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acheron4778
21-06-2012, 12:23 PM
I have a Linksys WRT54G

Then I bought this: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETAS0191&name=ASUS-WL-ANT-191-Antenna-9DBI-with-Cable

I pulled off an antenna from the linksys and tried plugging in the booster, but the thing wont fit its different cables

As far as I can tell I need this to make it work: http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/other/auction-485627228.htm

But I'm not certain if it will. Can someone advice?


I hate wireless.

tmrafi
21-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Using an Adapter that you have mentioned will work but may attenuate the signal due to dual contacts. So instead of 9dbi you may end up with 5dbi.
It is better if you can return the Antenna that you bought and buy something like this one (http://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas/2.4-ghz/omni-directional/2.4-ghz-9dbi-rp-tnc-rubber-duck-antenna.html)

Peter H
21-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Rubbish. There will be NO attenuation from that adapter - it aint 10 meters away.

tmrafi
21-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Rubbish. There will be NO attenuation from that adapter - it aint 10 meters away.

Wow, what an informed opinion! Read this, every connector at 2.4GHz will have attenuation. http://www.pixavi.com/networks-coax-connectors.html
approx 0.5db per connector. In the setup the OP is talking about there will be 6 connectors plus a 50cm pigtail, so i approximated to a 4db loss, hence suggested to get a different aerial to avoid attenuation

wuppo
21-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Looks like RG-174 coax connected to the antenna base - 1.5 metres of that will loose you 3dB at 2.4Ghz before you start adding up the connector / adaptor loss.