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Can i fix 12 dbi antena on any router ??? to increase RANGE and Strentgh ???

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Can i fix 12dbi omni indoor antenna to my hyuwei ADSL router ???
My router model number is :: WA1003A
Can i replace my ordinary antenna of 4dbi to 12dbi antenna, to increase Coverage area and Strength of the signal ???

General Specification of my Router is probably as follows::

External interface
IWAN: One RJ-11 ports for ADSL line connection
LAN: Four RJ-45 port for 10/100 Base-T; 802.11b/802.11g
ADSL rate 8Mbit/s downstream, 896 kbit/s upstream
WLAN rate 802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 Mbit/s
802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbit/s
Network standard IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Frequency 2.40 G–2.4835 G
AP capacity 40~50 subscribers per AP
Channel amount Compatible with IEEE802.11b/g, supporting 11 channels ( USA )/13 channels ( Europe and China )
Wireless coverage Open Area: 100 m–300 m
Indoor: 35 m–100 m


Physical and Environmental
Power Supply AC: 90~240V, power adapter: 12 V AC 2A
Power Consumption 12W
Operating Temperature 0~40°C (32~104°F)
Humidity 5~95% (Non-condensing)
Dimensions 193mm * 150mm * 43mm (L*W*H)
Net Weight 420g

Need Help ........Need your valuable suggestions...!
Thanks in advance.....!

Rushi Patel

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Hi Rushi,

In short, yes you can. So long as the device in question has a removable antenna, as a couple (a few Thompson and Netgears for instance) have fixed antennas that cannot be removed. The socket is usually standard so any after market one ought to work.

Although it's looks as if you're using a basic wireless G router, first up I'd replace that with one of N standard as this will give your network greater ranger and throughput potential (will always depend on the cards installed in the devices you connect). Second, you can try dual band. A standard router works in the 2.4Ghz region which gives great range but doesn't offer amazing bandwidth, 5Ghz however is of higher spectrum and thus offers far higher bandwidth in comparison.

Hope this helps,

Darren

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