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01-06-2011

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WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 11:17 AM

Is the WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

How is the connectivity?

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 12:24 PM

Hello mate,

 

A WWAN modem uses the same network as mobile phone to connect which is totally different than WiFi network.

I'm pretty sure you can't connect WiFi network using the WWAN antenna.

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 12:35 PM

Hi lordfazeroth,


To add to Vince's reply, WAN and WLAN according to the HMM use type of antennas, if you disconnect the WAN antenna and connect it to WLAN, then the latter would work, at least this is what I gather from the manual. The location of WAN antenna is different though, due to this, there might be change in wireless' reception.


Hope this helps.

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 13:16 PM
Ok... Is there a way to extend the cables? Could be hard, because they are shielded.
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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 13:37 PM

You can use the same antenna for hsdpa, wifi and bt, it works, baybe you can't get the best results but it works.

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12-20-2008

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 14:08 PM

yes it will work, i have tested this in my X200. i have run two wifi cards in the machine, 5100 + 5300.

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-10, 17:03 PM

yes, but range will be smaller then with original antenas, because vwan antenna tuned for other frequency.

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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2011-02-11, 3:56 AM
yes that is true the antenna is not designed for the WWAN frequency.
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Re: WWAN antenna useable for WLAN?

2019-12-15, 23:38 PM

In my case, yes! I have a X1 Carbon 3rd Gen (20BS/20BT) and my right hinge broke about a month ago. The crack edge was sharp and damaged one of the antenna wires that pass through it.

 

After repairing the hinge, I noticed that my Bluetooth range got very weak. Using a BT speaker 2m from the machine was impossible. Since this laptop model has WWAN and I don't use it, I replaced the faulty AUX wire (black) from the WLAN card with the AUX one (orange) from the WWAN card.

 

It worked wonderfully, my Bluetooth issue is now fixed. WiFi strength is exactly the same, as measured using iw on Linux. Not sure about BT signal strength tho, but it seems good.

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