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2X U.FL Mini PCI to RP-SMA Pigtail Antenna WiFi Cable
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2012
Used these pigtails with the high gain antennas Alfa 9dBi WiFi Booster SMA OMNI-Directional High-Gain Screw-On Swivel Antenna With magnetic base for Alfa - WUS036H, WUS036H1W, WUS050NH, AIPW610H, AIP-W610H, APA05, WUS036NH, WUS036NEH, WUS048NH, WUS036EW, WUS051NH AIP-W502U, AP48, AP51, R36, IMESH51, ... to increase antenna tx/rx range on my Cisco Linksys E2000 router Cisco-Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router. It's as pretty simple and straightforward install if you're comfortable with tinkering around a tad bit. Simply open the case (unscrew the case screws--you will need a special security torx bit), snap off the internal antenna's UFL connectors, snap on the UFL connectors on these pigtails, drill out two small holes in the exterior of this case next to the ports and screw the RP-SMA connector end of these pigtails into that hole. There you go, you now have RP-SMA connectors on the E2000 router to hook up to your external antennas!

FYI--I converted my E2000 router with custom-made dd-wrt software so it has a LOT of features that are not standard on the E2000 (google for the instructions, it's relatively easy to do (again, if you are comfortable working with hardware flashing and custom ROMs, etc).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
These worked fine for me, but the cable is very thin and the description doesn't give any specification for it. This concerned me for two reasons: first, on my initial install I inadvertently put a sharp bend in one; this is too easy to do and kind of a no-no with antenna cables as it can seriously impair the signal. You want to curve the cable at a radius of maybe a half-inch, no less. Second, when it' s this thin I'm inclined to doubt that it's adequately shielded; which means you can get signal attenuation (leakage), and noise reception, particularly from the electronics inside the machine and/or any adjacent metal surfaces.

So while these did work, because my installation is marginal (I have some range and blockage problems to punch through) I decided to spring for another, much more expensive pair that used rg178 cable. The thickness and stiffness of that helps ensure a broader curvature when routing the cable, and it's about as well-shielded as a U.FL-connected cable can be.

All the same, these are good value for the price and at these short lengths, signal attenuation and RF noise is not that big a concern; in my case I'm just scrounging for all the signal quality I can get.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
Is as-advertised. It's of good quality and served exactly the purpose I intended it to serve, which was adding an external antenna to the WiFi Range Extender of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2014
This order was great. I think I purchased it for six dollars and expected only one pigtail, but two came and I was completely surprised. Now I use these for a project. I'll explain the project below. Know if you need any help with the same project or projects similar, let me know if I can help in anyway. I would be more than happy to help you out.

I absolutely loved these panel antennas. These directional antennas I used to have them for my project. My project was to take my existing access point extender for my DJI phantom multi-copter. What I did was I purchased two pigtail connectors, and I drilled a hole in the phantoms repeater and connected the antenna parts on the circuit board.

I mounted the directional antennas. you can use only one panel antenna if you want, but I decided to use to directional panel antennas because you can't beat the price. They do work and they work incredibly great with my phantom vision plus.
I mounted them on my tripod. You could do something else and mounted on a pole with a base but I decided to purchase a tripod which was cheap because I found it at a thrift shop and it was broken. I fixed the parts on the tripod that were broken and I installed the access Point extender and I mounted the two directional panel antennas , one pointing more vertical and one pointing more towards the sky to capture the height and altitude of the drone and the other one antenna to cover the distance of the drone. You can use any router extender if you're not comfortable taking apart the phantom vision control repeater but keep in mind it is so easy to do the mod, but nonetheless you can get a different router or any router and configure it but remember you have to rebind the camera system and the access point

So, I am extremely happy with my set up. I have my tripod. I have it extended all the way out, I purchased an attachment that holds an iPhone up to an iPad so that I could see it a bigger picture of my flight, I added the two antenna panels, added the access point, and I also decided to purchase a power bank and attach that to the tripod is well. The power bank I think is it 3200 or 5300 milliamps per hour. Has an indicator of the capacity of the power bank and it also has a cool flashlight on it. Which is useful when it gets dark and you're putting things away. The power bank is constantly connected to the access to charge while it's in operation. Overall a sweet success
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2014
Not sure what to say about this cable. It does what it is supposed to - connects U.FL mini PCI on one end and provides a male RP-SMA connection on the other.
I used this one to add an external antenna connection to my DJI Phantom Vision WiFi booster. Worked great for this application.

The package comes with 2 identical cables - each are 18cm long. Keep this in mind if you need a longer cable.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
Used these SMA connectors to attach external hi-gain antennas Alfa 9dBi WiFi Booster SMA OMNI-Directional High-Gain Screw-On Swivel Antenna2 Pack of Alfa 2.4HGz 7dBi Booster SMA Panel High-Gain Screw-On Swivel Antenna for Alfa - WUS036H, WUS036H1W, WUS050NH, AIPW610H, AIP-W610H, APA05, WUS036NH, WUS036NEH, WUS048NH, WUS036EW, WUS051NH AIP-W502U, AP48, AP51, R36, IMESH51, AIP-W502, AWAP601,....

Works marvelously, but requires some modifications for the mildy bold BUT WON'T REQUIRE ANY SOLDERING / See user uploaded pics of an x200s converted into a WiFi killer.

The pigtail adapters screw on sturdily enough to shoulder heavy 15 inch omnis and the clunky semi directionals.

Smaller 5dbi antennas are inconspicuous and won't draw attention like a 15inch pole omni does.
Use rubber protective caps or screw on brass caps when not in use, any curious bystanders just nod with false understanding if told the SMA connectors are "high quality audio inputs" (see uploaded pics)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2014
They were only 4", not the 6" advertised, but they worked fine and were high quality coax cables. $5 over-nighted to my door is a great deal for these. I am using one at 5.8GHz, the other at 2.4GHz. Both bands are functioning well. I'm an RF Engineer so my opinion on the subject is a fairly educated one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2013
I ordered these after the mPCIe network/bluetooth I ordered arrived with not way to connect an antenna. I got these with the usual Prime delivery and connected my new Intel card to my Asus VI Gene motherboard. The connections are (obviously) small but once connected and installed I got everything I hoped for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2015
These are very cheaply made. Both have broken shortly after install. The solder holding the wire to the RP-SMA is very fragile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2015
item does not attach to wireless card , hooked up the old broken antenna and the ends popped right back on, these are junk
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