Make your own pigtail? RoamAbout

Make your own pigtail? RoamAbout

Postby mightymouse » Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:04 pm

Hey everyone,

I know that the connector that goes into the card is propriatary but I'm surprised that people haven't found a way around that!

I guess two questions...

one, I've got a Enterasys RoamAbout card, I've read that it's just a rebadged orinoco silver card, is that right? So I need an Orinoco pigtail, right?

two, can't you make your own pigtail for this card? Does anyone know how to go about doing that?

Thanks
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Postby chemman14 » Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:42 pm

well you dont really need an "ornico" pig tail
as i undertand it pigtails are universal
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Postby lincomatic » Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:19 pm

Originally posted by chemman14
well you dont really need an "ornico" pig tail
as i undertand it pigtails are universal


not really. most cards either use a proprietary pigtail (such as the orinocos and their clones). others use SMA, etc.
the enterasys card is indeed a rebadged orinoco, and as such, uses an orinoco pigtail.
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Re: Make your own pigtail? RoamAbout

Postby Thorn » Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:15 am

Originally posted by mightymouse
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two, can't you make your own pigtail for this card? Does anyone know how to go about doing that? ...

It's not difficult, but you need the right crimping tools, as these things just don't go together with a pair of pliers. I make most of my own cables, but it isn't worth it to me to make the pigtails.

If you wish to make your own, you'll need a crimp tool (about $100USD) and the MC connectors ($5-6 ea), the N-male ($4-5) connector plus cable ($.025/ft.). Prices drop in bulk.

Of course, you could by in bulk, and then sell your own pigtails. But for one or two? Forget it, buy them.
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