Linksys BEFW11S4 Antenna Ideas

Linksys BEFW11S4 Antenna Ideas

Postby Firebird » Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:13 pm

To people that own one of these or are familiar with them-
What options are there for getting rid of the lame rubber ducks and getting a serious omni setup and extending the range? Anyone know what kind of connection the antennas use? Looks like BNC but doesn't exactly fit. I'm trying to maybe double the range and I think those rubber ducks are like 1 or 2db. And i'll give any wardrivers in the area a good signal and some free bandwidth. Has anyone tried this? Sorry if this has been posted but I didn't see anything on this topic.
BTW their so called product data sheets are more like marketing gimicks sheet, not much real value.
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Postby Thunderforge » Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:16 pm

Connector is a RP-TNC. FAB Corp sells a RP-TNC to N connector Pigtail. Then just pick your favorite antenna.
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Postby Firebird » Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:19 pm

ooh thanks dude u rock!
any suggestion as to what dB i should use? maybe 5?
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Postby Firebird » Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:31 pm

48 inch Reverse Polarity TNC Male - N Male LMR240 in 802.11b Pigtails category, that's the one right?
If I got that would I use two custom antennas or would it be better to keep one rubber duck just for diversity's sake?
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Postby Thorn » Sat Sep 07, 2002 11:39 am

Firebird,
This has been discussed before, mainly in regards to the WAP11. Search for that and you'll find more info.

IMPORTANT: If you change the antennae, you must go to one and turn off diversity. The diversity is designed just for those antennae, in those locations. Changing the antennae and leaving diversity on will cause multi-path problems.
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