I've tried this question on a few wifi forums - to little avail.
I believe it's pretty rudimetary stuff, but I haven't much
This is an image link to the inside of my wifi radio.http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c230/ ... ficard.jpg
It is a small USB driven device with a little flip up antenna.
Thin grey antenna coax in the upper left is connected just
to the left of what looks like a "hirose" connector on the board.
Between them are a couple of surface mount components.
I'd like to make use of an off-the-shelf 2.4GHz
What is the function are those SMCs in the path between the hirose connector and the mini antenna? Is that mini flip up antenna a different impedance than what would be expected to be attached to the hirose connector?
It looks like I might not have much luck locating a perfect match for
the onboard hirose without having an extremely expensive pigtail custom
made. Any reason why I should not simply remove the hirose and solder
in a permanent pigtail right to the board?
Thank you very much for any advice you can provide.