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November 10, 2006

Wireless Keyboard Range Boost Hack

at 6:15 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Our friend from Denmark is back at it! After David purchased a wireless keyboard that didn’t have the range needed what did he do? Return it for a different model? That would be no fun… He instead cracked open the equipment and installed some monster antenas that were salvaged from a dead WiFi router.

“The core of the antenna cable was soldered to the start of the internal antenne which was integrated in the dongle PCB. The shielding of the antenna cable was soldered to the ground on the PCB. To get access to ground on the PCB, I just scraped off a bit of the green top coating at a suitable area.”