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RV220W antenna replacements

indizas_cisco
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Beginner

The Wifi coverage of our RV220W is OK but some mobile devices appear to suffer from poor battery performance because they struggle to maintain signal strength in some parts of the premises.

We have two "Draytek ANT-1107 7dBi Omni-Directional Indoor Desktop Antenna" from a redundant Draytek router with similar connectors to those found on the RV220W's standard external antennas.

  1. Would it be OK to use them? (could they cause any damage or warranty issues)
  2. Should we achieve slightly better coverage using these antennas?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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jasbryan
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Frequent Contributor

We don't have any replacement antennas sold to extend the range of signal from the RV220w, and 3rd party antenna shouldn't void your warranty as long they actually fit onto the router correctly and not rigged to fit. Depending on type of antenna you should be able to extend your range with a high gain antenna's.

Thanks,

Jasbryan

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jasbryan
Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

We don't have any replacement antennas sold to extend the range of signal from the RV220w, and 3rd party antenna shouldn't void your warranty as long they actually fit onto the router correctly and not rigged to fit. Depending on type of antenna you should be able to extend your range with a high gain antenna's.

Thanks,

Jasbryan

Thanks for the quick reply Jasbryan. We'll try it and post the results.

I'm curious Richard, do you have any results to report?

Unfortunately fitting the high gain antennas made almost no difference in signal strength or range. We've gone back to the standard antennas.

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linksysinfo
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Enthusiast

Don't forget radio is two-way. Transmit and receive, on both the router and your wireless devices. They have to transmit just as much as the router.

Regards Simon
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