Originally Posted by imptb
so what you're saying is that you essentially have to replace the cut part of the wifi antenna with a similar size piece or it increases battery drain due to having to power a larger antenna?
exact same dimensions. also the layout changes how it receives signal. some layouts will point in a certain direction, others 360 degrees, others 180 degrees. Without going into too much radio physics, best to leave the antenna alone, improving its connection WILL boost performance.
a good analogy would be, a subwoofer in the car sounds awesome, and at that right bass frequency youll feel EVERYTHING shake and rumble and you love it. well that special bass note is different for each car/sub box. Your antenna works the same way, its designed to be the right length to resonate (rumble) at the frequency you use to connect with, if you change its size, you change the frequency its good with. It can still work, just not as efficiently.