Acer Iconia Tab 500 wireless modification

Need to enhance your wireless signal with your Acer Iconia Tab 500 series?   TechRepublic has an excellent series of pics on how to disassemble the tablet.  (;siu-container#photopaging)

  • This will void your warranty!
  • Track the antenna from the wireless card (You’ll find a convenient open space perfect for your new antenna)
  • Add a 5.5″ wire with four small turns 1″ from the solder joint- use a 1/4 ” drill bit (smooth end) to create the coil
  • Carefully solder the wire onto the end of the antenna (at the Iconia solder joint)
  • Carefully reassemble your device
  • Enjoy your extended range!


Thanks Tyler for letting us experiment with your tablet!

About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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