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wireless card and yagi antenna NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by petrie-20321393774656606987592981153091 / November 27, 2004 3:04 PM PST

I am new to the wireless network. I have a toshiba satellit its 2 years old, my cousin gave me a Netopia 3d reach wireless lan card (802.11b), I am trying to use this in travel and would like to either build my own antenna or invest in one. My problem is I don't know what to plug the antenna into there is no slot at the end of the card. Can someone please answer this question it would really help. thanks

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I forgot too add!!!!!

My cousin also lives about 5 houses down from me is it possible for me to pickup his wireless signal at that range and run off of his dsl from my house.

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NO yagi antenna.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 10:27 PM PST

For what you describe, a cantenna may do.

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SCB10&cat=NET

You'll also want to establish a line of sight to the other WAP and move it closer to your house. Hint: If it's in their house, move it to the wall or window that you can see from your house.

Bob

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Re: wireless card and yagi antenna NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
by abh / November 27, 2004 10:44 PM PST

A wireless card that can take an antenna will have a little socket somewhere on it. Many wireless cards actually don't have anyplace where you can plug in an antenna, though. I can't find information specific to the netopia card, but I would start by contacting netopia to see if they think you should be able to connect an antenna to it. Then google "seattle wireless shootout" to find more than you ever wanted to know about finding (or building) an antenna. Cantenna.com is cheap ...

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