How can I properly connect my internal wireless antenna properly?
June 22, 2006 9:10 PM Subscribe
I need some help with my internal laptop wireless antenna.
posted by k8t to computers & internet (8 answers total)
Tonight I threw a new stick of RAM into my Dell Inspiron 700m. I popped off the keyboard first and realized that the stick that I wanted to replace was on the other memory bay, so I flipped the laptop over, popped off the lid for the other stick of RAM and swapped them. I then screwed the back lid on, flipped the computer back over, and put the keyboard back into place.
I then noticed that a little barcode sticker which was folder over in the upper left corner next to the left keyboard screw was loose.
I ignored it, screwed the keyboard back into place, started up the computer and was happy to see my new RAM.
Then I opened Firefox in a few different windows and saw that the wireless internet was a lot slower. One Firefox window would open okay, but the others wouldn't connected. I disabled and re-enabled the wireless connection, but had the same problem. I tried to ping google and it timed out. The connection (from the neighbor) regularly connects at Very Good and in in the high 20 Mbps. Now it is connecting at Good at 12 Mbps or 18 Mbps. I also cannot see as many networks as I could before.
I have determined that the little sticker thingy is the wireless antenna. I need to know what it is supposed to be like -- does it need to touch something?
This page gives me a hint, but it isn't enough information:
Anyone have any ideas?