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Outdoor Wifi Antenna VS Indoor Antenna Range


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#1 DJboutit

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:19 AM

I currently have a D Link Ant24 next to a widow at 6.5ft high if I were to get omi directional antenna and run it 20ft to 25ft how much more range could I expect vs the indoor antenna??



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:40 AM

Not sure exactly what you're trying to achieve. The Ant24 is a omni directional antenna. Be aware Increasing the antenna height will likely be breaking some FCC rules.



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:38 PM

I am just trying to recive not transmit



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

You have to do both transmit and receive for wifi to work.  Unless you go aerial at some height the FCC doesn't care. 

 

There are too many variables to say how much more coverage you will get or how much bandwidth with using an antenna extender.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:57 PM

Which of these indoor antenna is better Dlink Ant24 which I currently have or this Ccrane antenna http://www.ccrane.com/Antennas/Super-USB-WiFi-Antenna-3-High-Power-Long-Range-80211-B-G-N-Wireless-1

 

Can you recommend a good outdoor omi directonal antenna that is under $65 with atleast 12dbi I know dbi is flase but higher dbi will be better than a really low dbi antenna.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 03:44 PM

What you are trying to achieve? More coverage in the home? A 2nd story? Directing that signal further somewhere else? What walls would the signal be going through? Is the signal going through conrete? Outside antenna needs to be surge protected from lightning strikes etc. I mean there is a lot of variables. Typically to cover a Home with multile levels you run ethernet to mutlple wif access points that signals overlap liek a mesh. It's a deep subject. You should watch this video on Wifi basics to get an idea....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ySHguIej98



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 03:50 PM

More recive coverage singal story home.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 01:29 PM

A would say the D-link is better, but maybe try for a 12" or 16" and center it in the home set it up about chest high. If you have a lot of sq footage then you may want to think about getting a access point repeater. Overlap their signals. It depends on the range, walls etc. Communication between two buildings that is a directional dish or yagi antenna. That is what they call a point to point.



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:02 AM

Assuming the coverage needed is only within the single story dwelling consider something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Powerline-Wireless-Extender-PLWK400/dp/B0087O6AQE






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