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I just installed a mini pci adapter on my Dell 5100 Inspiron Laptop. My signal is considerability weaker than the note book card I had in it. On installation I notice two wires taped to the housing. Are they antennas, If so how do you connect them?

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Yes, they are antennas and they snap on to the wireless Mini-pci card antenna connections

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yes offcourse ur dell inspiron 5100 laptop support wireless connection,and it will detect the wireless connection in ur computer,uninstall and reinstall the wireless driver and then try and connect to wireless connection,and what u can do is that reset the router and then try and connect to wireless network it will definately connect..and it will also detect the wireless signal also........good luck

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