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Building Your Own Wi-Fi Antenna Cable

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Think back to the olden days, say three or four years ago, when computers were tied to the desk with a phone line or network cord. Surfing the Web, reading e-mail, or checking your PetCam meant plugging in, jacking in, …

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Parts of a Wi-Fi Project

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Every Wi-Fi project contains specific primary components to make the system work properly. These are broken down into five simple components:

Data signal (Ethernet, computer interface, USB, and so on)

Data to RF converter

Radio transceiver

Transmission line

Antenna system…

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Understanding Coaxial Cables

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Coaxial cables (commonly called coax) are used as the transmission line in a Wi-Fi system. There are probably instances of Wi-Fi systems using a different transmission line, but the most common is coax.

A coax cable is built in layers …

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Building a Coaxial Cable 1

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That’s enough theory! Now it’s time to get your hands dirty and get started on this chapter’s project, which is building a coax antenna cable. Cable construction opens new freedom to creating wireless projects.With this skill, you can order the …

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Building a Coaxial Cable 2

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Step 7: Clipping the Core

Clip off the center core to the proper length for the connector being used. The connector packaging or data sheet should have this specific measurement. In the case of this connector, we clipped it to …

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Choosing a Wi-Fi Pigtail

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A pigtail acts as a converter between large diameter cables and small connecters commonly used on Wi-Fi cards. Because of the very small connector sizes, pigtails are difficult to build and require highly skilled soldering techniques. We recommend that you …

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