3ds WiFi Specs?

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  1. hisagishi
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    hisagishi GBAtemp Regular

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    I couldn't find this anywhere, basically I don't have a laptop and I want to know if upgrading my wireless antenna would be worth the cost so what I did was see if I could get wifi from a library a ways down the road with the DS. However my antenna on the current wifi card is 4DBi, I don't know what the one on the DS is so I can't determine any sort of range.

    I hope that made sense.

    TL;DR Whats the 3ds' wifi antenna DBi?
     
  2. Ryft

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    3DBrew lists the Wifi antenna as a 802.11b/g Atheros AR6014. Not sure if that helps, but it's a start.
     
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    Thanks that helped a bit, it led me to an Ifixit breakdown where I found an FCC registry number and that led me to finding this. I am assuming from this report that then antenna is around 1 to 2 DBi.

    https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=1453600

    Thanks, looks like I won't have to go balls to the wall on an expensive yagi antenna or anything :)
     
  4. Fishaman P

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    Close. That's the chipset, which has nothing to do with signal strength.

    EDIT: Make sure to try a parabolic reflector. Basically, buy a metal strainer, poke a hole in the bottom for the antenna, and shove it through.