Point-to-Point Wireless Antenna
Point-to-Point wireless antennas systems are meant to create a network bridge between two buildings, where Ethernet, Fiber, or other copper wire is not possible. A point-to-point wifi bridge, looks like a physical, layer 2 link, using a pair of directional antennas to establish the wireless connection. How do you choose the right Wi-Fi wireless antenna? Please contact GNS Wireless for a free path analysis, or view our selection of pre-packaged 802.11N Wireless Bridge Kits.
Wireless Antenna to Increase Network Range
When broadcasting a signal outdoors, the exact Wi-Fi range will depend on many factors, including transmit power, receive sensitivity, external obstructions, (buildings, trees, or physical landmass), and interference. Range estimates given by manufacturers are typically dramatic, and only possible given perfect, ideal conditions with no external interference. From our experience, we can tell you real-life examples of ranges you will see when installing a long-range wireless network. Contact GNS Wireless today for a free evaluation, or if you just have some questions you would like to go over. We are happy to help.
The omnidirectional antenna is what most people refer to when thinking of extending the range of outdoor wireless networks. Typically used for Point-to-Multi-Point broadcasting, or for Campground WiFi, and Marina WiFi applications. An Omni-Directional antenna broadcasts the signal to other computers or devices (Xbox, iPhones, iPads, Laptops, etc.) in a 360-degree pattern. Typical Omni-Directional WiFi antenna consists of Vertical Omnis, Ceiling Domes, Rubber ducks, which look similar to a stick. The larger the Omni-directional antenna, the higher the gain, and the flatter the coverage area. A 6dBi Omni-directional antenna will have a more spherical coverage area, compared to a 15dBi Omni-directional antenna, which will have further range, but also a flatter coverage area. When installing your WiFi booster, it is important to make sure antenna height is considered. GNS Wireless stocks Omni Directional Antennas from 900 MHz to 6 GHz. Check out our full line of 2.4 GHz Omni Directional Antennas for sale.
Directional antennas or Patch Antennas are used primarily for Point-to-Point Bridging applications, or sometimes Multi-Point systems depending on the setup. Sharing the signal from one location to another location would be an example of when to use a directional antenna. This type of setup is the most popular for residential applications. Directional antennas have a narrow coverage area, typically 30 Degrees or less. Yagi, Panel, and dish antennas are the most common directional antenna. GNS Wireless stocks a full line of Directional Antennas from 900 MHz to 6 GHz. Check out our full line of 2.4GHz Directional Panel Antennas.
Sector Panel Antenna
GNS Wireless Sector Panel WiFi Antennas combines high gain with a wide beam-width coverage area. These are professional quality antennas designed primarily for service providers, and businesses looking for long-range wireless networks in the 2.4 GHz band as well as dual-frequency 2.4/5 GHz providers. Marina WiFi, Campground WiFi, and RV Park WiFi networks all utilize these sector panel antennas for broadcasting a strong 802.11 signal to their customers up to 1/2 mile away. Panel Antennas are recommended when trying to broadcast a WiFi signal in one general direction from 60-180 degrees. These antennas are great for long-range, obstruction penetration installation. We use the sector antenna almost exclusively for campground wifi setups, and Marina WiFi installations. They provide the best coverage, longest distance, and most reliable 802.11 signal for customers. GNS Wireless stocks Sector Panel Antennas from 900 MHz to 6 GHz. Click here to see our full line of 2.4 GHz Sector Antennas