Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bluetooth Antenna Hack

Even with the Cat-5 extension, the bluetooth adapter wasn't picking up our phones consistently. I ran across this site where the author soldered a wifi antenna onto the bluetooth dongle. My adapter is different - it has a trace on the pc board as the antenna - so i soldered the center wire of the antenna cable to that trace and soldered the shield to ground. I went one step further and put on a Windsurfer wifi antenna booster. Now, coverage is really good.

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