replacement connector for WMP54Gv2 antenna?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by macgyver85, May 15, 2007.

  1. macgyver85

    macgyver85 LI Guru Member

    I was recently given a WMP54Gv2 missing its antenna and the antenna connector appears to be broken or missing. The card itself works fine--it's detected in any OS I try, but only gets a very weak signal, if at all, of course.

    I'd like to fix it, but I can't tell what part exactly it is that's missing. According to the following two posts, WPC54G-WMP54G versions and WMP54G Aerial, this card typically has a RP-SMA/R-SMA connector, but I'm not sure. The hollowed out golden cube with the center pin sticking out is present and attached to the circuit board, but it seems like there is another piece that converts this to a standard RP-SMA/R-SMA (male or female) connector, to which I presume the antenna connects.

    Can anyone with a WMP54Gv2 possibly take a photo of their connector without the antenna (and perhaps that of their antenna) and send/attach them? You'd not need to uninstall or remove the card for that, just temporarily detach the antenna. I, too, can snap a shot of my card for comparison. Or if you know what I need, that'd be great, too. Otherwise, I'm planning on using some cable TV coax stripped on one end to fashion a makeshift antenna for now.

  2. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    not sure if its a worthy solution but here's my two cents.. check out the datasheets of HGA7S/HGA7T and find out which is compatible with WMP54G. those are high-gain antenna and possibly work as a replacement of the antenna that comes with the product.
  3. macgyver85

    macgyver85 LI Guru Member


    Thanks, that confirms/solves one half of the puzzle; that the connector is indeed an RP-SMA/R-SMA. However, I still need to figure out what kind of an RP-SMA/R-SMA connector I need to plug into the socket on the board between the antenna and the golden cube connector on the circuit board--it's clearly the part missing.

    I've looked at a few on-line vendors, but there are tons of different connectors; while the antenna side is simple and standardized, the other end varies from vendor to vendor. I guess I'll have to go with the best match I can make from photos and hope for the best.

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