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Question: unable to turn on wifi radio antenna

I am running Windows 7 home premium. It?s a Toshiba laptop but almost all the components in it are made by Intel. Everything was great and all of a sudden I couldn?t connect wirelessly. It tells me the radio antenna is disconnected. But it won?t allow me to turn it on. I opened the laptop hoping the antenna wires were just loose but no such luck. While I had it open I also took out the wifi card and reseated it. Whenever I reboot I always receive the message that this pc supports wireless connectivity. All my drivers are up to date. And I can connect to the internet with a cable.

I?ve been told this is caused by a virus. I am smart-phone illiterate but have a doctorate degree from the University of Hard Knocks in computer science. I don?t download or click on any links I don?t know about ? stay off of sites that are questionable and my anti-virus runs its scan daily.

HELP! I work online so it?s a real problem. I?ve run Malware, Antivirus and any other program I can think of to fix this. I can?t find anything online referring to a virus that would disable your wife. Thanks for any help you can give.

Kadie]

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Answer: unable to turn on wifi radio antenna

It could well be that the antenna has become disconnected from opening and closing the laptop. On my Dell laptop, the antenna connection sits in a recess along side of the right hinge. The antenna itself is behind the display panel. The antenna connection is two semi-circular parts that "snap" together ? the one in the back goes to the antenna. The one in the front goes down to the system board connection.

There should be a hinge cover just above the keyboard that you can lift out with the laptop fully opened and laying flat. After you've removed the hinge cover, see if you can identify the antenna connection and make both parts are connected snugly.

If the connection is solid, on the other hand, it could be that the wi-fi card has failed and needs to be replaced.

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I got my X100e 2 days ago.  I'm a fan of Thinkpads and their keyboard & trackpoint.  Previously I'd seen a review of it in Laptop Magazine(?) and the WiFi performance stood out as very poor.  But I took the chance nonetheless. Now I'm finding that my machine's WiFi is indeed subpar.  When I compare it to my ancient 15" R51 it gets ~25% weaker signal. (2.4Ghz mode) I'm wondering if this is due to a poor antenna layout, or poor WiFi adapter (Realtek's "11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II") or what? I've already gone into my Access Connection profile and made it "Maximum Performance" which helped a tiny bit. Right now I'm 7 feet from my WAP antenna and it's only 92%.  No other machine has every failed to be <100% in that spot. Downstairs where my R51 shows 100%, the X100e shows 72-80%. I called Lenovo tech support but they were totally clueless. Anybody else have similarly poor results w/ their WiFi?  Or any idea what's causing this and if I have any remedy? TIA!

Answer:X100e WiFi radio/antenna weak?

Oh and one other thing that started happening tonite (that I don't recall earlier)...  the connection flips on & off every so often.  (even when I have 80-92% signal) First I thought that was a power-save feature. But it still happens even after I disabled the "Allow computer to turn off wireless radio" (or whatever it's called).  And it still happens when I'm plugged into power. Is this all related to a cheap/lousy (Realtek) WiFi adapter or what?

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I recently bought an IdeaPad S10-5 / Type 0647 / OS Windows 7. I can't connect to a wireless LAN at all. I even can't see any WiFi networks in my neighnourhood which I can see with my note books in use. The driver for the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter seems to be up-to date ((Driver version is 8.0.0.279). I tried out various things such as deactivating and activating wireless network device / adapter, looking for latest driver version etc without success. I enabled WiFi at the computer (setting the HW switch on) and <Fn F5> but if I go via the control panel (Systemsteuerung) and device manager I get the message AdapterLAN connection or Wireless function is deactivatedLenovo ReadyComm tells me that the antenna of the wireless device was deactivated. If I can't resolve this issues I fear I have to return this computer. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks and best regards.













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Answer:S10-3 WiFi Issues: Wireless function / antenna deactivated - unable to connect to a WiFi network

Hi and welcome,
de-install Readycomm.
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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hi allI have a toshiba satellite s2340-402. this came with a mini pci port but no card when i got the laptop. I have since got a mini pci wifi card. a intel wireless 2100. I did not have software for the card and so have downloaded this from intel. all was going well, but each time my computer starts i am told that the card is not connected. when looking at the little bit of software you get, its says that the radio off. i have a button on my laptop to turn the wifi off but this does not do anything and i can not get it to turn on using the software ether. =[any advice and help would be very good thanxlee

Answer:wifi card will not turn on radio.

ok i have found that its my laptop that is turning off the mini pci card. i also now know that i need to put a little bit of tap over one or more of the connection pin/pins to stop this and then use the software with the card to turn on the signal.do any of you fine people know which one before i start trying them one by one??thanx

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Hi all,

I'm using a Dell E7240, did a fresh install of Windows 10.
I can pick up all sorts of WIFI connections and connect to them successfully.

However when I wanted to use my internal 3G modem it tells me that the "radio is off" and I can't enable this in settings?
Its greyed out, if I enable flight mode is greys out the WIFI and Bluetooth switches.
When I disable flight mode it allows me to turn WIFI and Bluetooth off/on but "radio" remains greyed out.

Checked BIOS settings, checked driver for the Mobile Broadband Card, disabled and enable the adapter.
Still does not want to allow me to enable the radio. I can manage the SIM PIN so I can change it or turn on or off.

It even shows me the network provider if I disable the SIM PIN, but the radio remains off!

Any ideas?

Thanks
Carl

Answer:Windows 10 - unable turn on radio?

Hi there and Welcome to Ten Forums,

Have you checked any latest driver for your 3G modem? I'd also find out if there's any incompatibility issue.

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Hi all,

I'm using a Dell E7240, did a fresh install of Windows 10.
I can pick up all sorts of WIFI connections and connect to them successfully.

However when I wanted to use my internal 3G modem it tells me that the "radio is off" and I can't enable this in settings?
Its greyed out, if I enable flight mode is greys out the WIFI and Bluetooth switches.
When I disable flight mode it allows me to turn WIFI and Bluetooth off/on but "radio" remains greyed out.

Checked BIOS settings, checked driver for the Mobile Broadband Card, disabled and enable the adapter.
Still does not want to allow me to enable the radio. I can manage the SIM PIN so I can change it or turn on or off.

It even shows me the network provider if I disable the SIM PIN, but the radio remains off!

Any ideas?

Thanks
Carl

Answer:Windows 10 - unable turn on radio?

Hi there and Welcome to Ten Forums,

Have you checked any latest driver for your 3G modem? I'd also find out if there's any incompatibility issue.

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... and then turn back on again when the T61p is undocked. I have a co-worker who also has a T61p, and his wireless adapter behaves exactly like this.  That is, when the laptop is docked, the wifi gets disabled (you can see it happen while watching the Device Manager window in XP -- it gets a red 'X').  When the laptop is undocked, the wifi turns back on again, automatically.  There's wired Ethernet connected to the dock, so when docked the T61p uses the wired connection, and when undocked the wireless automatically turns on and connects.  This is perfect behavior for our use here. I can't figure out how to get this functionality.  The co-worker says he doesn't recall setting this up -- it just happened. (I looked at the Access Connections utility supplied with the T61p, but I can't figure out how to get it to detect the docked/undocked states as different "locations."  But the co-worker isn't using the Access Connections utility anyway, so it probably doesn't matter.) Does anyone know how to get the T61p to do what I want?  Thanks.

Answer:I want WiFi radio to automatically turn off when T61p is docked

You need to select the "Use Best Available connection" option (or similar, I forget the exact wording) in your Access Connection profile. This will automatically switch to a wired connection if one is available. Cheers, Bill  

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I bought this cheap USB wireless N dongle for $20 from dealextreme:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16584

It works great under Windows 7, but the only problem that the range is a bit weak. Ive done antenna mods on other USB dongles, but with this one, Im not sure where to solder on the antenna. Would I solder it in parallel with the existing antenna, or can you guys maybe identify another point that I could connect the RP-SMA pigtail to?

