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I played around with these connections before sealing my machine back up.

With '''''no''''' antenna cabled onto the tiny bluetooth board, I found I was unable to discover my Mac from my adjacent cell phone. But the bluetooth capability still showed up in the System Profiler, of course, despite the lack of a signal.

So then I popped the connector off of that bluetooth board and connected the antenna to the "Aux" post on the Airport Extreme card. As I'd suspected, the System Profiler then couldn't find any bluetooth subsystem at all.

'''So, the verdict''': the Bluetooth board is the correct place to attach the secondary antenna in the A1176, despite some confusion. (At least one person is confused, since I got my used Mini with the Bluetooth antenna attached to the "Aux" post).

Whether attaching a secondary antenna to the "aux" port might help the Mini get a strong signal is something I didn't look into. The idea Ralph found at of threading an aux antenna out of the back is intriguing though, especially since I get abyssal signal strength. Unfortunately, I'd buttoned everything up before coming back here; maybe I'll tinker with that when I upgrade the HDD.