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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Upgrading the VT2542 Antenna Reply with quote Back to top

Has anyone upgraded the VT2542 antenna to extend the range?
If so, what did you get and where did you buy it?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i think no one had tried that.usually we just buy the wireless range extender
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

What about something like this:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10403540&loc=

I read the reviews, some noticed an improvement and some didn't.
For the net price ($13.99) I'd be willing to try it and report back to the group.

Anyone know if this thing could easily replace the antenna on a VT2542?
Does the existing antenna on a VT2542 just unscrew?
And if so, would the "RP-SMA to TNC AdapterCable: 1.5m RG-178 50 Ohms" (whatever the hell that is) screw right in?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think you lost a part of your URL. Want to check?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

94rider wrote:
I think you lost a part of your URL. Want to check?


The link is ok, you have to copy/paste, can't just click on it.
Antenna is a " D-LINK ANT24-0700 7dBi Omni-Directional Indoor Wireless Antenna" at Buy.com

I cannot find any info regarding the antenna on a VT2542, such as how to remove it and the type of connector (SMA, TNC or ?).
Motorola refers me to Vonage and Vonage has no clue.
I don't want to just start pulling/twisting the antenna and break something.
Because the VT2542 is made specifically for Vonage, no one seems to know anything about it's innards

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The antena on the VT2542 screws on and off...To take it off, turn it counter-clockwise. I know of no information as to what type of connector it has.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the response Darrell but I'm still confused.
The antenna is solid rubber with a boot, the whole thing freely rotates 360 degrees in both directions so there is no way to just unscrew it. If there is a nut on this thing it must be inside the unit.

Think I'm just gonna give up on the whole idea.
Maybe I'll just try extending the antenna with aluminum foil Eek
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The antenna will screw off...I just did it. When I received my VT2542 and I had to screw the antenna on.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, the antenna does screw off and yes it is a standard connector.

I connected this one to mine tonight:

Airlink ASB-7MA
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's the URL:

http://airlink101.com/products/asb-7ma.html

(the forum editor doesn't work for adding links)

copy and paste the url above into your browser
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