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Connecting an Antenna Genius to my Lan Network.

This probably sounds like a dumb question to ask but I'm going to ask it anyway. If I were to install an Antenna Genius at my tower, I understand that I would connect the single Coax to come into the station to the Unit. And then the 5 antenna coax's that I have for my different antennas. I understand that with my Lan connection I can have my radio communicate with the antenna genius and have it pick the right antenna for the particular band that I am on with my Flexradio 6400M. But I guess I would have to run a very long Lan Cable from my Router to connect to the Antenna Genius. Either that or have one of those units that one installs to have a wifi connection wherever. The problem is that I would have to install that down in my basement to connect it to the outside at the tower. I have to admit, that I am totally in the dark when it comes to doing something like this. Any suggestions, would be very much appreciated.

Mark Griffin, KB3Z


  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    In addition to extending your network to the tower, you need 12 volts to power the AG.

    Dave wo2x

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    You could use a WiFi connection, but you would need a WiFi device that essentially adds WiFi to the AG. They do exist. This would do the job: https://www.flexradio.com/products/flexradio-wi-fi-network-bridge/

    However, you might find it simpler to pull a single direct burial LAN cable from the house to the tower and then does POE (power over ethernet) on the LAN cable. They make these for a number of uses, so you want to look for a 12VDC version. Give amazon a try. They are pretty popular as they use them for security cameras.

    Yes, a bit more work, but in the long run, it will be more reliable.

    I hope that helps.

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭


    Ok I somewhat understand what you are saying. Here is a device on Amazon,...Amazon.com: Cudy POE200 30W Gigabit PoE Injector Adapter, 30W,10/100/1000Mbps RJ-45, IEEE 802.3af / 802.3at Compliant, up to 100 Meters (325 Feet) : Electronics. I see output from the router goes to the input and then the output would connect to the Lan Connection on the Antenna Genius. But I really don't understand how I can connect this device to the power connection on the Antenna Genius. It looks like I would need 2 cables. Am I thinking incorrectly or what?

    Mark KB3Z

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    I just watched a video on Youtube. Which explained the Power over ethernet function. For this to work, it would require the Antenna Genius Lan connection to be POE Compatible. And I do not know if it is or it isn't. Does anyone have an answer to that one?

    Mark Griffin, KB3Z

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