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Part #: GNS-1407
MFG Part #: GNS-1407
This Outdoor 12dBi Sector Antenna will make your Wireless Installation easier and more secure. The 180° Design allows you to mount this Outdoor Antenna on a Mast, or against a wall in order to distribute the Wireless Signal up to 3 miles away, at 180°.
Advantages of using Sector Antennas vs. Omni Antenna:
More Clients: By using 3 sectors with 3 Access Points, you can triple the number of clients in a given area. This increases range, reduces latency, and speeds up network efficiency.
Better signal levels: Sector antennas usually have more gain than Omni's. This results in fewer retries and less packets lost. By focusing the signal in the desired area, you increase signal strength.
Eliminate interference: Because a sector antenna is directional and usually has good front-to-back (F/B) ratio, it can reduce or eliminate interference from sources that are behind the sector antenna. You also eliminate overshooting your clients, which will happen when mounting an Omni antenna too high above the client.
Channel Re-Use - Because the sector antenna can be down tilted, mechanically 3, 6, or 8 degrees, the signals are not thrown out to the horizon. This allows that same channel to be re-used several miles away at a different cell site, without overlapping. You can also have 3 separate antennas configured to use 3 separate channels, 1, 6 and 11 simultaneously.
For the best results, this Outdoor 2.4GHz Sector Antenna should be used in situations where you have Line-of-Sight to the client locations. Please contact us if you have questions about your setup, or need higher gain, outdoor Antennas.
Please note: Typical Wireless Range will be dependent on the following:
The stronger the transmit power of the access point, the better your wireless signal will carry, and provide a more enjoyable Internet surfing experience for your customers. The Transmit Power on typical Linksys, Dlink and Belkin Wireless Access Points/Routers, is usually in the 15dbm range, or 32mW Transmit Power. This means that connecting a high gain antenna will help your range, but will not provide the increased distance and signal strength that say a 200mW, or even 500mW Wi Fi Access Point will provide. To get the best range from your outdoor antenna, please ask us about upgrading your Linksys or D-Link Access point.
Range estimates for RV Parks, Campgrounds, Marinas, etc., will be considerably less, as the distance will depend on receive sensitivity of Access Point, and quality of laptop. The more obstructions in your application, the shorter the range. To compensate for this loss, it is recommended to add additional Access Points throughout the area, (repeaters). This will increase the signal strength to end users.