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Dongle Antenna Extension cord


Hello all i use a dongle as my receivers, however i need a longer antenna cord or a new antenna with about 15-20 foot cord. Any suggestions? Cheers.


The thin RG174 cable of dongle’s antenna is very lossy. If you use an extension of 15-20ft, you will loose a big amount of signal, resulting in substantially reduce range and reduced number of planes.

Better move your Pi+dongle to location where you want to place the antenna, and extend network and power cables.


OK, cheers, for the advice.