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Wifi Range for Dell laptop?

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specifically the dell E1705 with Dell Wireless 1390b/g

also is there any ways to increase range without opening it up?
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You mean opening up the laptop? Hell no, don't do that. You can buy an amplifier and better antenna. What kind of range do you want? Watch out for Wardrivers though. Also watch out for leukemia. Don't make your house into a pit of electromagnetic radiation. Don't be one of those, "Look at me, I'm on my laptop out in my front yard." Your body will thank you later for plugging it in.
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You mean opening up the laptop? Hell no, don't do that. You can buy an amplifier and better antenna. What kind of range do you want? Watch out for Wardrivers though. Also watch out for leukemia. Don't make your house into a pit of electromagnetic radiation. Don't be one of those, "Look at me, I'm on my laptop out in my front yard." Your body will thank you later for plugging it in.
so how do i connect the antenna to the laptop because i hear the antenna is the laptop case it self
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so how do i connect the antenna to the laptop because i hear the antenna is the laptop case it self
They make USB external antennas you can hook to your laptop. The one's I've seen are basically a one foot antenna on a base that you just plug into your laptop. They also make bigger ones for cars and rv's and stuff like that.
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