Originally Posted by paradoxum
Well when I say better replacement I don't really care about it being *technically* better, I just don't like the white wires and antenna when my case is red and black themed, it was ugly. Are you saying a replacement antenna would have to be exactly the same or it won't work at all, even if the connector fits?
No it will work... technically, as long as the size of the screw connector is the same on the coax it will work - lots of laptops, itx boards, etc... include the same connectors which 'may' work. However, I've had limited results in the past and I'm afraid you might as well based on the last post in this thread
on Asus' support site. You could even use an adapter to utilize a larger size antenna like for OTA television - I'm pretty sure you could get a decent signal using one of those.
Basically, if you don't want to play trial and error with a number of different antennas... then your best bet is to go with the same... but if you tried another one that Asus uses
(just search for 'antenna') on other things... you'd probably have a better shot at compatibility. YMMV.
I'm not the one to really say for sure because I spent extra on a house that had CAT6 wired to every room so my wifi is only for iPads and not gaming or browsing. However hopefully the above will help. You could also just get a half size mini-PCI card as a replacement if you don't have luck on the antennas. Although I think if you have one that is at least full 802.11N capable you should be OK if not great. You could always paint them black...
Edited bad URL formatting as a result of the way Asus codes their PHP search results... Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 1/5/13 at 7:40am