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> Looking For Some Soldering Mojo!, Mod my CF Wifi!
speculatrix
post Mar 27 2006, 10:15 PM
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take a look at www.solwise.co.uk as they sell adaptors and pigtails that are very hard to get hold of elsewhere
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telemetric_au
post Apr 5 2006, 01:12 AM
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would be very interestred to anyone who's had a go at this as to whether its possible tokeep and use the internal antenna with the external unplugged for lowprofile use ??
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post Apr 5 2006, 05:53 AM
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yes it is smile.gif

the problem i had was the pluging and unpluging of the anntenna fractured the solder joint and fried the card

so in other words YOU MUST reduce the strain on the cable with mechanical restraint of some type
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post Apr 5 2006, 02:38 PM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Apr 6 2006, 12:53 AM)
yes it is smile.gif

the problem i had was the pluging and unpluging of the anntenna fractured the solder joint and fried the card

so in other words YOU MUST reduce the strain on the cable with mechanical restraint of some type
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yes, and it'd be a bit hard to attach something that solid to the cf wifi... you need to do it in stages, have small connector a sollidly connected/epoxied to wifi card, that connects to another lug more solidly connected to the z body that hooks into the antenna cable.
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post Apr 7 2006, 12:58 PM
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I grabbed the Ambicom model. However, I plan to keep this as my small, clean card for warwalking about. I'll grab the linksys cf11 card (that I believe has a u.fl on board) with a u.fl pigtail and epoxy it to the jack for my big amplified rig.
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post Sep 13 2006, 11:11 AM
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Da_Blitz, you said it was possible to use the internal and external antenna. How did you connect the enternal antenna? Did you us a u.fl pigtail? If so, where did you get it?

I plan to connect the pigtail and glue it to the board.

Any other recent information would be appreciated. smile.gif
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Da_Blitz
post Sep 14 2006, 01:32 AM
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solder it, you cant be sure that a connection is made with glue, its not that hard a sill to pick up. most people can learn it in about 30 mins

i just got an extender cable and cut it to the required length the soldered the outside shield to the outside of the connector and the inside cable to the middle of the connector

or at least where the connector was (i snipped it off, it was to hard to solder to)
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agosine
post Sep 14 2006, 05:13 AM
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Thanks Da_Blitz. I was looking at the internal antenna and I see that I will have to cut the small pin from the loop, but doesn't this break the internal antenna loop?

Now I just have to find a store locally in Toronto that sells an N-Male connector.
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post Sep 16 2006, 11:56 PM
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thi thing i was refering to was a square that looks like this: [0] whrer the outside is gnd or shield and the inside is signal

i assume by intirnal antenna you mean the big U shape peice of metal, its best to leave that so you dont need an antenna all the time. if you do remeve it then you can have 2 antennas but you wont get very good diversity effects if the antennas are close together
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