Take a look at the following PhotoBucket http://www.photobucket.com/WRT600N album for more pictures but this was a plan of mine since
I acquired this router from eBay for $51.00. All I did was melt the plastic with a solder iron tip I was going to throw out anyway. Use proper mask while doing it so you dont breath in the plastic chemicals. I also used a razor to clean up the area after the plastic formed.
The following items were parts I used for this project;
(6) 7dBi RP-SMA Antennas
COST: $11.40 off eBay
(6) U.FL IPX to RP-SMA jack male pin Pigtail Cable for PCI Wifi Card 6in
COST: $28.58 off eBay
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After looking at your photobucket page, you can only see where 3 of the antenna' are connected. The other 3, the cables dissappear under the circuit board. What are they connected to or are they just decoration?
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:01 Post subject: Benefits
I am interested in modding my wrt600n as well. I have never opened it but figured there are 3 antenna's per band. But like the previous poster I cannot tell where the other 3 connect to.
I probably would want to keep it simple and do two 7 or 9dBi to replace the 2 existing static antennas.
Before I begin this adventure, I'd like to know the before and after results of the mod. My wrt54GL v1.1 used to cover the entire house, full bars, but the 600n and E3000 does not live up to it - on G.
To be completely honest I just saw a mod I could do to my router that not alot of other people have done to this extent, and did it.
I don't know much about range increase other then I'm wireless bridged on my 2.4 band to my neighbor and it was 35% before the mod and now its 54% steady. In that aspect I see an increase. The 5ghz band gives my apartment internet and that works flawlessly through out all rooms and my walls are brick.
As for the three wires that go under the board yes they are connected to the card under the board there isn't much as for redirection since they just plug in like the top ones do. Its as easy as removing the motherboard and securing the wires to the connectors.
I may order those. I get okay coverage on the 5ghz band with the antennas I ordered. I wonder if I would see a difference on the 5ghz band side if I did the mod. I mean an antenna is technically a wire ran though a straw, correct? I would think that the 2.4ghz antennas would technically work on the 5ghz range too...what makes the two different?
The antennas have to be dual frequency. You cannot add a 2.4 antenna and assume its going to work on a different frequency. Since you did your mod already all you would need is to order 2 / 3 pack of antennas I listed on the previous post. Also notice in the description of the antennas its rated up to 300 Mb, and our router is capped at 270Mb