Here's a pic of the circuit board:
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/896/img3201.jpg
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Hi, I have a Gateway NV52L15 notebook and I am having problems with my WiFi access. I have Windows 8. My wireless networks are not showing up. When I troubleshoot the network adapter, I get a messAge that reads that my wireless capability is turned off. When I go to the Gateway Device fast lane, my WiFi is on. But when I look in networks it as shows WiFi off and I am unable to turn it on that way. When I go to wireless devices in pc settings, the toggle button for the wire device is grey, therefore I am unable to switch it on- It used to work.

Also, while in the Gateway Device fast lane, when I press the F3 key the airplane mode goes on...the WiFi goes off...by comes right back on. Please help...

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Answer:Why am I unable to make my phone a hotspot with my data and why am I unable to turn my wifi on?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question mobile hotspot and wifi not functioning restart your phone and try again
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RM-940
Running 8.1 Denim
Getting very low signal in comparison to my old Lumia 925...
so I pulled up field test mode on both phones and went to the LTE section:
Lumia 925:
RSRP (Reference Signal Received Power) = -88 dBm
RSRQ (Reference Signal Received Quality) = -7 dB
Lumia 1520:
RSRP (Reference Signal Received Power) = -114 dBm
RSRQ (Reference Signal Received Quality) = -15 dB
That's a HUGE difference in sensitivity and signal quality. Is this the norm for other users (worse antenna than the 925), or should I be sending my findings to Microsoft to investigate?

Answer:1520 Bad Radio Antenna?

It is very difficult to judge the results obtained in such non-professional way.
The thing is also that the wavelength is so short that moving the phone by few centimeters can cause significant difference in signal strength.

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I recently purchased a satellite radio receiver (Delphi XM XM2GO MyFi), but I'm uncertain as to the best way to route the antenna to the roof of my Sienna mini-van. I'm wondering if closing a window or door on the antenna would damage it. If not, I guess it would be okay to do it that way. The following is an excerpt from a review of the radio at the Amazon website:

Positioning the car antenna can be inelegant, despite its heavy-duty magnet. You can have it professionally installed or live with an exposed antenna cord, though XM recommends using "existing holes, body grommets, and other wiring channels" rather than closing a door over the cord on a daily basis.

I don't plan to have the antenna professionally installed, at least not for a couple of months. In the meantime, preferring not to close a window or door on it, I wonder if there's an acceptable alternative way -- other than professional installation, that is -- to route the antenna to the roof.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from someone who can advise me as to what I should do. Thank you.
 

Answer:How to route a satellite radio antenna

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I have problem in WLAN...its was unable to turn on even i press f12(blink white color) and install all the neccessary drivers. I'm looking forward your help.

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I use this USB antenna to connect to a Wifi network, and now I want to forward this connection to my tablet, so I bought this mini USB router in order to forward the connection. There is an app that goes with this router, which I believe I did set up properly, since it does connect both my smartphone and tablet to this computer, BUT there is no Internet! So now I am wondering what am I doing wrong...




As you can see in this picture, I have 2 networks now (I am connected to Huawei_nwfjcj, and also it shows the wifi network that the router created, 360 Wi-Fi), the "unindentified network" is the one that doesn't have internet forwarded. Does anyone know why?
 

Answer:Is it possible to use a WiFi antenna to connect to a Wifi network, then forward this connection?

Hello
@Samuria

I will try to get you some help on this..
 

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This is for a SL410 I think 2842CTO. I am thinking about upgrading the wireless-n 1000 card preferabbly to a wireless-n 6300.First question is will 6300 work with this model SL410 ?Secondly, how many antenna does this SL410 model have ? The reason I am asking is because someone told me that the to take full advantage of 6300 wihch is a 3x3 device the laptop needs to have 3 antenna as well.  

Answer:SL410 - question about wifi upgrade and number of wifi antenna

Hi Percymistry,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are looking to upgrade the Wifi card on ThinkPad SL410.
As per the specification ThinkPad SL410 will not support Intel wireless-n 6300, however we suggest you to get it confirmed with our authorized service center.
 
Detailed specification on ThinkPad SL410.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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i have issue after upgrade bios my laptop E3-111 I unable to turn on wifi with "fn+F3" key or try to turn on in windows.how I can fix this issue or can i downgrade bios version for fix it? Thanks.

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Hello, This is the first time I am using this forum so I hope someone can please help me. I have had to clean install Windows 7 Home Premium  on my HP Pavilion G6-1234sa now I am unable to turn the Wifi adapter on. I have tried all the drivers listed on the HP website under the HP Pavilion G6-1234sa model and none of them work, I have tied to turn the Wifi adapter on with Fn + F12 and just pressing F12 alone but that doesn?t work either. I have gone through the entire forum to find a solution to the issue I am facing however none of the suggestions I tried worked. Please can someone guide me to the correct Wifi driver for this model and how I can turn the adapter on? These are the drivers I have tried for this model: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11bgn Wireless LAN Driver (SP57049)Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN Driver June 2011 (SP55040)Wifi Driver June 2012 (SP57538) Thank you so much for your help!!

Answer:Unable to turn on Wifi on HP Pavilion G6-1234sa

Hi: Please post the hardware ID for the wireless card, so I can figure out what driver you need for it. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and there should be a device listed as a Network Controller found under an Other Devices category. Click on the Network Controller device, and then click on the Details tab at the top of the Network Controller window. Now you will see a Property drop down list and it will be set on Device Description. Drop down on that list and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.

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Hi,Just done a fresh XP Pro install to a Packard Bell R Easynote laptop, all ok except I cant turn WIFI on as Fn & F1 just gives a beep, I assume that the F1 button is unnasigned in the standard keyboard as shown in conrol panel.The laptop is a refurb, and a label is stuck fast ontop of where the Model number is, Is there some kind of generic keyboard driver that Packard Bell use ( I think its some kind of rebadged NEC PC)What little of the model that I do know is that that it visually resembles the R46 series amongs others. It is a 1.6Ghz Intel Celeron M, with 512Mb ram.Is there a back door method of switching WIFI on?This isnt my laptop ,I was doing a favour for my Father-in-law when the original XP home build died & appeared unrecovereable.All help appreciated.Tony

Answer:Unable to turn wifi on using Fn & F1 Packard Bell

click hereMake sure your wireless card is enabled!Most notebooks with built-in WiFi have the option to disable the WLAN card (or antenna) to save power. Using a button or key combination (e.g. <Fn> + <F1>) enables and disables the WiFi functionality.Please note that on selected models this functionality requires specific software; this will be pre-installed with the standard Packard Bell software bundle.click herewireless hotkey and indicator driver (bottom of page)

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I have two Lenovo N586 laptops. Both of them will reconnect to our home wifi on their own. I have disconnected. It reconnects. I have disconnected and changed the tick to connect automatically. It reconnects. Did those things plus turned off wifi antenna. The wifi turned itself back own and reconnected. I did the latter plus turned on airplane mode. The machines turn on the wifi antenna and reconnect anyway. When looking at the airplane mode tick it is still on but the machine is online.
 
I restarted the router and changed the login code. That allowed me to "forget" the network. However, when it was still looking to get online. If I entered the new credentials the same trouble starts.
 
These machines share the same wlan with data sharing. They also use the same login for Google Chrome so that we both have access to the same bookmarks, etc. 
 
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help. I used Bleeping Computer about 3 1/2 years ago to fix a problem. Now I'm back.

