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    Laptop Card Install?

    I've got some older laptops which don't have internal Wi-Fi cards. Not a big fan of "plug-in" adapters as a long-term idea, so I bought an Intel mini PCI-E to try out. Stumped on my first laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1150. Downloaded the owners guide and the service manual, but neither one answers two questions:

    1) There are two antenna leads, one black and one white. The screw posts on the card are marked Main and Aux. Which lead goes on which post?

    2) What kind of tool do I need to loosen and tighten the posts?

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    I wouldn't expect it to make much difference which wire went where. Test them and see which way works best.
    The leads are usually clip on, the only tool required is one with fingers.

    cheers, Paul

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    1) Black should be the Main.

    2) They just snap on. [Center the end of the lead over the over the connector and press down].

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