[Soekris] Case painting results
dcornejo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 04:13:13 UTC 2006
On 1/11/06, DB <soekris at konacove.com> wrote:
> Speaking of case mods, I added an Atheros 802.11a/b/c card to my
> Net4801 and created my own AP. I used my newly-acquired drill press
> to drill the holes for the antenna connectors. That's scary drilling
> into your nice clean case. I don't know if I did something wrong,
> but the wireless performance on that thing is terrible. I'm getting
> a lot more noise and not much better signal strength than my old
> off-the-shelf Linksys.
it sounds like you're using two antennas, so you don't have to worry
about the primary and secondary connectors. i've done a lot of those
ufl connectors and it's very easy to get them to not seat right - my
theory is that if you move the wire and you feel a little resistance
to the connector moving, you're good. too much or too little
resistance and there may be a problem.
make sure you're using the right antenna for the band (2.4GHz or
5.8GHz) - dual band antennas usually have one optimal band and the
other suffers and you'll get not so good signals.
lastly, make sure you have good electrical connections between the
case parts and the connectors for the antennas - leaving them floating
is not good. we have had problems where overspray on the cases
prevented contact between the parts.
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