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claibourne

join:2011-07-04
Garland, TX
reply to Smith6612

Re: Where to get most recent Rev. router?

said by Smith6612:

Quick question on this: Doesn't the Rev. F have the internal antenna soldered to one of the radio connections like the Rev. D and older have?

I just opened up an old Rev F.

There is only one antenna lead, connected to the external antenna. The wireless controller/chip is soldered to the top of the main circuit board. The antenna lead attaches to a "Chain 0" connector, also on the top of the main circuit board. There is also a place on the board for a "Chain 1" antenna connector, but there is no connector present.

So.... definitely no second antenna, and no second stream. Max speed is 65 mbps.

claibourne

join:2011-07-04
Garland, TX
Also, the wireless chip in the Rev F appeared to be an AR9227. According to the datasheet, it's a PCI version of the AR9287, which is PCI-E.

The datasheet says it supports 2x2, but apparently Verizon and Actiontec chose not to implement it on the F.


Smith6612
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join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
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reply to claibourne
That would explain it then. Thanks!