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Title: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: jefsummers on April 13, 2011, 11:02:02 AM
** I know this post is in the DIR-615 forum.  No forum yet for the 815.  Thought someone here might be able to help. :)  **

I just bought a DIR-815 and wanted to upgrade the antenna's.   Unfortunately I can't figure out how to remove them.  Typically you can unscrew the antenna's on similar products.  But DIR-815's seem firmly attached.

Suggestions?

Thanks!
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: FurryNutz on April 13, 2011, 11:05:21 AM
IT's possible that the antennas are not removable.
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: Hard Harry on April 13, 2011, 03:50:21 PM
Yea, if they don't obviously unscrew, they are not removable. Atleast not in a way that is suggested unless you REALLLY know what your doing.
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: jefsummers on April 14, 2011, 04:14:26 PM
Thanks for the replies.   

Antenna upgrades might be overkill anyway.    I've had the 815 up-and-running for several days now connecting over 802.11g and signal strength and link speeds are good.  Haven't tested much at 11a or 11n.
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: FurryNutz on April 14, 2011, 04:39:46 PM
and if you need to relay or extend the wifi, can always get extenders to help out.
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: DJboutit on June 01, 2011, 01:14:24 PM
Antennas are not removeable which sux.  My old WRT54G router with the antennas I added to it gave it 35% better range & speed.  815 would be 75% better if the antennas were removeable. With the WRT54G I was getting 86% to 92% signal @ 54mbps now I am getting 66% to 74% signal @ 48mbps with 6 to 8 mbps slower on a speed test. 
Title: Re: DIR-815 antenna removal?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 07, 2012, 06:59:52 AM
DLink has other model routers with removable antenna. Find a model that does.
Good Luck.

Also your trying to compare apples to oranges. The Linksys routers of old don't probably have the "Good Neighbor Policy" that is now required in all Mfrs routers. So that effects some wireless performance seen across all WiFi.