WRT54GX4 - Antenna Connector Type?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by vertrim, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. vertrim

    vertrim LI Guru Member

    I'm [trying] to create a pringle can antenna for use with my router and my parents PC down the road and need to increase the signal for a 1/2 Km run. need to also negociate two 90 degree turns in there somewhere too...I can work that out myself, but I'm not sure how to get an antenna off of my router to plug in the pringle can antenna (using what type of connector is what I'm trying to figure out too I guess). Anyone know of a tear down video/images indicating this portion or...? I must suck at searching this site and google 'cuz I didn't see one on the first couple pages of a couple different attempts... :(

    Any help supremely appreciated! I think I might end up putting the pringle can antenna on the PC at my parents house and hook it up there (need to buy em a wireless NIC for the PC too so that'll be easier to take apart and hook up etc. but fear I may have to have one on my end too to make signal good enough between the two devices).

    Am I crazy doing this or is there maybe a better (cheaper?) way (wireless that is)?

    Thanks for listening to my half crazed plan!

  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    The newest generation of routers do not lend themselves to external antenna.

    Get a plain old WRT54GL which is already equipped with removable antenna screwed onto RP-TNC ports. Now you can hook up anything you want.

    Sounds....challenging. Reads as you have no line of sight and would have to have 2 intermediate repeater locations. That could get expensive.
  3. vertrim

    vertrim LI Guru Member


    Dang! Have had the router for about 2 yrs now and love it, don't want to put out the extra $$ for another router, oh well.

    You're right about the LOS too - although my plan was to aim it out my window, bounce it off the siding of the building beside me and it might <please please please> end up getting enough range off the reflection down the street...LOL sounds kinda whacked huh? I'll go with the Wireless NIC and hook it up to that instead and post back here my results.

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