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Antenna Do I need to configure setting in the router if I want to use an 18dBi antenna? And if so how do I do it?

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    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    Every access point I have used with a larger antenna, we just screw 'em in. Keep in mind that the weaker wireless cards might be able to see the bigger antenna, but not transmit back to it. Generally the fringes get a wirelss bridge, which is a wireless router or access point in bridge mode to receive the strong signal and send back to it.

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First off, the EOC-3220 series comes in two choices: the ones ending in EXT, which require you to add an external antenna, and the ones without, to which there is no place to add an external antenna. So there is no decision to be made in the software configuration, because it's all handled above the software's pay grade.
Other Engenius models with "either/or" antennas come with a physical switch that allows you to choose between the internal antenna and the external jack. So again, there's no software contribution.

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