Will this laptop have 'sticky out' aerial??!!

  Viv-208691 17:12 10 Oct 2004

Hi, considering buying this, click here with Intel® ProWireless 2200 802.11b/g . will it have a sticky out aerial kind of thing or will it be 'in built'????


  Diodorus Siculus 17:14 10 Oct 2004

It should be built in... I've not seen a laptop with one outside.

  Viv-208691 17:16 10 Oct 2004

ok, thanks, i presume everyone have only seen them inbuilt then??

  Diodorus Siculus 17:50 10 Oct 2004

On second thoughts, you can get "sticky out ones" as you put it! :-)

These go into the PCIMCIA slots.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:52 10 Oct 2004

Sorry, should be PCMCIA!

PCMCIA: people cannot memorise computer industry acronyms :-)

  Viv-208691 17:57 10 Oct 2004

lol, ok, but is there any way of telling if that particular aerial will be 'sticky out'???

Thanks for your help

  VoG II 17:59 10 Oct 2004

It should be built in.

You would only need a PCMCIA one for a laptop that did not have WiFi built in. The PCMCIA ones only stick out about 1 cm anyway.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:00 10 Oct 2004

As it is a Centrino machine, it will have a built in aerial, not an external one.

  Viv-208691 18:02 10 Oct 2004

thankyou very much, do these in built aerials tend to pick up the signal just as well as a pcmcia aerial?

  Diodorus Siculus 18:04 10 Oct 2004

Yes, just as well - mine even connected on a train recently.

  Viv-208691 18:25 10 Oct 2004

ok, thankyou very much for your help

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