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D-Link DAP-2553 wireless ap,need external outdoor antenna to boost range

I have this ap mounted in an external fiberglass box. It has three stock antennas. I was hoping to get external outdoor antennas. Can anyone recommend a model and were to purchase.  Has anyone had success with external antennas? Would I just use one, if so wha about the other antenna connections.  

Any recommendations on how to aim the  stock antennas?
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laraldo1
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Sam Simon NasserCommented:
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Darr247Commented:
Most D-Link wireless devices with removable antennae have RP-SMA Female connectors...

most external antennae come with a female N connector.

So you either need to order the antenna with an RP-SMA Male, or a N-Male to RP-SMA Male "pigtail" cable. If the pigtail needs to be longer than 3m, I recommend LLC-400 cable.
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Mike RoeCommented:
www.l-com.com

Have used a lot of equipment for this type of job
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laraldo1Author Commented:
Has anyone successfully used an outdoor antenna.  I am looking for g and N.
G would probably be OK.
I would like a model number and where to order.
Larry
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Darr247Commented:
You can add just one external and leave the stock antennae connected to the other 2. If there are 3 antennae for 1 band, the radio should employ diversity no matter what antennae are used... just don't leave any of the antenna connectors empty or it could damage the radio by transmitting into no load.
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Darr247Commented:
I typically use external antenna only for making the signal directional. If that's what you want to do, try http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-24-ghz-8-dbi-flat-patch-antenna-4ft-rp-sma-plug-connector ... if you look at its gain patterns (scroll to the bottom of that page) you'll see it focuses nearly all the signal on 1 side and into about a 65 x 75 degree wedge.
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laraldo1Author Commented:
I ordered suggested Antenna.
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Darr247Commented:
Was there some reason you felt the solution given was deficient?
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