Mounting an external antenna on EeePC 900

[Terry Porter] added an external antenna to his EeePC 900. Initially, he mounted it on the side of the unit, but found that the location caused it to no longer fit in its carrying case, and made plugging in USB or Ethernet cables very difficult. His resolution was to move the mount to the rear portion of the case. His professional looking mount is definitely worthy of some attention. Check out the project for a breakdown and some great pictures showing the necessary modifications to make it fit.

If you’re going to crack open your EeePC, you may want to just go all out and add everything available.


  1. tom61 says:

    EEE PC 900, not 9000. Website is already not responding on top of it. :/

  2. Caleb Kraft says:

    thanks, got a little happy with the zeros.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    No luck getting on the site.

    As a side note, Dell just told us via a rep that hardware mods will void our Inspiron mini 9’s warranty over at!

    Go figure that one, huh?

    Good thing they keep _that_ guy on the payroll.

  4. cde says:

    Site is using DynamicDNS, or is in other words being hosted by the guy’s home network. So its down and unreachable right now (ISP probably cut him off due to the hackaday effect)

  5. Terry Porter says:

    Hi all,
    I’m the author of the article.

    Apologies for the slow access.

    My ISP hasn’t cut me off, and won’t, but my 1.5Mbits/256Kbits ADSl link is maxed out due to the high number of unexpected hits!

    I thought perhaps a few hundred people would be interested in this mod, lol!

    My server is a home hosted hp-netserver running Gnu/Linux and is handling the hits ok, it’s just bandwidth starved.

    Try again another day if you want to see all the pics.


  6. n3rd1 says:

    someone get this man some image hosting! … seriously though, someone has to have the bandwidth.

  7. dax says:

    coral cache has the bandwidth….

  8. markp1989 says:

    i never thought of mountnig it there, i have mounted a sma connector in the dissused modem port on my 701, and am considering moving it to the same place as yours

  9. BigD145 says:

    Interesting placement. I’ve done similar mounting using the bezel of my laptop.

  10. Mr Toughbook says:

    Big woop… I’ve been doing this to my Ultimate Toughbooks for years now…

  11. RonzO says:

    How much of a gain is that compared to the regular built in antenna? I’m thinking of doing it to mine, and possibly use a 2 or 5 dB antenna.

  12. Terry Porter says:

    Hi All,
    I’m the author of the article, and have FINALLY moved it to a FASTER hosted server :)

    Now everyone should be able to get thru …

    Terry Porter

  13. John C. says:

    “EEE PC 900, not 9000. Website is already not responding on top of it. :/

    Posted at 11:52 am on Oct 13th, 2008 by tom61”

    It’s under 9000.

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