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My neighbor gave me password to hisinternet wifi how do I build a cell phone antenna that W'll help mee pick up his signal from his router.I have to walk out on driveway to connect can't connect from inside my house

Answer:cell phone antenna WiFi extender for wifi

The only effective way of achieving what you want is for your neighbour to install a range extender or repeater as trying to boost a signal at your end, although in theory it can be done, is not really practical.
You could try installing an extender in your house in the hope that it will pick up the signal better than your phone but you are trying to access an already weak signal, therefore its better to boost the signal at source.
Obviously boosting the signal of you neighbours Wi-Fi network will involve him in installing an extender near to a wall or window facing your property then it depends on how far you are away from your neighbour and whether he will be happy to do this.
Some information here.
There is of course no guarantee that this will work as there are many factors involved.
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I have two Lenovo N586 laptops. Both of them will reconnect to our home wifi on their own. I have disconnected. It reconnects. I have disconnected and changed the tick to connect automatically. It reconnects. Did those things plus turned off wifi antenna. The wifi turned itself back own and reconnected. I did the latter plus turned on airplane mode. The machines turn on the wifi antenna and reconnect anyway. When looking at the airplane mode tick it is still on but the machine is online.
 
I restarted the router and changed the login code. That allowed me to "forget" the network. However, when it was still looking to get online. If I entered the new credentials the same trouble starts.
 
These machines share the same wlan with data sharing. They also use the same login for Google Chrome so that we both have access to the same bookmarks, etc. 
 
  
 
I set it like the above shot and 30-45 seconds later it looks like this. Airplane Mode on but trying to logon to wifi.
If I had not "fogetten the network and changed the password it would then log on.
 
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Hi all Following a recent hard drive failure, I did a clean install of Windows 10 Enterprise (the ideapad originally came with a Windows 7 OEM licence). The wifi device, 'Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter' is present in the device manager and is reported as working. In the 'Network & Internet' settings dialog, if I turn wifi on, it is immediately turned off again. fn-F5 does nothing (the Lenovo Wireless Settings dialog is not displayed).  Perhaps I need to (re-)install this somehow? The WLAN Auto Config service is running (automatic). Cisco AnyConnect is not installed; I am actually trying to install it over wifi by connecting to my company's VPN server (which is not accessible using a wired connection) so that I can Activate Windows 10. Any ideas on how I can turn wifi on? TIA :-)

Answer:Z380 Ideapad: Unable to turn wifi on after Windows...

fn-F6 has stopped working now too :-( so I cannot turn off the touchpad which is pretty annoying when your job requires a lot of typing. I have no idea why. I tried uninstalling the wifi adapter driver and installing the one from Lenovo's website, but I still cannot turn wifi on and fn-F5 still does not bring up the Wifi Settings dialog. Perhaps my laptop model just isn't supported under Windows 10?

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Each time I flip the wifi switch, it says that I cannot turn on wifi now. It asks me to try again in a little while and if problems persists I should restart the phone and try again. Have done that several times with same result. Can make and receive calls but unable to send or receive text msg. I had no problems before the upgrade.

Answer:Unable to turn on wifi on Nokia lumia 920 phone after upgrade to win 10.

You should make hard reset and give it a fresh start...

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My Lonovo G510, with windows 8.1, has worked fine for 6 months. Have now a problem with the wifi connection. The function for wifi was turned off, and is now unable to turn on again. 

Answer:Lenovo G510 wifi function is turned off, unable to turn on

hi student00,
 
Can you check the following:
1. On the Device Manager > Network Adapters, ensure that the Wireless Adapter is working properly and is not disabled.
   - Sample image
 
2. Check this guide on how to turn on the Wi-FI
 
3. Boot into the BIOS and ensure that the Wireless LAN is Enabled.
   - Link to picture
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Unable to Turn on Data connection and Wifi after the update of Windows 10 Preview and the SMS outgoing and incoming is barred.

Answer:Unable to Turn on Data connection and Wifi after the update of Windows 10 Preview

Hard reset your phone and see if that fixes it.
If not then use this to go back to W8.1 - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Microsoft - UK

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Yesterday I used the Fn-F5 key to turn off the wireless radio. Today when I attempted to use the same key to turn the antenna back on, it fails to display on screen and will not turn the antenna back on. Other Function keys are working properly. I have disabled and re-enabled the card, reinstalled the drivers No change.

Answer:Used F-Key to turn off wireless antenna, now it will not turn on

Fixed by reinstalling Energy Management. I had uninstalled as there seemed to be more than one energy/battery management program.

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hello gays,I have win 8.1, and recently my Wi-Fi does not work. I tried everything, I remove the driver and installed again and again with no results. I have the pci mini express.I install the Lenovo diagnostic tool and here are the results:  Can anyone have an idea for a solution?Thanks?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E330 wifi problem, wifi radio and bluetooth not working

Hi Shlomi1204,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with Wifi on your ThinkPad Edge E330.
 
The warning indicates that Wifi is not enabled, and to enable it you have to press FN+F9 simultaneously. When you press this key, a list of wireless features is displayed. You can quickly change the state of each feature on the list.
 
Notes: If you want to use this button to enable or disable the wireless features, the following device driversmust be installed on your computer beforehand:

Power Management driver
Onscreen Display Utility
Wireless device drivers

For detailed information on the wireless features, refer to ?Wireless connections? on page 29 from the user guide.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have an X301 S/N xx-xxxxx laptop installed with Vista Business Professional 64-bit SP1. A few days ago I updated the drivers via ThinkVantage "Update my system" tool including the WiFi driver. Now, I have the Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN driver version 13.2.0.30. After installing this driver the WiFI Radio is not working: it is not possible to power on the WiFi radio. 
 
During this update the latest Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools program was installed. In the Diagnose menu the Hardware test fails for this device claiming that the wireless adapter is disabled or uninstalled. However, if I look at the Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN -> (Right click) Properties -> Driver tab then I can see that the device is enabled.
 
I have to add that the original driver worked perfectly and it is now very annoying that I cannot use the WiFi at all. Please, give me help how to solve this problem. I tried to visit the Lenovo Support & Downloads pages and download other X301 Vista 64-bit driver but the system tells me that I have the latest driver and the driver was not installed. Anyway, I am not sure what is the right solution or driver, so please help me. I am quite frustrated as I downloaded everthing officially by using the ThinkVantage tool given by Lenovo. I thought that these drivers offered by this tool were thoroughly tested.
 
edit note:- Removed S/N for customer's safety





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Answer:X301 Vista Sp1 64-bit WiFi driver 5300 AGN: it is not possible to power on the WiFi radio

Hi agali,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Could you try to do a "Roll Back" on the WLAN driver and see if it helps.
 
//JameZ

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When I undock the laptop by pulling the USB-C cable out (either sleeping beforehand or not sleeping first) then I am getting an intermittent issue where the wifi claims to be disabled. The only way to resolve this is a hard reboot.
Toggling airplane mode doesn't help. Disabling and reenabling the wifi network connection doesn't help. Toggling airplane mode from Fn-PrtScr doesn't help.
It is acting as though the hardware radio is turned off (like when laptops used to come with a hardware radio switch), but with no method to turn it on again.
Looking in the system event log I can see entries from source Netwtw04, Event ID 7012 stating "radio OFF"
Drivers and bios are all up to date.

Any ideas?

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Question: WiFi Antenna?

I have come across a D Link DWL-520+ WiFi card. I have gottan the card installed and working but no one around my apartment has WiFi. What antenna would you suggest to shoot the signal down the street to hit a friend's network?
 

Answer:WiFi Antenna?

there's an antenna you can build out of a pringles can and some screws... i saw the plans for it on a website, but i dont remember where i came across it. maybe someone here knows more...

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forgot to add: the guy who built it ran tests on it and said he could pick up a signal like 10 miles away or some junk. ahh well, maybe someone will remember the website
 

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Question: WiFi Antenna

I need a replacement for the WiFi antenna that screws into the card in my HP Computer.

I note two similar antennas, one rated at 5 decibel gain vs. 8 decibel gain. In there any benefit for the higher decibel gain for WiFi basically reception and some upload (i.e. email). The building that I live in has WiFI Routers.
 

