Beginners DIY Guide
To improving your WIFI signal
 

You can boost your WiFi signal range using our WIFI-Link Antennas. You can do this in two ways, by boosting the  transmission or reception:

   
Transmit or Receive
Equipment Considerations.
 
Transmit WIFI Signal:

  • Boost the range of your Router/AP’s WIFI signal

 

This requires your router to have detachable antenna(s), otherwise you will also need an AP (Access Point) to make a connector.
An AP is a router with slightly different settings that plugs into the main router via internet cable (RJ45 cable). The antennas can be attached to the AP and this attached to the router.
Normally a Router/AP has a 2dBi Dipole antenna, the range is approximately 10~20 meters.

 

 • How to use WIFI-Link antennas with your Router/AP:
Please unscrew the antenna of your Router/AP, and then connect WIFI-Link antenna to your Router/AP via a Pre-made LLC series cable.

 
 
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Receive WIFI Signal:
 • Extend the range of your PC/Laptop's WiFi signal
 

This method increase the range that your PC/Laptop can pick up a WIFI signal from another source (e.g. your router, hotspot etc.). By using WIFI-Link Antenna plus WiFi USB Adapter
 

 • How to use WIFI-Link antennas + USB Adapter with your PC/Laptop:
Please connect WIFI-Link Antenna to USB adapter via a Pre-made LLC cable (N male to RP SMA male type), then plug the set (antenna + USB adapter) into your PC/Laptop via a USB cable.
PS: Remember to turn off your built-in WIFI in your laptop/PC after downloading the USB driver.

 
 
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Equipment Considerations:
 • Antenna:
 
The antenna you need depends on:
(1) Range you need: Remember we can only give you a clear line-of-sight range; obstacles to the signal such as walls, or trees reduce the signal considerably.
(2) Coverage: WIFI-Link can provide antennas with a 360° (omni-directional) signal coverage. For even longer range you need a directional antenna (PANEL or GRID antennas)
(3) Suitability: You should also check the size of the antenna and if it is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
(4) WIFI-Link Antennas Guide: This table will give you the approximate range of each antenna. Example: DIPOLE type antenna with a 5dBi gain has an indoor range of 20m.
 
WIFI-Link Antennas Guide
Antenna type
Omni-directional
Directional
Range, line of sight. 
Indoor
    Notice!: WALLS & CEILINGS considerably decrease range esp. if brick/concrete.
0 to 20 meter 
  • Dipole 5dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
X
0 to 40 meter 
  • Dipole 7dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
X
0 to 60 meter 
  • Dipole 9dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)   • PANEL 6dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
0 to 300 meter 
  • OMNI 8dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)   • PANEL 8dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
0 to 400 meter 
X   • PANEL 10dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
0 to 600 meter 
X   • PANEL 12dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
Range, line of sight. 
Outdoor
300 meter 
  • OMNI 8dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • OMNI 8dBi (5.8GHz, Standard)
  • PANEL 8dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
400 meter 
  • OMNI 10dBi (5.8GHz, Standard)   • PANEL 10dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
600 meter 
X   • PANEL 12dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • AVEGUIDEM-PANEL 12dBi
700 meter 
  • OMNI 12dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)   • GRID 15dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • WAVEGUIDE 12dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
1000 meter 
  • OMNI 12dBi (5.8GHz, Standard)   • GRID 15dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • WAVEGUIDE 12dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
1400 meter 
  • OMNI 15dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)   • PANEL 16dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • M–PANEL 16dBi (2.4GHz, Economy)
  • YAGI 16dBi (Standard)
1900 meter 
X   • PANEL 18dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • M–PANEL 18dBi (2.4GHz, Economy)
  • PANEL 16dBi (5.5GHz, Standard)
  • PANEL 16dBi (5.8GHz, Standard)
2400 meter 
X   • PANEL 20dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • M–PANEL 20dBi (2.4GHz, Economy)
  • GRID 19dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
  • PANEL 18dBi (5GHz Full Band, Standard)
3000 meter 
X   • GRID 24dBi (2.4GHz, Standard)
 
 • Cable:
You need a cable (WIFI-Link Pre-made LLC Cable) to run from the antenna to your router/AP or WIFI-Link USB Adapter. The shorter the cable the better to minimise signal loss.
   » LLC100 cable: diameter 2.70mm & length up to 1 meter
   » LLC200 cable: diameter 4.97mm & length up to 7 meter
   » LLC400 cable: diameter 10.30mm & length up to 30 meter
PS: Please chose cable carefully, we DO NOT accept cable returned.
 
 • WIFI USB Adapter:
If you want to extend the wifi signal range from your PC/Laptop, you need a USB Adapter. Use a USB adapter with our antenna via Pre-made LLC cable (N male to RP SMA male type).
 
 • AP (Access Point):
If you want to attach an antenna to your router but it doesn't have a detachable antenna, you will need an AP. An AP is a router with detachable antenna(s) and slightly different settings. You can plug this AP into the router via internet cable(RJ45 cable)
 
 • Antenna Mounting & Base:
You may want to mount your antenna outside to get the best possible signal or if the antenna is large. If you want to use indoor you may need a base to mount it on.
 
 • Connectors:
If you are connecting our antenna to another company's Router/AP or Wi-Fi usb adapter, you must make sure you order the correct cable with the correct connectors for the plugs.
 
Common connector types.
Connector
Type
Standard Reverse Polarity
male female RP male RP female
SMA
 Screw inside
 Pin in the middle
 Diameter: about 6mm

 Screw outside
 Hole in the middle
 Diameter: about 5mm

 Screw inside
 Hole in the middle
 Diameter: about 6mm

 Screw outside
 Pin in the middle
 Diameter: about 5mm
TNC
 Screw inside
 Pin in the middle
 Diameter: about 12mm

 Screw outside
 Hole in the middle
 Diameter: about 10mm

 Screw inside
 Hole in the middle
 Diameter: about 12mm

 Screw outside
 Pin in the middle
 Diameter: about 10mm
N
 Screw inside
 Pin in the middle
 Diameter: about 17mm

 Screw outside
 Hole in the middle
 Diameter: about 14mm
X X
 
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