Hello from a newbee...
Purchased a TP-LINK TL-ANT2412D antenna. Its a 12dbi outdoor omni antenna.
The purpose of my setup is to mount this antenna on the highest point of my boat to connect to various hotspots. A boat moves, so it must be a omni antenna, and as I got a steel boat, i prefer to keep Wifi and other radio stuff outdoor. It will be like sitting inside something near a faraday cage with radiowaves thrown back and forward.
So i like to connect the antenna to the most suitable wifi router or whatever else is the better option and then cable in to the box with my laptop.
Since I am here in this forum its obvious that I want to run and learn OpenWrt.
My current options is to choose between a premade 10 meteror 5 meter cable from the (here is the question), to the antenna.
Preferably whatever is suggested, it has minimum 3 ethernet ports and more is better.
I am really not able to figure out what hardware that will match the antenna and make a "perfect couple" in the sense of getting the better range in 2,4ghz. The antenna only supports 2,4ghz. Not 5Ghz, So i do not need the latest model i believe.
The suggested hardware might only have one connection to a antenna, as i only got one of these TP-LINK antennas. I am assuming there is some way that i can manage the hardware in order to log on to whatever hotspot i can use and that my PC thinks its on a cabled network.
Sorry if the question is messy. As said... Newbee:-)