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NZMacka
02-05-2007, 04:10 PM
Hi guys,

We have a requirement at work for a laptop based Wifi card that can also take an external wifi antenna input....I can't seem to find one at a local supplier...do any of you have Wifi cards that have this optional antenna input, and if so what brand are they and where did they come from?

TIA
Macca
PS - this is'nt for wardriving! Its actually for work in a quarry:)

Speedy Gonzales
02-05-2007, 04:25 PM
Yup, I would say you'll be lucky to find one with an aerial.

Theyre most probably not needed on laptops. Otherwise it'd just get in the way.

NZMacka
02-05-2007, 04:32 PM
Gidday Speedy, I'm not actually after a card with a physical antenna already attached, but more like this one:

http://www.expansys.co.nz/p.aspx?i=136463

It has a connector on the card that a optional antenna (in our case a Cisco yagi) can be connected to.... they seem to be more common overseas.... the one above is the only one I can find in NZ (well its really in Australia:( )

I have seen some drastic mods to add this feature however on the net...I may have to experiment with my old Cisco Aironet adaptor!!

All advice and thoughts appreciated....

Pete O'Neil
02-05-2007, 04:43 PM
Have a look on TradeMe theres normal a couple provided there, but they're not cheap. Often in the $100-$200 range. Theres a New Zealand Wifi shop online and they sell them, but i cant remember its name a quick Google should bring up something.

NZMacka
02-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Ah, thanks Pete, found one here...(and for less than the Trade Me ones)...

http://www.borg.net.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=37&osCsid=a95a150f86f080c87013b77380f1d9f9

thanks for the tip!!
Macca