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Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:22 pm

Hi,

is there any small, home level RB, which supports attachment of the stronger antenna? I have a TP-Link here, which died, and would like to replace it with MT RB. But - the AP to connect to is on the roof above my flat, no cable here. TP-Link has 8dB antenna here. I can see RBs with only internal antennas? So - is there any supporting external antennas? Or do I need to build something around the bare bones RB and put it into a custom enclosure?

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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:37 pm

Check these:
http://routerboard.com/RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN
http://routerboard.com/RB951Ui-2HnD - internal antenna but with good signal power
or any of these
http://routerboard.com/products/group/11 with L4 license (Access Point) + additional WiFi card and external antenna
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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:23 pm

But - the AP to connect to is on the roof above my flat, no cable here.
If I understand you correctly, you need a CPE (wireless client) to connect to that AP on the roof.
Have a look at these devices (L3 license, no builtin antenna):
http://routerboard.com/RBGroove52HPn
http://routerboard.com/RBGrooveG-52HPacn
http://routerboard.com/RB912UAG-2HPnD-OUT
http://routerboard.com/RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT
 
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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:56 pm

But - the AP to connect to is on the roof above my flat, no cable here.
If I understand you correctly, you need a CPE (wireless client) to connect to that AP on the roof.
I need both - a CPE to connect to the AP placed one floor above my flat, as well as to provide local AP to other devices - ntb, smartphones, TV ... I really miss SOHO Routerboards allowing to mount external antennas. Will go via some suggestions and see. Wonder how powerful the internal antenna is.
 
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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:40 pm

According to photos RB952Ui-5ac2nD http://www.cdr.pl/p4905,mikrotik-router ... ac2nd.html
this model has internal connectors for external antennas.
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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:51 pm

According to photos RB952Ui-5ac2nD http://www.cdr.pl/p4905,mikrotik-router ... ac2nd.html
this model has internal connectors for external antennas.
No, it does not. This has been asked and answered multiple times on this forum already. Those connector-looking things are factory test points, not antenna connectors.
 
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Re: Which RB supports external antenna?

Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:55 pm

OK ... sorry
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