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#1 Zarcasm

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:13 AM

I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127329&nm_mc=AFC-Bleeping&cm_mmc=AFC-Bleeping-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA this installed on my desktop currently. It worked pretty well before, but after setting up a new desk I do not get quite as strong of a signal. I'm guessing this is because the computer is now lower to the ground and has a piece of wood beside it, where before it was sitting higher up and in the open. The antenna on the card also ends up near several power cords, which I've heard can create interference.
Would it be possible to install something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833998042 this, so that I could place the antenna on top of the desk/higher up and away from power cords? Or would that make no difference, or not even work with the current adapter on my PC?

Edited by Zarcasm, 17 September 2011 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:34 PM

From all the available technical notes and descriptions you should be able to unscrew the cards antennae and add the extender and cable. It doesn't say specifically that the antennae on the card is an SMA connector but it looks like one from the picture. But if in doubt contact Newegg and verify prior to ordering.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:45 PM

From all the available technical notes and descriptions you should be able to unscrew the cards antennae and add the extender and cable. It doesn't say specifically that the antennae on the card is an SMA connector but it looks like one from the picture. But if in doubt contact Newegg and verify prior to ordering.


Question is, would it actually help?
I'll definitely contact Newegg to ask about if it will be compatible,
"Also, please note that Customer Service can not offer any Sales, Compatibility" looks like I have to contact the manufacturer(s).
but I don't know if they can tell me if it will really help. I'm assuming getting the antenna higher up and away from power cords will, but I've read elsewhere that long cables can make it worse.

Edited by Zarcasm, 17 September 2011 - 10:48 PM.





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