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WRT54G Antenna Question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Private-Cowboy, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member

    I'd like to enhance the signal form my WRT54G a little bit. Atm I'm getting a signal in the low 50s and that's sometimes not enough for streaming wmv-hd. So I thought I could replace the antennas of the WRT54G with better ones.

    1.) Any idea what gain the stock antennas actually have? I read they are 2dbi ones but from the size the look like 5dbi ones. Any idea?

    2.) What connector does the WRT54G has? R-SMA or R-TMC? I'd say R-TMC but it pretty hard to find that out since it is not mentioned in the manual.

    3.) What antennas would you chose? I found some pretty good 7dbi ones half as expensive as the Linksys high-gain antenna. Or is 5dbi enough (assuming the stock ones are 2dbi)?

    Thanks for your help.

    P.S.: On the PC-side I'm suing a WMP54G. Any idea what the gain of that antenna is? Is it 2dbi too?
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    WRT54G uses TNC connectors, the cards use SMA
  4. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your help. Any idea what the gain of those stock antennas is? I don't like to replace 5dbi ones with 5dbi ones, that would make much sense.

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