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how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:44 pm

hi,
Got the original enclosure for RBM33G and the rear holes for the pigtail antenna connectors are too big. Obviously I'm missing a part or a plate that has properly sized holes. Is there some sort of mounting adapter and how's the name?

The enclosure comes with 4 plastic thingies that fit perfectly well in the holes but they are definitely not designed for the antenna connector to be screwed on them.

Here are the holes I'm talking about
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:51 pm

This holes are for N-type connector
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:31 pm

But the question is, what should you do, when you want to use small RSMA connectors? I've seen people drilling new holes. Pair of thin metal washers, as non-destructive method, did the trick for me. But I also wondered if there was some kind of official adapter or something.
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 pm

There are plenty of N to SMA adapters, which makes device more versatile.
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:08 am

Thanks everyone. I have already RSMA pigtails so not motivated to buy new set of pigtails + adapters. I'll go with the makeshift plate I manufactured.

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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:12 am

Thanks everyone. I have already RSMA pigtails so not motivated to buy new set of pigtails + adapters. I'll go with the makeshift plate I manufactured.

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Some people would 3D print an adapter for this.
 
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:10 am

Just drill small hole for SMA there somewhere.
 
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:14 pm

Thanks everyone. I have already RSMA pigtails so not motivated to buy new set of pigtails + adapters. I'll go with the makeshift plate I manufactured.

Cheers
Some people would 3D print an adapter for this.
that's great idea, too bad I decided against buying 3D printer long time ago... wish someone in China was already mass-producing such adapters.
 
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Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:16 pm

Just drill small hole for SMA there somewhere.
I don't want to ruin the otherwise nice enclosure. I'd drilled holes in the top already otherwise. It's the best option to give some space to the 4 antennas I need to mount

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