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    Need wifi antenna- Any ideas?

    I have a Sony TR series notebook and at some points I am out of range of my router. I am trying to find an antenna but not sure what I should get. I don't need that gain. I am only out of range about 20 yards. I am thinking about 5dB gain?


    laptop specs


    http://www.vaio.net/models/notebooks/tr/


    Thnx

    hjack
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    Do you have a plug in for an antenna?

    There are several PCI cards that have antenna's avalible for them, and they usually have a plug in on the end of the card. You have to buy the antenna seperately. If you have a plug in some where, then perhaps one of their antenaas might work for you.
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    I do know that proxim Orinoco cards do have the option of adding a external antenna.
    http://www.proxim.com/

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    Okay I don't have the laptop with me but have the specs. I tired looking to see if there was an available antenna @ sony and also @ intel but could not find one. Where else would I look to find out?

    The wifi is

    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG Mini-PCI Adapter

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    Here is some antennas and a site that might help you.
    2.4GHz 5dBi Desktop Omni Antenna w/ MC

    The 5dBi Indoor Omnidirectional Antenna is used to extend the range of indoor access points or client
    bridges in a 802.11 2.4GHz wireless LAN environments. The antenna features a 360 Degree Horizontal Transmission
    Pattern and a 28 Degree Vertical Transmission Pattern. The transmit/receive element can be tilted in relation to the
    base to direct signal where it is needed. The unit has a weighted rubber base to increase stability on the desktop. With itís black base and light gray element, itís sleek, aesthetic design is suitable for any desktop application. The unit is supplied with 1.5 Meter (59") of cable terminated with MC Card connector.
    this is from:http://www.fab-corp.com/ and the price is:
    Regular Price: $ 34.95
    Your Price: $ 29.99
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    Well you could either buy a premade one or you could build it yourself just a few links here
    http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
    http://www.netstumbler.com/
    And my favorite the pringles can
    http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/weblog/view/wlg/448
    You will need a pig tail in order to hook it up to the proxim cards

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    Here is the specs on your card : http://www.intel.com/products/mobile..._ProdBrief.pdf
    and if you want an antenna on your laptop, I found this:
    Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11b/g Wireless Mini-PCI Adapters

    These internal antennas for 802.11b and 802.11b/g wireless Mini-PCI cards can be attached to the inside of virtually any notebook or laptop computer using pre-existing screws/mounting or tape. Plug the connector ends of each antenna into the Main and Aux (or Left and Right) mini-coax sockets on your notebook's wireless Mini-PCI card. The 17" and 12" lengths are optimized for 2.4Ghz reception and transmission. Antenna heads are approximately 13/16" long. Super slim to fit even the thinnest subnotebook computers. Designed to fit most Compaq, Dell, eMachines, Gateway, HP, IBM, Sony, Toshiba, and vpr Matrix notebooks and laptops. Supports all reception and transmission speeds including 11Mbps (11B), 22Mbps (Turbo-B), 54Mbps (54G), 72Mbps (Turbo-G), and 100Mbps+ (Super-G, Afterburner, Nitro XM). Compatible with Intel Centrino Mobile technology. Wiring diagram available for HP ze4000/5000 series notebook computers.

    Price: $39.99
    From http://www.notebook-antennas.com/
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    I looked around and found something but I need to look at the notebook to make sure that I even have a place for a antenna hook-up.

    Thnx for the help and if I need to I'll post back here.

    Pringles can? lol

    <---can barely work a fork much less sautering iron

    hjack
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    If you think the pringles can is funny there is a guy who made a antenna out of a swanson soup box.
    http://www.duntemann.com/wifi/TetraBrikHowTo.htm

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