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Laptop Wireless Card 2 cables

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by headless, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. headless

    headless Thread Starter

    Sep 9, 2011

    There are two cables/wires going to the majority of wireless cards on laptops aren't there?
    In my expereince one white and one black.

    Could someone please tell me what their purpose is?

    Also what would happne if wired the wrong way round? Would the device still be recognised by the operating sytsem?

    Cheers very much!
  2. managed

    managed Allan Trusted Advisor

    May 24, 2003
    They are aerial leads, usually they go into the laptops lid where small metal squares are the actual aerials, something like this :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-PCI-ANTENNA-AERIAL-WIRELESS-WIFI-LAPTOP-LONG-/190458949815

    If you look carefully where they attach to the card the 2 sockets are probably labelled Main and Aux, the White lead goes to Main.

    It would probably still work if the wires are connected to the wrong sockets. The OS will still see the card but the wireless signal could be weaker.
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