TurboTenna 11N PRO
18dBi Waveguide 2.4GHz cAntenna
The TurboTenna 11N PRO is a 2.4GHz cAntenna.
Building a cAntenna on your own may sound simple, the key components are nothing more than an open ended metel tube, a copper pin on a Chassis Mount N-female connector, a mini tripod and a cap. But finding a metal can with an optimal geometry, the pin and their physical positioning could make a huge difference in performance.
Our engineers have optimized every aspect of the cAntenna design and turned it into the TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna for wireless LAN range extension and coverage, delivering a remarkable gain of 18dBi, way beyond the built-in factory rubber duck antenna of most popular wireless routers and Wi-Fi adapters.
This translates into a greater range from several hundred feet to several miles, depending on the power of the Wi-Fi dongle, the atmospheric and other propagation conditions such as trees, hills, the length of cable, etc.
A mile would be a better estimate of the typical range extension, beaming at an aperture of 30 degrees wide.
Thousands of TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntennae have been sold worldwide and it has quickly become a field proven product to increase the range of (or discover) Wi-Fi networks, and most recently, to extend the range of a drone controller for such as a camera quadcopter.
To connect the TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna to the Wi-Fi adapter, wireless router and drone controller is simple, what you need is an Ultra Low-Loss matching RF cable typically at 6 feet long with the RP-SMA connector (on the right).
Performance = Gain + Visibility
The isotropic gain of an antenna is expressed in dBi. 3dBi is x2; 6dBi is x4; 9dBi is x8; 12dBi is x15.8; 15dBi is x31.6 and 18dBi is x63.2 and so on.
The aperture (visibility) of an antenna simply gets narrower as the gain becomes higher.
An optimal point strikes when performance meets visibility.
The TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna is designed with an ultimate balance of gain and visibility which allows you to "see" more Wi-Fi signals with high penetration power for hotspot access and Wardriving.
Aee also dBi versus dBm.
Many years ago, wardriving was commonly referred to driving around looking for hotspots and wireless networks. Wi-Fi enthusiasts could pick up distant unsecured signals using the TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna and get on the FREE RIDE of Internet access.
Although this practice is controversial, it is not recommended unless a consent is obtained from the Wi-Fi owner.
Most recently, many buyers are coming to us for solutions to fill the blind spots of their home networks. What they found out was that the speed of the Internet is dependent upon the signal strength. A weak Wi-Fi connection results in choppy video when the HD/4K Smart TV and the wireless router are in the opposite sides of the living room and sometime blocked by walls also.
Interference will be a problem with too many residential Wi-Fi networks in your vicinity. Boosted signal quality not only avoids intermittent disconnection but also improves speed. It deteriorates with noises from overlapping channels, 2.4GHz cordless phones, TV wireless relay, baby monitoring devices and microwave ovens. The TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna screens such airwave pollution by beaming the sources to increase the signal-to-noise ratio.
But range extension is not the only purpose, professional network security auditors are using the TurboTenna 11N PRO cAntenna to test the outer boundaries of the wireless LAN, and to map the contours of signal coverage. Teachers use it to demonstrate the physics of resonant standing waves. The geeks put a satellite dish against it as a reflector and use it for signal relay.