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Linksys WMP54G antenna extension

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hey, i need an extension for my wireless network cards antenna, my other computer is 2 fllors down and stuck in a cubby hole under the desk, it loses the connection constantly. if i pull the tower out and expose the antenna it finds the network again but loses it after a few minutes of being under the desk again.
it seems over complicated as im looking online for an extension. all the simple solutions seem to be for d-link products. and dealing with pigtails is too confusing, it seems that male and female is reversed on the NIC. anyone know a simple solution, preferabblejust a cable to extend my cards antenna just so i can get it to the desktop. thanks
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by:eddkhamou
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Check out this link for a omnidirectional antenna.

http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/re09u.php

Take the antenna off the Linksys box.
Click on the link that says RP-TNC Plug (Most Likely) View Connector.

Check that the connectors match.

Hope this helps

Ed
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by:PlanetCpp
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i actually just found that site lol
but you can help me by taking a quick look here if you dont mind
http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/re05u.php
the connection is RP-SMA, i understand the connections now RP = reverse polarity  hence the male is female and vice versa
the one you linked was for my router, i thought of doing that but i really dont need to extend its range, for some reason when my pc is in the space under the desk the antenna doesnt keep the connection, if i pull the pc out and place it on my lap or on top of the desk it seems to find the connection much better. i just need an extension for the antenna. the WRT54G routers get nice range actually,, from what ive seen.. its wifi in general that doesnt like going through certain things.. i pick up networks from neighbors that are like 3-4 houses down (were all shmooshed together but thats still good range) its just the desk,, with all the wires bundled near the antenna,,seems to mess it up
does that one look good?
for $15 its worth a shot i guess
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eddkhamou earned 250 total points
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Hyperlink makes some good stuff.

The antenna should make a difference with the connection strength and range.  I have an external antenna (2db) that I connect to my wireless card on my laptop and I get a much better connection and range.

 
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