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bwc1950
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Inspiron 9300 External WiFi Antenna

I use my laptop in my RV.  I want to add an external WiFi antenna to get better distance reception from inside my motorhome.  How do I attach and external antenna to the laptop to extend the range of the internal WiFi card?

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Re: Inspiron 9300 External WiFi Antenna

Hi, BWC:

What you're shopping for is called a "Wifi extender". Also known as Wifi booster or repeater. Fairly cheap and easy to find.

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bwc1950
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Re: Inspiron 9300 External WiFi Antenna

Thank you for the quick reply.  As usual, I'm not very clear.  If I add a WiFi extender, how does it connect to my laptop (there is no external antenna port)?  Does it simply plug in to a USB port?  If so, will the laptop find the external antenna and use it instead of the internal antenna?

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Re: Inspiron 9300 External WiFi Antenna

Hi, BWC:

The connection to the Wifi extender is, well, wireless. What it does it provides a link between your computer and the wireless router. Your laptop will recognize the signal as though it was just the router itself, only closer.

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