Anyone Replace Antennas on SMC Barricade?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by John, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Have a SMC Barricade Router SMC7004AWBR.

    Have seen what looks like generic gain-type replacement router antenna
    at RS.

    Are the antenna on ref SMC router removable (want to know before
    trying to unscrew or otherwise remove)?

    If they are removable, is there a "gain" antennea replacement
    available?

    Thanks.


    John
     
    John, Jan 25, 2004
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  2. John

    dold Guest

    The antennaes on my SMC7004WFW are definitely removable, and are obviously
    so. They weren't attached when I took the router out of the box.

    http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?sec=Products&pg=Barricade-Matrix&site=c
    indicates that only the WFW has removeable antennas.
    My SMC7004VWBR did not have removable antennaes.
     
    dold, Jan 25, 2004
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  3. A year or so ago I replaced the antennas on a SMC7004AWBR with N-type
    connectors to which I attached alternately a cantenna and a recycled
    microwave repeater "barbeque grill". Between

    1) my sloppy soldering,
    2) connector and cable losses,
    3) less than perfect antennae, and
    4) SWR losses (?) perhaps increased by impedance mis-matches (?),

    I saw no breathtaking advantage. The factory-installed antennae do not
    unscrew. I bet you will have better results with something from the top of
    http://www.freeantennas.com/.
     
    John Roland Elliott, Jan 25, 2004
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