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Wireless range extender antenna question

by BonesMachine / February 2, 2009 11:46 AM PST

Is the antenna on most 1 antenna type range extenders (ie Linksys WRE54G) the receiving antenna or the sending antenna? Thanks.

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Tough quesiton.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2009 11:02 PM PST

But you would change both for the best effect and here's the answer. Put the antenna on the port that extends the range the most. That is you have to test this.

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by BonesMachine / February 3, 2009 3:19 AM PST
In reply to: Tough quesiton.

Are you talking about a wireless extender that has 2 antennas? I am talking about an extender with just 1 port and wondering if this port receives or extends the range. Thanks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2009 3:32 AM PST
In reply to: both?

So there is usually only one antenna. 802.11b/g protocols use the same wireless channel for traffic in both directions - so from that perspective wifi is half duplex and only needs one antenna. So use what you got on the one connection.

PS. Sorry I misread your question and was thinking you asked about those 2 and more antenna versions.

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by BonesMachine / February 3, 2009 12:58 PM PST
In reply to: Wifi is HALF DUPLEX.

Thanks. that explains why I couldn't find any info on that.

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