I'm having a signal issue with a new antenna I installed over the weekend. I bought this 9dbi outdoor omni and ran only a 10 foot cable from it to a
From 20-30 feet away I get barely any signal. When I stick the default Linksys antennas back on, I get a very strong signal. I understand there is some loss to be expected from the length of cable, however this is ridiculous. Any ideas on what the problem is here? Did I perhaps buy a bad antenna or cable? Thanks!
The first thing that comes to mind is the cable or the connectors.
One badly installed connector could give this kind of reaction.
If it was pre-made, I'd suspect a short, if homemade, replace the connectors one at a time.
Thanks Digger, everything came from gns wireless...I have an email in to them.
Have you tried connecting it to the other antenna connector? Only one of the RP-TNC connectors transmits in most cases.
If that isn't it, check the polarity of the connectors. Unscrew both sides of the cable and make sure the "male / female" connectors are appropriate.
with the 15degree Vertical Beamdwidth are you within that many degrees of the antenna element? don't take that as a stupid question! did you have to use a converter/coupler for the linksys antenna post/connectors? do you have a client utility that can provide rssi or snr ? sounds like a connector mismatch or polarity possible problem.