External Antenna

Discussion in 'HyperWAP Firmware' started by hyiu00, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. hyiu00

    hyiu00 Network Guru Member

    Anyone try adding external antenna to the Linksys ?

    If so, should I set the antenna output to Left, Right, or Both ?

    That is, if I set to the default 'Both', but only connect one side to the external antenna, will I get half the power ? If I set to 'Right' and connect external antenna, will I get full power or still half power ?
  2. cruddypuppy

    cruddypuppy Network Guru Member


    Turn one of the antenna off. remember R & L is as you look at the back!
    C P
  3. hyiu00

    hyiu00 Network Guru Member

    Re: antennae

    If you turn one of the antenna off, then, will the other antenna gets the full power output from the WAP?

    I just want to confirm that the power output with both antennas set to on versus with one antenna turn off is the same.

  4. Rebus

    Rebus Network Guru Member

    It's been my experience with four v2 WAP54G's that the antenna selector (left vs. right) is as you look at the unit from the front. Setting it as from the rear cuts performance significantly. Anyone else care to weigh in?
  5. hyiu00

    hyiu00 Network Guru Member

    So, for Linksys (or others with dual antennas), it would be best to connect both coaxial outputs to an external antenna, right?

    In fact, I found some external antennas are specifically designed to have two coaxial input cables. One of it is the one from HyperLink Wireless.

    Wonder if anyone tried it?
  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    its when you look from the back.
  7. njolin

    njolin Guest

    That just can't be right, I have a 1/2 mile NLOS connection with 2 WAP54g's and they just plain lose signal when I switch from right ant to left.

    They are connected on the right connector as you are looking at it from the FRONT.
    M_ars likes this.
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