antenna for a linksys router/wap

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by msbullie, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. msbullie

    msbullie Guest

    I am trying to extend a signal from my linksys router to a external antenna and the instructions tell me to connect a coaxial cable to one of the antennas on my router. I am trying to determine what type fittings this is..the outside antenna takes a "N" fitting but this is much smaller..can anyone help identify this fitting?...thanks,
  2. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Depending on which router you have, the antenna connection(s) are either reverse-polarity SMA (aka R-SMA) or reverse-polarity TNC (aka R-TNC).

    If your router is a WRT54G(S), the two antennas are R-TNC. If your router is a WRT54GX and the antennas are removable, they are R-SMA. Note that early WRT54GX routers did not have removable antennas.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If it is a WAP54G or a WRT54G, it uses a R-TNC Connector. You may have to get a reversed SMA to TNC adapter. The Hawking Technology RP-SMA to TNC Jumper Cable (HACST) may work, Make certain you use the correct co-axial calbe, if there is an impedance mismatch you will lose some of your signal.
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