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Need to replace/fix screw in wireless antenna for my desktop

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April 1, 2013 11:18:35 PM

I don't want to buy the wrong thing, so I'm trying to remember what to call it. I used to connect via a Broadcom 802.11g network adapter until the antenna broke off as in the picture. Now it only gets one bar so I use the Intel Pro/100 VE with the network cable. In my network/sharing center there is also a Microsoft Virtual WiFi miniport, although I'm sure sure what that is.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb399/sorryrainbowe... - anyway, there's the url to the broken antenna. My I want to call the port... coaxial, like the old TVs, but I know that's wrong.

Where can I get one of these and fore how much?

++ Any good ways of fixing it?
April 1, 2013 11:29:18 PM

Okay, that product is titled: 2.4GHz Router Network WLAN Antenna Wi-fi Aerial RP-SMA omni signal booster boost

Is it safe to say that I can surf American ebay or go to a computer parts store and ask for a WLAN Aerial RP-SMA signal booster and they will know what I need? Or is that too specific of a request.
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April 1, 2013 11:35:43 PM

dustyhardwareinspring said:
Okay, that product is titled: 2.4GHz Router Network WLAN Antenna Wi-fi Aerial RP-SMA omni signal booster boost

Is it safe to say that I can surf American ebay or go to a computer parts store and ask for a WLAN Aerial RP-SMA signal booster and they will know what I need? Or is that too specific of a request.

I wouldn't expect it to be the sort of thing that a computer store would carry, unless they specialize in being a computer junkyard (some do, and they're awesome.)

However, you can find them on ebay for cheap - I bought a couple to replace the dinky beige alien antenna that came with my motherboards' wireless.
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April 1, 2013 11:39:34 PM

I should perhaps have added that the high-blown title of that article is not reflected in its price - a pint of beer in a British bar can cost more. It's an antenna - an aerial - and bit of plastic with a screw fitting and some wire inside and it will do the job - just! :D 
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