WRT54GL- what type of antenna connection?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by belleekbeetle, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. belleekbeetle

    belleekbeetle LI Guru Member

    Hello
    I have a WRT54GL and intent to replace the antenna with a high gain one - can anyone confirm the type andsize of connector I need to do this - the antenna will have an RP SMA type connection so I presume I will need some sort of an adaptor.
    Thanks
     
  2. pauldotcom

    pauldotcom LI Guru Member

    The WRT54GL (and all other WRT54G and GS models, except the wrtsl54GS) have an RP-TNC connector.

    If you already have an RP-SMA, you need an adapter such as this one:

    http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?products_id=340&osCsid=3fa1cad14d64154dbea4562bcfa17cca

    However, you will get some loss of signal, which can be accounted for using a wireless calculator:

    http://www.zytrax.com/tech/wireless/calc.htm

    The site www.netgate.com is great for antennas, it may be worth your while just to buy an add-on RP-TNC antenna, depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

    Paul
     
  3. belleekbeetle

    belleekbeetle LI Guru Member

    Thanks for your help with this - i have been able to order the part I need now. I am trying to send wireless from 1 building to another with a clear line of sight in a rural area over around 500 metres using 2 outdoor antennas - 1 at either end - will let you know how I get on.
     
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