Can I configure Linksys firmware for an external antenna?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by snogsnog, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. snogsnog

    snogsnog LI Guru Member

    I want to use a 14 dbi panel antenna (from Hyperlinktech) with my Linksys WRT54G version 6. I understand that I need to configure the firmware to disable diversity and have it use just one of the antennas to transmit and receive. Is there a way to do this with the OEM firmware? Or is that only possible with a third-party firmware? If so, which would you say is the most user-friendly? (The antenna tweak is the only thing I need to do.)

  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    You will have to put DD-WRT on your router to change the antenna selection.
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I think ALL the 3rd party firmwares can do antenna selection. The stock firmware however, cannot.
  4. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    yeah i just suggested DD-WRT since it is a v6 and openwrt may not be that friendly to people who are not familiar with linux cmd line
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Absolutely true Slimey. I missed the v6.
  6. rybshik

    rybshik LI Guru Member

    Why one antenna is better than two? Coulld you please share your expierience?
  7. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    If you are attempting to create a long range link, your better on bying 1 high gain antenna and using it for sending and receiving. By the way the wireless off the shelf record was recently broken, if i remember right the bar has been set to 237 miles (using 1 highgain antenna on each end).
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