need help with a little project

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by JiveMasterT, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. JiveMasterT

    JiveMasterT Network Guru Member

    Ok, so I have an antenna that has a standard TV coax connector on it and I was looking to hook it up to my wrt54gs. i basically need a converter that goes from the N connector of the antenna plug of the wrt54gs to the tv coax connector of this antenna. it is an experiment and i am just trying to figure out where i can get the connector so any help would be appriciated.

    also, i am looking for a guide on how to set up this router as a repeater. i have looked through the forums but couldnt find a clear guide, so any help there would be greatly appriciated. thanks for reading.
  2. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    WRT54GS has a RP-TNC plug, not N.
    Why not just get one of the WRT54GS antennas, remove the plastic, cut the wire, then remove the TV plug from the antenna you want to use, and marry the plug from the WRT54GS antenna to the coax cable?
  3. JiveMasterT

    JiveMasterT Network Guru Member

    its funny you suggested that as that is what my dad suggested "why dont you just hack up that antenna? we have like a few more since we got the better antennas for the other router..."

    but im trying to avoid doing that. could i possibly hollow out a small section of coax and stick it into the hole so that it meets up with the plug that is in there?

    also, does anyone have a guide on setting a wrt54gs up as a repeater? im assuming i have to change the firmware... which one would be the best for this though? i really dont want to brick my router.
  4. JiveMasterT

    JiveMasterT Network Guru Member

    ok, so i just stripped back some coax, carefully bent it into a loop type shape and stuck it in the hole of the router. i then connected the other end up to the antenna in the attic. i got a huge signal increase when i went outside my house... probably can get a signal about an 1/8th mile outside of my house... and i wasnt able to get that before... i probably could get more if i had a full battery on my laptop and wasnt lazy. if you have a roof antenna it is definately worth trying. im going to install dd-wrt and set the thing up as a repeater for my other router in a little bit.
  5. onymouse

    onymouse Network Guru Member

    "Standard" TV coax connector is typically 75 ohms impedance. All the wifi devices (that I know of) are designed for 50-ohm impedance.

    Sure, it may work but you risk killing your wifi transmitter, especially at higher power levels.
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