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WRT54G v8: Adding Antenna Connectors

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by EternalOne, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. EternalOne

    EternalOne LI Guru Member

    I recently got a WRT54G v8, flashed it with DD-WRT, and went to buy some replacement antennas for it. Unfortunately I moved a bit too quickly when I did so, and it was only after I'd purchased a set that I learned my problem: for the v8, Linksys had cut out the replaceable antennas.

    Not to be deterred and always interested in a new challenge, I'd like to try and mod the router to add back the necessary connectors myself. However, since I already have the antennas (which are explicitly stated to be compatible with earlier WRT54G models), I need to use the same type of connectors that the older routers used, and this is where I run into a problem. I know they use RP-TNC, but as I look around I'm finding that this encompasses many more types than I had anticipated. Here's one of the catalog pages I've been looking at: http://www.showmecables.com/showproducts.asp?category_id=344&gclid=CJLp7_WfnJACFUV0OAodqlTc6Q

    So my question is this: exactly which types of RP-TNC sockets should I be looking for? Does the catalog I mentioned have an exact match, or one close enough that it'll work? My soldering skills are still not very strong, but I've done it a few times and I'm willing to do it here if I have to, but will the crimp models suffice?

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