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Pros I can actually use the internet in my office! Super affordable.
Summary I went out and purchased one of these after seeing the stellar reviews on NCIX. I was beyond fed up with my tad bit faster than dial-up speeds via my wireless in my office. I just moved to this new place, and the internet is included... however I do not have access to the router. I plugged it in, moved it around the room in different directions and used speedtest.net to figure out the best location. I went from 0-1 bar and almost no functional internet... to 3-4 bars and speeds over 25x faster. VERY happy with the purchase! Only blemish was that I got charged for two, and only purchased one... but they caught that right away and emailed me to inform me of their mistake. I'll just have to go into the store and get it reversed when I return my wireless card (which I never even had to try out due to the antenna working so well). If you're having problems w/ low signal, this will be 15 dollars well spent!
Pros Easy setup, well built, sturdy base, strong magnetic base
Summary Solid antenna. I attached the antenna to my router and used the bases for my PC network card to improve the locations of the antenna. Was getting low signal quality at the second floor of my house - router on the first floor. The signal quality was around 60%. After installing these antenna on the router, the signal quality jumped to 75% - 80% on the second floor. Only issue I have is that I wished the magnets would be removable. I'm worried that the magnets will cause interference to the other electronics around my desk.
[Edit] The magnets in the base are extremely strong and I've managed to mount them on the underside of my desk on a support beam. This actually improved the signal and cleared up my workspace. So this is definitely a Pro now.
Awesome product regardless.
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Pros Turns a useless wireless connection into a high speed access
Cons Looks goofy Hooked on high performing wireless stuff is expensive! I want to buy a higher speed wireless router Works so well, I would almost opt for the higher gain antenna
Summary I bought this item as a last ditch attempt before hard wiring my house for ethernet. My AppleTV2 is only about 25ft away from my standard SMC router/modem and it was so slow, I couldn't even stream music. It would drop a connection merely trying to browse through folders on XBMC.
Now, with the help of this antenna, I can stream 1080p movies and HD Netflix downloads seamlessly with no issue whatsoever. This is SO GOOD, I sent an email to my family telling them to buy this for when I'm at their house. It is worth every, single penny.
My only regret with this device is that now I'm addicted to wireless stuff and it isn't cheap. I would go a step further and consider getting the higher dB gain antenna to maximize the potential of all your wireless toys.
TL-ANT2408C Indoor Omnidirectional Antenna boosts your signal to a higher range. This antenna feature is magnetic base with 130cm extension cable for flexible deployment. Very easy to install, no software required.
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