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Not working do i just need the long distance wifi antenna plugged into my computer? i tried but it is not working

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Some laptops may have a direct input for the Wifi have to check with the manufacturer of the laptop if you dont see an input jack for an antenna. Usually those antennas are built into the laptop internally.

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