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I'm trying to hook a canenna wi-fi antenna to a 2003 powerbook http://www.cantenna.com/ If anyone has done this I'd be interested to know how. Also if anyone happens to be in New York I would hire you to set up a working wi-fi antenna at my office in union square....

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    I'm trying to hook a canenna wi-fi antenna to a 2003 powerbook

    http://www.cantenna.com/

    If anyone has done this I'd be interested to know how. Also if anyone
    happens to be in New York I would hire you to set up a working wi-fi
    antenna at my office in union square.
    alexander Guest

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    In article <google.com>,
    com (alexander perls) wrote:
     

    I haven't used one, but it looks pretty straightforward. The only
    obvious detail is the need to buy the appropriate "pigtail". For a
    (non-extreme) Airport card, I _think_ you want the Orinoco pigtail.

    OK, there's another obvious detail. The pigtail is only 18 inches long,
    and would need to connect to your Airport card (presumably threading the
    wire through the laptop's PCMCIA slot). This would restrict where you
    could put your laptop while remaining connected-- no more than 18 inches
    from a plug inside your laptop to the antenna.

    Longer pigtails are available, though-- at
    <http://www.hyperlinktech.com/> they have a 1.5 meter pigtail for
    $24.95. You might also want to check out their options for antennae-- I
    got one from them that I plugged into my graphite Airport base station
    that has worked really well.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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    Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> writes:
     

    So does that mean we all need to re-read the thread
    Radiation from multiple 802.11's
    ?
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    In article <google.com>,
    alexander perls <com> wrote: 

    If you mean an Airport-equipped Mac, you could use an Orinoco pigtail
    and run it out the PCMCIA slot.

    --
    Matthew T. Russotto net
    "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in pursuit
    of justice is no virtue." But extreme restriction of liberty in pursuit of
    a modi of security is a very expensive vice.
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    In article <tdl.com>,
    Phil Stripling <zzn.com> wrote:
     
    >
    > So does that mean we all need to re-read the thread
    > Radiation from multiple 802.11's
    > ?[/ref]

    Only if you're a masochist.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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