Antennas & transceivers


I am looking at installing a transceiver on my Powerbook. Anybody over
hear have experience using larger antennas on your laptop?
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"-oo0(GoldTrader)0oo-" hath wroth:
I'll just assume that all models of the Powerbooks are identical. Amazing what Google will find:
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Jeff Liebermann
Jeff they are not all the same. But Quickertek just came up with a clip on high-powered antenna that I guess will even work on ThinkPads. Must have seen your post.
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It must be a repeater because they claim:
In addition the Connect works with multiple computers, so, lets say you had an ad hoc meeting in the far corner of the office, or even outside on a picnic table, everyone at the meeting could enjoy the same strong signal.
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
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"-oo0(GoldTrader)0oo-" hath wroth:
That was a subtle hint to kindly disclose the exact model number.
Ouch. $200 for an add on antenna? No specifications of any sort? No numbers of any type? I'm very suspicious.
I think you're correct that it is a repeater. It's powered by the USB port or internal battery, but doesn't seem to require any connection to the internal Airport card.
I'm also suspicious if it will even work at such a close distance. I've had problems with wireless when the client is very close to the access point. Sometimes, it's a timing issue at high speeds. Other times its simple overload of the receiver inputs. The "review" at:
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't seem to indicate that they actually tried to install one.
I dunno about this one. I wanna see some numbers.
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