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Connector Type/Name for internal HP Antenna?

post #1 of 13
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Hey everyone, have a quick and hopefully simple question.

I have an HP 8200 Elite Ultra Slim Desktop which has a built in wireless adapter. The antenna wires snap onto the base of the little internal card, and are soldered to detachable plates in the front and rear. I'm wondering where can i get extensions for these antenna, or what the connector name is so i can try to find longer wires.

If you're wondering why, I use this pc for work, (i'm a mechanic) and have it placed basically inside of a steel Locker (theft security) and lose a lot of signal strength because of this, so i want to extend the wires so i can slip them out of the back and have the reception i'm supposed to have. \

Thanks for Any help available!


Clos
post #2 of 13
i think you are talking about the rp-sma pigtail.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 1/29/13 at 3:08pm
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 


Here's a Picture of the Connector I'm looking for, Antenna and Internal WiFi Card Side. Thanks for the reply(ies)


Clos
post #4 of 13
Isn't that called a U.FL connector?
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post #5 of 13
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Here's a Picture of the Connector I'm looking for, Antenna and Internal WiFi Card Side. Thanks for the reply(ies)


Clos

and the other end?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
the other end is soldered to a metal plate that screws to the chassis of the pc. i figured there had to be someone that mad an antennae or extension cable. thanks to you guys i found what i was looking for, now i just have to find the proper length, 18cm is a bit short for me smile.gif thanks everyone for the help. i'll try to rep both of you.


regards,
clos
post #7 of 13
It's called a U.FL

RF connectors are classified by male or female. The male is the side soldered to the PCB, the female is what you need on the pigtail. You will need some plan to convert U.FL to a usable antenna. I recommend U.FL to RP-SMA or N type depending on the size you need.

For example:
http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Antenna-RP-SMA-Bulkhead-Pigtail/dp/B007XVHQ9M/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359500697&sr=1-5

If you have any other questions let me know.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
considering i have a Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 wireless card in my pc, (mini pci-e), intel says it's dual band, is that setup going to be ok? I'm having a little trouble finding a 2 ft. though, i'd like to attach the other end to 2 holes in the back of my tool box locker so it's stable and easily removable. any ideas?
post #9 of 13
2ft is going to be hard to find without custom making it. The fastest off the shelf option is to convert your U.FL to RP-SMA then use another pigtail to extend it to the chassis.

www.amazon.com/5Dbi-RP-SMA-Antenna-Extension-Cable/dp/B007Y6USD2/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359504092&sr=1-10

Or you can piece together a separate antenna, U.FL to RP-SMA, and RP-SMA extension cable.

The other option is to purchase a U.FL on an unterminated cable and solder it to a bulkhead.

http://www.rfsupplier.com/exposed-connector-pightail-50ohm-cable-113mm-p-2536.html

Wifi antennas work on both bands.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I seriously appreciate the extreme length in help linkdead. Hopefully my last question for ya, considering my wireless card is a dual band, there are two antenna connections, one says main and aux. One is soldered to a front bracket, and the other to a rear bracket on the chassis. So can i buy one of these, and only hook up the one that says main? Or should i buy two and set up both antennas?
I only ask because when did some searching, (mainly ebay, and i know it's not a reliable source) if i typed dual band it would give me an antenna that had 2 u.fl connectors to a single antenna. But my original setup's only connection is the metal of the chassis, but not soldered anywhere near each other.
I hope the short story makes sense haha. Thanks!
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