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Wireless Antenna Locations for Gateway 9550?

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by mike, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. mike

    mike Flightless Bird

    I picked up a free Gateway Solo 9550.
    I also have an Intel mini pci bg wireless card.
    Problem is the antennas.
    I have a set of antennas from another laptop.
    Need to determine where the antennas should go in the Gateway.
    Can't find a service manual.
    Found one disassembly guide, but it doesn't help with the
    wireless antenna positions.
    If they're in the display, I'll just give up and use the
    cardbus card. Too much hassle.
    But if there's space I can get at, I just might give it a try.

    Suggestions?
    Thanks, mike
     
  2. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    mike wrote:
    > I picked up a free Gateway Solo 9550.
    > I also have an Intel mini pci bg wireless card.
    > Problem is the antennas.
    > I have a set of antennas from another laptop.
    > Need to determine where the antennas should go in the Gateway.
    > Can't find a service manual.
    > Found one disassembly guide, but it doesn't help with the
    > wireless antenna positions.
    > If they're in the display, I'll just give up and use the
    > cardbus card. Too much hassle.
    > But if there's space I can get at, I just might give it a try.
    >
    > Suggestions?
    > Thanks, mike


    Hi Mike... All laptops, netbooks, etc. that I have ever taken apart, has
    the antenna in the top lid. Although it wouldn't hurt to try to have the
    antenna somewhere else. They work better in the vertical position. But
    in the horizontal position you might get half of the range or a bit better.

    I also have some WiFi Cardbus cards too. They work fairly well. Those
    apparently have the antenna mounted horizontally as well.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix
     

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