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Using Range Expander’s and/or High-Gain Antennas

If you’re not using Linksys’ Wireless-N or SRX Technology, you may want to use the following Wireless Routers, Access Points or Wireless Adapters.

If you’re using wireless devices such as the WRT54G, WRT54GS, WAP54G, BEFW11S4 or WAP11:

You may want to use the WRE54G, a Wireless-G Range Expander. Unlike adding a traditional access points to your network to expand wireless coverage, the Wireless-G Range Expander does not need to be connected to the network by a data cable. Just put it within range of your main access point or wireless router and it "bounces" the signals out to remote wireless devices.

wre54g

If you’re using wireless devices such as the WRV54G , WMP54GS, WMP54G, WET54G or WET54GS5:

You may want to use an AS1SMA to relocate your Wireless-B or Wireless-G antennas to avoid obstacles and improve signal strength.

linksys AS1SMA

If you’re using wireless devices such as the WRT54GS, WRT54G, WAP54G, BEFW11S4, WAP11, or HGA7T (High Gain Antennas):

You may want to use an AS2TNC to relocate your Wireless-B or Wireless-G antennas to avoid obstacles and improve signal strength.

inksys AS2TNC

If you’re using wireless devices such as the WRV54G, WMP54GS, WMP54G, WET54G, WET54GS5 or AS1SMA (Antenna Stand):

You may want to use an HGA7S to increase the wireless signal of your Linksys Wireless-G or Wireless-B devices.

linksys HGA7S

If you’re using wireless devices such as the WRT54GS, WRT54G, WAP54G, BEFW11S4, WAP11 or AS2TNC (Antenna Stand):

You may use an HGA7T to increase the wireless signal of your Linksys Wireless-G or Wireless-B devices.

linksys HGA7T


 

Linksys Routers

The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX400 is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

The Access Point built into the Router combines smart antenna technology with standards-based Wireless-G (802.11g) networking. By overlaying the signals of two Wireless-G compatible radios, the "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology effectively doubles the data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to 3 times farther than standard Wireless-G.

With SRX, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get, and SRX400 works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, and other flavors of Linksys SRX. But when both ends of the wireless link are SRX400, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds up to 10 times as fast as standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, SRX400 can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for SRX400 devices, while still connecting to non-SRX400 wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. And SRX400 is a "good neighbor", always checking for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength WPA encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX400 at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games at faster than 10/100 wired network speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires!

The Linksys Wireless-G Travel Router with SpeedBooster lets you carry a wireless network wherever you go.

There's a built-in access point, which lets you connect SpeedBooster-enhanced and regular Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices to the network. There's also an Ethernet port to connect your wired PC. The Router function ties it together and lets your PCs share a wired or wireless Internet connection.

The travel-friendly form factor includes a built-in power supply and antenna -- it even comes with a travel case! Create a temporary, personal, wireless access "bubble" in your hotel room.

Just plug the Router directly into the wall, and connect the hotel's fast Internet service cable. Then use the Router's push button setup feature to easily connect and configure your wireless devices -- push the button on the Router and on your other SecureEasySetup-enabled wireless device to automatically create an encryption-secured wireless connection.

You can also create a shared-access bubble attached to a wireless Internet connection to use multiple devices on a single hotspot account in a coffee shop or airport lounge.

To protect your data and privacy, the Wireless-G Broadband Router can encode all wireless transmissions with WEP or extra-strength WPA Personal encryption. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The Linksys Wireless-G Travel Router with SpeedBooster lets you bring the convenience of wireless networking everywhere you go.

Linksys External Antenna Connectors

 
Linksys External Antennas
Device/Model Connector
WAP 11 TNC Male RP Socket
WET 11 SMA Male RP Socket
WET 54G SMA Male RP Socket
WMP54G SMA Male RP Socket
WAP54G Reverse TNC Socket
WRT54G Reverse TNC Male RP Socket
BEFW1154 Reverse TNC Socket
WAG54G Antenna not removeable

Linksys Wireless G Routers

 WRT54G Hacks

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