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A Guide to Building Your own WiFi Antenna Cable

If you cannot afford to actually go out and buy a WiFi antenna cable, then you should know that you can still have one, if you make it yourself. The first step that you need to take is to gather all of the parts that you are going to need, which are: an N-female chassis mount connector, four small nuts and bolts, a bit of thick wire, and a can.

Starting to Build Your WiFi Antenna Cable

The next thing that you need to do is drill or punch some holes into your can so that you can mount the probe, and for this you need to know that the N-connector assembly will mount in the side of your can, and you need to make sure that you put the holes in the right place in order to mount the connector properly. It is the placement of both the hole and the connector which is incredibly important, and its location is derived from formulas which use the frequency that the antenna will operate at and the can diameter.

Assembling the Probe on the WiFi Antenna Cable

Now is when you will need to use the wire, to assemble the probe and mount it to the can, and you will also need a soldering iron. You need to cut the wire so that when it is stuck into the connector the total length of both the brass tube and wire sticking out past the connector measures 1.21. This does not have to be exact but you should try to get as close as you possibly can for the best results.

Finishing off the WiFi Antenna Cable

Then once you have your wire sized correctly, you are going to want to solder it into the connector, making sure to keep it as straight and as upright as you can. Then you want to wait until it is cooled and then bolt or screw the assembly into the can, put the heads of the bolts inside of the can and the nuts on the outside to minimize any of the obstructions in the antenna.

The last thing that you want to do is connect your antenna to your wireless card or access point, and for this you will need a special cable which is known as a pig tail, and this is what actually connects your wireless card or access point to your antenna. You should know that one end of the cable will have an N male connector and the other end will have a connector that is appropriate to your card or access point. Then all you have to do is hook it up and you are finished.

If this seems like too much work for you then maybe you should just consider the option of taking some time and saving up and just going out and purchasing one that is already built, however this way is fun and also saves money.