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    Question Making your own wifi extension cable

    Anyone here made their own wireless extension cable?

    I'm getting a very poor signal at the moment because my antenna is buried in the dash so I'm planning on buying a length of RG58 and a male & female RP-SMA connector and making my own extension.

    Then I'll probably mount the antenna against one of my A-pillars in the car.

    Any thoughts?

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    Don't use rg58, the signal loss would be horrible. Take a look at www.fab-corp.com for some proper wiring.

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    thanatos106 - Both those links refer to Bluetooth!

    Tuckie - Why would the signal loss be horrible? I wouldn't be using more than 50cm of cable. Are there any other RG sizes that would be better?

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    I've done a quick Google. Apparently LMR-195 is the low-loss equivalent of RG58. Where will I buy it though? (UK).

    Maplin are actually quite cheap for the RP-SMA connectors. (Compared to some other sites).

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    So what?? is a just how to guide............... you get the antenna and the pictail/connnectors from hyperlinktech.com

    some pics:
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    search ebay for "pigtails" with your type of connection , rp-sma etc.. , and or LMR-100,195,400, LMR400 is the best common cable but its not very flexable

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