External antenna for notebook

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Trotter

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My daughter's lappy works great, but it sometimes drops signal. I'm using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, so I know I have good signal.

I'm looking for an external antenna for her lappy, but I can't find what I want. I need just an antenna. Not a bulky something, but one that can just pop into one of the USB ports or the i.LINK port to give the onboard antenna some help. I don't need a wireless adapter.

The only antennas I can find screw into something. Her antenna is internal.

So, anyone know of something like that?
 

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I don't think something like that exist, the antenna would have to be part of the wireless card in order for it to work. There are USB wireless adaptor that plugs into a USB port and provide wireless connection just like a regular wireless card. But an extenstion antenna that plugs into a USB or firewire port is not likely to happen.
 

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I'll look into those antenna, havok.

Could the positioning of my router be messing with the signal? My wife has it sitting on top of her computer inside of a cabinet (doors open, of course). Would its proximity to the computer mess with the signal, or the cabinet? I had thought about moving it to the top of the cabinet next to the modem.
 
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