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Which Antennas to get for WRT54GS v1 to extend Range?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by boba23, May 17, 2007.

  1. boba23

    boba23 Guest

    Hey folks,

    i was looking in getting replacement Antennas for my WRT54GS and was hoping to get a more constant Signal in the backyard, which right now drops from time to time.
    I found several "no-name" antennas on EBay for example. Of course there are the also the "High-Gain" Linksys antennas. Actually i have no clue which omni-antennas would give me the best results.
    Any help would be appreciated ...


  2. ra0ultortugas

    ra0ultortugas LI Guru Member

    Antennas for WRT54GS v1

    You can get the Linksys extended range antennas from Walmart for about $28.00.

    Even better, I am using knockoffs for the Linksys from Radio Shack that cost only $9.99 for the pair on sale. Check on their internet website to see if they are still on sale. RP-TNC connectors working great on my WRT54GS v1.

    Also made cantennas from Nalleys Chili cans which work well for long distance point to point.
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Make a simple corner reflector from aluminum-foil and cardboard. This will improve both receive and transmit gain in the direction they are pointed, often gaining up to 2 or 3 times the distance of the stock antennas.

    See the templates at http://www.freeantennas.com/
  4. leenar

    leenar LI Guru Member

    If the router is in the house you may be better off with a directional antenna instead of an omni so you can direct the signal towards the yard. Biquad antennas have a good pattern that's not too narrow -- you'd get a good coverage and lots of "spill" for inside the house.

    If you're not a stranger to DIY projects look at this project. A WiFi antenna added to a sat dish for increased range.


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