WiFi products ordered without an antenna option will have the standard PC board internal antenna. The internal antenna will provide good short range performance and is typically used when the WiFi product is for use in the same room as the client device. Range of up to 400 feet* or more with the client device can be attained using the internal antenna when the client device is in line of sight (open field) and the internal antenna is oriented toward the client device. Greatly improved reception with litte or no antenna orientation can be achived with the use of an external antenna.
Options for WiFi antennas may be ordered by adding the proper suffix (add to cart immediately after the WiFi device). The following options may be ordered for all WiFi products:
/XI Intermediate WIFI Range with Antenna Option: Range of up to 400 feet* or more with line of sight (open field) and improved performance when signal needs to penetrate walls. This option also allows the antenna to be oriented for better reception inside the enclosure. Paper backed adhesive on the back of the antenna is used for mounting. Provided with 3.5 inch micro coax cable.
/XR Extended WIFI Range with Antenna Option: Range of up to 500 feet* or more with line of sight (open field) and greatly improved performance when signal needs to penetrate walls. Provides much better overall reception with little or no antenna orientation. Provided with 3.5 inch micro coax cable and detachable SMA antenna connector. The antenna is hinged to permit vertical or angled antenna orientation and 360 degree rotation.
*typical distance... range and reception can vary greatly depending on the network or mobile device (and the type of the antenna used with the client device). High performance smartphones and client devices will provide much better results and you may have greater than typical range and reception when an external antenna is used with the client device.