I have a DI-524 wireless router that has a signal when it's wired, however it's missing it's antenna so I can't get any wireless signal. I have a Mac book and my os is 10.4. My question is where can I find an antenna for this router, and apprx how much will this run me? Also when there is no antenna connected to the router would it produce a signal at all? I only ask because I wouldn't want to go out an buy an antenna and find out that the router just isn't producing any signal. Thanks for your help
Re: DI-524 wireless router no signal missing antenna
Tat dlink device is a good device i shld techinically still produce signals
but wat happened to antena if it is broken u might as well go for new router
as far i remember u wont get antena seperatly
on ur mac book scan for signal see if u are pick up signal
if yes you are lucky it shld still transmit else go for a new router
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You can reboot ALL the devices . Unplug the Modem, remove battery, Unplug the D Link. Install battery in Modem, plug into AC, allow the device to selftest, plug in D Link allow it to self test. Reboot computer. Have you secured the wireless? Changed Channels for better signal? Take a look at this: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/wirelesstips.aspx#fbid=nZTFiYrDLMg
I had a similar problem a while back with a netgear gateway. All four ethernet ports on the back worked but it wouldn't work with wifi. I had taken it apart and found that the antenna solder point had came loose. If the antenna isn't hooked up it won't send out a signal. Mine broke because it fell off of the back of my tv
Just for fun, make the router give out IP addresses starting at 192.168.0.101 forward. Configure the AP at 192.168.0.2 with no DHCP (the host will give out the addresses), a netmask of 255.255.255.0, and a gateway of 192.168.0.1. Now, let the laptop find DHCP, or give it a 192.168.0.x address where x is greater than 2 but less than 101.
The status light is blinking in all dlink models, so that is normal.
The wireless radio issues have 3 possible solutions.
1. This model has a antenna that screws in the bnc socket behind it see if it's well screwed, or substitute it by another if 2 and 3 don't fix it.
2. On the advaced settings of the wireless configuration you have the ratio of radio broadcast from 25% to 100% check to see if it's on 100%, change channel to 11 if neer and 6 if far, make sure you have SSID broadcast enabled.
3. This models allow you to restart the AP unit and the router unit idependently, so it's always good pratice to restart your AP in the tools and system comands menu.
Ubiman is right - in order to make a router into a repeater, you need a different firmware, which is not available for your model.
Think of it like this: you would need one antenna to receive the signal from the first router, and another antenna to relay the signal to your computer(s). Since your router only has one antenna, this is not possible.
The easiest way to solve this problem is to go and exchange the router into a repeater. That's the device you actually need.
You can try your local computer store, they might sell replacements. You can also try eBay as well, try searching "wireless router antenna" in eBay. Most D-Link wireless router antennas work on other D-LInk wireless routers.