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Nearson Antenna?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by XPAddict, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. XPAddict

    XPAddict Network Guru Member

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    they look nive for 30 dollars
  3. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    You did not tell us why you needed new antenna so I can only guess you need to cover some place where you are not reaching now.

    Take a look at this URL before you spend money.


    This is one of many deisgns for extending the range of an antenna.
  4. XPAddict

    XPAddict Network Guru Member

    Antenna Q

    I bought the WRT54GV3 to replace a Netgear 614. I live in a 100 yr. old Victorian home with the wireless high on the second floor. I only have B adapters now, but have an Intel G Mini-PCI & a Netgear Cardbus on the way to get two of my laptops up to speed. The two laptops that I need to hit are on the lower florr and migrate w/my wife & I as needed. The first thing that I noticed was that when set to Mixed mode, my laptops couldn't connect. Change to B Only for now, and I am now connected and range from 6 to 11 MBs. The Netgear suffered from frequent signal drops so out it goes! (any good reason that the adapters wouldn't connect as long as my WRT was set to Mixed?

    I probably will be putting one of the other firmwares talked about so religiously on the site, but it seemed that since the antennas are pretty easy to pick up and maybe answer the immediate need, I'd check them out first. If all I need to do is load HyperWRT or whatever runs on my v3 router, then I may do that as well.

    So, now that you guys know all the info... fix my problem! :)

    :::: XPAddict ::::
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    just to be on the safe side then you are going to need somthing bigger than 7dbm from what i understand. u might need 12dbm+ antennas. depending on how big the walls are. then get the dd-wrt pre 4 or talismen firmware on there that should help. and make some of the free antennas and put them on your clients if they have antennas. that way you can oriente them depending on were the router is

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