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Going to Buy a WRT54GL. Couple of Quick Questions..

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by esaym, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member

    In lieu of my other post: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49954 I think I have come to my senses and I am going to buy a WRT54GL. Before I ditch out over $100 on my setup I just want someone to look over everything and make sure I am going about this the right way.

    So as far as I know and from what I have read the WRT54GL will be able to run in client mode to connect to the other router in the other house. So I can then plug my desktop and webserver into the switch ports on the WRT54GL and also I am going to buy a cheapo wap off of ebay so I can have a good wireless signal in my house for my laptop.

    Now I am going to have to install an antenna outside and I plan on using this one: http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/hg2414p.php It seems like a good deal but for the price I am starting to wonder about quality. What does everyone think? It will be baking in the texas sun for a few years so it will be put to the test. Also the antenna connectors on the WRT54GL are rp-tnc right?

    Whats everyone think about this? Sound like a good setup?

    Thanks guys :biggrin:
     
  2. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member

    Ok I just bought everything. Hopefully it will all work out
     
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Well good luck and let us know how it works. Depending on exactly what you are trying to accomplish with the antenna it should be fine. My only concern as i have not played with a GL is are the antenna removeable. I know on 2 different linksys routers i own, the antenna are hard wired to the board, now could i remove them, probably but its not as simple as just unscrewing them.
     
  4. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member

    I thought they all were removable :unsure:

    Well I hope this doesn't turn out to suck...
     
  5. IsLNdbOi

    IsLNdbOi Network Guru Member

    Yes the antennas are removable. Just got mine from frys.com for $59.99 w/ free shipping.

    Replaced each antenna with Hawking HAI7SIP's. Works very well.
     
  6. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member


    Just want I wanted to hear!
     

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