Alfa Network

ALFA 7 dBi gain RP-SMA directional panel antenna APA-M04 for client, router, or drone

$9.97

Pickup available at 2251 NW 41st Street

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ALFA APA-M04 is a 7 dBi gain directional panel antenna with an RP-SMA antenna connector. This can connect to many ALFA Network brand wireless USB adapters and various drones. This will also work with other brand Wi-Fi adapters and routers/APs that have an RP-SMA port. This is rated for light duty indoor use. It can be used outdoors out of direct sunlight, but is not rated for long term outdoor use and long term exposure to elements. The side with the ALFA logo is the intended side to be pointed towards the source signal.

Specifications

Frequency 2.4 ~ 2.5 GHz
VSWR ≦2.0
Gain 7
Polarization Linear, Vertical
Impedance 50 Ω
Connector PR-SMA PLUG
Operation Temp -10 ℃ ~ +55 ℃
Humidity 95 %@ 25 ℃
Dimension 61x 173x 145 mm
Weight 45.4 g


Radiation Pattern

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Directional vs. Omni-directional antennas

This 7 dBi gain panel antenna is directional. Antennas that come with Wi-Fi adapters are often omni-directional. Omni-directional antennas can detect signals from multiple directions and work best when you are mobile and do not know where signals are originating. Directional antennas concentrate gain in a particular direction. While the antenna does not need to be in a perfect line of sight, it needs to be pointed in the general direction. Because directional antennas work best in the direction they are pointed, in many cases you will detect more signals overall with your omni-directional antenna, but find that your directional antenna may get stronger signal strength to signals it is aimed toward.

Additional Features:
- Engineer-tested compared to other directionals on the market to ensure excellent performance
- ALFA-branded, the trusted name in wireless networking
- Complies with 802.11g standard for 2.4Ghz Wireless LAN
- Contains RP-SMA antenna connector
- Works with all 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi devices that have an RP-SMA connector, not just ALFA brand ones

Warranty & Support:
Complimentary Telephone and Email/Live Chat Support (Click Here)

Sales tax is required in many states and will be added at checkout if applicable to your delivery state. Tax exempt forms can be sent to our support department.

Return Policy: This item can be returned for refund within 30 days of receipt. Because range can vary greatly based on your environment, if you are not sure a particular product will meet your range needs please contact us before buying. Orders with free shipping selected will incur a 10% restocking fee to help us cover the original shipping cost unless the item is defective or different from the advertisement. Any expedited shipping charges paid, including return shipping, are non-refundable. Items must be returned the way they were received, in new or like-new condition, with all pieces, documentation, and retail packaging (if applicable) included. For bulk purchases, see our bulk purchase return policy here.

Shipping & Returns

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We are in Florida and ship to: USA, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Local pickup available in Gainesville, FL

Expedited shipping orders placed before 3PM EST weekdays will ship that day. Standard shipping orders ship within 1 business day.

Sales tax: shipments shipped to states in which we are registered to collect tax will have appropriate tax added at checkout. Tax exempt forms can be sent to our support staff who can activate exemption status. 

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Returns

See item description for product specific return policies, and return policies vary by item.

Bulk/High Value Order Returns

Due to the labor required to package and ship bulk orders, as well as cost and stock issues involved in replenishing items, bulk orders of 5 pieces or more are not returnable unless the equipment is defective or mis-advertised, or a return period is prenegotiated. For non-defective returns over $500, a restocking fee may be deducted from the refund to cover bank or card processing fees.

Backorder/Preorder

Items on backorder or preorder will ship as estimated on the item page. You can cancel an order any time up until shipment. Orders with expedited shipping will arrive in the advertised time after the order ships, not after the order is placed.

Cancellations

If you want to cancel an order, please email or call us at (352) 372-9902. If your item has not been shipped, we will cancel the order and provide a full refund.

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Customer Reviews

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Rick Bartlemus
It works

It wasn't made clear it was only the antenna. Otherwise I would have bought the upgraded model..

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Customer

It works great for getting WiFi at my gate. Far better than an omni-directional antenna.
However, I just learned (from the Alpa website) that this is an indoor antenna. Where my application is outside. I wish the Rockland website had stated this.