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Linksys WRT160N Modified with External Antenna
Just managed to recover my WRT160N from being bricked, and decided to mod the router since warranty is gone...
There are 2 tiny antennas on the PCB. And they are soldered on to the right top side of the PCB. The solder points for the antennas are considerably large and easy to solder even for beginners.
I ripped 2 RP-SMA connectors from 2 old aironet bridges and soldered them onto the PCB. Took 2 old linksys antenna and plugged them in.
I have not substantiated if the coverage is better yet, but preliminary tests shown consistency over a further distance.
It works very well.
The completed WRT160N modded with 2 WRT54 Antenna.
The back view.
The back view with removed antennas.
The solder points and antenna cables.
Detailed Solder Points.
Left Antenna Exit. Used a hot iron to poke in a hole.
Right Antenna Exit and solder points.