Asus PCE-N13, Wireless Adapter, 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n, PCIe
For some reason they have misplaced (or never had in the first place) the two black antennas that go on the back of it.
I put one antenna I had available to me on one of the RP-SMA connectors on the adapter card at the back of the computer, just to test if it was working. This antenna has a 1 metre lead. And I think it is this antenna - http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AR3277&form=CAT2&SUBCATID=1043#6
Anyway, it seems to be working, but compared to my laptop, which I was using at exactly the same spot, the signal strength is nowhere near as good. And the connection speed and reliability are so-so when compared to my laptop, which seems to be holding the wireless signal well. So just to clarify, my laptop is picking up the wireless signal a lot better than the wireless card in the back of the desktop.
Laptop wireless strength as indicated on inSSIDer is about -60 to -65.
The wireless strength on the desktop card is between -75 to -80.
My question is:
Would it make a difference having a second antenna on the card? Moreover, is the adapter card more or less designed with two antennas in mind, so would be severely hindered by only using one?
Any help/info would be greatly appreciated. :-)