If you've never done this before, be prepared for a major project. If
you have a digital camera, take LOTS of pictures so you can
re-assemble the laptop.


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P.Schuman
03-28-08, 11:53 AM
Sue Miller wrote:
> I'm interested in finding an (online) guide to installing (or
> replacing) the full antenna for an internal wireless setup in a
> laptop.
>
> My laptop is set up for wireless, but, I stripped the head off the
> connector wire (by accident). I can find online guides on how to
> replace the card, but, I need information on how to replace the
> antenna (or connector wire)
>
> Sue

The normal setup is for 1 or 2 tiny coax cables to terminate under the
laptop
where a mini-pci wireless card is installed.
The two tiny coax connectors are then pushed onto the two tiny coax sockets.
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6222/dscn09431az.jpg

So - how did you destroy these tiny cable connectors ?
Trying to fix them is like performing blood vessel surgery.