Answer:WiFi Antenna

have a read here
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworkhardware/a/introduction-to-wifi-wireless-antennas.htm
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1278283

is there much difference in price?
 

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Question: Wifi antenna

dear fellow IT experts
i am looking to increase my wifi range by buying a few aerial. what will fit my netgear wpn311 wifi card. also which is teh best for range as i hear parabolic are good but they are expensive. i found this site with antenna's on it. any clues as to which is the best?

http://www.wirelesspro.co.uk/department/indoor_antennas/?gclid=CLrw0sqL8ZICFRW5GgodQn8j5g


cheers everyone
 

Answer:Wifi antenna

They appear to have the standard reverse-SMA connector, so I suspect all of them are compatible. If you have a point-to-point situation, the directional antenna with the highest gain is the best choice. It doesn't matter what the style is, it's the gain that determines the amount of improvement in signal strength.
 

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I have a Dell E1705 laptop with Intel's Pro wireless built in Wifi card...The signal I receive is poor to none. Is there some magic way of adding an antenna to boost the incoming signal? If not what would be an answer...? Do they make express port card or is some kind of usb less expensive
Thanks,
Albert
 

Answer:Need to add wifi antenna

I doubt you'll add an internal antenna. If you feel the need, you probably want to consider either a ExpressCard or USB adapter with provisions for an external antenna.
 

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Question: Wifi antenna

Good day!i am planning to extend my wifi signal so that it can reach to my mothers house.which wifi antenna should i use?a biquad or yagi antenna..the distance is less than 500 meters away but there are 2 buildings in the line of site.
 

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Question: Wifi Antenna

Howdy!

So, I've been looking into some outdoor wifi antennas and bridging equipment and such. I've narrow it down to what I'm wanting, but I had one question that maybe someone could answer.

After reading the description, does this antenna sound like it can both transmit AND receive wifi signals?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4608000&CatId=372

Thanks for reading
 

Answer:Wifi Antenna

It's a Wireless Bridge, it will transmit and receive.
 

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Question: Wifi antenna

Looking for a good value antenna to boost signal to an outdoor nvr camera. It works 70% of the time so only needing to add a little extra umpf before contacting zmodo for warranty.

I see them go for $10 to way too much on Amazon, just wondering if anyone has tried their luck and had success.

Thanks!
 

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I'm new so I'm sorry if I put this in the wrong place! If so please redirect me to where I should post this.

I have a laptop that receives wifi. I live right by my university at the girls dorm on the 18th floor (I'm a starving university student) and can receive they're wifi free of charge. The problem is the signal is too weak. So I've decided to make a wifi antenna. On the internet I found something called a cantenna and wokfi, so I figured I'd make something like that. Here are all the materials I have:

Plastic bowl
Can
Umbrella
CD
Copper cable
Ductape
Electric tape
USB
Aluminum Foil
Scissor
Kitchen knife
Iphone charger

My big question is really how do I connect this antenna to my laptop after made. Can I use the copper cable and stick it to my USB somehow? Do I need to connect it? I really don't know anything about building stuff or computers @[email protected]
Thank you so much in advance!!!!

Answer:DIY Wifi antenna help please

You tell me....

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Hi;

I'm looking for a better antenna system for my D-Link DI-624 router and D-Link WIFI PCI card.

Perhaps it would be best to improve the antenna on the PC, not the router, since I don't really want to broadcast my WIFI signal outside of the house (I am using standard 128 bit encryption).

Perhaps a directional antenna is what I need.

Can anyone suggest one?

Thanks

FW
 

Answer:Better WiFi antenna?

http://cantenna.com/

Mine works well. It still won't shoot through thick concrete, brick, or steel walls, but in a regularly constructed house, it is a good improvement.
 

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Question: wifi antenna

The wifi antenna button on my keyboard (aka F12) is supposed to turn the wifi antenna on or off.  It has done that successfully for a couple of years.  It now turns that airplane mode on or off.  I haven't been able to turn on my wifi since that happened.  I can't turn the wifi on with the sliding switch either.  This may have happened when I upgraded to Windows 10, but I am not sure.  There was about a month between the upgrade and the next time that I tried to use wifi.  Has anyone else had this problem?

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Question: The Wifi antenna

I have a used desktop optiplex 980 with a missing wifi antenna. what is that antenna and what does it do. What is its price?

Answer:The Wifi antenna

RU297 is the antenna. 
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/ru297?c=us&l=en&orig_s=gen&sku=ru297&s=dhs
 
 

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i have an hp compaq presarion f761us
im running vista premium and in the process of trying to turn off the visuals, i think i did something i didnt really want to do. idk what i did, but my wireless antenna wont turn on now, the only way im connected is because im connected directly to my modem. can anyone tell me what i did? or if theres a way to reset everytjing to the way it was so i can atleast have wireless again?
 

Answer:Help wireless antenna wont turn on

Did you try using System Restore to roll your settings back to a later date?
 

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Hi, I have a one year old T61p which has work fine up to now. This weekend the wireless networking stopped working. When I search for available networks i get the message that the antenna is turned off, when I try to turn the antenna on nothing happens. Is there someone who have encountered the same or a similar problem and know what how to solve it? ThanksPatrik

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Has anyone ever attempted this, and had good results in a somewhat production use?

Basically I'm thinking a router or AP on one end, and a nic on the other. Maybe about a mile or so, there would be a few walls to go through, possibly trees.

What I want to do is bring some wireless internet to my church from my house on the cheap, as I live close by. Is this something even worth attempting?
 

Answer:DIY directional wifi antenna?

at a mile you will need a little more. i would recommend getting a wireless bridge and an access point that is Power Over Ethernet ( POE ) mount them outside then just need to run ethernet in. try to get a line of sight shot and it will be rocket solid. it really depends on how many tree if you dont have clear shot if it will work with leaves on the tree's.

i dont think a max/extended range router and nic will any type of home made reflector dish will do a mile.
 

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I have had a problem connecting to the wireless networks at my school bc I can barely get a signal. I am using an internal wireless card. I have read that I would get better reception if I used a high gain external antenna.
My question is what adapter cable would I need to connect the antenna (rf cable) to the two little connectors on my internal wireless card? and what kind of range improvement could I expect with a 7.5 dbi antenna?
 

Answer:Laptop Wifi Antenna

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I have P10-792 Toshiba satellite and I 'm trying to setup
intel 2100 WiFi but I cannot find the built-in antenna

http://nl.computers.toshiba-europe.com/Contents/Toshiba_nl/NL/Others/PriceList/Prijslijst_Nederland_3jan2005.pdf
as they say here in page 15.

The pc doesn't have a hardware on/off radio switch also.

Answer:P10-792 WiFi antenna already built-in?

Hiyas,
Your model does not have a built in antenna, wifi is not supported meaning that it's missing both the switch and the antenna. Seems like a typo in the document.
regards

Gandalfwhite

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Does anyone know if the Y2P has a 1x1 or 2x2 WiFi antenna? I have the gray model from BestBuy.













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Answer:Y2P has a 1x1 or 2x2 gain WiFi antenna?

2x2 i think

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Is there any wifi antenna that can pick up a signal at say the 4th floor of a concrete building with the source being on the first floor?
 

Answer:Most powerful wifi antenna?

um, not really.
That's a lot of distance/thickness to cover using wifi.
do you have access to a window where you could aim the signal up the outside of the building?
 

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Greetings everyone.

I am looking to get the best wifi antenna i can get for the best reception. I have a strange situation, I live across the street from where my wap is, the house I live in does not have the internet, but my buddy has Comcast cable and I help him pay his internet bill each month in order to share the network. I am looking for the best antenna I can get for my desktop. I have a directional antenna right now that I replaced my stock antenna with, and it does an alright job, but I am looking for something better.

