New Router with Removable Antennae

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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.
 

Kal-EL

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I know for sure the R7000, R7000P and the R7800 have removable antenna's.
 

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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.
 

Kal-EL

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

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