WRT54G - Two antennas?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by flymac, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. flymac

    flymac Network Guru Member


    I'm going to buy a WRT54G and I wonder if it's possible to use the two antennas for a different use, here's the plan:
    - Antenna 1 will be for long-range networking with another WRT54G using 26 dB grid antennas on each side (1,3 km between both, open sight)
    - Antenna 2 will remain untouched for in-house WiFi networking.

    Question: is that configuration possible? If yes, simultaneously too?
    Thanks for any clue.

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  3. flymac

    flymac Network Guru Member

  4. blackomegax

    blackomegax Network Guru Member

    yeah, signal is signal. the router kinda treats it all as one broadcast domain. all 2 does is some kinda diversity (like, how you have 2 eyes to see 3d)
  5. dscline

    dscline Network Guru Member

    Is that correct? I thought the WRT54G(S) only used dual antenna diversity for reception. Transmission was always on the same antenna (you can switch which antenna it is with 3rd party firmware, but never both simultaneously, if I understand it correctly). If that's true, and you connected two different antennas up to each of the ports, only one of them would have send/receive capabilities. The other would never be able to send data, so computers that could only "see" that antenna could never establish a link.
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