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    Is this an antenna connector? Found on a CNET CWD 854 USB adapter.

    The dongle:
    hxxp://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8485/vlcsnap1789109fc8.png
    hxxp://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8997/vlcsnap1789834dh0.png

    The connector:
    hxxp://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8321/vlcsnap17897172kf7.th.png
    Would this cable fit?

    hxxp://cgi.ebay.com/Pair-Mini-PCI-to-RP-SMA-Pigtail-WiFi-Adapter-For-Router_W0QQitemZ130227957160QQihZ003QQcategoryZ618 16QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotoh osting

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    If its not a mini-pci connector, can anyone confirm that?

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    Hirose U.FL would be my guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieFire View Post
    Hirose U.FL would be my guess.
    I concur, although the tiny thumbnail makes it hard to be positive.
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    Here is a larger image:

    hxxp://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap17897172lg1.png

    I will try to post a video or a macro image later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjellvidar View Post
    Here is a larger image:

    hxxp://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap17897172lg1.png

    I will try to post a video or a macro image later.
    Yeah, that's a Hirose U.FL.

    WARNING: The Hirose U.FL. is designed for RF TESTING USE ONLY on a production line, and Hirose only rates them for about 10 insertions in its lifetime. They are EXTREMELY fragile.

    In other words, either use it once to permanently connect a pigtail (and never disconnect it), or don't use it at all. Any more than that, and you will break it. I personally know people who ignored how fragile they are, and broke a U.FL within three connect/disconnect cycles.

    You have been warned.
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    So I should just get a U.FL. to RPSMA connector hook it on and close it up? Would it be plugged in, or do I need to secure it with tape/etc.? If I **** it up, or don't use it. What would be my best bet? I have a soldering iron.

    Here are some more images:

    hxxp://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2888422xa3.png

    The backside:
    hxxp://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2889226uj0.png

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    I'd say the best option is to get an "U.FL. to RPSMA" pig-tail lead and hotglue the connections together {after you've tested it first }.

    Quote Originally Posted by kjellvidar View Post
    So I should just get a U.FL. to RPSMA connector hook it on and close it up? Would it be plugged in, or do I need to secure it with tape/etc.? If I **** it up, or don't use it. What would be my best bet? I have a soldering iron.

    Here are some more images:

    hxxp://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2888422xa3.png

    The backside:
    hxxp://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2889226uj0.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjellvidar View Post
    So I should just get a U.FL. to RPSMA connector hook it on and close it up? Would it be plugged in, or do I need to secure it with tape/etc.? If I **** it up, or don't use it. What would be my best bet? I have a soldering iron.

    Here are some more images:

    hxxp://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2888422xa3.png

    The backside:
    hxxp://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap2889226uj0.png
    Quote Originally Posted by BOFH139 View Post
    I'd say the best option is to get an "U.FL. to RPSMA" pig-tail lead and hotglue the connections together {after you've tested it first }.
    Yes, hot-glue, tape, or some other way to secure it, would be the way to go.
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    Just don;t go as over board as this guy :
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...rdware_Modding

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    Yes, hot-glue, tape, or some other way to secure it, would be the way to go.

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