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Anyone know what type of connector this is?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:30 am

Its on an external wifi antenna

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Its similar to an N-type, but its not screw on, its push and twist...

I need an adaptor to an RP-SMA type.
So how fast is your car, anyway?

Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 1:43 am

BNC

British Naval Connector

Common in really old networking, and really old high end graphics/monitors.
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Tue May 23, 2006 1:51 am

Shoot... doesnt look like there's many adaptors around for it
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 3:32 am

check Radio Shack... I used to see those connections on the big front-projection monitors back when I did home-theater design

odd that a wifi device would use it though...

edit: you may need multiple adaptors :-?
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 3:48 am

Very common in test equipment .. scopes, etc. Very good for controled impedance coax lines.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 10:51 am

Yup. BNC. We just installed a set of external wireless antenaas and they connect to the Cisco equipment via BNC. Well, technically the antenna connects via coax to the Cisco Aironet 1310 box which connects via BNC to the Cisco injector which connects to power and the 'net.
 
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Re: Anyone know what type of connector this is?

Tue May 23, 2006 10:55 am

Splinter wrote:
I need an adaptor to an RP-SMA type.


Neat site for such things: http://www.stelladoradus.com/rp.tnc.sma ... ectors.php

Is this the adapter yer looking for? http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... &U=strat15
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Tue May 23, 2006 10:56 am

Sorry to spoil it for everyone but that is some kind of reverse BNC. A standard BNC connector has a pin in the middle and not what you see there. I'm not sure what that is. It really looks like a kind of reverse BNC.
 
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Taddeusz wrote:
Sorry to spoil it for everyone but that is some kind of reverse BNC. A standard BNC connector has a pin in the middle and not what you see there. I'm not sure what that is. It really looks like a kind of reverse BNC.

Hence, the site I just pasted: http://www.stelladoradus.com/rp.tnc.sma ... ectors.php

It's an RP-BNC type.
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Tue May 23, 2006 10:58 am

BTW, BNC stands for Bayonet Neill-Concelman. There are also TNC connectors which are the same size but threaded.
 
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thegleek wrote:
Taddeusz wrote:
Sorry to spoil it for everyone but that is some kind of reverse BNC. A standard BNC connector has a pin in the middle and not what you see there. I'm not sure what that is. It really looks like a kind of reverse BNC.

Hence, the site I just pasted: http://www.stelladoradus.com/rp.tnc.sma ... ectors.php

It's an RP-BNC type.


yea, sorry, I saw that after the fact.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 11:01 am

Justice wrote:
BNC

British Naval Connector

Taddeusz wrote:
BTW, BNC stands for Bayonet Neill-Concelman.

Hmmm.. Who's correct here? We have conflicting definitions... wiki to the rescue!?
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Taddeusz wrote:
Sorry to spoil it for everyone but that is some kind of reverse BNC. A standard BNC connector has a pin in the middle and not what you see there. I'm not sure what that is. It really looks like a kind of reverse BNC.

It looks just like the female connector.
 
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Re: Anyone know what type of connector this is?

Tue May 23, 2006 11:36 am

thegleek wrote:


Hey Gleek, cool site and nice link. Thanks.
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 11:47 am

Damn..wished i had that site when i was looking for a connector for me outside antenna..had to buy some heavier wire already made up :cry:
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thegleek wrote:
Justice wrote:
BNC

British Naval Connector

Taddeusz wrote:
BTW, BNC stands for Bayonet Neill-Concelman.

Hmmm.. Who's correct here? We have conflicting definitions... wiki to the rescue!?


I was taught BNC = Barrel-Nut Connector.
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Severus wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNC_connector

Gleek already beat you to it. :wink:
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Nuh-uh, you're all wrong. That there is my BNC- My brush nickel cullender...stupid. Now take it off I got some spaghetti to drain....WHAT?! You got fetishes...

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Nuh-uh, you're all wrong. That there is my BNC- My brush nickel cullender...stupid. Now take it off I got some spaghetti to drain....WHAT?! You got fetishes...

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Wed May 24, 2006 1:45 am

If newegg hasn't failed me that connector's mostly used on outdoor antennas, so you might have some luck googling "802.11 outdoor antenna adaptor" or somefin.

you know, if those BNC adapter links don't do the trick.
 
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Wed May 24, 2006 1:23 pm

After much-ado trying to find an adaptor, and talking to some radio nuts about adaptor signal loss, Im going to take the antenna to a local radio shop and have them crimp on an RP-SMA connector. It'll cost about 30 bucks, but give me a much better quality signal

It's for wardriving, so I want to get the lowest signal loss possible
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Splinter wrote:
It's for wardriving, so I want to get the lowest signal loss possible

I used to do that. It gets old after awhile. No point to it.
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Thu May 25, 2006 1:25 pm

Meh
I find it useful to be able to get on the net when Im on the road. I spend a lot of time in my car, and often find that I need to look up phone numbers/places of business/part numbers, whatever.


How hard would it be for me to do a decent job of crimping on a new connector myself?
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Might be a reason for paying some $$ for data connection on your cell phone, rather than stealing other people's connections.
 
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Splinter wrote:
Meh I find it useful to be able to get on the net when Im on the road. I spend a lot of time in my car, and often find that I need to look up phone numbers/places of business/part numbers, whatever.

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Might be a reason for paying some $$ for data connection on your cell phone, rather than stealing other people's connections.


Exactly! Where's your ethics Splinter?!

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How hard would it be for me to do a decent job of crimping on a new connector myself?


Easy. Crimping is -very- easy. Buy the right crimping tool (not some cheap RadioShack one) and the proper fittings and cable, and yer all set.

I pasted the link earlier in this thread. They sell the proper crimpers, ends, and wire to do the job.
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BC has not enacted anti-wardriving laws yet?
 
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pete_roth wrote:
Nuh-uh, you're all wrong. That there is my BNC- My brush nickel cullender...stupid. Now take it off I got some spaghetti to drain....WHAT?! You got fetishes...

Cookie for the quote and the win. Now who said it?

Meatwad.


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Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Might be a reason for paying some $$ for data connection on your cell phone, rather than stealing other people's connections.


Pfft its not like Im downloading movies on other peoples connections.

I leave my wireless unencrypted.
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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BC has not enacted anti-wardriving laws yet?


Are you kidding? Canada is pretty much the most freedom of data oriented country in the western world.

Im sure you're aware that our supreme court has allowed downloading music and videos off the internet.
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.

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