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The FCC doesn't like it when you change the design of anything that transmits radio waves.  So manufacturers usually use Reverse Polarity (RP) connectors when they don't hard-wire an antenna to their equipment. These connectors basically have the normal inner connector parts for Male and Female connectors swapped.

This doesn't make it impossible to attach an antenna other than the one your product's manufacturer intended, but it does make it harder.  Here are some sources of "RP" type connectors and products:

  • Antenna Factor - They have both antennas and connectors for "RP" applications.

  • Antenna Systems - The Web site isn't pretty to look at, but we're told they're great to deal with! [Thnx Josh Golden!]

  • Hyperlink Technologies - Broad line of wireless networking products, including connectors, antennas, cables. [Thnx Eric McIntyre!]

Let us know if you have other suggestions!

 



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