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    Wi-Fi antenna upgrade

    I'm going under the hood again to explore the possibility of improving the wifi reception. I have pulled out the wifi antennas from an old IBM laptop that appear to use the same connector type. When you look at the inside of the adam (3g version) only the main antenna is being used from the 3g card for WWAN and not the Aux. Since the IBM laptop uses both Main and Aux I figure why would'nt adam benifit from both. The laptop antennas also attached to the metal frame of the LCD housing in the laptop but in adams case they are noted mounted together, I will try both. Should be a couple of days out in testing and will post followup.

    - I will take pics and collect/compare data using a wifi analyzer app.
    - I will test to make sure my GPS is not affected by the modifications
    - 3g will not be tested as I have never used a sim card and will not be able to test any concerns in that area.
    - I'll try not to make the same mistake as apple with the iphone 4 antenna design/placement

    Just a call out, has anyone done this yet that I may have missed a post about ? if so let me know of anything I should be aware of.
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    Great Idea, I look forward to a new and improved wifi, wish we had wifi driver for the myvix USB 5ghz wifi antenna

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    Also test the direction in which the antenna functions the best.
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    Can't wait to hear the results

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    Loftus, excellent work, i'm sure the adam should be miles better than a phone because of its size, it should have a superior antenna but i think its just been chucked in there and i dont think the software is well written for it either (unfortunately have to wait for notion ink for that bit) i was thinking of doing the same with a laptop cable but didn't want to open my adam just yet, but if you have success then it is definitely getting opened!

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    I'm also waiting on these results. Also, pictures of the antenna you used and models of the computer they were taken out of if possible.


    Thks... the wifi stinks in these things. This is something I am definitely undertaking.

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