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Old 12-07-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
Adriaan Nikken
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wifi antenna

any ideas on the best wifi antenna for a hp zv5000, running ubuntu, 6.1. I need something that i can hook directly to my laptop. I have read the site where people made a few from tin cans and such, but I don't know if any of those would have any negative effects on my laptop, even with some degree of fuse built in.
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The best depends on your requirements, Distance from acesss point, portability etc.
A tin can antenna is a directional device so it would need to be mounted somewhere.

Since you can not connect an external antenna to the existing wireless adapter you will need to purchase either a PCMCIA or a USB device that has an antenna conection. A repeater device would installed in your building/house would allow you to be mobile and use your builtin wireless adapter.


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