01-13-2011 05:26 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...
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01-18-2011 04:23 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.
01-18-2011 05:09 PM
great, thank you - question re: this antenna's coverage, is it an ellipsoid, or do these directional antennae have a different coverage profile?
01-19-2011 03:53 PM
Here is the antenna coverage.
01-19-2011 03:56 PM
01-19-2011 10:59 PM
fantastic, thank you! may I request the same coverage graph for...
- the standard antenna of the WHR-HP-G300N
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?
01-20-2011 01:46 PM
I don't have a coverage graph for that one.
Also, I do not have a comparison in range difference.