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Replacing this tower thing with antennas?

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Guys, is it possible to swap the alien spaceship looking thing with 3 antennas?



Example:



If so.. where can I buy them/what exactly am I looking for?
 

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ya the connectors are the same. you can probably buy the antennas off of linksys
 
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I checked the website just now and couldn't find anything but it's nice to know that I can replace them if I so wish. I wanted to clear up some clutter on the floor but if it meant putting that piece of **** on my desk then there's no point.
 
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I beleive they also make ultra ubber nice upgraded type antennas too.
http://radiolabs.com/products/antennas/2.4gig/Wibberduck5.php

I know there for routers but I believe they will work

EDIT: oh actually it states they work on all of em!
/facepalm

At $20 a pop they'll cost more than the adapter itself, darn it. Looks like I'll be living with this space ship thing for a while.. I'm sure it'll impress the ladies right?
 
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/facepalm

At $20 a pop they'll cost more than the adapter itself, darn it. Looks like I'll be living with this space ship thing for a while.. I'm sure it'll impress the ladies right?
remember tho ...router antennas will work ...keep an eye out ...plus they make cheepies too ...like at walmart.
 

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remember tho ...router antennas will work ...keep an eye out ...plus they make cheepies too ...like at walmart.
exactly just gotta remember the size some dont fit remember they have to be male (like a cable wire) and not be wide some routers use a real wide one like a american quarter. you want a small thin one like a #2 pencil in size linksys doesnt have them your right. their only availible in the UK apparently. but any wil do as long as they meet the requirements above.
 
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remember tho ...router antennas will work ...keep an eye out ...plus they make cheepies too ...like at walmart.
Does this mean that I can buy broken routers for pocket change and just take out the antennas?

I noticed that the center antenna is marked specifically as the center antenna, does that make a difference?
 
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:D

Thanks, I just bookmarked the site. If I use 3 of them together would I take a speed hit compared to the spaceship?
um.......it depends on the range really. the only advantage to your spaceship is that it has a long wire so you can stretch i closer to the router. and you can move the PC closer to a wall or desk back. but i mean if your relatively close and keep the back of your PC a few inches away from stuff i dont see why it would.
 
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um.......it depends on the range really. the only advantage to your spaceship is that it has a long wire so you can stretch i closer to the router. and you can move the PC closer to a wall or desk back. but i mean if your relatively close and keep the back of your PC a few inches away from stuff i dont see why it would.
Range isn't a problem, there's 1 hollow wall separating the router and adapter, even then it's less than 10 feet away. Don't ask me why I have a wireless N router... I was an idiot and the Best Buy guy sounded like he knew what he was talking about. :banghead:
 
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personaly i'm not sure ,
do all the airiels have to go to a specific socket ?
reason i say this is i had some 2.4 ghz equipment, and i tried using a diferent type of airiel and it just killled the signal power

tbh i've never seen a unit with three input/outputs:eek:
 
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personaly i'm not sure ,
do all the airiels have to go to a specific socket ?
reason i say this is i had some 2.4 ghz equipment, and i tried using a diferent type of airiel and it just killled the signal power

tbh i've never seen a unit with three input/outputs:eek:
That's gonna REALLY suck if it doesn't work, I just ordered the adapter and the antennas. :cry:
 

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/facepalm

At $20 a pop they'll cost more than the adapter itself, darn it. Looks like I'll be living with this space ship thing for a while.. I'm sure it'll impress the ladies right?
lol, I got 3... we could "trade"?
 
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Just try E-bay. You can use just the center one and one antenna I believe