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These antennas both say that they work with b/g. I was wondering if they would work for wireless n? Would it matter?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833998042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833997018
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Same frequency, I can't see any plausible explanation why they wouldn't work.
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I don't have access to the router. Is there a way to tell if the signal is 5ghz or 2.4ghz?
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Do you know the make/model?

The 5ghz band is so very rarely used. I'd bank on it being 2.4.
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I don't have any information about the router. If the chance is that good I'll just get a 2.4 ghz antenna.
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So, I bought a 8 dbi omnidirectional antenna, and I don't get any better signal. Does that mean the wireless is 5ghz? Maybe I installed it wrong? Is there some trick to it?
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Could it be a problem with my network card?
post #8 of 8
Use this free tool to determine what type of signal it is.... Once you run it, hit start in the top right corner of the screen.

http://www.metageek.net/support/downloads/


Wireless is a two way communication, and you also have to get the signal back to the AP. Your total power output of your wireless router should not be more than your client. If it is, you could end up in the situation below.



Most wireless routers use around a 2.1 dBi antenna. Going from a 2.1 to an 8 can be a very big step. The antennas exponentially multiply the radio power.

Read here for general info and how to do RF Math...
http://www.overclock.net/networking-...l#post12041390
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