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WiFi Antenna Solutions

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Since the development of the Wi-Fi radio standard great leaps in long range antenna technology have been made. Specially shaped antennas, such as the Yagi antenna, can be used to increase the range of a Wi-Fi transmission without a drastic increase in transmission power. High gain antenna may be of many designs, but all allow transmitting a narrow signal beam over distances of several kilometers, often nulling out nearby interference sources. Obstacles are among the biggest problems when setting up a long-range Wi-Fi. Trees and forests degrade the microwave signal, and rolling hills make it difficult to establish line-of-sight (LOS) propagation.

To prevent transmission signal loss due to obstacles such as trees and vegetation it will be necessary to mount the Raptor Wi-Fi antenna as high as possible. The Raptor Wi-Fi unit was design with a removable antenna with a standard SMA antenna mount for connecting other antennas.

Using a High Gain Yagi such as the 16dBi ANT001 Raptor Wi-Fi antenna you will need point the antenna in the direction of the Wi-Fi Access Point. It's best to place the Wi-Fi Access Point as high as you can, and also upgrade the Access Point to higher gain antennas such as antenna ANT003, 9dBi OMNI antenna. For the best range possible use ANT002, 15dBi outdoor OMNI antenna for our Wi-Fi Access Point.

The high gain OMNI antennas for your Wi-Fi Access Point are 360 in direction which allows many Raptor Wi-Fi Systems to access a single Access Point. There is not limit to the number of Raptor Wi-Fi systems that can be used with an Access Point. Below are some common antenna setups and expected ranges.
 

Standard Wi-Fi Antenna - 300 foot range LOS

Using the standard OMNI Raptor Wi-Fi antenna transmitting to the Linksys WAP54G Access Point with the standard Linksys antennas will yield a maximum transmission distance of about 300 feet. This range can be slightly increased by replacing the Linksys Access Point antennas with the 9dBi OMNI antennas under our Accessories page, part number ANT003. To obtain the maximum transmission distance you must have clear line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi system and the Linksys Wi-Fi Access Point. Be sure your Wi-Fi access point is placed high inside with little obstructions to the outside including metal walls.



High Gain Yagi Antenna - 800 foot range LOS

Adding the optional high gain Yagi antenna to your Raptor Wi-Fi system can increase transmission distances up to 800 feet line of sight (LOS). The 16dBi Yagi antenna, part number ANT001 from our accessories page is a direction antenna meaning is must point towards the Wi-Fi Access Point. This range can be slightly increased by replacing the Linksys Access Point antennas with the 9dBi OMNI antennas under our Accessories page, part number ANT003. To obtain the maximum transmission distance you must have clear line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi system and the Linksys Wi-Fi Access Point. Placing the Yagi antenna from the Raptor System as high as you can will increase transmission distances. Be sure your Wi-Fi access point is placed high inside with little obstructions to the outside including metal walls.
 


High Gain Yagi Antenna with High Gain OMNI Access Point Antenna - 1/2 to 1 Mile LOS


Transmission distances from 1/2 mile to 1 mile can be obtained by adding the optional 16dBi high gain Yagi antenna to your Raptor Wi-Fi system, and the 15dBi OMNI Mast Antenna, part number ANT002, to your Wi-Fi Access Point. Both antennas can be purchased from our accessories page. The OMNI mast antenna must be placed outside as high as possible. The OMNI mast antenna includes a 23 foot cable and lighting protector, which is cabled back to your Wi-Fi access point. To obtain the maximum transmission distance you must have clear line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi system and the Wi-Fi Access Point. Placing the Yagi antenna from the Raptor System as high as you can will increase transmission distances.
 

Parabolic Wi-Fi High Gain Antennas - Several Miles LOS


WiFi biquad dish antenna by Eliot Phillips
 
Using a parabolic antenna will net the longest Wi-Fi transmission distances, but these antennas are often expensive, large, and difficult to setup due to their very narrow transmission beam. There are many long range Wi-Fi antennas on the market today due the the popularity of Wi-Fi networks.

One very interesting long range Wi-Fi antenna was built using a DirectTV dish by Eliot Phillips, see his design here. Eliot was able to detect an access point over 8 miles away with his DYI antenna design.



 


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