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External weatherproof antennae

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by martynj3, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. martynj3

    martynj3 Network Guru Member

    An existing WRT45G box is working fine for signals within a building, but now needs to stretch to a new reception point across a busy road and unfortunately the wrong side of a steel shutter! The idea is to add an external weatherproof antenna, bypassing the shielding effect of the shutter but I'm confused by the functionality of the standard dual antennae. Are the transmit and receive signals combined to both antenna or split? How to configure for both external signals to feed to the "wrong" side of the shielding and maintain the existing distribution inside the building? Possible?
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    not possible.

    the Dual diversity antenna system is not capable of doing that

    what happens is that when it recieves a sig on the interior antenna it then retries to xmit it on the same antenna and then we all wait untill it times out. when it times out it then retries the second antenna.

    this will happen again slowing the rate to a crawl. you just may need to buy a second ap and put it outside feed it with cat5 and call it good

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