I am currently looking at the NETGEAR ANT2409 Indoor/Outdoor 9 dBi Omni-directional Antenna from newegg. It seems to be the best so far that I can find.

I donít want to spend that much money, but if it is going to give me greatly improved signal then I will be willing to spend more on a good antenna.

Any help would be great! Thanks
 

Answer:Advice on WIFI antenna....

you should get him to position the router to make your reception better. You are after all paying for some of his internet bill

there are sites that tell you how to make a good WiFi antenna for cheap
 

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Hi all, i want to set up an antenna to receive (often distant) wifi signals in my area, is it best to go with a stronger dbi antenna or a lower dbi with booster/amplifier, is an omnidirectional better than a directional? what is the best set up to keep noise to a minimum? and best way to avoid constant dropouts?
i have tried to research all this on the web and everyone seems to have a different opinion ! very confusing,
i am new to this and soon get lost in the technical stuff so please reply in simple speak ! many thanks
 

Answer:wifi antenna install, best way to do it?

One of the reasons this is so confusing is that what works best will depend a lot on the signals in your area. Either method works for boosting signal strength, the big difference is that an omin with an amplifier will not have to be aimed, and will boost interference as well as good signals. The directional will require aiming, but will only boost signals in a specific direction, and therefore do a better job of ignoring interference from other directions. Additionally, you will find that a larger signal boost from an amplifier just requires more power, a larger signal boost from a directional antenna will also make the beam smaller and smaller. The shortest answer is try one and see.
 

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where i can buy a Internal Wireless Antenna for alienware 17 r4? i cant find anywhere! please help me!greetings

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I have the D-Link extreme g wireless card..DWL-G520. Somehow my stock gray antenna broke and was wondering if there was an antenna I could purchase to replace it which would give me better reception. I was looking at some on ebay but I dont know how reputable they are.

My only requirement is that the entire antenna assebly has to screw in like the stock unit did..not cables leading to boxes etc. Price is below 20 bucks. Please link me to some recommendations..thanks
 

Answer:Question about Wifi Antenna

I'd say visit the antenna section of D-Links website and find one you like. Then search for it at new egg or where ever you shop. I've found that the price difference between an online store and eBay aren't that far apart.
 

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Question: Wifi antenna type

Which antenna is better for wireless: a simple duckie on a base close to the AP or a Cantenna nearer the PC? I have weak reception at the PC.
 

Answer:Wifi antenna type

What brand router do you have?

The rubber duck antennas are better for use in a building where a cantenna is more for capturing a weak signal from a long distance away.

I also read your other post about Gain. The standard antenna on most routers is a 3 or 4 Dbi antenna which is fairly low gain. If you imagine the antenna being like the vertical core of an apple and the coverage area would be the rest of the apple but of course larger. a higher gain antenna would broadcast a signal of greater diamater but less height. In most home applications a 7 or 9 Dbi antenna would work well to improve your range.

Also if you happen to have a Linksys WRT54G or WRT54GS router version 4.x or older, there are firmware upgrades available to increase the power output from the original 34mw to as high as 251mw.
 

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Hey! I have a ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING motherboard with two Wifi antenna fittings in the back. And the antenna that came with the board has two fittings as well. Id like to buy a better antenna but all I can find is the single connection antennas on the web. Now, can I use just one of the antennas connections and not worry about the other one? Or do I have to use one that uses both fittings? -Thanks!

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Answer:Buying a new Wifi Antenna

One should be for WiFi and other for Bluetooth. One you don't use you can omit.

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I have purchased a new ac router and a new ac pci-e network card (Asus).

My setup before this purchase was this, pci-e 802.11n with two antenna connectors. Each connector has a 30 ft Wifi extension cable leading to two simple yagi antennas mounted outside. This has been working just fine for several years.

My new ac network card has 3 connectors.

Do you think that I could just buy another 30 ft extension cable and another antenna like the ones I already have. Should it work?

The reason I am inquiring is the antennas are advertised as 2.4 ghz. AC standard will be in the 5 ghz band.

Shouldn't the cable and antennas use whatever ghz I am working with?

Thanks

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Hey! I have a ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING motherboard with two Wifi antenna fittings in the back. And the antenna that came with the board has two fittings as well. Id like to buy a better antenna but all I can find is the single connection antennas on the web. Now, can I use just one of the antennas connections and not worry about the other one? Or do I have to use one that uses both fittings? -Thanks!

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Hey guys,

Anyone know a major retailor that sells external wifi antennas? Anything that would have a range of ~1000 feet outdoors will work. I need to pick one up today for my dad so online retailors wont work

Thanks much
 

Answer:B&M Wifi external antenna?

Compusa has a 14db external antenna for I believe 32 dollars at 10% discount. Less if bigger discount, natch. They also have external antena extender cables.
 

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Hello, My T420 has a hard time competing for bandwidth and I need to either replace the antenna or upgrade it.  I could use some advice on this and I thank Y'all in advance for your expertise. On my hotspot, connectivity is great.  I am the only user with the occasional visitor connecting with a mobile device.  However, at a friend's, my T420 can connect, but browsing is painfully slow.  There are five devices connected into friend's router:  1-apple TV; 2-iphone 5; 3-iphone 6S; 4-ipad; and, 5-Lenovo ThinkPad T420. I am aware that the stronger/est antennae captures the bandwidth.  So, at friend's location and when connecting to public wifi, I need a stronger antenna, it seems.  Please adivse.  Thank you.  

Answer:WiFi antenna on T420

If your antenna works at your hotspot, it works.  It cannot be upgraded, it is simply wires running around the outside of the lid. 
 
If it also is VERY slow at your friends heavily loaded router, it is probably just that the internet connection is overloaded

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I'm trying to setup a Linksys WAP54G with an outdoor antenna to cover a small parking lot. We're trying to stay connected with a Toshiba M200 Portege Tablet PC.

The goal is so that we can walk around to different cars and enter in the VIN, license, options...etc right into our network from the parking lot.

Problems seems to be that the cars make a lot of interference and the signal dies out really badly. I'm looking for solution that will make this work...hoping someone out there really knows their WIFI outdoor antennas and amps
 

Answer:WIFI outdoor antenna help...

Do you have light poles in the parking lot? Might be a good place to set up amplifiers.
 

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I have purchased a new ac router and a new ac pci-e network card (Asus).

My setup before this purchase was this, pci-e 802.11n with two antenna connectors. Each connector has a 30 ft Wifi extension cable leading to two simple yagi antennas mounted outside. This has been working just fine for several years.

My new ac network card has 3 connectors.

Do you think that I could just buy another 30 ft extension cable and another antenna like the ones I already have. Should it work?

The reason I am inquiring is the antennas are advertised as 2.4 ghz. AC standard will be in the 5 ghz band.

Shouldn't the cable and antennas use whatever ghz I am working with?

Thanks

Answer:Wifi Antenna Question

Hi there

IMO the best way would be to either reflash an old router with DD-WRT or or use a second router as a WIFI - Ethernet bridge. Saves loads of cables and if you just want wifi you don't need the Ethernet bit.

The advantage of using a second router is that you can use the 5GHZ wide broadband bit on your INTERNAL network even if your main Router is fixed by the ISP / Cable company so you can't tinker around with some of those settings. You set the second router up to where you need it and plug in Ethernet cables between computer / device to the Ethernet ports. Otherwise simply use the second router as a Wireless repeater -- more flexible and better quality than the cheap standard Wifi extenders often seen in the stores.

Decent Router / Wifi bridge should give you up to 433Mb/s on Wifi these days --plenty fast enough for your Ethernet (or even wifi) connections. You won't yet get theoretical maximum of > 800 Mb/s yet with this system but at current speeds I wouldn't complain.

Ensure second router's wifi is set to use a channel well away from your primary router's wifi.

