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Change the fixed antenna on a router Answered

I'd like to change the 2db antenna that is fixed on my Netgear WGR613V with a bigger one to improve wifi range.

1) I'd like to know if if's possible and what connector I should choose to solder. I understand there are SMA, TNC, etc...?
I made the mistake of buying a NEWLink 7dBi Omni Directional Reverse SMA Antenna and I don't know if I'll be able to use it.

thks in advance
Cheers. G

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frollard (author)2011-11-03

You should be able to open it up and solder the 2 wires from the existing antenna to a pigtail sma connector...

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Gaetan321 (author)frollard2011-11-03

thks for that. Found a thread with a guy who did it on another Netgear router so I'll give it a go
http://forums.wi-fiplanet.com/showthread.php?t=6253

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frollard (author)Gaetan3212011-11-03

Awesome! Take plenty of photos, and post your before and after. If you're feeling particularly brave put up a step by step instructable. -- I bet plenty of people are stuck with crap antennas.

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Gaetan321 (author)frollard2011-11-09

Will surely do so. Am awaiting on my U.FL to RP-SMA Female Pigtail to arrive. It's not a big job. I'll do Netstumbler tests before and after. My DLNA bluray player and Wii could do with a good boost in the living room.

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frollard (author)Gaetan3212011-11-03

*And welcome to instructables! Happy first question!

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