What type of wire to use bet. ext. antenna and wireless pci card?
I want to use my wireless G PCI card and external antenna but I am experiencing having difficulty to find good type of wire to connect from outside antenna approximately 20meters down to my wireless G PCI Card.
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Re: What type of wire to use bet. ext. antenna and...
20 meters is a LONG way to go with an antenna wire for this application. Generally it is not recommended to extend the wire between the card and the antebba more than 3 meters. You would need to use thick, low-loss, cable that is very expensive. But if you must, computer stores sell extension cables. http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=50347352
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Follow this instructions:1. connect via hard wired connection using your PC (network cable)2. open your internet explorer or any browser.3. type the numbers 192.168.1.1 on the address bar4. you will be routed to your router's settings, type admin for USERNAME: and admin for PASSWORD.5. look for the basic setup/settings6. look for the wireless settings7. under wireless there is channel option8. the best channels to use are 6 and 11 then save it
Things You'll Need
Router compatible with modem
Internal or external wireless network adapter
Prepare the Network
Purchase and setup a wireless broadband router by interfacing it with your wired computer. Choose a router that is compatible with your broadband modem and that supports the wireless network type you desire.
Enable WPA or WPA-2 security, and change your router's default password. Give your SSID or wireless network a memorable name.
Connect your modem to the WAN (wide area network) port on your router.
Install an Internal Card
Purchase a wireless network card that is compatible with the router you purchased and with your computer. For example, if you bought a 802.11 b/g router, do not purchase an 802.11 n adapter.
Shut down your computer. Remove all cables and peripheral devices.
Remove the left side panel while facing the front of the case. You may need to remove screws or to manipulate latches and notches. Consult your case or computer manufacturer's documentation if you are unsure of how to remove the panel.
Clip the metal part of the anti-static wrist bracelet to a metal object, and ******** the bracelet.
Locate an available PCI or PCI-Express slot. Unscrew the screw that secures the slot cover that corresponds with the slot, then remove the slot cover.
Line up the wireless adapter's pins with the slot. Insert the card until it clicks into place. Do not force the card into the slot, or you may damage the card's connectors. If you feel resistance, remove the card, line up the card with the slot again, and reinsert.
Secure the card with the slot cover screw. Reattach the side panel, and replace any screws you removed earlier.
Reinsert all cables, and plug in all peripherals. Boot the computer.
Allow Windows the opportunity to detect the card. It should automatically install the drivers for the card. If you have updated drivers, insert the disk and install according to on-screen instructions.
Install an External Card
Boot up your computer.
Insert your external wireless adapter into the appropriate slot. For example, if you purchased a USB slot, insert it into a USB port.
Allow Windows the opportunity to detect the card. It should automatically install the drivers for the card. If you have updated drivers, insert the disk and install according to on-screen instructions
Double-click the network icon in the task bar.
Highlight your wireless network. Windows will display the name you entered when setting up your router
Click the "Connect" button.
Enter and verify the security key you created when setting up the router. Click on "Connect."
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hi! I think u need to install drivers in your PCI internet/LAN Card or built-in LAN
Please check the brand of Motherboard if it is built-in or the PCI Card Brand. and browse it in the net with another PC with the NET connection, to the manufacturer websites. and search it with corresponding model of the motherboard or the PCI Card. and download the Driver's and save to USB
and paste it to ur PC and install it.
if this tips is helpful. please rate it. thank you.
Depends on the router design. some routers have what are call fixed antenna. other have BNC connection some are thread antenna. some are internal fixed. yes, most can be removed if not soldered to the main board of the router.
First you can try to uninstall and reinstall the driver of the wireless adapter on that desktop. Unplug and re-plug the wireless card. If it is a wireless PCI card, make sure the antenna is tightly screwed on. Install just the driver of the wireless card and not the utility/software that came with it. You can also try to change the channel on the wireless router by going to the router's user interface. If you're on channel 6, choose channel 11 and save the settings. Then power cycle the router, unplug the power for 30 seconds then plug it back in. Check now if you can connect wireless.
do you have a pci network adapter intalled with the proper drivers ? did you plug in ethernet cable directly into current pci lan card it will be located on lower part of back of computer? this will eliminate the problems with the router just to see if pci lancard is working or not . if the lan card is working unplug cable and plug in router and then try with router plugged in u might need to reset the router in order for it to work with lan card . if ur using and onboard lan eg attached to the motherboard then you must go into computer bios and enable onboard lan and then the ethernet cable should work with no problem good luck i hope this helps you get up and going getback to me if there are future problems.