Installating and Using the Antenna
To provide mobility and take advantage of the antenna’s directional characteristics, the antenna is typically connected to a laptop computer as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Typical Antenna Installation on a Laptop Computer
. Follow these steps to assemble the antenna and install it on a laptop computer.
Step 1 Verify that the contents of the directional antenna kit are complete as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Directional Antenna Kit Contents
Two Velcro mounting pads
Antenna and mast
Step 2 Slide the antenna and mast into the mounting base as shown in Fig 3.
Figure 3 Installing the Antenna and Mast in the Mounting Base
Step 3 Attach a Velcro pad to the mounting base.
Step 4 Attach the other Velcro pad on the laptop computer cover where you intend to mount the antenna.
Step 5 Attach the assembled antenna to the Velcro pad on your laptop computer cover as shown in Figure 1.
Note Before completing the following steps, you must have installed and configured Cisco Spectrum Expert software and the Specrum Expert card on your laptop. The card should be inserted in a PCMCIA slot before you continue the installation.
Step 6 Connect the antenna cable to the card as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 Connecting the Antenna Cable to the Sensor Card
Step 7 Boot your laptop computer and start the Cisco Spectrum Expert software.
Step 8 To find the direction of a signal on the frequency band selected, slowly rotate the antenna mast to obtain a maximum level on the spectrum display. Figure 5 shows the directional properties of the antenna.
Figure 5 Using the Directional Antenna
Step 9 Refer to your Cisco Spectrum Expert software documentation for information about detecting, locating, and identifying signals.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.
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