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Question: RP-TNC Terminator?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by PrimalScream, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. PrimalScream

    PrimalScream Network Guru Member

    Can't find much about terminating an unused connection on the WRT54G (I may not be looking in the right places).

    I have a WRT54G, running HyperWRT-tofu10, with a single outdoor antenna.

    My question is, if I have Tx and Rx isolated to one of the router's connectors in the firmware, is there any need to terminate the unused connector? If so, does anyone know where to find the proper terminator?

    I read Morpheus' post that points to http://www.aimelectronics.com/productcatalog/aimtnc10a.htm but am not sure if a TNC terminator is what I need for the Linksys RP-TNC connector, and I can't seem to find anything on the net about them... if they even exist.

    Any help is appreciated. TIA. :)
  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    those terminators would not work, since the RP-TNC is something drasticly diffrent from the TNC. What I would do personally is to just put one of the stock antennas on. That's what I did with my outdoor external antenna.
  3. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Furthermore, with HyperWRT-tofu10, you can switch off the unused antenna connector, after which it probably doesn't matter if that connection is terminated or not.

    But I would still go with the suggestion to leave the original antenna on - to minimize dirt accumulating on the exposed TNC connector.
  4. PrimalScream

    PrimalScream Network Guru Member

    Ok, thanks for the input. :)

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