I recently changed to the Mikrotik hap ac2 router and I'm quite happy with it despite of its limited wifi range It has no external antennas.
So I searched for a wifi antenna mod in the mikrotik forums and found this:
Since people reported way better wifi range and speed I went and bought the fitting adapter cables, hooked them up and just connected 2 antennas from my old Linksys Wrt1900acs router....
aaand.. was dissapointed to see that wifi range and speed is actually lower with the antennas attached vs no antennas
These are the adapters I bought: https://www.ebay.at/itm/185052478425
But I don't want to give up on this that fast so I want to ask a wifi expert here:
- Are there any specific wifi settings I should change in openwrt when using external antennas?
- Could the antennas from the Linksys router be the culprit here? They are dual channel antennas for both 2,4 and 4 ghz signal so I thought they will be alright. Should I buy different ones, if yes which ones are recommended?
- At last, any other considerations to this, is it a complete waste of time in the first place or is there a chance to extend wifi range and speed?