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How to Connect the Antenna Cables to a Mini PCI Wireless Adapter

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  1. Michael9009

    Michael9009 Thread Starter

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    I have just replaced the 802.11b Intel PRO 2100 wireless adapter in my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop computerwith an 802.11b/g Intell PRO 2200BG. I am confused about connecting the antenna cables to the new mini PCI board. Originally, the grey cable was connected to the Main connector and the black cable to the Aux connector. This is how Dell shipped the computer with the 2100. However, the Installation Guide for the new adapter (2200BG) indicates that the black cable should be connected to Main and the grey to Aux. How would I know which connection configuration is correct? Thanks.

    P.S. I don't know if this is of any relevance, but the Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG adapter appears to be intended for HP computers. The drivers CD has HP on it and the Installation Guide is "Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.". Is the antenna cable colour standardised among computer brand manufacturers?
     
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    Truthfully, I'd connect the main cable to the main cable connector. You could always swap them to see if the range is better the other way. :)
     
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    But that's the problem... I am not sure which one is the main cable, the grey or the black... :confused:
     
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    There are only two possibilities, try them both ways and leave them in the position that works the best.
     
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