Author Topic: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?  (Read 6501 times)

netarc

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WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« on: January 13, 2011, 05:26:13 pm »

Has anyone successfully used an external antenna to extend the wirelless range of a WHR-HP-G300N router?  The docs show that the antennae on the router are upgradeable, yet there's a dearth of info on the Buffalo site re: antennae that are compatible with this router.

 

Too - I'm running the WHR-HP-G300N with DD-WRT firmware ... is the consensus that this firmware has better/worse/same coverage as Buffalo's "user-friendly" firmware?  Would changing the router from NG-Mixed to BG-mixed mode (dropping from 5Ghz to 2.4Ghz) help extend the range at all?

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...


netarc

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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 01:48:58 pm »

bump...would appreciate some info from the Buffalo techs...


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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 04:23:29 pm »

Any of the external antennae on our website will work with this router, or for that matter, any external antenna that has an RP-SMA connection should work as well.

A "pigtail" adapter may be needed to change from one type of connector to the RP-SMA style connector,

 

Specifically, the WLE-2DA is a high-gain directional antenna designed to be used with the WHR-HP-G300N, as it has 2 RP-SMA connectors on it for the 2 connectors on the router.


netarc

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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 05:09:25 pm »

great, thank you - question re: this antenna's coverage, is it an ellipsoid, or do these directional antennae have a different coverage profile?


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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 03:53:05 pm »

WLE-2DA.jpg

Here is the antenna coverage.


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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 03:56:46 pm »

WLE Horizontal.jpg

Horizontal Coverage


netarc

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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 10:59:27 pm »

fantastic, thank you!  may I request the same coverage graph for...

 

- the standard antenna of the WHR-HP-G300N

- WLE-HG-NDR omnidirectional antenna

 

Incidentally, have you folks an estimate of how much % increase in range the WLE-2DA antenna would provide over the standard antennae of the WHR-HP-G300N?


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Re: WHR-HP-G300N antenna options / 2.4Ghz only to extend range?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 01:46:27 pm »

I don't have a coverage graph for that one.

Also, I do not have a comparison in range difference. 

Sorry.