Dwl-g730ap Antenna Help

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Dwl-g730ap Antenna Help

Postby zenwalker » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:16 pm

Greetings everyone.

I have two D-link dwl-g730ap that I want to configure as (1)client to receive wifi from outside my basement apartment and (2)ap or router? to spread the signal throughout the apartment.
So where do I solder the antenna to on the g730 circuit board? and should the second g730 be in ap or router mode?
Any pictures or diagrams would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Postby wrzwaldo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:02 pm

zenwalker wrote:Greetings everyone.

I have two D-link dwl-g730ap that I want to configure as (1)client to receive wifi from outside my basement apartment and (2)ap or router? to spread the signal throughout the apartment.
So where do I solder the antenna to on the g730 circuit board? and should the second g730 be in ap or router mode?
Any pictures or diagrams would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Funny, that's what I was thinking. Hows about you chase up some pictures?

This looks nothing like a basic NetStumbler or WiFi question.
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Postby G8tK33per » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:39 pm

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Postby fregniacciaro » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:23 pm

zenwalker wrote:Greetings everyone.

I have two D-link dwl-g730ap that I want to configure as (1)client to receive wifi from outside my basement apartment and (2)ap or router? to spread the signal throughout the apartment.
So where do I solder the antenna to on the g730 circuit board? and should the second g730 be in ap or router mode?
Any pictures or diagrams would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


I'm a little confused... you want to grab a signal from outside and repeat it stronger in your apartment? :confused:
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Postby theprez98 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:09 am

zenwalker wrote:Greetings everyone.

I have two D-link dwl-g730ap that I want to configure as (1)client to receive wifi from outside my basement apartment and (2)ap or router? to spread the signal throughout the apartment.
So where do I solder the antenna to on the g730 circuit board? and should the second g730 be in ap or router mode?
Any pictures or diagrams would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

fregniacciaro wrote:I'm a little confused... you want to grab a signal from outside and repeat it stronger in your apartment?


I'm confused too. Why would he need to receive wifi from outside his apartment?
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Postby zenwalker » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:27 am

fregniacciaro wrote:I'm a little confused... you want to grab a signal from outside and repeat it stronger in your apartment? :confused:

Yes.
I want to boost the signal.
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Postby theprez98 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:28 am

zenwalker wrote:Yes.
I want to boost the signal.

Who owns the signal? If it comes from outside your apartment, it doesn't appear to be yours.
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Postby wrzwaldo » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:28 am

zenwalker wrote:Yes.
I want to boost the signal.


Where is the signal originating from?
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Postby zenwalker » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:03 am

theprez98 wrote:I'm confused too. Why would he need to receive wifi from outside his apartment?

Let me explain.
I am connecting my Nokia n800 to the net with my city's public access Wi-Fi for which I pay $28 per month.
I get a signal throughout most of the town, but just not in my apartment.
I really don't want to pay for something twice especially since for me to have a hardline, I would have to pay $60 more for cable.
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Postby Thorn » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:59 am

The DWL-G730AP is a will not do what you want it to do. You want it to act as a repeater, which it's firmware does not support.

Buy an AP that has a repeater mode", and make sure you get one with external antennae that are removable. That way you can easily replace the antennae with high-gain units if you are getting an insufficient signal.

*DLink units that have repeater mode:
DWL-G710 - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless Range Extender
DWL-7200AP - Tri-Mode Dualband 802.11a/b/g (2.4/5GHz) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point with PoE
DWL-2200AP - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point With PoE
DWL-2100AP - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point
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Postby zenwalker » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:31 pm

Thorn wrote:The DWL-G730AP is a will not do what you want it to do. You want it to act as a repeater, which it's firmware does not support.

Buy an AP that has a repeater mode", and make sure you get one with external antennae that are removable. That way you can easily replace the antennae with high-gain units if you are getting an insufficient signal.

*DLink units that have repeater mode:
DWL-G710 - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless Range Extender
DWL-7200AP - Tri-Mode Dualband 802.11a/b/g (2.4/5GHz) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point with PoE
DWL-2200AP - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point With PoE
DWL-2100AP - High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point

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Re: Dwl-g730ap Antenna Help

Postby jimw46 » Sun May 29, 2011 9:10 am

The dwlg 730 has a strip antenna that is grounded on one end and tapped about 1/8" away for the rf connection. I cut the antenna loose and soldered the shield of rg174 to the tab where the ground was and then the center conductor to where the tap connected. I just used a pigtail lead with a sma male connector on the other end, which I adapted with a sma female to N-female to a wifi parabola.
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Re: Dwl-g730ap Antenna Help

Postby Barry » Mon May 30, 2011 10:17 am

jimw46 wrote:The dwlg 730 has a strip antenna that is grounded on one end and tapped about 1/8" away for the rf connection. I cut the antenna loose and soldered the shield of rg174 to the tab where the ground was and then the center conductor to where the tap connected. I just used a pigtail lead with a sma male connector on the other end, which I adapted with a sma female to N-female to a wifi parabola.



Pretty sure they've figured it out in the four years since the last post.... :rolleyes:
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Re: Dwl-g730ap Antenna Help

Postby Thorn » Mon May 30, 2011 7:11 pm

Barry wrote:Pretty sure they've figured it out in the four years since the last post.... :rolleyes:

You'd think that someone who's smart enough to figure out where the antenna is located and solder in a new connection, would be able to read a date.
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