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Is there any way to detach antenna(s) and run a wire to it?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Ottoman, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Ottoman

    Ottoman Network Guru Member

    I'm mounting a WRT54G inside an enclosure, so I like to have the antennas outside of the enclosure. Is there some extension wires I can buy, or can I get connectors and make one myself?

    There has to be some way to do this right?
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  3. sdy_moscow

    sdy_moscow Network Guru Member

    1. If you want to stay with you router waranty you must search "revers TNC femaler" connector for you type of cable, or buy something with this connector. In Moscow it is not a problem ;-).
    2. If waranty is not mean - then open you WRT the antenna near power plug is soldered to motherboard you can careffuly deattach it and solder you wire.
  4. Ottoman

    Ottoman Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the answers. Those reverse polarity TNC cpnnectors are expensive. Considering I picked up the unit for about $35, spending another $30 on connectors and cable (after shipping & taxes) is not worth it. I wanted this to replace my current linksys non-wireless router, but I might as well keep that and mount the whole WRT54G outside the enclosure.
  5. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you dont have proper cables/connector you'll loose more signal than just leaving the antennas in the box... probably the easiest thing to do would be to drill holds in the box, mount the WRT near the back of the box and then poke the antennas out the holes and bend them up then put some sort of waterporoof sealant in the holes...

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