Extend your Range with a D-Link Wi-Fi Antenna
A D-Link antenna will help you access your Wi-Fi from your garage or basement and upstairs or on the other side of your land lot if you have a large home and yard. You can also use a range extender for your office complex or production area, especially if the wireless extender covers several thousand square feet.What is the function of a D-Link Antenna?
It increases the area in which you can use your wireless connection. Using a Wi-Fi range extender will, for instance, enable you to use your high-speed internet when parked in front of your house if you currently are unable. This piece of equipment also can increase signal and gain, which increases upload and download speeds and provides you less connectivity timeouts.What D-Link features and options are offered?
Some are designed for installation either indoors and outdoors, but others are only meant for one or another. The one you choose depends on where you most need a signal boost or extension and how it connects to your router or gateway. D-Link antennas typically have one or more of the following features to boost routers:
- Omnidirectional operation - Catch a signal in any direction at a rate of approximately 8dBi depending on D-Link model.
- Universal compatibility - Using a unit that has an RP-SMA female connector is an example of one that provides compatibility with most wireless equipment. Some antennas also work with most 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11b/g LAN devices, so switching to a new device when you need an access point or network repair is possible.
- Connection versatility - You can connect select D-Link adapters with a SMA or TNC connector.
- Base or wall mount - You can set some on a desk or other surface, and you can fasten others to a wall.
The one you choose depends on how many users you expect to connect to your network at the same time. The square footage of the area where you want to provide a Wi-Fi or wired connection is also a factor. Home networks typically can provide you with increased speed and range for a least five people. Business networks for coffee shops, production areas, or office complexes typically require antennas that can handle 10 or more users at once. Recommended models include those that have a 6, 7, or 8dBi gain rate with a frequency range of 2.4-5.8 Ghz that is compatible with a mini PCI or PCI-E card.