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New Router with Removable Antennae

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by [email protected], Nov 20, 2018.

  1. tbutler@ofb.biz

    [email protected] Regular Contributor

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    I'm interested in using a modern Netgear router (preferably just to keep things simple with other routers I'm using, or I'm open to something else) to replace an old Linksys WRT54G I use with a bespoke wireless antenna (an old DBS satellite dish) I made years ago as a wireless extender across a parking lot. I can't seem to find a clear picture of which Netgear wireless routers have removable antennae, though, so I could use one of them for this task. I read online that the Nighthawk R6700 does, but the R6700v3 that I have in my office does not appear to have removable antennae.

    What would be a good option for a low cost router to do this? It doesn't need to be anything fancy, obviously, since it is replacing a WRT54G.
     
  2. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    I know for sure the R7000, R7000P and the R7800 have removable antenna's.
     
  3. tbutler@ofb.biz

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    Thanks, @Kal-EL! I have an R7000 as my home router and love it. Perhaps the way I should go. Do you know anything about the Nighthawk AC2400 (it doesn't have a model number distinct from that)? It seems to be a Best Buy exclusive and looks similar to the R7800; it even has detachable antennas and is on sale for $90. I can't seem to discern what downsides it has compared to non-Best Buy equivalents.
     
  4. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    Not sure what differences there are in those models. I am sure someone else will know and post here.