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  • Good gain and quality, but doesn't pivot

    posted by thlama on 07/04/2009
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    The gain is not bad, I didn't have the chance to test the antenna in perfect conditions but I'd say it has ~3dB of gain over the antenna bundled with my router.

    The connector and the body of the antenna seem quite solid.

    Cons:

    The connector is quite large, I guess it could not fit in some device with a very dense panel.

    Probably less than 7dBi gain.

    If I rotate the antenna around its hinge, the signal drops by almost 10dB.

    It's not a problem of polarization or aiming, if I keep the antenna in the same position and rotate the router, it happens anyway. If I keep it straight it works well.

    OtherThoughts:

    The antenna I received is a bit different from the one shown in the pictures.

    Bottomline:

    I don't know if it's only my antenna that it's defective, but the pivoting problem could be a big annoyance if you can't freely choose how to position your wi-fi device.

    Besides this, no complaints at all, great value to price ratio!

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