WRT54GC antenna question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AsGF2MX, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. AsGF2MX

    AsGF2MX LI Guru Member

    I have my WRT54GC on the wall and I noticed that when I mount it at an angle such that its a rhombus on the wall with ports facing bottom left(so to speak) my SnR improved by 6 to 10 dB depending on where exactly I play my laptop (with 2915ABG). Used netstumbler to do the measurements.

    How exactly is the antenna laid out? I know it's omni but still. :eek:
    Also regardless of what anlge it's at, if I open the antenna hatch without connecting an antenna to it, I lose about 20dB...what gives? Is it really using both antennas at the same time? :eek:
  2. AsGF2MX

    AsGF2MX LI Guru Member

    Nobdoy? Guess that means nobody knows? :grin:
  3. tuannd

    tuannd Network Guru Member

    I just bought WRT54GC with internal antenna and have a option for external Antenna

    I look inside the box, I see in side board there 02 internal antenna, one in the vertical, the other in horizotal positions

    Please advice in this case how 02 internal antenna work , and when attached external antenna how WRT54GC work ?!
  4. AsGF2MX

    AsGF2MX LI Guru Member

    If I have my router at an angle, on the wall, such that it looks like a rhombus (ports on bottom left), I gain 6 dB. It has been in the same area though. I will try to move it elsewhere to get a better idea of the signal, another day.

    I was asking about the antenna orientation as I thought that one antenna is the internal one another is the connector for an external one. Are you 100% sure there are two internal ones? :eek:
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