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Changing wrt54gl rp connctor to sma

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by aleza, May 9, 2013.

  1. aleza

    aleza Reformed Router Member

    Has anyone done it? I am about to do it so I can use an external antena with that connection.

  2. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

  3. aleza

    aleza Reformed Router Member

    I could get rp tnc connectors in argentina.

    I am planning on building my antennas. Every place i look they build antenas with sma.

    Why a lot of mods, i thought it was simply a connector switch.


  4. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    if you find a small connector to reduce from RP-TNC to RP-SMA you can do it, if not, you should set the router apart and solder the new SMA connector and cable.
    you can PM in spanish i am in Argentina.
  5. aleza

    aleza Reformed Router Member

    I cant PM you, I have an error when I am trying to send you.

    I saw this instruction but no instructions on how to change the connector.
  6. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    aleza, my email "mitolagos arroba gmail.com" no quotes and no spaces.
    I saw your link, point 8 is what i say that is a lot of work at least for me that i am not a tiny cable solder specialist, try to find rp-tnc at Galeria Jardin in Buenos Aires, i found it there time ago. the instruction about changing the connector, as i supose, is to get two pigtail with sma connector, cut and unsolder the old antenna's pigtail and solder the new sma pigtail connector and if necesary you'll have to drill the case to fit the new sma. i made similar work with my moded wrt350n that had no removable antennas and drilled the case and glued the sma connectors with Parsex take a look at http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/linksys-wrt350n-moded.68554/
    My 54gl and my 54gs both have rp-tnc 9db antennas, there is not to much gain, don't expect more than 7-8 % , that for me is enough.
  7. uridium64

    uridium64 Connected Client Member

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