BTW when setting up / taking out ISP / Broadband contracts there's an increasing trend for the cable/box / modem to be so "dumbed down" that it's almost impossible to make any changes like switching channels. Check that there's some user adjustment allowed on any router you get from ISP when signing up for the deal.

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i've got a few laptops at work from Dell and Toshibathat all have miniPCI slots that can accomodate internal WiFi cards. i'd prefer these to PCMCIA cards, as they are permanantly in the computer, and there is nothing to lose or to break.

some of the toshibas i bought during 2003 had the antennas inside, ready for a miniPCI card. however, while the newer ones have the necessary expansion slots, they lack the antennas.

what i'm looking for is a place to buy the antennas from so that i can install these internal cards. does anyone here happen to know of a supplier of these?

thanks!

-quad
 

Answer:internal 802.11x (WiFi) antenna

ive seen them for sale on ebay before. my m5310 has an internal antenna that routes up the hinges and behind the display.
 

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 When I remove the bottom cover of my laptop, the wifi speed works perfectas soon as I close the bottom cover of the laptop, the laptop signal drops significantly,and unconsistent most of the time.  how would you solve this problem.Thank you

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I want to set up a directional WiFi antenna to go about 150ft to a building behind my house. I do a lot of gaming and have never had great luck doing so on any wireless connection. If I were to put together a tin can antenna and point it at the building what would I need as far as an antenna to receive the signal. Could I use another router to bridge the connection to my computers or would I need to set up something different?

What kind of results can I expect as far as connection reliability and speed? Right now I have SBC Yahoo DSL(2.4MB down/400MB up) out here and Suddenlink cable inside the house(8-9MB down/800KB up) and am not looking to run cables across my back yard unless it is the only option.

Alternately, what kind of cost would I be looking at to run that length of cat5 if I do it myself? I don't have much experience running cable and the like but my dad would help me out(he has run electrical, water, sewage but never ethernet.) Would it be as simple as digging a shallow trench and just running bare cat5 or would I need to look at conduit, different cable?
 

Answer:Directional WiFi Antenna

If youre ttrying to do any serious gaming over this wireless, you're going to be fairly depressed.

Now as far as running copper from building to building, lets just say... not. There are plenty of threads showing the downside of doing this, but to put in short. No common ground between the buildings can/will lead to some mighty fine door stops among otherthings.

If you really want to run cable, you're going to need to run fiber from building to building.

I'll let the veterans chime in with best practices on this.
 

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hello everyone i am using internet through a wireless wired connection which means on roof top i have got a wifi antenna and from there a wire is connected to my laptop
well my query is that i stay near to my college which grants us acess to free internet but my laptop wifi or any other usb adapter is not capable of catching that wifi signal so i wanted to know is there any way that i can configure my wifi antenna to catch my college signal if no please help in getting a way so that i can connect through my college wifi signal as my college wifi gives great speed and the plan i am subscribed to is like shit i pay for 1mbps plan but i get max downloading speed upto 150kbps
please help

Answer:Wifi antenna configuration

Hello,

Does your Wi-Fi antenna have higher dBi which is also called high gain antenna? Anything higher than 7dBi might be doable and possibly you may get a great signal from your college Wi-Fi network. I'm sure that it's detachable or removable so that you may upgrade it to a higher dBi, please check this out.

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I am wanting to create a homemade antenna and I have a few questions. I found a website..... http://wireless.gumph.org/articles/homemadeomni.html that I was going to try out. What I am curious about is am I able to make more than one of these and somehow connect them so as they act as one in a type of "flower mount" effect? Or would the signals interfere with each other and cancel everything out? I am trying to extend my reach of the antenna that came with the card basically. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Homemade WiFi Antenna help

I'd suggest some tried-n-true designs. I've used a pair of Cantenna units with some Linksys equipment to link two sites about 3/4 mile apart.
 

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I haven't had much luck browsing the etharwebs or searching forums, but what I'm after is quite simple:

Does a USB wifi adapter with an external antenna connector even exist? If not, how difficult is it to add one, and what are the best models to do this?

I recently bought a MacBook and was horrified to discover that the excellent Atheros wifi had been replaced by the awful, Linux-hating Broadcom company's card. Not to worry, though, since I've already purchased an Atheros card to replace it (and it appears I'm not even voiding my warranty by doing this). But I don't want to drill a hole through my MacBook to connect an external antenna (which would certainly void the warranty)!

So, for wardriving and general mischief-making I figured that a USB wifi adapter, probably 802.11b since I don't need .g for wardriving, would make the perfect candidate. But not with a crappy 2dBi internal antenna...

Any interest in this? Does it already exist? Where? Etc, etc.

Thanks in advance for input.
 

Answer:USB WiFi with external antenna

I've found that the majority of usb wifi solutions are piss poor. Anything as small as your standard thumbdrive is gonna give awful performance. The only external USB wifi adapter I've had luck with is the Hawking HWU36D.

It was a monstrous 15-20db gain in signal - coming from a Diamond PCI 802.11g card + external antenna solution. Mind you I'm connecting from the basement all the way to the 2nd floor. My PCI solution was ~ mid 60's - upper 70's - very bad. The minute I put the Hawking in I was getting low 50's. And now that I've moved my computer to be directly 2 floors down, that signal is now low 40's.

Maybe there's new stuff that's come out in the last 1-2 years since I've had this, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Ping is also not an issue, as I've done hours of CS:S (and now TF2) on this adapter.
 

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Can someone explain to me the diff between a TNC and SMA connector in a wifi antenna? A company has asked that I change out all of their wifi access points with new linksys AP's they purchased. The current AP's have a antenna connected with a cable. The cable looks similar to a standard COAX cable, but smaller. The connector is also smaller.

When I remove the standard antenna from the linksys, the plug is too large for the current cable.

I belive that I need a TNC to SMA adaptor, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know? Also, can the connectors be purchased at a hardware/electronics store, or is online the best place?
 

Answer:Wifi Antenna (TNC vs SMA Adaptor)

This is the TNC connector.

Here's the SMA Connector.

Note the subsection for the SMA specification that specifies the Reverse SMA, which is commonly used for most WiFi equipment antennas.
 

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Do these things actually work??????
 

Answer:Solved: WIFI Antenna

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Hi.
someone just stole my TP link wifi card, so I need a new one.
can you please give me a recommendation on a good card, that meets these requirements:
1. at least G standart, if possible, N.
2. supports BackTrack (AirCrack, Airodump etc.) and monitoring mode.
3. good range and power.
I thought on anything from here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/c/networking-314?page=1&pagesize=100&pagesort=reviews
also need a good antenna to go with it.
thanks
 

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Good evening all:
The question I have is:
We spend about 5-6 months a year in a motorhome, and have access to wifi service in the rv parks. I want to know if a wireless router could be used with an outdoor antenna when we are on the road then taken into the house and used with a dsl modem when we are in the house.
If this is possible, could one of you recommend brand/model that is not too expensive but would do the job.
Thanks so much in advance.
Vicks
 

Answer:using wireless router with dsl or wifi antenna

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A guy i know wants to grab a wifi signal from a little over a mile away. The place he wants to put the antenna is ontop of a hill and the signal is in a vallyish thing below. I'm a bit confused about something, however. If he puts a high gain antenna on his end, does the origin need an equally powerful antenna or will the standard wireless hub antenna be able to pick up his signal and provide enough power for his antenna to pick it up. This is going to be used with a laptop, so i need to find a card that has an external antenna connector and an antenna. If you've had any experience with this or can provide suggestions for the card/antenna, please do. I'm just not sure if it'll work with only 1 end having a good antenna. Just don't know enough about wifi. Thanks.
 

Answer:Need suggestions for 1+ mile wifi antenna

If it's a laptop I heard dell makes soem nice setups...check them out or look on ebay.
And I think he's ok jsut using his high gain antena...but I could be wrong. But def check the dell wifi cards cause you can hook up a high gain antena too them.
 

