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Installing the wifi antennae wires

I purchased the dv4000 direct from HP in 2005 and didnt think to include a wifi. I did eventually purchase an internal wifi card and the antennae wire but i have no idea how to route the wire inside the case. Right now, I have the wire coming out of the case where the card was installed and taped to the bottom and top of the unit for reception. I went the internal wifi card route because on this unit, no idea why, a pcmcia card would constantly lose the signal....any ideas on how to route the wire would be greatly apprciated.....Alan

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  • aborack Jun 20, 2008

    Appreciate the response....was wondering too (and I should have mentioned it in the origianal thread) what to do with the ends of the antennae as they have thin, about 1.5" L x .5"w tabs that appear to be something you screw down in the case somewhere.



    Alan

  • aborack Jun 20, 2008

    OK thanks gang --- I will open it up and sniff around for placement of the wires and then shut it down....Alan

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I have a acer5600 built in wifi adaptor my.My adaptor is fited to the center of my moutherbord the wires are fed out at the back crner up behind the screen i have two anntena top of each corner
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    Andrew Reed Jun 20, 2008

    the anntena shoul be sticky tabd down at the back the holes shoul slip in to some littel bumps on the edge

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My hp laptop has the wire up the side of the screen (inside up and over the top)

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You just have to route it through the case covering as much area as possible, as spaced out as possible. Also, the reason PCMCIA cards don't get very good signals is simply because they don't have enough space to have a properly sized antenna.

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