Well, I’ll be Bob’s monkey’s uncle.
I opened up my lappy at werk (not my werk lappy) and what did I find?
A THIRD ANTENNA CABLE SITTING THERE WAITING FOR ME!!!
Trying to decide now if I go with an Intel 5300 or a 6300, which is about twice the cost ( ~$40).
I also discovered that there is an adapter that an be had for very short money to make a half-height card attach to the screw holes for a full-height card.
In any event, the radio in here now (full height, two antenna) will be moved to the netbook after the upgrade.
This is awesome. I am having some great geek fun for the first time in a long time.