Can anyone confirm for me that the newest (current) WAP54G access point uses a RP-TNC antenna socket? I was disappointed yesterday when I purchased a new WRT54g and found that the antennas are not removable.
At my house I have a WRT54G transmitting via the omni antenna, and at the other end, I have a WAP54G running in repeater mode with the backfire directional antenna pointed towards the omni. I have a different SSID on each box, so I can tell which one I'm connected to.
Oh, and repeater mode on the WAP54G doesn't support WPA encryption, so I'm using WEP128.
Can you share with us more about the method you mount these onto the WRT54G and the WAP54G, since both of these devices has "two antennas".
1piece only = 2.4 GHz 11.8 db Omni-Directional WiFi Antenna 1piece only = High Gain Backfire Wireless Antenna
And also.. if I wish to follow the same method, would you suggest me to mount the modified antenna near or outside the window..? I'm also planning to do this with 2 units of WAP54G v3.1, I wonder if it works well.. Thanks in advanced for sharing
On both devices, I just replaced 1 antenna with the new antenna. On the WAP54G, you can set the antenna diversity to left, right or both. I chose the side that has the new antenna. The WRT54G (with default firmware) has no such option, so it still transmits and receives via the antenna with strongest signal (which I would assume is the higher gain antenna anyway).
As for inside or outside a window, it depends on your success with it inside. I would try whichever way is easier first, and if it fails, do the other. I originally had my omni-antenna inside my attic, but when winter turned to spring and the trees grew leaves, my signal diminished, but moving the antenna outside did the trick.