ALFA AOA-2458-79AM is a new high quality, low cost TAA compliant dual band 9 dBi gain omni-directional 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi antenna with N-male connector. The gain is 9 dBi for 5 GHz and 7 dBi for 2.4 GHz. This has weather proof casing. This is a great antenna for boat or RV use. This does not come with a mounting bracket.
This is an antenna only, not a standalone Wi-Fi radio and cannot be used by itself to pick up Wi-Fi signals. It must be connected to a compatible Wi-Fi radio or transmitter. To get dual band capability, you must connect it to a dual band capable Wi-Fi receiver or transmitter- this cannot transform a single band radio into a dual band device.
With its N-male connector, this can be connected directly to a variety of outdoor WiFi products including ALFA and Ubquiti products. Contact our sales team for more information about compatible extension cables and pigtails for use with your particular WiFi receiver or see below for links. This antenna was designed for direct connection to a WiFi receiver or transmitter and does not have a mounting bracket.
It has an N-male connector, and we do carry an antenna extension cable which will allow you to connect this to all of ALFA Network's popular line of Wi-Fi adapters that include RP-SMA connectors.
We do recommend RokTape to seal all outdoor connection points.
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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.
I bought 4 of these to boost the 5GHz signal on a Meraki MR76 access point. The Meraki ANT-20 antennas are only rated 7 dbm on 5 GHz, so 9 dbm should make a notable difference. Unfortunately that difference was negative. The ALFA antennas resulted in consistently lower signal strenght on the client side, by 3-4 db.
While higher gain increases distance, it also has a more narrow vertical beam. If your signal decreases when going with a higher gain, it is falling outside the beam. A height adjustment may be needed, or due to obstacles in the area you may be better off with a lower gain. Higher gain does not equal stronger signal in all environments.