If you're in the market for a low profile dual band outdoor directional antenna, consider this 8 dBi gain panel antenna manufactured by Alfa Network. This has an N-female connector and comes with an N-male barrel converter to fit the Alfa Tube-UAC2.
This antenna can be fastened to nearly any surface, and can be connected to many different Wi-Fi adapters. We do carry extension cables which will allow you to connect this to all of Alfa Networks popular line of dual band WiFi adapters including AWUS036ACH.
This model will work with the Alfa Tube-UAC2 (barrel converter included). You will need to seal the connection with waterproof tape as you would with any antenna connection.
Frequency: 2.4 to 2.5 GHz, 5.1 to 5.9 GHz
Connector: N-female (includes N-male barrel connector also)
Max input power: 50w
Wave impedance: 50 ohm
Dimensions: 117 x 95 x 31 mm (~4.6 x 3.75 x 1.22 inches)
Beamwidth : H: 90º / V: 40º
Weight: 220g (~0.5 lbs)
Advantages/disadvantages of directional antennas:
A directional antenna such as this one concentrates all of its gain in one direction. This results in better reception and penetration of obstacles in that particular direction. But it also means limited reception to signals coming from other directions since the horizontal path is very small. We recommend this directional antenna for environments where you know the location of the Wi-Fi signal. If you are just looking to pick up available signals in any direction, consider one of our indoor or outdoor omni directional antennas, which have a 360 degree horizontal path.
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