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The *****s in my building keep pointing the antennas down the hall toward their rooms not realizing that they are decreasing their signal strength. I know that the signal comes out of the sides of the omni-directional antennas on the router, but no matter how many times i fix them someone comes behind me a messes it up. I need a simple clear picture that explains how this is a bad thing. I know someone here has seen such a thing. And yes I googled it to no avail.
 

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Hello,

My neighbor has was looks like a omnidirectional WiFi antenna on his roof.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p77/ ... C00149.jpg

I'm curious to know what legitimate reason one would have for having an antenna like this in the middle of a residential neighborhood far from any public wifi sharing?

To me, the only logical purpose would involve shenanigans.
 

Answer:Solved: Rooftop WiFi Antenna

That's very unlikely to be a WiFi antenna, most likely amateur radio or some other communications.

If he were really up to some shenanigans, it's doubtful that he'd be so obvious about it.

If you're really curious, just ask him what the antenna is for.
 

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Hi i am looking for a USB wifi adaptor which has a good signal and range.

Preferably there is one which can accept an external antenna or maybe one which can be modded to accept an external antenna?

atm i am using my internal notebook wifi which is not powerful enough or i have a netgear WG111V2 which is rubbish.

i also had a look at the Linksys WUSB54G which i have read can be easily modded to accept external antennas?

please guide me~

Thanks guys!
 

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I have one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DQUHC/103-4561921-0038218?v=glance&n=172282

My signal strength is very low. I was wondering what are some tips and tricks to getting a bettere signal? I am picking up on wifi hotspots in my area. I can only get on one but the signal is real weak.
 

Answer:Wifi Reception Antenna Mod Question

you can try adding a USB extension cable then moving it around until you get a better signal. Since the antenna is inside of that thing, no "modding" can be done. If that doesn't work, you will have to buy another network adapter.

This one has pulled in excellent signals from my router in the other end of the house when my 2 other adpaters would only get a low or medium signal. check it out here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124126

BTW, i hope you are attempting to use public hotspots and not leach off of somebody's home network!
 

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So I have an issue at work.

1) I link 2 of our campuses using a WiFi bridge on top of our clock tower.
2) Headmaster saw antenna after a year of it being there, declared it an eyesore and demanded its removal.
3) CFO won't shell out the money to run a hard line.
4) Clock tower is the only location on campus high enough to shoot over all the trees between campuses. (1 mile of dense forest between the campuses)
5) We came to the compromise that I will get the antenna painted by our art teacher to match the stonework and hide it between 2 of the merlons on the top parapet.
6) What should I do?
tl;dr: I need to paint an outdoor WiFi antenna. It needs to stand up to MN weather (-30F though 110F) and not degrade the signal. Suggestions?

I can only think of the obvious of not using a paint that contains some sort of metal.
 

Answer:painting a wifi panel antenna

brom42 said:





So I have an issue at work.

1) I link 2 of our campuses using a WiFi bridge on top of our clock tower.
2) Headmaster saw antenna after a year of it being there, declared it an eyesore and demanded its removal.
3) CFO won't shell out the money to run a hard line.
4) Clock tower is the only location on campus high enough to shoot over all the trees between campuses. (1 mile of dense forest between the campuses)
5) We came to the compromise that I will get the antenna painted by our art teacher to match the stonework and hide it between 2 of the merlons on the top parapet.
6) What should I do?


tl;dr: I need to paint an outdoor WiFi antenna. It needs to stand up to MN weather (-30F though 110F) and not degrade the signal. Suggestions?

I can only think of the obvious of not using a paint that contains some sort of metal.Click to expand...


some kinda spray paint, but using a clear coat ?
 

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I have a yagi antenna and I would like to set it up so I can pickup my Wifi signal in my garage instead of running a cable and all...

So I have an access point connected to my router and have the yagi antenna connected to the access point. I can receive the signal outside my garage fine, but inside the signal is next to nothing.

Can I setup another antenna or something by the garage to bring the signal into the garage?
 

Answer:Using Yagi ANtenna to Share WIFI...

You should but you have to place the Router (or second Access Point) near the place that the Antenna is since using a long Antenna coax would result in losing the gain.
 

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Hi guys!

First time posting here, apologies if this is in the incorrect place.

I had a gigabyte wifi antenna that broke recently and so ordered a new one. The new one has connectors on that I have never seen and cannot find any information on (I'm not the most tech-savvy person...) Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this? The connector on the left is what my old antenna had and what I require. The two connectors on the right are the ones from the new one I just bought.

Thanks a lot!

PirateSam

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I'm broadcasting movies, personal Blu-Ray rips that are full quality Blu-Ray video with full quality DTS or DD audio from my NAS through my Y2P to my PTV3000.  It's taken a while to get everything dialed in so that there is no lag but I'm noticing performance issues when I convert the Y2P into Stand or Tablet mode.  In latop mode video is IMO as perfect as I'd expect but as soon as I convert out of laptop mode the video gets laggy. I can provide hardware, software, driver specifics if anyone thinks it's relevant but since I'm getting the quality I expect in Laptop mode I really don't think any of that is relevant.  Just the fact that I can't get the same qualtiy in the other modes is what concerns me. Whats different about the wifi capabilites and/or signal quality of this machine in Stand and Tablet modes?   Note:  I have not tried Tent mode as that would requre the screen to be rotated 180degrees which isn't possible when connected to a remote display but I would suspect that the "quality" issue would be noticed in that mode also.  













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Answer:Y2P Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Antenna Degradation?

I highly doubt it's the WiFi signal strength. Your issue might be similar to this thread though it's for Yoga 13: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Hey-Lenovo-what-s-up-with-DPTF-amp-Yoga-... One way to diagnose your issue is to download a CPU and GPU monitoring program like Real Temp (for CPU) and GPU-Z. Make sure on the program settings to record to a long file so that you can see if the CPU and GPU are throttled to lowest multiplier / frequencies while in modes other than laptop mode.





Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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My notebook only finds wifi if it is within a few feet of the router. The router is not the problem--my smartphone does not have a problem with wifi. And my notebook will not pickup wifi in other places with good routers. A tech told me it is probably my wifi card. But would I be picking up wifi at all (even a few feet from the router) if the card were bad? If you think it is more likely the card, then what are some good replacement cards? Would like to get 5g as well as 2.4g if possible. If it is the antenna, what kind of antenna do I get?  Please be as specific as possible. Thank you

Answer:replacement wifi card or antenna

Hi, Your machine has     1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN  card     Source : http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04504172 and antenna is built-in around its screen. New anntena may not work and adding/replacing it can be like a heart operation. It may simply loose from the connector. My suggestion: reseat the antenna. Pages 61 & 62 of the following manual may help:               http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502.pdf Regards.

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Hi,
I'm looking to buy a long range WIFI antenna to connect to a coffee shop about a mile away. What is the best long range antenna out there? I found an article about some people using a homemade biquad dish antenna that you can bolt to the horn of a small sattelite dish, is this currently the best way to get the highest gain or is there something better out there?
 

Answer:High Gain WIFI Antenna?

Both have to be using high gain i believe.

Buying a high gain wont allow you to get wifi form the coffee shop most likely.
 

