E3200 Antenna Mod help !

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wild05kid05
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 0:49    Post subject: E3200 Antenna Mod help ! Reply with quote
I will be modding some external antennas using IP/ u.fl to RP-SMA Female bulkhead

and 3 3dBi 5Ghz antennas and some for the 2.4 band. But I discovered something weird, and hope you guys can clarify it for me.



You can see all the grey wires are "soldered" and there are two sockets empty ahead of it. Now I have no clue what it is, the other 3 black wires I can replace and mod.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Those are manufacturer test connectors, you can't do anything with them. The only wat to put external antennas on the 2.4GHz radio is to solder in the pigtails.
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wild05kid05
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for the response, I guess I will mod the 5ghz band then, along with some cooling mod
wild05kid05
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 19:24    Post subject: more help ! :/ Reply with quote
Hi guys again, so I got all the supplies, drilled the holes and plugged it in, I got poorer range + speed (never reached 300 Mpbs)

Here are the supplies I got:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dual-Band-2-4-5-8Ghz-6dBi-RP-SMA-High-Gain-Antenna-/140571809564?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20babb971c#ht_4526wt_1128

and

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140580120886?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1304wt_1128

Here are some photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48433815@N08/6924889653/in/photostream/
I also added some passive aluminium heatsink

Is it the antennas I got or the cables cause the trouble guys ? Would you guys recommend me getting high end cisco antennas like this Cisco AIR-ANT5135D-R

Or any other antennas that would boost the 5Ghz band ? And by the way, all Cisco antennas use RP TNC, can I just keep the cables I got (u.fl to RP SMA) and use an adapter (RP SMA to RP TNC) together, would that cause performance loss ? Thanks in advance !
ex3r
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
May i ask which version of DD-WRT firmwares did use to flash your router. Thanks.
MrFidget
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
Where is this up to ? I have a few I may need to extend the 2.4GHz range.

BTW, The firmware version is important as it addresses some Wifi issues that are with 17201

Cheers
Chris
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