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Old 02-01-2013, 06:12 AM
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Default Asus RT66N Antenna Upgrade Question...

Hello all,

I would like some advice regarding upgrading the 3 antennas on the RT66N. I have been looking around, and have noticed that I cannot seem to find an after market dual-band antenna. They all seem to be either for one band or the other.

My question is, if I buy 3 of these TP-Link-ANT2408CL 8db 2.4GHz antenna, will doing this cause harm to 5GHz coverage?

I have to say, I can't imagine that the antennas on the Asus are anything special, and are probably just 3 or 4db gain 2.4GHz antennas that have been thrown in by Asus, and work "good enough" in the 5GHz band.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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Default Dual band antennas...

If you get high gain dual band antennas, these work fine. I got my antennas from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251143453890...84.m1497.l2649
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If you get high gain dual band antennas, these work fine. I got my antennas from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251143453890...84.m1497.l2649
Ah-ha, Well I can't find any information as to what makes these antennae suitable for the 5GHz band. There is not one search result saying anything about these being dual-band capable.

Hmmm, it must be ok to use a 2.4GHz antenna in a 5GHz environment...
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Well, I decided to go for 3 TL-ANT2405CL 5dbi antennas, as the stock antennas are rated at 3dbi, maybe it might be a little noticable, and I don't have the space for 35cm 9dbi monsters...

I will try them out on inSSIDer when they arrive, and will report back any signal gains, if any.
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Well, I decided to go for 3 TL-ANT2405CL 5dbi antennas, as the stock antennas are rated at 3dbi, maybe it might be a little noticable, and I don't have the space for 35cm 9dbi monsters...

I will try them out on inSSIDer when they arrive, and will report back any signal gains, if any.
So How did they work out in the 5 ghz and 2.4 laso ?
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