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Hi all  Im out working in a remote site and have an access point for internet but its WEAK !! I can scrape together a home made wifi antenna from something around here but before I start , anyone have any great ideas for me ? How do you check the power level for the built in antenna in this B575 ? I cant seem to find it .IF Can I use the USB port to connect a homemade antenna ?  Any ideas from guys whom have been in the field facing this issue ? I dont have much to work with .  Appreciate any and all ideas  , no matter how crazy ! Thanks Jeff

Answer:External WiFi Antenna - B575

jeff whats the driver you have installed.ralink is the proper driver.some people have weak wifi over wrong driver.also there a power setting for the wifi under windows powersettings for both battery and cord.you want to make sure it set to max performance for the wifi.also wireless n ONLY works if it set to WPA2.that solve my brother weak wifi on vios.yea that set it at other setting.n is like 2-4 x the range of g.you also have a open msata full length port open next to the half height one.you can buy a intel centrino card for 35-50 that are really more powerful.there are like 3 levels and some have bluetooth.the B575 old at best buy for 300 so what you think is in there for a card...lol it not gonna be a 25-50 doller model right.and no you cant make one with a usb port and tin foil....loljust so you know radio signals are based on waves and those waves need a exact certin size certin kind of antanna.you just cant add wires and till foil.the wave is a certin design and and amd a certin length so if you change that the radio siginal will get worse.normally lower the band larger the wave and longer the antenna.higher the band and well now you see why mobile phones dont need one anymore.they use a special design and band and wireless notebooks are not much different.cheaper cards in the msata long had no conection but the half height in the lenovo dose.buy a better card.thats why some pay 75 bucks for a wimax card to 100.

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hi I have a AWUS036NH alfa antenna
wich was created before wifi ac(new technology) .
The signal from a router far from me is too little to satisfy me
would I get any improvement if i buy this (see below) ac range extender considering AWUS036NH was not conceived before AC arrival?
D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

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I travel a lot for work and well most of the time the hotel's internet is really slow or a very weak signal.

Where can I get a very long range antenna? Preferably one that reaches a few football fields or longer?
 

Answer:Where can I get/find a very strong wifi antenna?

WhiteBoi360 said:





I travel a lot for work and well most of the time the hotel's internet is really slow or a very weak signal.

Where can I get a very long range antenna? Preferably one that reaches a few football fields or longer?Click to expand...

You may want to have a look at the Alpha Long Range Wifi Adapter.
 

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I use a external Wifi Antenna  to get a connection were I am. How can make my computer a hot spot so I can connect other devices I have with the same Wifi?

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hey guys, we need a directional anntenna for my job, and I am the one in charge of buying it because I am supposed to know everything about computers ( ) so I need the cheapest best weatherproof antenna for 1KM or less.

Thanks in advance,
-Keith
 

Answer:best (cheapest) directional WiFi antenna for ~1KM?

14dBi RooTenna @ wisp-router.com

weatherproof enclosure with 14dBi panel built in.
 

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i have been reading on the forums and there seems to be alot of mixed information on plug in wifi antennas for win7 as far as what will work and what wont. the most common thing ive been reading is that many cant get the drivers to work with their antenna. i would like an antenna for our girls laptops when we visit the grandparents that reaches out to the pool house...about 150 ft away. i know they have a "G" router and although the girls pick up a signal..its very weak and drops often. id like one of the smaller plug in usb types that is not on a long usb cord or anything. is there one that is recommended that will work for certain with windows 7 32 bit? price is not as important as performance. thanks for your input.

Answer:best usb wifi antenna for win7 32bit?

Using an USB adaptor with an antenna may not be enough for that range. I can't really make an accurate prediction about which USB antenna to use because certain ones work better with different routers and the drivers come into play also.

It may help to get one from the same company as the router being used although there are too many factors involved to predict the outcome. Wireless G has it's limitations which is why there is wireless N.

If you want it to work right and don't mind spending some money to upgrade the hardware then going to a wireless-wired N router would be the way to go. You would need to run an eithernet cable from the router to a wireless N access point at the closest location to the pool house for the best possible connection.

This would give you the best chance at making this work but I realize it's probably more work, time and money than you want to put into it. You would also need to use wireless N capible network adaptors on the pool computers to pick up the signal. This type of set up would work for certain but it's still a matter of how much you want to put into it.

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Alright i have one black wire and one white wire on a laptop that has mini wifi. on the card it has a main and an aux which one goes where?
 

Answer:mini wifi antenna how to hook up?

Probably entirely dependent on the laptop make and model. But we have no idea what that is?
 

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Without having to modify my wireless router, i would like to extend the signal quality/range of my wireless network throughout and around my house. I currently have an HP dv4170 notebook and its got the standard built in intel wireless radio. I want to upgrade to a Buffalo tech WLICBG54A model pcmcia wifi card and put in a 7dbi external MC connector antenna. What is the best combo for extending the range of your wireless network using a pcmcia card/external MC connector antenna?

Also i am seeing that i can get what seem to be much more powerful pcmcia cards (100mW - 200mW) that are only 11mbs sec. Is there a big difference with the power increase? Also is a 7dbi antenna sufficient, or will a 5 dbi antenna work? Or should i go with a 9dbi antenna. I know these are a lot of little questions and any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

-kyle
 

Answer:Wifi Card/Antenna Combo

I'm not sure about this, but it sounds like your antenna setup is like my linksys wrt54g with the dual antennas. I found out that it is a very good solution, but you need to make sure that the two antennas you put out are <1' apart or so. Or else you negate their comparison purposes. If you want a card for just one antenna but have that, disable one of the ports.

GL!
 

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hey all

i got a wmp600n adapter and the stock antenna's dont work to well specially due to the fact that they are in the back area of my entertainment cent and surrounded by power, audio, and data cables.

I have never bought antennas before and wanted to know what would be a good option, i was thinking a small table top one with a long wire so i can move the antenna away from that area, maby on top on the entertainment center, but would the wire to the antenna need to be shielded?

my problem is low signal and it stutters during the play back of a 350 mb 40 min long video.

i have connected with the 5ghz N and 2.4 ghz g and i have low signal and stutter with bolth however browsing the web or copying files works fine.

my router is upstairs and it is a wrt610n

before i installed the wmp600n i was using a old g based router with dd-wrt as a client connected to the computer with a lan cable, and that provided perfect play back even with a 12gig 720p movie.

any ways, could ya all please gimme some good recommendations on replacement antennas for the adaptor.

i have now idea at all about them like does a 10 dbi antenna need more power then the stock 2dbi, can i put a higher dbi antenna on this card or does it need to be stock, ect...

Thanks
bob
 

Answer:upgrade antenna on wifi adaptor

I have gotten hi gains from this place before, good site for beefed up wireless gear
http://www.fab-corp.com/home.php
 

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I tried to add an extension cable to my desktop wifi antenna and I find that my card detects no available networks. The cable is RG 58U and the antenna is the stcck 4 incher that comes with the card.
 

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I found a good deal on an ethernet bridge for 24dbi grid (802.11b) antenna (as opposed to the orinoco and PCI adapter solution)...this is a better solution for integration and ease of setup but how can I connect to multiple networks?

I assume there's no way to use netstumbler or similar utilities with an ethernet-bridged antenna? The seller says it is controllable via an http interface requring an SSID...though it does have an automatic config. setting.

Does anyone have any experience using such a configuration? I am looking to connect to 3 or 4 networks (at this point, my school's wifi and the networks of a few friends in the area).

Also, does anyone know of a place that actually sells PCI adapters for the oriinoco gold PC card?
 

Answer:WiFi Antenna + Ethernet Bridge ?'s

You understand with transparent wireless bridging your not really connecting totally seperate networks. You'll be adding remote segments to a parent network. Your home for instance would just be added to the schools network segment. It's IP scheme etc..

Beyond that, the workgroup bridge, or outright bridge would just be a transparent link. It should have a console or utility to give your quality and strength numbers for the association to the parent device, be it an AP (if your using a workgroup bridge) or parent bridge if your running a Point to Multipoint bridging setup. I don't have alot of experience with the budget stuff so perhaps the WET11 or equivalent has no interface that allows you to see how strong your link is. That would be a shitty thing but not a complete suprise. Cheap gear generally gives cheap results. What kind of equipment are you looking at? A 24 dBi grid is an awful lot of juice. How far are your links?

PCI adapters for Proxim client cards are plentiful. A google search yields dozens of hits. Might be a better choice. Just depends on what your setup is and your expectations.
 

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