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By 17 September 2015 | Categories: Press Release

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Linksys announced the first dual-band, omni-directional high-gain antennas for the consumer market.  The new Linksys high-gain antennas available in a 2- and 4-pack (WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT) help improve a router’s signal strength specifically at the edge of a Wi-Fi network resulting in enhanced Wi-Fi performance.

Compatible with any wireless router that features an RP-SMA connection, these new antennas deliver 4dBi in the 2.4GHz band and 7dBi in the 5 GHz band for up to 2X* antenna gain over stock antennas. Easy to install, simply detach router’s factory antennas and replace with the new high-gain antennas.

High-Gain Antenna Benefit
So how can a dual-band high-gain antenna really help the average consumer home?  Tobie van Schalkwyk, Channel Manager for Linksys in South Africa, said “Antennas amplify a Wi-Fi signal and improve performance within the coverage area – providing a stronger Wi-Fi signal.  New antennas like ours will help customers that are looking to improve their Wi-Fi throughput at the boundaries of their existing wireless network. In Linksys testing, the antennas optimize performance best in a single story environment where the router is on the same floor as the primary Wi-Fi usage. If users require signal enhancement on multiple floors, a range extender is more ideal.”

Upgrading a Wi-Fi router or other device to omni-directional antennas can also help improve connectivity with mobile devices in the home and resolve basic signal issues.  However depending on the environment a repeater or range extender maybe needed which can amplify and relay signals in multi-level homes. 

Linksys WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT Omni-directional High Gain Antennas Features:

Feature

Benefit

2X antenna gain*

7 dBi on 5GHz band is 2X gain than standard stock antennas

Simultaneous Dual Band up to
4dBi - 2.4GHz
7dbi - 5GHz

Operates on both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands

Omni
Directional

Extends your Wi-Fi coverage for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands on the horizontal plane

RP-SMA Connectors

For easy installation on routers. Simply detach factory antennas and attach the High-Gain Antennas using the RP-SMA connectors

Pricing and Availability

The Linksys WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT Omni-directional High Gain Antennas will be available at a recommended retail price of R1,499.00 and R2,999.00 locally through our network of Distributors and Resellers. SMBs and resellers can find a participating distributor at our website www.linksys.com

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