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How to Select the Perfect WiFi Antenna

If you have been searching for an antenna for a WiFi unit you may have found that it can become a pretty difficult task very quickly. How do you know which WiFi Antenna is the right one for your system? How do you choose the one that will accomplish what you desire, for wifi amplifier, go here:

First, remember that WiFi in its basic state is a radio only it is hooked up to your computer. You'll want to select an antenna that has the right directional or omni-directional qualities and also retain good gain. It is sort of like hooking up external speakers to your stereo. You need them out there so they can do their job of sending out the sounds further and more effectively. It's the same principle with a WiFi Antenna; you want the signal to go further.

There are directional and omni-directional antennas from which to choose. A directional antenna works well if you want to simply send your WiFi signal from the router to a computer in another location. The omni-directional antenna is the one to use if you are trying to send a signal to several other devices. It can be used more as a base and send out the signal to computers, printers and other wireless devices such as PDAs.

The range of the signal is also an important consideration. The strength of the signal needed will depend on the distance across which it will be transmitted. It also depends on any kind of obstacles that might be in the way of its transmission such as trees or buildings. Generally, to be safe, select an antenna that is just a little more than what you actually need. This should provide enough without going way overboard.

WiFi antennas for the home are the most accessible. They are also the easiest ones as far as installation go. Usually, you'll only need one and it can be placed on the remote computer. If you have a very large house you may need to install it directly on the router. But be sure to put strong security in place if you choose to do this. Keeping yourself safe from hackers is very important.

If you are setting up a network at say an office an antenna is essential. This way you don't have to run cables and wires everywhere! Begin by selecting an external antenna to use to maximize the router's signal.

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