Originally Posted by Kuba
First of all, this antenna is not 8db, you will never gain 8db out of a vertical. As for the "plane" they would have to be bonded, right there, not going through the whole trailer.
If you want some advice, ditch that antenna, keep the router. And get youself a directional antenna made by Alfa networks, take advantage if a rotating "support". Cant remember what model number is now, but they are small, black, and are about 25-30$ on ebay. If interested in something better, look into alfa's R36 combos. If not misteaken they are 2000mw.
Doubt that old linksys will support all bands as well, abgn.
You will see NIGHT AND DAY difference with either a panel antenna or that small black one from alfa guaranteed.
When i used the omni first i saw maybe 5 networks around my site, once i plugged my dir one, there was about 40 of them around depending where the antenna was pointed.
Nice job on wiring.
The Jefa system is a complete designed system and all parts are made to work with the setup you buy from Jefa. Jefa specifically advises against substituting the outdoor antenna since it also broadcasts the wifi your devices picks up. The router is loaded with a special program that makes the system work. Just FYI.
From the Jefa instrucions:
IMPORTANT - The repeater does not work with directional antennas.
We are posting this because we have had some customers purchase a directional antenna separately instead of using one of the omni-directional antennas that are recommended. The primary antenna must be able to communicate with both the remote access point and the clients it is serving. If a directional antenna is used, the repeater ends up repeating the signal back in the same direction and performance greatly suffers. We have performed extensive testing with directional antennas and IT DOES NOT WORK WELL. Please do not try to use the repeater with a directional antenna. You will not be satisfied with its performance.
*The repeater unit is 802.11b/g hardware, which also connects to 802.11n networks. Our repeater will connect to both 802.11b/g and 802.11n networks and repeat the signal using the 802.11b/g protocol..
**The antenna cable type is Low Loss 240 Flex. Note that TV or Satellite style coax is NOT compatible.