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Soldering to RP SMA RF (antennae) plug?

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Does anyone know the correct way to solder a pigtail connector to an RP SMA plug like the kind used for wi-fi antannaes?

I'm modding my old laptop to be able to screw a high-gain antennae directly to it and I'm not quite sure how to solder the wire coming off the WLAN card to the antennae. Is just the center conductor used or do I also solder the shielding to ground or the chassis of the connector?

Also the wire I'm using is basically the old antennae that was behind the LCD -- is that a problem?

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I just know how to crimp the RP SMA connector with the coax cable .Why you do not use the adapter / other pigtail cable to fix them?You may can see the forum http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43167& to show how to replacing non-Detachable Linksys Antennas .I think it should be the similiar .It is appreciated if there is any other ideas here.
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Your router will have soldered connections, check them, but i believe you will solder the center to the center and the braid/shield to the outer terminal.
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