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CF WiFi Card?
« on: October 08, 2004, 09:59:33 am »
Does anyone know of a CF wifi card that does not have an antenna  that sticks out? I am looking for a wifi card that has the same form factor as my Socket Bluetooth Card.
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CF WiFi Card?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 10:34:24 pm »
Sorry, but I don't know of one.  The problem with a card that did not have a protruding antenna casing would be a lack of range.  The antenna would be blocked by the Z itself, which could block some of the signal and would probably dramatically reduce the range at which the card would be usable.  There is another possible problem where the antenna could couple with the Z's circuitry or casing (if it's metal) causing a swr problem further reducing the rf output also.

What would be nice is a CF WiFi card that didn't protrude (like what you are looking for) that instead of an internal antenna, had a socket for an external antenna.  That would be very nice for wardriving and longer range.  Anyone know of something like that.  I've looked, but been unable to locate one.

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