New to wifi.....Making a WIFI biquad and hook up

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I am wanting to try and make my own biquad wifi antenna. I kinda figured
how to make it and how to hook the pig tail to antenna, also I also
understand how to  hook up to a 400 cable to and from antenna. What I
dont understand, is how to connect the cable to the router i am looking
at a WRT54G for my router. I read that a RP-TNC to N Male Pigtail is
recomended for connection to the router, but I am presuming that I will
eventually need to go into the WAN port...... any help would be
appreciated. Also If making the biquad is a bit advanced what pre made
antenna out there could be used?


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Re: New to wifi.....Making a WIFI biquad and hook up
Jollyroger1965 wrote:
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Do you mean 400 feet or a type 400 coax cable, i.e the Times
Microwave LMR-400? 400 feet is WAY too long - LMR-400 almost
7 dB loss per 100 feet which cancels out any antenna gain.

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Better phrased if it was the REQUIRED type of pigtail.

 > but I am presuming that I will
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You might have inadvertently mis-phrased your question.
Are you asking if the pigtail plugs into one of the four
WAN ports? No, the pigtail plugs into the right side antenna
jack when viewed from the rear of the WRT54G.

 > Also If making the biquad is a bit advanced what pre made
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$40 14 dBi backfire anenna
http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/hg2414d.php

$35 15 dBi BBQ grill dish
http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/hg2415g.php

$41 19 dBi BBQ grill dish
http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/hg2419g.php

Re: New to wifi.....Making a WIFI biquad and hook up
http://www.wifi-link.com/product.php?action=product&class1_id=1&class2_id=56&class3_id=162&product_id=1186


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