2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Antennas

When you're installing your DSL, cable, or fiber internet service at your home or business, you'll want to take into consideration the Wi-Fi reach. If there's a spot that needs to gain a bit of a boost, these 2.4 GHz band devices will help keep your bandwidth going to the farthest room. Take a look at the available antennas and spread your wireless network to all of your devices.

What type of network connectivity options are available?

You can find wireless Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz repeaters for connectivity standards 802.11 a, ac, b, g, and n. The difference between the GHz repeater's frequency standards is the bandwidth capacity the router can transmit. The listed models all have GHz bands and frequency of at least 2.4 gigs, allowing your connection to efficiently gain access to a variety of devices. Your router will often list the compatible antenna standards, which allows you to narrow down your options.

Are the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz antennas secure?

Available security options for your router and wireless antennas include WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, and WPS. Your wireless antenna will provide options for you to set up the security system that your connection device and network are using, allowing the connection to stay secure while transmitting. You can find devices with a variety of security protocols, allowing you to choose which works for your needs. Be sure to note that if you're using the 2.4 GHz antenna to connect to open networks and not your own service, the signals coming to and from your system will be open as well. This applies whether the frequency you receive is high or low.

Do the 2.4 GHz repeaters attach to a modem?

You can choose from SMA as well as reverse-polarity SMA antennas that screw into a port on your compatible wireless system, extending the range of your network as needed. Other options include antennas that attach to your computer via a USB cable. Finally, you can choose an antenna that plugs into an outlet, allowing the signal's range to potentially extend twice as far as it did before.

What are the product dimensions?

The 2.4 GHz antenna's dimensions vary by the style. A 2.4 GHz repeater with two bands that plugs into an outlet and has antennas that you connect via USB cable is approximately 7 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 10 inches high. The antennas will weigh less than half a pound. If you're using a device with one band, it will screw into your router or desktop. These are typically no taller than 5 inches high and weigh approximately 1 ounce.