Nighthawk Router Antenna Upgrade Experience

Upgraded my DD-WRT Nighthawk router with these antennas: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMRJ8WK/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

Here’s some stats on stock vs these antennas with my upgrade.
Wireless strength stock:
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Wireless strength with these antennas:
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Device ending in A6 is running on the 5Ghz band and is about 20 feet from the router. Device ending in B0 is on the 2.4Ghz band and is across the street in another building 150+ feet away. Although the results are not amazing, do remember that these percentages are on a logarithmic scale. So 4 or 5% is actually a decent increase. Additionally, although I don’t have exact statistics for it, throughput with these antennas did create a noticeable increase (using it as a 5Ghz router with a client on the 2.4Ghz band to bridge the network connections).

Additionally, I could likely increase TX broadcast strength of this router (currently running it at 251mW) and have some further gain.

8/10 do recommend the upgrade on the Nighthawk running DD-WRT.

2 thoughts on “Nighthawk Router Antenna Upgrade Experience”

  1. Luke,
    If you have anymore feedback on these antennas with the Nighthawk I’d be interested to hear it. I’ve seen mixed reviews all over the web and can’t seem to make heads or tails. Are you still noticing increased range and throughput on both bands? Have you tried increasing the transmit power any further? Is your router cpu &/or memory overclocked? Look forward to your reply as I hope to purchase this router and perhaps these antennas as well within the next few days. Thanks.

    -Brent

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